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Taco Surf

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34195 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-2814
+1 949-661-5754
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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754 reviews
464 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

They have a huge menu with lots of semi-Mexican choices. Since I was only looking for a snack I tried the shrimp tacos for a late lunch fix. It was just so so, but the service was amiable, so perhaps I'll give it a second chance.

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Thank yogiacomo
Iowa
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73 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Prices are reasonable and the waitress did a good job. The portions seem huge, (but really just a ton of beans, rice and lettuce). And then there were my Taquitos------burned to a crisp. Yes, actually black. Being on a limited time schedule, I didn't complain and reorder, but cracked them open (literally) and ate the bit of charred chicken that... More 

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Thank Iowegian9
Breckenridge, Colorado
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Coming back from Dana Point harbor and looking for some Fish Tacos. Wife used Yelp and had a few choices and decided on Taco Surf. Nice casual vibe on the inside and there was some live music playing which was nice. Reasonable prices and the waitress was very friendly. I order a wet burrito that had fish and chicken. Wife... More 

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Thank matteilers
California
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I'm a local and have been here numerous times. Service, location and vibe are great. Food used to be quite good but has continued to get worse. Guacamole was clearly from a bag - soupy and no taste. Hot wings were not fresh. Tacos were a mess. Felt sick that night. If not improved, I don't be back.

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Thank SMac64
St. George Utah
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83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

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 

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Thank ulebwise
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 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

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Thank Josh T
New Albany, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 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 

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Thank 323martyd
Mission Viejo, California
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 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 

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Thank rbcoast
Lake Forest, California
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 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 

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Thank 2014retiredteacher
San Clemente, California, United States
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163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
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: +1 949-661-5754

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?