Despite the kitschy delight of eating takeaway tacos off a knee-balanced plate at Rockaway Taco, the sit-down setup at this offshoot housed inside the Rockaway Beach Surf Club is a much-welcome upgrade. Like at that OG taco shack, the team is fueling off-duty surfers and beach-bound locals with exemplary beer-battered fish tacos and watermelon juices, but Tacoway boasts one major feature its forebear was missing: alcohol.
Over the years, the Rockaways has emerged as one of the best New York beaches. Attracting a younger, hipper crowd, the restaurant and bar scene has followed suit, with crowded tiki bars, wallet-friendly Mexican restaurants and even an outpost of the Brooklyn Bazaar. Pack your sunscreen, beach towel and food-and-drink bucket list and head down to Queens to try the best Rockaway Beach restaurants and bars.
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