Drink and mouth-watering salsa at Surf Taco in Belmar

A NJ-only chain with 10 locations in and around Monmouth and Ocean counties, Surf Taco quite simply has delicious Mexican food.  The menu includes all sort of traditional items such as burritos, enchiladas, tacos, salads, etc., and a variety of daily specials.  The salsa bar exceeded our expectations in a very pleasurable way–the mild salsa was addictive, the salsa verde was delectable, and hot salsas were HOT indeed (ie: not for the faint of heart).

We visited the Belmar location on a darkened and stormy afternoon along with hordes of damp and bikini-clad beachgoers escaping the rain for a tasty lunch.  The atmosphere is beach-shack casual–perhaps a little too casual, as we do wish there were a shirt required stipulation for dining in…  Ordering is done at the counter, where service was friendly, and brought to the table based on a number system.  The wait time was reasonable and allowed us the opportunity to raid the salsa bar multiple times even before our food arrived.

Our meals were fresh and flavorful, and prices were fair.  Would definitely return, especially on a less humid and rainy day with fewer patrons and more clothing.