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  • Wahoo’s
  • Wahoo’s
  • Wahoo’s
  • Wahoo’s
  • Wahoo’s

The Wahoo’s story begins in 1988, when the three Wahoo’s brothers, Wing, Ed and Mingo, combined their love of surf and food to create a restaurant with an eclectic Mexican/Brazilian/Asian menu and a Hawaiian north-shore vibe.

In 1988, the brothers decided to import the fish taco to Orange County, California, and give it a unique twist. They combined the fish taco with their Brazilian favorites and Asian inspired items. The brothers decorated the original restaurant with the donations of near-by surf companies and that’s how Wahoo’s Fish Taco was born. Wahoo’s then quickly developed a loyal and steady following, to where some locals came in daily and servers automatically knew what their customer would order.

  • ADA Accessible
  • Bar
  • Bar Dining
  • Casual Dining
  • Catering
  • Full Bar
  • Good for Singles
  • Group Dining
  • Has TV
  • Kid Friendly
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Take Out
Group Dining

Off-Site Catering Available

Weddings to corporate events. Backyard parties to office meetings. Let us come right to your door for a complete set-up-and-service event.

Signature flame-grilled or cajun fish or chicken, marinated steak, braised pork, Banzai veggies. Even tofu. All served up with sides like our world famous ahi rice, black beans or cajun white beans. Plus fresh tortillas, chips, salsa and guacamole.

Big or small, Wahoo’s unique flavors and tastes are here for you. Ask about our Full Bar Services for your party pleasure.

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