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.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Taco Surf

#196 of 3,821 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Pacific Beach
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
4657 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109-2735
+1 858-272-3877
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

159 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 150: English reviews
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
605 reviews
376 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Good food, good service, and very popular place to refuel. They have quite a extensive menu and the food is worth the wait. Thanks

Thank ebcnaz
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our favorite for California burritos, Carne Asada fries, Chilaquiles, Beef Enchiladas, etc, etc! It has cool decor- surf boards covering the ceiling, and a TV with surfing videos playing. The salsa is hot, and I love hot salsa, so if you don't, ask for mild.

Thank Gialde
Monterosso al Mare, Italy
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very close from the beach Taco Surf is great for a fast meal!!! very cheap and tasty. Try the taco shrimps or they burritos...amazing!!!

Thank antozas
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It relies a bit to much on the grease to be great Mexican food, but it is good. Especially at the beach where affordable options can be hard to come by. One of the secrets of this place are the parking spots in back off the alley.

Thank barnaby33
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time I ate here was in May 2015. Introduced to me by my sister who found this place with her son during his Ultimate Frisbee tournaments. This is one of their favorite places. This is the second time I ate here, and I found it to be consistent. I swear it was the same lady behind the counter from... More 

Thank Bill F
Northville, Michigan
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

For a midwesternerr visiting San Diego, wanting some local flavor, you cannot do any better than this. I may have grown up in Chicago, but I have a deep appreciation for really well-done Mexican food, and this is the place if you like that. Add in the surf scene, laid back environment and extensive menu, and you cannot go wrong... More 

Thank Da1964
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

Awesome tacos! I will go back to San Diego just to have Taco Surf. The service was great, I really enjoyed the Carne Asada taco and my husband loved the Surf and Turf burrito.

Thank Vanessa S
East Lyme, CT
Level Contributor
181 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

Ate here twice it was so good. Had the enchiladas and chile relanos with rice and re fried beans. Can't believe re fried beans can taste sooo good. Great food, service and prices.

Thank VinMar_10
Level Contributor
19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

Great prices! Walking distance from Beach. Wishing I would have eaten there before I left San Diego! It was awesome!

Thank Camille H
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
96 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

OMG amazing California Burrito! Packed full of tasty tasty stuff. Good value for money surf cafe with laid back vibe and such good fresh food.

Thank obefee

Travelers who viewed Taco Surf also viewed


Been to Taco Surf? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Mexican, Latin, Fast Food, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Open Hours
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4657 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109-2735
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Pacific Beach
  • Neighborhood: Pacific Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 858-272-3877

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Taco Surf 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?