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Taco Surf

#588 of 3,705 Restaurants in San Diego
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Pacific Beach
Mexican
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4657 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 272-3877
Today
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cheap and yummy

Only thing not to order is the Cerveiche. It was inedible. The beef and chicken were delicious. They were friendly and accomodating

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
janet b
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Houston, Texas
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  • Dining on a budget
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English first
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Wonderful Mexican food, great atmosphere and close to the beach! Everything is made fresh. We enjoyed the huge burritos (carne asada), the yummy, fresh, tortilla chips and the spicy salsa. Take your food to go and go sit up on the hill over looking pacific beach for a great sunset.

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Manassas, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I saw this taco shop written up in Rough Guides as s great spot for fish tacos and made a special trip. What I found was a slightly scary, dumpy old local joint.

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Only thing not to order is the Cerveiche. It was inedible. The beef and chicken were delicious. They were friendly and accomodating

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Springfield, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Loved this place! Try the California burrito! The salsa is awesome! We visited multiple times during our trip!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

If you are in the Mission Beach Area—there are two totally awesome authentic Mexican/taco options: Taco Surf on the North Side and Marcy’s at Ventura Place. It is a tough call for me to pick which one is better—I went to Marcy’s 2x because of logistics, but you can’t go wrong at either establishment. Great service, great food from both.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Loved this little taco shop... We had a range of tacos (carnitas, mahi, etc.) that were very tasty, served up promptly by nice folks, and consumed in a surfboard-lined room that was perfectly Pacific Beach. I can see why this place is a bit of an institution in the neighbourhood. Great value for quality, tasty food in an informal environment.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Ask why they don't display their health department score. Being from Tucson and a real fan of Mexican cuisine, I was drawn in. It took forever to get my food and when I did I was not impressed. I will say the salsa was good but avoid the Caren Asada!

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Juneau, Alaska
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We loved Taco Surf so much we ate there 3 times during our long weekend in Pacific Beach. Delicious and great prices! Great casual meal stop.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

basic but popular had lunch fish tacos burritos sit inside or out quick service good value,open all day till late

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My husband and I like to eat and drink our way through San Diego. Taco surf is always a must. We never skip this place when we are in town. The California burrito is to die for. I always enjoy the crispy tacos. The beef is my favorite, but I've also had the potato and chicken which were also amazing.... More 

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Additional Information about Taco Surf

Address: 4657 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109
Phone Number: (858) 272-3877
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Pacific Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4657 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Pacific Beach
  • Neighborhood: Pacific Beach
  • Phone Number: (858) 272-3877

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 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?