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

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Take it from a Taco Fanatic.....

I LOVE TACOS!!! These were maybe the best ever, possibly beaten out by a little place in Santa Barbara that I can't remember the name of. The shrimp taco has big, meaty shrimps that have been grilled and then piled up with roasted onion and peppers and some kind of sauce...I think. I inhaled... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
thecookielady
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Panguitch, Utah
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Panguitch, Utah
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I LOVE TACOS!!! These were maybe the best ever, possibly beaten out by a little place in Santa Barbara that I can't remember the name of. The shrimp taco has big, meaty shrimps that have been grilled and then piled up with roasted onion and peppers and some kind of sauce...I think. I inhaled that deliciousness so fast I didn't... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The Best Fish Taco We Have Ever Had, we ate here when we started dating now that we live miles away we make this a weekend getaway date joint and it never disappoints. Neither of us are from the area so we both learned about the beauty of the fish taco here and years later we keep coming back.

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Laguna Beach, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The perfect after-beach Mexican food hang. Nice atmosphere, friendly service, decent prices, and I can't say we've ever had a single menu item that was less than good. There might be better Mexican food to be had in the general vicinity, but the whole package here is very well executed, making it one of our local favorites.

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Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Great Prices, especially on Taco Tuesday ;) Good Food, good music, cool movies :) ..and a nice blonde (and surfing herself) waitress ;)

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Farmington, New Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
17 helpful votes 17 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 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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126 reviews 126 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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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
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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