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Rockin Tacos

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Rockin Tacos: Rock Out with a Live DJ and Eat Your Fill of Mexican Cuisine Favorites Right on the Gulf of Mexico
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Find Mexican favorites to satisfy any palate at Rockin Tacos on The Boardwalk of Okaloosa Island overlooking the beach. Bring your family for lunch or dinner or hang out late for the DJ and music. You’ll get great service and food at any time you visit.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Rockin Tacos at The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island lives up to its name. Here, you can enjoy great Mexican food at lunch and dinner. Late at night, the atmosphere turns more festive with a special late taco menu and a live DJ.

This grill and tequila bar sits right on the water, giving diners a great view of the beach. Visitors frequently cite the view of the beach as the reason they visit Rockin Tacos. From the outdoor dining area, you can see the Gulf of Mexico waves and beach sands as you dine.

The same Gulf waters you can see from your table also are the source of the fresh fish the restaurant uses in its seafood dishes. Rockin Taco uses a seafood processing facility that it shares with its sister restaurants in the area. This facility, called The Seafood Commissary, processes a quarter of a million pounds of fresh Gulf fish and shellfish annually. Your meal at Rockin Taco uses this fresh seafood in its many seafood dishes.

While people come for the view and music, they return for the unique dishes and service. You’ll find classic Mexican foods on the menu, such as tacos, fajitas, quesadillas, and burritos, but the kitchen puts a twist on some of these entrees to make them memorable. Feel free to combine standard favorites and unexpected dishes to create an unforgettable meal. For example, you can have Mexican street corn as a classic appetizer and a Cheeseburger taco plate as a unique entrée.  

Rockin Tacos has numerous Mexican favorites on the menu. When you visit, make sure to sample some of the following favorites recommended by others:

Gator Tacos
Yes, you can eat alligator meat. In Rockin Tacos’ Alligator Tacos, the kitchen starts with battered and fried alligator nuggets flavored with Cajun spices. Next, staff top house slaw inside the tortillas with these gator nuggets. A drizzle of smokey and garlicky chipotle aioli and a sprinkle of green onions finish off the dish. A side of Mexican rice accompanies the tacos on the plate.

Avocado Fries
Avocado Fries are another unique creation you’ll find at Rockin Tacos. These appetizers combine the cool creaminess of avocado with a crunchy batter. They come with two dipping sauces – cilantro crema and chipotle aioli.

Tequila Flight
Taste the variety of flavors within a premium brand of tequila with a Tequila Flight. This set of three drinks gives you tastes of your favorite tequila brand’s Anejo, reposado, and Blanco varieties. You also get limes to go with your drinks.

Caribbean Lobster Tacos
Caribbean Lobster Tacos arrive fresh at the table packed with breaded and fried lobster pieces atop house slaw in house-made tortillas. A jerk-spice aioli, red pepper, toasted coconut, and fresh pineapple top the tacos for a tropical treat you won’t find elsewhere. Don’t let pair of tacos on the plate fool you into thinking you might walk away hungry. Like other taco entrees, you get two fully stuffed tacos with your order plus Mexican rice. Previous visitors noted that these large tacos filled even the biggest of appetites.

Cheeseburger Tacos
The taste of a cheeseburger melds with the flavor and form of a taco in this fun entrée at Rockin Taco. In fact, the restaurant serves a classic cheeseburger with many of the same ingredients it uses in its Cheeseburger Tacos. The tacos come with two house-made tortillas filled with ground beef over shredded lettuce. Cheddar Jack cheese, chopped tomatoes, and taco aioli top these treats for a tasty twist on a standard cheeseburger.

Plan a meal or drinks at Rockin Taco for stellar customer service, tasty food and beverages, great late-night music, and an exceptional beach view.

Insider Tip:
Check out the Adventure Pack that pairs a day of fishing with a meal. This VIP Experience gives you a fishing lesson, bait, gear, and all-day access to the Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier. Plus, you get lunch for six with entrees and soft drinks and a Rockin Tacos cooler.