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Wahoo's Fish Tacos

Mexican, Seafood
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1862 Placentia Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
949-631-3433
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always great food & great value

Wahoo's is always one of my first stops when I'm in Southern California. This visit didn't disappoint! The citrus slaw tacos are healthy & yummy...they'll even do a lettuce wrap instead of a tortilla. Everything I've ever had here has always been good. One of my favorite things is the funky... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Boston, MA
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Boston, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wahoo's is always one of my first stops when I'm in Southern California. This visit didn't disappoint! The citrus slaw tacos are healthy & yummy...they'll even do a lettuce wrap instead of a tortilla. Everything I've ever had here has always been good. One of my favorite things is the funky, surfer style atmosphere. Fun to read all the stickers... More 

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Newport Mesa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

This place is overrated. Went to Cheka it out. Nothing great. I've had their food at a company party and the food was awful. Wouldn't go back.

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Carlsbad, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We shared Baja Lada and two fish tacos, and topped it all off with two draft Sam Adams. Baja Lada was new to us, and just fantastic: tortillas with chicken, spinach, cream cheese and salsa topped with green sauce. We loved it! The fish tacos are small, but we were glad we got them, as they were delicious and certainly... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

They have a large variety of fish/shrimp tacos, bowls and salads. It is very good and inexpensive. You can get a fish taco, beans and rice for a little over $5. It is very popular with locals and parking can be tight, especially at lunch time.

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central ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

Simple, laid back and great food at great price! It was recommended to us by a steward on our flight to California and lived up to everything they said. We sat on the closed porch and totally enjoyed the California weather as we ate.

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Costa Mesa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

Wahoo's has great food. You order your food and they have it to your table almost immediately. The service is great. You cannot beat the monthly beer specials.

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Sacramento, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2011

Whenever I go to Southern California, I expect amazing Mexican food. I actually found this place on another website and seen incredible reviews, so I figured I'd try it. The inside looks like a surf-shack, and it's kind of neat how they decorated it, but it definitely didn't "wow" me. I look at the description of the tacos, and it... More 

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Fountain Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2010

I have never eaten something here I didn't like. I love their tortilla soup, white rice, tacos, maui bowl, onion rings (I actually crave these a lot), and black beans. It's soooo good. The prices are so aforable too. I usually get #1 (1 taco and made 2 out of it). I wasn't a fan of their new brown rice.

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Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2008

This place has been one of my favourites for years, great food, freshly prepared, the beans are delicious. Well, so is everything on the menu. It's a great place for lunch and there is also a location in Huntington Beach. Don't forget to try the ono beer

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2008

Excellent lunch specials. Healthy Mexican food!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1862 Placentia Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: 949-631-3433

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood

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