For some Latin fare, try Brisas del Mar


IMG_2375Nothing can stir the appetite like a day at the beach. The sun, ocean, maybe some volleyball or biking can bring out the hunger monster in the best of us. If after a day of surf, you have a hankering for some Latin fare, and Rockaway Taco just won’t do, check out the nearby Brisas del Mar. Located at 99-02 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Brisas has been a favorite of locals for several years. Featuring a full menu of Dominican fare, their specialty is succulent Dominican-style roasted pork and chicken. With a healthy side of the best rice and beans on the peninsula, for $5, it is a bargain that can’t be beat.

Brisas also has a wide range of shakes (“batidos”) available starting at $2. IMG_2368

The restaurant also serves a full breakfast menu. A traditional Desayuno Dominicano breakfast of plantains, home fries, eggs and Spanish sausage can be had for as little as $6.

Brisas is closed on Sundays, but otherwise open from 8am-8pm.