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Surf Taco

Mexican, Southwestern
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1887 Hooper Ave, Toms River, NJ 08753-8161
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

If you're trying to eat healthy but don't have time to cook, check out Surf Taco! The food is fresh and there are a ton of healthy options. The salsa bar is amazing! You can choose from many different salsas from very spicy to not spicy at all. The whole family will find something to eat. It is a bit... More 

Thank Barbara S
Toms River, New Jersey
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125 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Grabbed a quick early dinner with hubby who usually loves the Jenks burrito. This evening, though, he had the namesake surf taco and was impressed with the freshness and quantity of the fried cod. I love Surf's salads and get one with cod, but not in a taco shell. (I wouldn't mind if every restaurant did away with them--so passé.)... More 

Thank foodieg982
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I always get the Aloha wrap. Chicken with pinapple and guacamole. More than enough for me for dinner so I get dinner and lunch the next day

Thank Suzanne M
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Inviting atmosphere, and a nice summer vibe. Love the fresh salsa bar and chips that come with the meals. The Aloha Wrap, taco salad, and quesadillas are my favorite!

Thank Gwen E
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97 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We visited this surf taco and it was an inviting atmosphere inside with bright colors and artwork. The staff was friendly, the tacos delicious and filled to the brim of the tortilla, and the service was quick. I like the free salsa and combos. They should add more booth seating although there are plenty of regular seats.

Thank Will M
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I discovered Surf Taco about a year ago. The Hooper Ave location was the one I visited with my son. We love it. It is well maintained, and most of all the food is fresh and delicious. My favorite is the Mango Shrimp tacos. Not available at the other locations. We go often after Karate class, great experience every time.

Thank Mary G
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

The food here is very good. Nachos are good, enchiladas are great, burritos are good and the tacos are good!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank Scott W
Brick, New Jersey
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

What's not to love about Surf Taco? It's food is great, they have a quirky ambience and a soda machine with 27,000 different flavors! Well, not that many but a lot different flavors.

Thank Kimahely
Paramus, New Jersey
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We love Mexican cuisine and instead of a formal restaurant love the casual atmosphere here! Dine in or take out they have the best taco salads anywhere!

Thank BonnieOBrien11
Charleston, West Virginia, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 July 2015

I first encountered Surf Taco at the Lakewood BlueClaws FirstEnergy Park. At the end of the 2014 season, they closed their ballpark stand. Since then, I have gone to both the Silverton and Point Pleasant Beach locations. My favorite dish while the stand was open at the park was the Mahi Bowl, but I believe they make it differently at... More 

Thank amarco16

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1887 Hooper Ave, Toms River, NJ 08753-8161
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Toms River
They have multiple locations. You have the Jackson, NJ listing. BTW, Silverton is part of Toms River.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?