Wahoo's Fish Taco

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Wahoo's Fish Taco
Industry Restaurants
Founded Costa Mesa, California (1988)
Founder Eduardo Lee, Mingo Lee and Wing Lam
Headquarters Santa Ana, California, U.S.
Website wahoos.com

Wahoo's Fish Taco is a restaurant chain that offers Mexican food mixed with Brazilian and Asian flavors.[1] Categorized as a "fast casual restaurant",[2] the quality and preparation time of its food is between that of a fast-food restaurant and a more formal restaurant.

They serve Wahoo fish in their tacos, as well as Mahi-mahi.[3]


Wahoo's was founded in Costa Mesa, California in 1988 by Chinese-Brazilian brothers Eduardo Lee, Mingo Lee and Wing Lam, who mixed traditional Chinese and Brazilian flavors with dishes they encountered while traveling in Mexico.[4][5][6] Wahoo's has expanded across California, Colorado, Hawaii, New York, Nebraska, Texas, Nevada, and Pennsylvania. The corporate headquarters are in Santa Ana, California. They offer many vegetarian and even vegan options, such as tofu, banzai veggies and brown rice. The restaurant chain also offers a kid's meal menu. Wahoo's first international restaurant was opened in Japan in time to celebrate their 25 year anniversary.


  1. ^ Pennington, April Y. (June 17, 2005). "Making Waves: For the brothers who made the fish taco a million-dollar industry, it's all relative.". Entrepreneur. 
  2. ^ Don Bauder (February 16, 2006). "Fast-Casual Food Wave of the Future". San Diego Reader. Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
  3. ^ "Wahoo's FAQ & Nutrition". Retrieved 2014-02-03. 
  4. ^ Susan Sunderland (March 2, 2007). "Something's Fishy @ Wahoos". Midweek. Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
  5. ^ "Wahoo's Story". 
  6. ^ "Wahoo's Locations". 

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