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Fast Food Legend Naugles Reborn at Surprise Location in Huntington Beach

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The Mexican chain came back to life, then dropped a secret new location opening tomorrow

Naugles, Huntington Beach
Naugles, Huntington Beach
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

It’s been a long strange trip for Naugles, the reborn Southern California Mexican fast food franchise. Once very, very dead, the name, branding, and recipes were wrested back from the Del Taco corporation by new Naugles owner Christian Ziebarth last year and resurrected. And now the company is even expanding, opening up a new location in the heart of the surf and sun life in Huntington Beach.

It’s been widely known that the company was looking to expand

Naugles will take over a defunct Wahoo’s Fish Tacos stand right along the sand near Beach Boulevard and PCH, with plans to open tomorrow to the masses. The news of the new address comes as a bit of a surprise to most, as it’s been widely known that the company was looking to expand into new locations — just not a beach concession stand right off the water. That’s a huge win for the hordes likely to descent on Huntington Beach this weekend, and should allow a whole new generation of locals the opportunity to experience the once-thriving company’s own brand of Mexican American fare.

According to the OC Register, the company's original Fountain Valley test kitchen location will close for a few weeks as the new outlet gets into summer shape. What's more, the new address is really just a lease agreement with the Waterfront Hilton across the street, who own the property. Depending on the general reception by the end of summer, this location could pack up or become a permanent part of the beach.

A full menu was provided to CBS Local and is reprinted below, including Naugles' signature beef and bean burritos, plus $6 Naugleburgers, crinkle cut fries, and shakes. The stand expects to keep daily hours from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., though — if those previous lines at the company’s test kitchen space in Orange County are any indication, you should expect a wait. Parking will also be available, either on PCH proper or via valet for $12.

Naugles Huntington Beach
21351 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA