The Wahoo's Fish Taco is a California culinary classic. Eat one for a quarter on Friday, Jan. 25 (the OC-born chain's 25th birthday).
Locals generally show a lot of love for those restaurant chains that begin in their neck of the woods. Usually those companies will spotlight a couple of regional-type foods and they'll strive to connect with customers' specific interests.
Wahoo's Fish Taco is pretty much the shining star where these examples are concerned. It started in Orange County a quarter-century ago, so there are the local roots. The regional-type food? Yep, it's actually in the restaurant name (that happens almost never). And the connection made with customers? You only need to step foot inside a Wahoo's to understand how it embraces and promotes the Golden State's vibrant surf-and-skateboard scene.
Wait. Whatever. Scratch that. You only need to see a Wahoo's from the outside, and all of the various skate stickers, to know that it is a very Cali kind of business.
Let's add that this is one birthday special fish taco per customer, too. So be cool.
Happy birthday, Wahoo's. You know our favorite thing about a Wahoo's? Yeah, the fish taco is pretty freakin' awesome, especially that corny tortilla, but the whole place sports an authentic, laid-back vibe. Nothin' forced. Easy-breezy eating.
Also, if you want to break out a whole bunch of "dudes" with your table-mates, no one'll give you a look. 'Cause everyone is doing it. Er, dude-ing it, rather.