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Taco Surf

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34195 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-2814
949-661-5754
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
OK.... Great Tacos!

We stopped in for an early dinner, place was empty and waitress seemed like she would rather be somewhere else... Tacos were superb and Nachos huge. Has more of a bar atmosphere than a restaurant and could see that it would be great when full.

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2015
SkiBumGrownUp
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Canmore, Canada
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Laguna Beach, California
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139 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Taco Surf has been my go-to place for a Mexican "fix" in Dana Point for the past 8 years, or so. The chips and salsa are fresh and quite good, the margaritas excellent, and the food really good for what they offer. I love the Brandy's salad, shrimp and calamari tacos and wet burritos. There is a small patio that... More 

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Thank James J
Canmore, Canada
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We stopped in for an early dinner, place was empty and waitress seemed like she would rather be somewhere else... Tacos were superb and Nachos huge. Has more of a bar atmosphere than a restaurant and could see that it would be great when full.

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Thank SkiBumGrownUp
Laguna Beach, California
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117 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

I was brought here by a friend and it was about as awful a place as I have ever had the misfortune to patronize. The place was dirty. My water glass had brown spots on it and I am amazed that I actually stayed to consume anything. But I did. Guess I deserved the indigestion. The food was greasy, lardy... More 

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Thank EquineDoc
Tahoe City, California
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I was in Dana Point last week and took advantage of their daily happy hour. Runs from 2-5. First day had the tacos carnitas for $1.50 each. Fabulous. Small and spicy. Had $3.00 draft beer. Very nice. Second time I went I had the crispy ground beef tacos. As good as I've ever had. One small point - we went... More 

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Thank DAngel_12
San Juan Capistrano, California
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The food is great, prices are reasonable, nice, casual atmosphere and friendly help! There is a pleasant musician playing and singing on Friday and Saturday nights.

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Thank omlil
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

I submit a lot of reviews. Rarely if ever have I given a rating this low. I'm amazed because trip advisor listed it as a 4 with nearly 100 reviews. All I can surmise is that either they have a great social media team or that I went to the wrong restaurant (which I didn't). While their chip and salsa... More 

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Thank PatrickAndMax
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

Bring your appetite and check out the Baja Burrito! Great service, great atmosphere, and great food! Looking forward to heading back and trying other awesome menu items! Their salsa is amazing, as well!!

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Thank Zonakai
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

All fresh, extremely fresh food. ALL was good, including their Signature Skinny Margarita - under 200 calories!

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Thank Julieona1a
California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

There are so many choices of great food on the menu but my favorite is the shrimp tacos! We came here with friends and everyone tried something different on the menu.... We all were satisfied! The Baja fish tacos, flautas, Brandi salad were tasty (but the shrimp tacos- were the best). We also enjoyed a pitcher of margaritas mmm. We... More 

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Thank murph06
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

Casual surf vibe. Chips and salsa brought over quickly. Delicious tacos!! Nice menu with lots of variety. We love this place!

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Thank DIANE B

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34195 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-2814
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: 949-661-5754

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?