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Taco Surf

Mexican, Southwestern
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34195 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-2814
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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St. George Utah
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81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We come for the shrimp tacos - every thing else is overshadowed by their greatness. Actually on the burritos they use a red sauce that tastes right out of a can, from a bad producer, so I would avoid them. But the shrimp tacos are the best you will ever find and worthy of a visit. The mountain of nachos... More 

Thank ulebwise
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Grilled Fish Tacos and Super Nachos Are To Do Die For And Service Was Incredible . The Waiter Was Really Nice To Us Too. Best Fish Tacos I've Ever Had

Thank Josh T
New Albany, Ohio
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88 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

During our three day visit to Dana Point we ate at Taco Surf twice and had great food both times. The salsa served with the chips is quite tasty. The tacos are excellent with our groups assorted of chicken, Baja fish and vegetarian. The black beans are vegetarian and no problem substituting for the refried. The house margaritas are good... More 

Thank 323martyd
Mission Viejo, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Now that Pacific Coast Highway through Dana Point has two way traffic you are more likely to see this great spot for Mexican food. Taco Surf sets back a bit from the road so go slow or you might miss it. It is totally California casual. Great place to go and eat, have a few beers and talk about a... More 

Thank rbcoast
Lake Forest, California
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

Taco Surf has a cool vibe inside, but it was a beautiful Saturday afternoon so we choose to sit out on the patio. I ordered one carnitas and one asada soft taco. They were both great but the carnitas was especially delicious! There was lots of meat, cheese, lettuce, pico de gallo and even some guacamole on it for only... More 

Thank 2014retiredteacher
San Clemente, California, United States
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195 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

This could be the least crowded restaurant on pch on a Saturday night and it's not horrible . I'm sure most of the folks here are local and have decided that great good or not this is their spot . I found the good to be average it was fresh but pretty standard , portions were large and service was... More 

Thank Kelly C
Lake Forest, California
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307 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

The food is consistently good at Taco Surf and the portions are HUGE. I had the regular wet burrito with carne asada and it was very filling. I finished most all of it but left some rice and tortilla because I was stuffed. The sauces and mix of asada were delicious. We had a large group and there was no... More 

Thank Tim_the_Enchanter417
Laguna Beach, California
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237 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 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 

Thank James J
Canmore, Canada
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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.

Thank SkiBumGrownUp
Laguna Beach, California
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127 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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

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