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.
More spots in Rockaway BeachSee more
Rippers is a little spot right on the boardwalk in Rockaway Beach where you can get hot dogs and burgers.
RBQ Rockaway Beach BBQ
RBQ is a big barbecue spot in the Rockaways where you can eat something that’ll force you to take a nap afterwards.
Whit’s End Pizza Parlour
Whit’s End is a pizza and seafood place on Beach 97th Street that makes some of the best pizza in the Rockaways.
More Mexican spotsSee more
Toloache ain’t cheap, but in an area where dropping dollars on grub is a given, it’s a breath of fresh air when the food is legitimately awesome.
Cosme is an upscale Mexican restaurant in Flatiron that’s much more approachable than it appears to be.
Suggested by our writers
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.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more