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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Ample Hills Creamery
Ample Hills has some of our favorite ice cream in the city and they have a seasonal pop-up location in the Riis Park Beach Bazaar in the Rockaway’s.
Rippers is a little spot right on the boardwalk in Rockaway Beach where you can get hot dogs and burgers.
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Pampano Taqueria is a Mexican takeout counter in the atrium of an office building in Midtown East.
Atla serves excellent Mexican food in a bright, all-day space in Noho. It’s great for a casual lunch or an upscale dinner.
Calaca is a little cash-only Mexican spot in Bed-Stuy where you should drink flights of tequila while eating some great tacos and tostadas.
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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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