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Taco Surf

34195 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-2814
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Ranked #73 of 113 Restaurants in Dana Point
Most recent review
- Aug 19, 2014
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24 reviews from our community

66% Recommend
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English first
Farmington, New Mexico
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Cute place but not authentic or good Mexican food. For fish dishes they use tilapia or Cod which was probably frozen. Come on they are right by the water. The chili relleno is full of cheddar cheese (yuck, why not use Monterrey jack or some Mexican blend) and a terrible red tomato sauce. The shredded beef taco has beef chunks... More

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Dana Point, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Good place for lunch - excellent fish tacos, cold beer, outdoor tables...hits the spot. Have eaten here several times and never been disappointed. Wouldn't reccomend doing take out for the tacos, they just dont travel well, but eat them there for sure.

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Dana Point, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I went for Tuesday taco night and it was not great. The fish was fishy and it was nothing to write home about. I ordered and shrimp taco off the regular menu and it was delicious! Good size, nice shrimp ect. Beers are only2.50 during Tuesday taco night but that's all I would get again from the Tuesday menu. Tacos... More

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Dana Point, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We moved to Dana Point in 2012 and the wife and I have the goal of going to every restauarant in Dana Point, so we tried Taco Surf. We went on a Sunday afternoon and besides the 4 old biker dudes sitting at the bar we were the only ones there which should have been our cue. The atmosphere was... More

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Yorba Linda, California
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

This is a wonderful weekend place to have fun and delicious, authentic Mexican food. Be sure to arrive hungry because the portions are quite large. You may need to take some home and it saves well for tomorrow's lunch. Chips and salsa are served while you relax and enjoy the live music with a cold draft or their special margarita.... More

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Caldwell, New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

It is easy to miss this funky Mexican restaurant but it worth looking for. Tucked in off of PCH this surf shack serves up very good food. The Carne Quesadillas are really good and generous portions. Nice selection of beers and a good Guacamole dip. Dont miss this local gem.l

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

I am from the east coast and my wife's brother lives in Dana Point - I have probably been to Taco Surf ten times over the years and it never disappoints. It's exactly what an east coaster tired of rain, clouds, and cold winters wants on a vacation. The food is very good - chips and homemade salsa are a... More

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San Juan Capistrano, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This is a great little restaurant with a local vibe. The food is Mexican/American, not hard-core Mexican. I like both, but among the many Mexican/American restaurants I have tried over the years, this is one of the best. Taco Surf is located near the center of Dana Point in what used to be the Hobie surf shop. The cantina decor... More

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

found this little place after our day at the beach...the service was friendly and prompt and the Mexican food was to die for....it was also very affordable... I had the beef flautas - a large plate with 3 flautas a good serving of beans and rice...they also give complimentary chips and salsa...and after a fun-filled vacation...this was a great ending!... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

We sat outside on a nice day in January and enjoyed the draft beer (great choices!) and the "street tacos". I had a great time and my Seattle girlfriend loved it!!

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