Most locals would prefer to keep this eatery a family secret, but seriously…when the food is this good, everyone needs to know. Settle in for tacos ($2.75+) and burritos ($8+) at a table on the wooden deck; it’s dressed up with awesome cactus plants, colorful tablecloths and Mexican tchotchkes, so there’s plenty to look at while you wait for your meal. Finish the afternoon with a stroll to nearby St. Mary’s Park for some playground time.


Venue name: Mexicozina
Address: 444 E 149th St
Cross street: between Bergen and Brook Aves
Price: Sun–Th 9am–11pm, Fri, Sat 11am–11pm