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2444 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-1845 (Upper Northwest)
202-337-0004
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Ranked #753 of 2,700 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Neighborhood: Upper Northwest
Good for: Families with children
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Good for: Families with children
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Duluth, Georgia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Not the best Mexican food we've had, but definitely above average. We weren't expecting counter service but the ordering system was very effective and our food came out quickly. We had chips and salsa as an appetizer: the chips were unmemorable and too salty for our taste, but the homemade salsa was very good--carraway seeds in the mix? My entree... More 

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Orlando, FL
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127 reviews 127 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I ate here for dinner last week as some work colleagues had recommended it. We told the server that we'd never been there before and instead of offering suggestions or explaining the menu, they just stared at us. We placed our order and they barely made eye contact with us. We took our seats and waited for quite a long... More 

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Austin, Texas
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138 reviews 138 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This was just a few hundred yards from our hotel, so very convenient. There were lots of interesting choices on the menu, and while the prices were a bit higher than I might prefer, it was not unreasonable. This is an order-at-the-counter place, and everything was wonderfully fresh.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

What used to be a great concept with decent food is not a a great concept with frankly bad food. The chips (for which they charge $3.95 for a small size) come straight out of a bag and are stale. The taste of the salsa is not recognizable. And one of my dinner companions could not eat his burrito because... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This place was nice went for a drink on the rooftop bar. I ate before I arrived but the food looked delicious and the drinks were good.

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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Lunch with the family - my first time - daughter knew the ordering drill. Self serve with a buzzer. All worked well. Portions were large, and food was tasty. Roof was full so we at downstairs - comfortable but a bit on the small side. Prices were reasonable. Can see why this is a college kid place to go. But... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We tried Surfside after ready the good reviews. It was a busy Friday night and when we entered it wasn't obvious what to do. Upon watching others we realized that you had to put your order on a slip of paper marking the items you wanted on your taco/salad/burrito etc. Even though we were together the cashier rung up our... More 

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Very good food. I ordered salad topped with extra steak, chicken, and shrimps. It was a meal itself. That was outstanding! Everything tasted fresh! Meat, chicken were very tender and juicy! I loved it! Definitely going back when will be in the area!

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Medfield, MA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

In DC to pick our son up from college and he brought us here-- a favorite spot We loved the cafeteria style ordering. My custom salad was just what I wanted and my son had a burrito bowl that is his standard. My husband wasn't as happy with his qeusadilla, but we all loved sitting on the roof and watching... More 

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Washington D.C.
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119 reviews 119 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I often come back to Surfside, mostly for take-out - fresh stuff, always good. Tried most of the menu so far. Try the salads with blackened salmon, the the shrimp.

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Additional Information about Surfside

Address: 2444 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-1845
Phone Number: 202-337-0004
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Upper Northwest
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15

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