We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 185 San Clemente Restaurants

Surfing Chicken

71 Calle de Indistrias, San Clemente, CA 92672
949-498-6603
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #55 of 185 Restaurants in San Clemente
Price range: $5 - $10
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Write a Review

15 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    10
    3
    2
    0
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you walk by Surfing Chicken, you might not stop by as it is definitely not fancy, but you'd be making a big mistake! We order take out at least once a week from there and have never had a bad meal! Big portions, great taste and good prices plus they offer a coupon in the Penny Saver!

Was this review helpful? Yes
South Korea
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I consider myself to be a burrito reviewer of novice-advanced levels, and I'm claiming the Carne Asada at the Surfing Chicken to be of the higher qualities I've consumed. A well portioned burrito with excellent grade Carne Asada Matt and plenty of actually streamed rice and beans. Served with outstanding service!

Was this review helpful? Yes
staffors england
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We had a take away meal from here while staying at the Holiday Inn Express which is just up the hill from the shop.The chicken was good but the rack of ribs was really lovely.It was a good price too.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Clemente, California
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

Being "chicken joint" one would think they would specialize in "chicken", right? I was very disappointed to find the chicken is very low quality (likely bought frozen and at a discount). I eat a LOT of chicken and know when it's fresh and of I'm lucky, organic. Bigger breasts, not flat meat. The chicken here was poor; deflated and somewhat... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Clemente, California
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

don't eat chicken but their fish is amazing. so fresh and tasty. Very affordable, great mom and pop, casual, popular with locals.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Reading through the reviews, we just had to make a stop, since my family LOVES to eat chicken. We went on a Sunday, but it was closed, so we returned the next day. The chicken is INCREDIBLE! Moist, tasty and you get BIG servings, unlike say El Pollo Loco, where you get tiny pieces of chicken. These were monster servings... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Whittier, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

The grilled garlic chicken was great and the ribs were better! The man at the counter was very friendly and made us feel as if we were at a bbq with family. When we got there the place was empty but within minutes people started showing up and he knew them by name. They grill the chicken right in front... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dana Point, CA
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

It's low key, great chicken, friendly service. I'm looking forward to our next visit to try the fish!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Clemente, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

Go for the food. Don't go for the decor, the ambience or the hip factor, because there isn't any. Go for the food. This is my secret place. The food is great, bargain prices, fast and nothing fancy. For 5 cents less than you pay for a sandwich you can get a 4-piece chicken lunch in a white plastic take-out... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Duxbury, Massachusetts
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

Ibviously I had to try the chicken...It was great! Seasoned to perfection and you could tell it was cared for. Everything seemed fresh and hip. This was my first time going here and I was very impressed. And will be back next year on my next family trip!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Surfing Chicken also viewed

San Clemente, Orange County
San Clemente, Orange County
 
San Clemente, Orange County
 

Been to Surfing Chicken? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Surfing Chicken

Address: 71 Calle de Indistrias, San Clemente, CA 92672
Phone Number: 949-498-6603
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Mexican

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Surfing Chicken staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?