The tiny, beloved seasonal destination Rockaway Taco evolved into Tacoway Beach 2015, keeping its fish, chorizo and black bean tacos in the move and adding plenty of space to sit (though it does get crowded!) along the way. The summertime-only operation opened for 2022 earlier this spring.
There’s a bunch of ways to do a beach day in NYC: You can eat a big breakfast before, pack snacks and fill a flask, turn it into a whole weekend of glamping, or plan your own tasting tour. Rockaway Beach has options each way, and its surrounding restaurants and bars have some of the best frozen drinks, tacos and burgers of any beach in town. Though some stretches will be closed in 2022, the area's terrific venues are still going strong. Here’s everywhere to eat and drink when you’re surfing and sanding in the Rockaways.