Queens – The Rockaways
95-19 Rockaway Beach Blvd at Beach 96th St
Queens, NY 11693
This taco shack alone is worth the trip to Rockaway, but surfers might as well bring their long boards for the subway ride. Rockaway Taco is just blocks away from one of the City's only surf spots, so it's a popular place for board riders to hang out and chow down. The menu is short and sweet, composed mostly of various tacos and quesadillas, plus fried plantain chips and fresh guacamole, but the Rockaway Taco dudes have obviously chosen quality over quantity. Between the surf and the mind-blowing Mexican cuisine, you might think you're in San Diego rather than NYC.