Located on Florida’s Space Coast, just south of the Kennedy Space Center, Cocoa Beach is a popular destination for beach bums, surfers, and families alike. There are also a wide variety of eateries that cater to just about everyone’s taste–here are a handful of spots that will satisfy all of your cravings.
The Tiny Turtle
This window-serve spot aims to satisfy all of your Caribbean cravings with delicious, inexpensive cuisine and colorful decor. Many of the dishes here include Sofrito, a traditional sauce made with peppers, onions, and garlic; try the nachos, salad, or bowl. The Burger Caribe, Grilled Mahi BLT, or Tripleta Sandwich (with pork, chicken, and ham) are among the other unique offerings.
Grab breakfast, lunch, or dinner at Barrier Jacks, a Cocoa Beach fixture for more than a decade now. Whether you’re in the mood for a seafood basket, a burger, or a quesadilla, you’re sure to find something appealing here.
Epic Burrito Co.
Specializing in unique wrapped delicacies, Epic Burrito Co. has perfected the art of the burrito. Try the WipeOut, with buffalo chicken, or the Twin Fin, with Mahi, rice, cabbage, and pineapple salsa. Not in the mood for their signature item? Grab a taco or quesadilla instead.
Authentic Cuban cuisine is on the menu at Cafe Playa, a hidden gem where everything is made to order. Big plates of grilled chicken, slow-roasted pork, shredded beef, and seared shrimp are served with rice and beans. Don’t miss the delicious Cuban coffee drinks and house-made desserts, like rice pudding or flan.
This low-key pub is popular with locals, who rave about the friendly service, fun atmosphere, and delicious chicken wings. You’ll find your standard bar fare here–nachos, chili cheese fries, fish ‘n chips–along with Mexican specialties, including tacos and quesadillas.
Head to Sunrise Diner for Greek, American, and Italian staples all day long. Start the morning right with eggs benedict, an omelet, or french toast. Later on, order one of the open-faced hot sandwiches or a hearty entree–staples such as meatloaf, fried chicken, or and pork chops all come with a potato, vegetable of the day, and a side salad or soup.