By Cristina Cuomo
K Pasa, Sag Harbor’s latest restaurant, isn’t just healthy tacos. The waterside location, with Danny Lawless’ hand-painted art on the walls, a bustling happy hour at the tequila bar, and the best priced restaurant meal in town, has added breakfast to its seven-days-a-week menu. Other than The American Hotel, Provisions, and the local coffee shops, there has been no ancillary neighborhood eatery to bring kids for breakfast in Sag Harbor until now. The taqueria lives up to its name—they know what the neighborhood needed and served it up.
Some of my taco favorites are the Lobster Not Roll with celery salsa; confit Peking duck with hoisin sauce, scallions and cucumber; and the vegetarian musts—a portobello mushroom taco with crispy kale and fontina, and the “Flower” taco with charred cauliflower, raisins and capers—are only $5 and $4 each. The gently spiced cucumber salad with black sesame seeds is a cooling, sweet complement to the savory spicy lamb or popcorn shrimp and chipotle crème tacos.
For breakfast, the scrumptious Cheese N Egg Bun with halloumi cheese, scrambled eggs, wilted super greens and red pepper relish—served on a brioche bun from Blue Duck Bakery—is a hearty offering. “It’s also served with bacon, as all good things in life should be,” says Tora Matsuoka, co-owner alongside taqueros Jeff Resnick of Sen, David Hart and Jesse Matsuoka. A healthier alternative—mushroom toast served on seven-grain bread with the house blend of seasonal mushrooms and fresh herbs, garnished with fresh microgreens, or the smashed-avocado toast—is perfect for any vegetable fanatic. A warm Sag Hash of sweet potato, sweet onion, spinach, tomato and poached eggs, or coconut milk Overnight Power Oats with energizing chia seeds and blueberries paired with fresh “Juicy” smoothies or K Pasa’s famous Bloody Mary, are perfect fall weekend fare. Open 8AM to 11PM Sunday through Thursday; 8AM to midnight Friday and Saturday; 631.800.8226; 2 Main St., Sag Harbor; 1-800-taco.com