Like a tongue on a flagpole in February, fusion cuisine results from curiosity and a shortage of popsicles. Rein in restless taste buds with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $21 worth of Tex-Mex fare, Southwest sushi, and drinks at Baja Surf Grill on Yates Street.
Baja Surf Grill treats hungry humanoids to a menu of unique twists on sizzling fiesta favourites and Southwestern-American sushi surprises. Authentic Baja California fare sets mouths to gaping with appetizers such as taquitos ($5), and loaded Baja nachos ($14). Newton's most delicious law knows no bounds in testing appetite inertia with a one-pound Big Baja California burrito, in which a flour tortilla is petrified into hugging shape with a light grilling and stuffed with all the fixings, plus a choice of mariachi beef, chicken, or prawns ($14).
On the Señor Sushi side of the menu, traditional rolls unite with intricate spices in a mélange as globally festive as intercontinental smile tournaments. Deafeningly crunch through the house-specialty tempura-battered Baja fish taco ($6 for one, $10 for two), or slowly savour the Baja chicken roll of grilled mariachi chicken, avocado, fire-roasted corn, and chipotle mayo ($8).
Enjoy remaining crumbs with gulps of from the Longboard Lounge bar via a mango margarita ($7.50), a glass of sangria ($5), or a shot of tequila ($5–$14). Local Craig Street Brewery proffers the restaurant a pair of exclusive cervezas in its Baja Longboard Lager and Pipeline Pale Ale, providing an imbibing experience only otherwise available from alley-side trench-coat-wearing uncles ($6.50 each for a pint).
Seventy-five per cent of Urbanspooners like Baja Surf Grill:
- The decor of this downtown swanky lounge is amazing, if your a big fan of fish tacos or unbelievable westernized sushi rolls, this is definitely the place to go. – nathan
- The food was excellent, I really loved the 'tropicali crunch roll' which was to die for. We also did the baja chicken roll, which was spicy without being wicked spicy and the yamacado roll. – DeeDee
Baja Surf Grill
Palm fronds spill over Baja Surf Grill’s two-tiered dining room, lending the 150-seat eatery a lush, tropical aura. Arched porticoes and columns recall Spanish colonial revival architecture, which designers update with pastel pink and green hues and tropical throw pillows. The ambience reinforces the menu, which highlights the Baja fish taco, a creation pioneered by Japanese fishermen in Baja after their idea for the Munich meat muffin failed to catch on. Chefs pay additional homage to Japan’s culinary influence on the region with southwestern-style sushi peppered with ingredients such as fire-roasted corn and chipotle mayo.