It's opening day at Buena Onda, the new Baja-inspired fish taco specialist from the Garces Group. The casual, surf-inflected shop brings a succinct menu of staples like tacos, quesadillas, nachos, and guac, all with a West Coast feel. And to ensure the good vibes sink in right away, they're also welcoming all (grown-up) customers with a free 3-ounce pour of custom-brewed Yards K38 pale ale .
In addition to the fish tacos (a couple of options of fish or shrimp are available, fried or not, on freshly pressed flour tortillas), there are a few non-seafood taco choices (on corn tortillas, also made to order), "Mission-style" quesadillas, and a handful of starters and sides.
To drink, look for aguas frescas, margaritas (including a frozen prickly pear version), beer, and wine. Two draft choices (K38 and Yards Brawler session ale) and a few canned Mexican beers are available, plus a simple option of house red or white for wine.
Buena Onda Tacos, 1901 Callowhill Street, (215) 302-3530, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, now open.