I wanted Mexican food on our last night in Rockaway Beach and my wife had read unfavorable views on the only other restaurant in town. We walked in a little after 5 pm and no one was in the place. We heard the door chime in the back so we waited for someone to come out...waited and waited. Then we walked out. But since I really wanted Mexican we walked back in. Someone was there so we were greeted and offered outside seating since it was a nice evening.
I have found that with many of the restaurants in Rockaway, they throw up a couple of fences, beams and umbrellas, throw out some chairs and call it outside seating. I wasn't impressed with the area. Some flowers and nice string lights would have been a nice touch and more inviting.
Chips and salsa came out and then we ordered. The chips seemed a bit heavy for my wife's liking but the salsa was good. I ordered a taco with ground beef and she got a shredded beef quesadilla. Both were excellent and we got to try the hotter salsa they make. It was great too. The waiter was attentive and polite and checked back often.
The only other thing I think should be dealt with is the outdoor seating. They use the metal waffle type table and chairs. There was food and dirt in all the holes and my wife was very grossed out and didn't even want to lay her silverware down. They should be hosed off at least on a weekly basis and sanitized just because of how they're made, they can't be wiped off.
But if you come for the food, don't let that other stuff stop you, it's great!
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