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 Mexican cantina is located in a restaurant/bar row of great local pubs
and hangouts for the beach crowd. Turcs, Irish Mist, Mother's, Harpoon Harry's,
Captain Jack's, Woody's Diner, Shorehouse Cafe and J. King Neptune are the local
favorites for good drinks, good food, and meeting new friends or seeing the old
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.