This theme restaurant not far from the Brooklyn East River waterfront (and maybe aimed at the high-rise condos along Williamsburg’s new Gold Coast) bills itself as a humble Baja-style seafood shack, but then fails in its attempt to emulate that sort of humble institution. Not that there aren’t lots of good things on the menu: We liked the fish taquitos, a raw oyster service of scintillating freshness (indeed, any of the raw bar selections are recommended), and the whole deep-fried sea bass stuffed with slaw. On the other hand, the bacon-wrapped octopus tentacle in a bun billed as an oceangoing hot dog, salad of lobster and watermelon, and cat-foody seafood enchiladas all struck us as awful.
Get the Things to Do Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly guide to events in New York, and never be bored again. With suggestions for every day of the week, our recommendations will keep you busy on any budget.
Rosarito Fish Shack is an establishment that, perhaps too cannily, mixes a pair of current trends into one restaurant package. The first is the mania for fish tacos, found on dozens of bistro, gastropub, and margarita-mill menus aro...