To continue with the "tacos on the beach theme" that began last week at Rockaway Taco, this week I took another trip to another beach in a another borough: Coney Island. There are a few taco stands off the boardwalk, and I tasted tacos at two of them.
On one end, at Doña Zita Plaza Mexico, I tried four types of tacos: carne enchilada, carnitas, pollo, and chorizo. After, while walking towards the Wonder Wheel I came across a tiny stand, Rainbow Ice Cream and Sandwich, which sells tacos, of course. Although full, I couldn't pass up the chance that they might be amazing, so I got a cecina taco to go. I found a few interesting additions at both places that I don't normally come across in my everyday taco-eating—namely, shredded lettuce and pico de gallo as taco toppings. Whatever the reason, the extra veggies only helped add a fresh feel to my second beach taco excursion. All I can say? Tacos plus sandy feet and the smell of the ocean equals the perfect summer combination.
Doña Zita Plaza Mexico
Bowery Street and Henderson Walk, Coney Island (map)
Rainbow Ice Cream and Sandwich
Close to Deno's Wonder Wheel Entrance, Coney Island (map)