Hidden gem: Surfin’ Salsa

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Longtime reader @Russkar shared his secret spot for his favorite enchiladas and chimichangas — all the way on the edge of Mililani. His descriptions convinced me to make the trek from downtown for a Mexican lunch — twice in one week.

Right across the street from Mililani Golf Course, the Surfin' Salsa truck opens for lunch and dinner five days a week behind Mililani Shopping Center.

Right across the street from Mililani Golf Course, the Surfin’ Salsa truck opens for lunch and dinner five days a week behind Mililani Shopping Center.

This family-run truck prides itself on made-from-scratch recipes for all of their food, including handmade corn tortillas. Owner Jhon Acuna and his mother Olga cook up a menu with Mexican and Colombian influences that includes enchiladas, sopes, chimichangas, burritos, tacos and tortas.

Your Surfin' Salsa meal starts with complimentary chips and salsa. They serve it to you while you wait, even if you're doing takeout!

Your Surfin’ Salsa meal starts with complimentary chips and salsa. They serve it to you while you wait, even if you’re doing takeout!

The steak torta ($9) is definitely a two-hander. Filled with lettuce, tomatoes, guacamole and sour cream, the sandwich is perfectly toasted.

The steak torta ($9) is definitely a two-hander. Filled with lettuce, tomatoes, guacamole and sour cream, the sandwich is perfectly toasted.

The enchilada plate (3 for $12.25) is my favorite item on the menu. The red enchilada sauce is perfectly seasoned and is a must for first-timers. Although I've tried the enchiladas with all the fillings, the cheese is my favorite. Perfectly gooey and flavorful, the rich cheeses make for a filling meal.

The enchilada plate (3 for $12.25) is my favorite item on the menu. The red enchilada sauce is perfectly seasoned and is a must for first-timers. Although I’ve tried the enchiladas with all the fillings, the cheese is my favorite. Perfectly gooey and flavorful, the rich cheeses make for a filling meal.

The first meal I had at Surfin' Salsa was so good, I had to go back the same week. This time, I got the chimichanga plate ($11) with two golden brown, deep-fried corn tortillas.

The first meal I had at Surfin’ Salsa was so good, I had to go back the same week. This time, I got the chimichanga plate ($11) with two golden brown, deep-fried corn tortillas.

Last Friday they were serving up al pastor tacos ($2) all night long so be sure to follow their Facebook page.

Last Friday they were serving up al pastor tacos ($1.75) all night long so be sure to follow their Facebook page.

The succulent meat is cut right off the spit and onto your taco. Pick your sauce and get everything on it.

The succulent meat is cut right off the spit and onto your taco. Pick your sauce and get everything on it.

One of my new favorite dishes is the asada fries ($12). Loaded with grilled steak, sour cream, cheese and guacamole, this is perfect for a table of three or four to share.

One of my new favorite dishes is the asada fries ($12). Loaded with grilled steak, sour cream, cheese and guacamole, this is perfect for a table of three or four to share.

Surfin’ Salsa
95-130 Kamehameha Hwy.
692-2471
Tuesday-Saturday 12 p.m.-8 p.m.