On Thursday, the weather in Washington reverted to what felt like a cold and rainy day in March. It was too damn dreary to go out, so I lunched on leftovers at home.
Friday, things were back to normal. It was a beautiful day in late May, and I was off to finish my Week of Eating Cheaply experiment. I didn’t go far.
Surfside is a little taco stand only a bit more than a block away from where i live. It’s open 24 hours a day. I’ve often walked past it at night, when it attracts a v mixed clientele—some people in club gear, some in shorts and t-shirts, some in uniforms.
The menu offers tacos and burritos made to order with ultra-fresh ingredients.
If you look closely at the license plates that decorate the wall, you’ll notice that they’re from places—mainly islands—that are known for their beaches. Aruba, Bahamas. Curacao, Puerto Rico. Each dish on the menu is named after a famous beach, from Malibu to Bora Bora.
I had the Cabo San Lucas tacos, which were tortillas filled with grilled steak and peppers, supplemented by avocado, red onions, lime sour cream, and cilantro. The tacos came w/a small serving of rice.
Looks pretty, doesn’t it? It tasted good, too. A steal at just under $10.
So that’s the end of my Cheap Eats week. I’d call it a success. I tried four new (to me) places, and liked them all.
The amazing Floating Market Noodle Soup at Nava Thai was the obvious standout, but I found something memorable at every place I tried. I’ll be returning to all of them.