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Taco Surf - Costa Mesa

Wonginator | Jul 21, 200504:59 PM

Taco Surf has just recently opened up a location in Costa Mesa, taking over a small Thai place at the south end of Auto Row on Harbor Blvd.

This is my first visit to any Taco Surf, which I believe there are 5 other locations scattered near the coasts of LA and OC.

And what a great first impression. Funky little cantina, with sawdust on the floor, they served complimentary tortilla chips with a type of sweet salsa that was different, but I really liked it. I didn't chow too much of it, though, as I ordered what might've been the biggest burrito I've ever attempted to eat.

I ordered the Killers Alamo Burrito, which is a large flour tortilla, Spanish rice, lettuce pico de gallo salsa, and two choices of meat (I chose the carne asada and snapper), with sour cream on the side, and served wet style with enchilada sauce on the outside, topped with cheddar cheese. On the menu, next to the name of this item, is a phrase that said, "Don't drop in ... if you're not ready!"

When the waittress plopped this monstrosity onto my table, my jaw dropped. I estimated the size of the burrito to be 9-10" long, about 4" wide, and about 3" tall. I chowed through a little over half of it, and boxed up the rest, to be my dinner for the next couple of nights. :-) If you're training to Nathan's Hot Dog Eating contest, the Killers Alamo Burrito is a worthy starting point.

It was a bit empty in the restaurant at lunchtime, but I think it was because of the place being new. Hours seem to be 11AM-10PM, closing at 11PM on certain nights.

Definitely a positive experience, this will be a nice addition to my normal rotation of Mexican restaurants like SuperMex and Avila's.


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