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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Normita's Surf City Tacos - Review #1

Date of Visit: February 20, 2006

815 Indianapolis Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Listing on Yahoo! Local

No known official site.

This is the first place where I got to use my new digital camera. Three friends (Sherry, Bill, and Phil) were along for the experience and at various moments they either didn't know they were being photographed, knew it but tried to get out of frame, or knew I was taking a picture of something else and burst into frame.

Surf City Tacos has a definite surf city vibe (sorry, Santa Cruz), very much of a locals hangout. It is also very cramped inside and the only tables where there is room to put all your food are the two that are outside. But it was too cold to eat outside tonight so we ate with our food hanging off the ledges inside. I ordered the fish taco plate and it came on one of those styrofoam plates that has the two divisions for side orders that were filled with the requisite rice and beans, both very standard tasting. The tacos were very reminiscent of Rubio's fish tacos.

Sherry, Bill, and I all liked the place but Phil called it a cross "between Taco Bell and Las Barcas" and complained about their salsa. He said the only place that has worse salsa is some Mexican joint in Whittier run by Vietnamese people. I guess everyone has their own opinion.

Normita's Surf City Tacos earns a three and a half Speedy Gonzales rating:

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UPDATE: Here's a taco plate I got at a later date:



Anonymous said...

you guys are gay!!! that place rules u suck thanx alot asshole

ChristianZ said...

Did you read where we said three of us liked it? We were all wondering why the one remaining person said he didn't like it.

Anonymous said...

This place is awesome. The county health dept just gave Normita's a certificate of exellence award for her tasty food. No one makes fish tacos like Normita's. You can't compare for the taste & price.

Anonymous said...

You guys are out of your minds. Normita's has the best fish tacos around. I didn't go back to Rubios a second time (boring) and as far Las Barcas goes, I did give them a second chance but never went back after that. I don't know where your taste buds are but they can't be in your mouths! Taco Bell, Pleeeeze!

ChristianZ said...

I'm just going to repeat what I said to the first commenter: "Did you read where we said three of us liked it? We were all wondering why the one remaining person said he didn't like it."

HB said...

Love their salsa and tacos! We live around the corner and go whenever we want a quick bite.

Anonymous said...

The fish tacos are muy bueno, not to mention all their other (absolutely stuffed!) tacos! Yummmmmm. If you haven't checked it out, you owe it to yourself to do so.

ChristianZ said...

Haven't been in a while myself. Might have a chance to stop there tomorrow night. Thanks for the comment.

Anonymous said...

We ate there for the first time today. The fish tacos are really good, and the salsa was good. Perfect for the kids. The chicken taco that my son had was pretty good although not fantastic. We sat and watched the food being made, very nice portions. We will definitely be back. The one negative thing I have to say is...I don't like eating hot food of of styrofoam, studies have shown that chemicals leach into your food this way.

ChristianZ said...

Thanks for the comment. I'll have a new entry about the breakfast options at Normita's coming soon.