|Normita's Surf City Tacos|
815 Indianapolis Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
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Don't sneeze driving past this place because you might not see it. I have been a number of times myself and I always have to pay attention to make sure I don't inadvertently whizz right on by. Normita's most definitely counts as a "hole-in-the-wall," a very homey place where the locals stop for some good grub before or after the beach. And Normita (or "Norma") herself is almost always there to engage in friendly banter with every customer.
It was only about three months ago that I realized they had breakfast items. Or it might've been my first visit to there that was anywhere near breakfast time. I tried the breakfast tacos first since breakfast tacos are much less common than breakfast burritos. Served in corn tortillas and stuffed with your choice of meat (I think the choices are carne asada, chicken, or carnitas; maybe fish too) and fresh onions, cilantro and grated cheese these are a sort of innocent cross between Americanized tacos and authentic street tacos. You get a choice of red or green sauce and whenever I have that choice I almost always go for the salsa verde.
When I went yesterday it was time to try the breakfast burrito. A big flour tortilla loaded with chorizo, scrambled eggs, bacon, and, once again, your choice of red or green sauce. Yes, I went for the green sauce again. You also get some chips and salsa with every order and I was constantly dipping my chips into both red and green salsa. I wonder if Normita would give me her secret recipe for these. She did mention that her lunch and dinner menu might be overhauled soon but that the breakfast items are likely to stay the same. The breakfast burrito was $5.50. I can't remember the price of the breakfast tacos but I believe they were in the $2-3 range.
Normita's gets a three Speedy Gonzales rating and one of the new lucha libre mask icons: