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Surfin' Chicken

71 Calle de Industrias, San Clemente, CA 92672-3826
+1 949-498-6603
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“chicken” (14 reviews)
“beans” (3 reviews)
“ribs” (2 reviews)
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11:00 - 21:00All hours
71 Calle de Industrias, San Clemente, CA 92672-3826
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Reviews (22)
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

great tasting fish at a very fair price,serve yourself drinks, but be patient because it is all fresh made. in a strip mall, indoor and outdoor seating, a trip to watch him cook, will definitely go back, and no yuppies to deal with! very good...More

Thank mike m
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Jose's Surfin' Chicken is a real San Clemente "find." Tucked away next to Staples in a strip-mall it can be overlooked. We both ordered the Red Snapper dinner (this was a no-brainer as we eat fish 10 times a month) and it came with beans,...More

Thank Lighthouse2006
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Totally authentic Mexican BBQ without the Beamers in the parking lot and braying Mercedes owners shouting about what a good time they are having. Chicken/fish is done perfectly on the grill just like the outdoor stands in Guadalajara. Moderately seasoned. Interesting home made guacamole and...More

Thank zippy521
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I've never had the ribs, but have thoroughly enjoyed the chicken and fish for many years. Owner is super nice and I always stop in when in the area.

Thank IslandGuySanDiego
Reviewed 2 February 2016

Really, when you walk in its right there in front of your face! They grill the chicken, fish etc. on a grill right at the counter. I managed to bypass that (however good it looked)and went for the salmon because I had been wanting salmon...More

Thank DSieckman
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

Tucked away in a little strip mall on the ocean side in Interstate 5 is a quaint little diner that specializes in fish and Mexican food. The owner/chef will cook your meal while you watch and socialize with while you meal is prepared to your...More

1  Thank William C
Reviewed 14 August 2015

Most come for the chicken, but the "Red Snapper" meal is awesome and comes with tortillas, salad, salsa, rice and beans; it tastes amazing and is VERY LOW priced. ($5.50) The boneless fish filet is prepared over an open grill with delicious seasonings. The tortillas...More

Thank beckyjake123
Reviewed 1 July 2014

If you walk by Surfing Chicken, you might not stop by as it is definitely not fancy, but you'd be making a big mistake! We order take out at least once a week from there and have never had a bad meal! Big portions, great...More

Thank jtpat
Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

I consider myself to be a burrito reviewer of novice-advanced levels, and I'm claiming the Carne Asada at the Surfing Chicken to be of the higher qualities I've consumed. A well portioned burrito with excellent grade Carne Asada Matt and plenty of actually streamed rice...More

Thank Jerry M
Reviewed 1 August 2013

We had a take away meal from here while staying at the Holiday Inn Express which is just up the hill from the shop.The chicken was good but the rack of ribs was really lovely.It was a good price too.

Thank jl502
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Calle de Industrias, San Clemente, CA 92672-3826
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: +1 949-498-6603
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