After a long, hot day in Prospect Park, I didn't want to go too far for food, so my BF & I ambled down the hill to Rachel's Taqueria (408 5th Avenue, between 7th & 8th Streets, 718-788-1137) for some drinks & tacos. We were seated in the back room, complete with Mayan murals and something on one section that looked like a power plant gone bad.
I started out with the Watermelon Mojito from the specials menu that was an impulse buy and something I regretted later. Made with Midori, it had that unmistakeably airplane-bathroom-smell taste, sickly sweet and just weird. The mint was nice though.
For my dinner, I ordered two tacos; one fish and one carne asada. Both were tasty, substantially filled and fresh. Topped with shredded lettuce and salsa, each on two small corn tortillas, they were the perfect amount of food. And from the a la carte menu, you can mix and match depending on your cravings.
My BF got a taco dinner; three tacos, your choice, which come with rice and beans and a small salad. He picked one spinach, one corn and one carne asada. The tacos were great - the corn came from a can, but wasn't mushy, and the spinach was fresh and flavorful, as was the meat. The rice was standard and the beans were fine.
All in all it was a good meal. The service was attentive and sweet (our waitress called everyone "darlings" or "sweeties"), and everything was basically as expected. Just stick to the standard Margaritas!