Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
With its frozen margaritas, reggae soundtrack, and wooden roof deck, this Glover Park hangout makes you feel closer to the beach than any other place in town. The Cali-Mex menu reads like it’s laid-back, too, but David Scribner is a serious chef who pays attention to the little things. There’s not a trace of fake cheese in the warm queso dip, and tortilla chips are freshly fried. Shrimp tacos feature plump, grilled crustaceans topped with house-made pineapple salsa and lime-infused sour cream.
Even the healthy stuff—ultra-fresh salads with toppings such as grilled salmon and grilled pineapple—is satisfying. For dessert, we like the chocolate-iced vanilla cupcakes from the bakery Something Sweet, run by the wife of Surfside owner Bo Blair.
Also good: Guacamole and chips; steak and veggie quesadillas; carnitas tacos.