Founded by Chinese-Brazilian brothers Wing Lam, Ed Lee and Mingo Lee, Wahoo’s Fish Taco, a community mainstay and global pop culture phenomenon, has been serving up its eclectic Mexican-Brazilian-Asian menu since 1988. It’s their 30th Anniversary this year. It’s an incredible Orange County entrepreneurial success story that started with their Father’s well-located Chinese restaurant on a corner location on Balboa Island.
“It was 1988 when we, the Lee brothers, came together to open the first Wahoo’s Tacos in Costa Mesa, California, where the surf and skate industry had gathered.”
“We wanted to create a menu that was a reflection of our unique heritage. From China to Brazil, to Baja with hints of Greece, our bold, fresh flavors come from our memories of growing up in Brazil, surfing in Baja and working in our family’s Chinese restaurant.”
“Our food is true to this experience, worldly and uncommonly delicious. We’ll always offer you the best of where we’ve been to fuel your adventures.”
“At Wahoo’s, we encourage you to nourish yourself with food and experiences that make you feel more alive. So, ride those waves, care for your community, love what you eat every day, and be authentically you. Our family is here to feed yours.”
Ed, Mingo, and Wing
Riding the cresting wave and joining us in-studio is Co-founder, Wing Lam.