Rolling waves and perfectly rolled burritos—you’ll find the best of both in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches.  After a day shredding waves, or even just lounging in the sun, locals know a bite from A1A Burrito Works Taco Shop really hits the spot. Surfers swarm to this low-key taco stand, where you’ll find some of the best burritos and tacos in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches.

A1A Burrito Works is steps from the water, so flip-flop clad feet can go from beach to burrito-in-hand in mere minutes. The building itself is small at just 250 square feet, with blue-hued wavy shingles and windows trimmed in a vibrant pop of red—a teaser for the burst of flavors that await tastebuds. Order inside, then proceed back out to wait around the smattering of picnic tables. Without frills or pretense, this taco shop passes the Flagler Beach vibe check.

While the mood might be mellow—the flavors are anything but. Centered around Baja Mexican cuisine, the ingredients and seasonings are bright and bold. The menu is short but customizable. First, you’ll want to decide your protein, choosing between land and sea options. For land, pick from traditional meats like ground and shredded beef, chicken, and green chili pork. For seafoodies, shrimp and mahi mahi are on the menu. Then you’ll want to select your style—“The Works” or “Baja.” We suggest the Baja” style, with toppings like cilantro, onion, lime, cabbage, baja sauce, and salsa. Be sure to pick your spice level—from mild to spicy hot.

Once you’ve settled on the protein and style, pick your vessel. Handhelds like tacos, burritos and quesadillas are portable favorites—order and eat while you explore quirky Flagler Beach. Or opt for hearty nachos, crunchy tostadas, and burrito bowls. Make your meal complete with sides of rice and beans, chips and queso, guacamole, or salsa.

While you can’t go wrong with any of the options at this casual Mexican restaurant, there’s one menu item that’s become an iconic staple—the U.F.O. The Unidentified Food Object is an out-of-this-world (pun intended) combination of a tostada, burrito, and taco. A soft flour tortilla is topped with beans, cheese, homemade Pico de Gallo, lettuce, a drizzle of Baja sauce, and a tostada shell, wrapped into a tidy round package, and grilled. It’s a perfect meld of crunchy, chewy, and cheesy.  A1A Burrito Works Taco Shop Owner Nicolas Kimball says the eatery has sold enough U.F.O.s to go “from the earth to the moon, like twenty times.” 

For some of the yummiest burritos and tacos in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches, be sure to hit up the original A1A Burrito Works Taco Shop in Flagler Beach or its sister location in Palm Coast.