Taco Tuesday at Playa Betty’s
We’re pretty serious about food over here at The Daily Croissant. We do our research, take recommendations, and stumble upon some of the great food we find in NYC. It was a spontaneous Saturday outing when my winery plans got cancelled and I had a craving for tacos that we found our beloved Playa Betty.
California Style beach food in Manhattan
Serving up some of the best fish tacos in city, Playa Betty’s transports you from the Upper West Side of Manhattan to the California coast. Make-your-own guacamole, happy hour drink prices on weekends and a unique taco menu were the highlights of Playa Betty. If you can’t get to the beach today, visit Playa Betty’s for what will feel like an escape from the city.
We tried a variety of cocktails at the bar. The Paloma Margarita is a sweet and sour frozen grapefruit beverage. This is $8 on the happy hour menu. The Holla Pain Yo Margarita was my favorite (made with Jalapeño infused tequila of course!) The Betty Blue is a yummy coconut vodka drink which is more reminiscent of the Caribbean than it is of California. Sip these cocktails at the bar on a hot summer day and all of your worries will float away!
Playa Betty is known for their Baja Fish tacos. These were my favorite of the bunch. (Almost as good as in San Diego) A good sized piece of crispy mahi mahi served with avocado, pico de gallo, cilantro and cotija cheese. Another unique and delicious option is the Tac-O-Fella. A breaded and fried to perfection oyster with wilted spinach and chorizo. This was a special treat. Tacos are $3 from 4-10 p.m every Tuesday!
With the warm weather finally here, there are many nights where I want to jet out of the city and head straight to to the beach. But when the beach is out of my reach I have my little tacoasis right in Manhattan. So whether you’re craving tacos, margaritas or just good beach vibes, Playa Betty’s will deliver!
What are some of your favorite places for dining al fresco? Where do you beat the heat in Manhattan? Share your own #summerinthecity swag with us in the comments below!