Sunset Beach, California--You won't find it anymore casual than Taco Surf, where the beer is served cold on tap, the crowd is unpretentious (many just got off a surfboard or paddleboard) and the food is Mexican--and it's good.
Located along Pacific Coast Highway on the same side of the street as the beach, Taco Surf is near the Water Tower House and the Pacific Ocean at Sunset Beach. Across the street is Peter's Landing and on the other side is Surfside.
Taco Surf has had several locations, and one or two that closed. But it remains a Southern California favorite for come-as-you are comfort, TVs with sports broadcasts, tables without sports, and a colorful, rustic interior with sawdust on the floor.
Prices are reasonable, chips & salsa are tasty, and there are bands that perform some weekends and at night.
Taco Surf opened in 1988 as the dream of a father and son to bring the heart and soul of Mexico to Southern California. Two favorite recipes served on the menu (subject to change) include the Red Snapper served three different ways and the Tamales made fresh daily.