Monday, October 18, 2010

East Coast Fish Tacos

I'm ashamed to say it, but it's true. I've never had In-n-Out Burger. It's disgraceful, especially considering I've been on the West Coast on numerous occassions. But the truth is, when I'm on that other coast, what I'm really feenin' for is some fish tacos.

Once you get over the fact that I just used the word "feenin,'" you need to understand that fish tacos are something we seriously lack in the DMV.  Note: Baja Fresh DOES NOT count, but theirs are fairly acceptable when in dire need. Also, with the demise of my OCMD fave, The Toucan, I've been at a serious loss for the islandy combo of fresh fish, tortilla and rice and beans.

After some serious research, I find Surfside. Located in Glover Park, this two-story restaurant boasts some of DC's best beach-style fare. Their drool-worthy menu has a little bit of everything from grilled tacos, quesadillas, burritos, salads and rice bowls, all featuring their fresh catch of the day and other goodies.

I, of course, had to go with the Maui tacos since that seems to be their specialty, along with the guacamole. My companions had an assortment from the menu and everyone was more than pleased with not only how delicious and fresh everything was, but also the HUGE portions and reasonable prices.

The Maui tacos (pictured) feature two grilled fish of the day tacos in corn tortillas with black bean and corn salsa, guacamole, cilantro and lime sour cream.

Also, if you like spicy food, they have an awesome bright green chile habanero sauce that you MUST try.

Surfside
2444 Wisconsin Avenue
Washington, DC 20007
202-337-0004