Pico is a big indoor/outdoor sit-down Mexican restaurant. They make excellent margaritas, the space is great for big groups, and the Mexican food is good enough (and comes out in large enough portions) that it’ll more than get the job done after a long day of sitting out in the sun while friends and/or family try to get you to swim in the ocean.
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Rockaway Bagels is where you should be getting bagels before a day on the beach in the Rockaways.
Rockaway Roasters is a coffee shop in the Rockaways with healthy bowls and not-so-healthy pastries.
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Casa Publica is casual place in Williamsburg where you can get some slightly fancy traditional Mexican food and drink a frozen margarita.
Zaragoza is an excellent place for a quick Taco Fix in the East Village. Although eating in is an option, this should only be thought of as a Serious Take-Out Operation.
Birria-Landia is a truck in Jackson Heights, and it’s where you’ll find the best birria tacos in NYC. Get a few, and dip them in a cup of consome.
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What was once called Rockaway Taco is now called Tacoway Beach. The good news? The fish tacos are still the best in town.
Connolly’s is an old-school Irish bar near Rockaway Beach where you should get a piña colada in a styrofoam cup.
High 97 is a concession stand with burgers and fried fish at Beach 97th Street in Rockaway Beach.
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