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Caracara Mexican Grill, Farmingdale, NY
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Caracara Mexican Grill

4.5
4.5
1395 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican / Southwestern
Caracara serves authentic, upscale Mexican food in a comfortable setting. Couples, families and singles will feel at home in our dining room or tequila lounge. We are open seven days a week for lunch and dinner serving table-side guacamole, great margaritas, mojitos and sangria. Specials are offered daily and happy hour is Monday-Friday, 4pm-6pm in the tequila lounge. Our tequila list includes 70 premium tequilas. Menu features traditional entrees including Tamales, Iron Skillet Tacos and Enchiladas as well as our own innovative items such as Pollo Relleno.
Special prix fixe dinner menu for $29.95 Monday-Wednesday. (Starting September 2021) Tuesday is Taco Tuesday in Tequila lounge 4-6pm. Comfortable bar booths available as well as outdoor seating in season.
Lunch Menu served Monday - Friday 12n-3pm; Dinner Menu Served Monday - Friday after 3pm and Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican / Southwestern, Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (516) 777-2272
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Brandon Wilson
  • Catering
    We offer a party menu for you to consider for parties up to70 guests in our dining room on available days as well as full catering and service staff for your home or private venue.
  • Private party facilities
    We offer bridal and baby showers, wedding rehearsal dinners and all other occasions. Generally we do not book events Friday and Saturday evenings.
  • Neighborhood
    Farmingdale
  • Cross street
    Prospect Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking and Municipal Parking Lots behind restaurant (Field 2) and across the Street.
  • Public transit
    LIRR: Ronkonkoma line - Farmingdale stop
  • Entertainment
    Please check website for occasional live music in tequila lounge including live jazz.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,395 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

1,395 Reviews
  1. JohnP

    New York City

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great. My server was training a new server and they both did a great job. Food was top notch and delicious. Would recommend this to anyone looking to go out and experience some good food and drink.

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  2. salp

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service as always. That is why we are regular customers.

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  3. LoriA

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The overall experience was good - tortilla chips were fresh, chicken quesadilla was good. Big portions for the price.

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  4. FLAMINGO

    New York City

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Very dissatisfying- poor service - long Time Before waiter asked for app order - when asked for app recommendation waiter was unhelpful- meal order was incorrect and waiter interaction made it more frustrating - additionally one steak was requested well done - came out rare had to be sent back - corrected meals were brought out too late to eat together -half way thru meal Steak knives were brought out too late to use - Place is overcrowded w too many tables where staff is unable to pass without impeding on table space - waiter did not understand wanting to split the bill evenly w 2 forms of payments - very frustrating unfortunately will not be returning -

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  5. DavidL

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food at reasonable prices. Relatively loud in the dining area. Quieter in the bar area.

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  6. ChristineH

    New York State

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious!! You’ll never be disappointed eating here

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very expensive for small portions. Food was delicious though. Server was very friendly and attentive. Drinks were weak feels like alcohol might be watered down.

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  8. salp

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great but the service was a little off this time.

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  9. StephanieC

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter Josh was great! Food was excellent! Drinks are made strong!😁

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  10. josephf

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of favorite restaurants! Always consistently great!

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  11. LBNYgal

    New York City

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time and it definitely lived up to the reviews I read! My husband and a friend of ours absolutely loved it from beginning with warm and lightly salted chips and delish salsas (one red and one verde), then table side guacamole, that was expertly prepared and perfectly seasoned by our wonderful waitress (and bartender), Kerry! We enjoy straight tequila, and Caracara has a wide variety of choices for reasonable prices. Hurray! My husband started with a fantastic, rich chicken and tortilla soup. I tasted it and made him leave leftovers so I could have some today (just heated and enjoying while writing this - it was just as delicious as yesterday!). Our friend swooned over his Res a la Plancha (similar to fajita) - he can’t wait to go back. I had shrimp tacos - perfectly cooked and seasoned with great textures and flavor. Yum! After having his soup, hubby had a salad and chicken breast which was simple and great! Our meals came with a side of black beans and rice. Perfection! All leftovers came home - not a scrap left on the plate! We will most definitely be going back!!! ❤️

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! Always love Cara Cara! Guac is on point!

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  13. Truefoodie

    New York City

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good was excellent as usual and our server pedro was outstanding. We have dined here very often, it’s one of our faves.

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  14. DanaM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was our first time there food, drinks and service were excellent. Will definitely be back!

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  15. GinaS

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience. Never have been disappointed.

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  16. Nikolai

    New York City

    232 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    232 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent menu with lots to choose from. Service was excellent. Try the table side made guacamole!

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  17. Mamas

    New York City

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Great price. Perfect location and parking.

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  18. WilliamNY

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent food and a great experience. If you can’t decide between res a la plancha (grilled hanger steak) or pollo (chicken) they’ll let you choose them both for the win!

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  19. BonnieG

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was wonderful.. We will be back! 👍

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  20. PeterS

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Server told us the guacamole we ordered was enough for 5. It was barely enough for two. Has to order another one. My steak was rare despite asking for it medium well. My friend’s was very rare as well. My friends wine tasted off. We both agreed. Sent it back. The server lacked finesse The ambiance was non existent. I felt like I was eating at Applebees Would not return.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Staff members couldn’t be nicer. Dining room is attractive and comfortable. Really nice chips and two salsas! Unfortunately, that’s where the good news ends. The food was not good. Queso fundido appetizer was supposed to be served hot and gooey, but arrived lukewarm and pasty. Not cooked to the point of the ingredients combining as they should. Main courses much worse. Chicken poblano had nice flavorful mushroom sauce, but the rolled chicken was apparently deep fried, dry as a bone (and actually had small bone inside that I could have choked on). Even so, I ate almost all of it because the other food was even worse. Chicken mixtos was not edible. Raw uncooked onions and just cold. Had to be returned. Dessert was actually quite nice. Tres leche cake was well presented with lots of leche, whipped cream and caramel. Coffee was excellent. Top of the line Cadillac Margaritas were also very good, though quite skimpy portions served. We ordered a second round. In fairness to Caracara it was a busy Saturday night. Never a good idea to judge any restaurant on their Saturday performances. But, I can assure you this was really bad cooking, which seemed to be a result of the kitchen not giving enough effort to actually cook anything. Deep frying chicken is ok if your name is Colonel Sanders. But, deep frying as a tool to move main courses quickly to a table is a bad decision. I must also say, I am clearly in the minority with this review. The place was packed with young happy patrons who all seemed to be enjoying themselves. If you’re looking for a fun night out Caracara might be a good choice, albeit with mediocre food. Dinner for two adults and one child ended up $200 with tax and tip. A bit insulting.

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  22. DavidG

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    People and the food are both the most authentic around. Everything is really great from the start with the specialty drinks to the table side guacamole prepared to your specifications to the amazing main dishes and delicious deserts.

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  23. ScotH

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overpriced decent food . Place used to be much better. The margaritas are 14 dollars for basically 3 sips

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was amazing absolutely Amazing just a great place to go.

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  25. nancyg

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great place to indulge your love of Mexican food. This eatery is top shelf in atmosphere, food and service elevating what is the norm for this type of fare.

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  26. EricS

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was outstanding. A nice authentic Mexican experience. We will definitely be back

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  27. Jack

    Philadelphia

    514 reviews

    5.0

    514 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    CaraCara continues to be my favorite restaurant on all of Long Island. As usual, the tortilla soup was superb and the pollo relleno was fantastic. The service was perfect as always. Can’t wait until my next visit.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service great- food was delicious. Love the green sauce. Rice and beans were tasty but could have been served hotter. My only complain but not really bc everything else do great

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious! Great setting in the restaurant

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The server was very attentive! Would definitely go back again.

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  31. rkeats

    New York City

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Big fan of the food at CaraCara. Service is good too.

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  32. MichelleC

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about Caracara Mexican Grill was amazing. The atmosphere, staff and food were aces. The freshly made guacamole was outstanding.

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  33. Parrot

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have eaten here man times and it is one of our favorites. The service and food are always terrific. I told the waitress it was our son ‘s and daughter in law’s anniversary and the waitress brought us glasses of champagne. That was such a nice touch.

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  34. Chief

    New York City

    28 reviews

    2.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Thinking we would try something different, we went to Caracara for some old time Mexican food. Unfortunately, it was smothered with cheese and was very mediocre - even the chips were tasteless. The waiter was attentive, but maybe too much, because there were very few patrons in the house. All in all, a disappointing experience.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about Cara Cara is consistently great. I just wish they served their salads in bowls instead of on a plate.

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  36. MarkG

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tableside guacamole was outstanding. Overall service was very good.

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  37. KevinM

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All four of us had outstanding meals. Love the Guac! Our server, Karina, was excellent.
    Caracara Mexican GrillResponded on June 24, 2023
    Thanks very much for your comments!

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  38. Itche

    New York City

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The presentation of the food was wonderful as was the quality and taste of the dishes. A group of tables near us occupied by ladies who were feeling very happy made conversation difficult but otherwise all very good

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  39. MichelleA

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The drinks margaritas were delicious. Our server James was excellent! And the food was delicious too!

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  40. Carole

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service are always the best! Absolutely delicious!

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FAQs

Caracara Mexican Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 777-2272.

Caracara Mexican Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 1395 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Caracara Mexican Grill

354 Main Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Prospect Street
  • Neighborhood
    Farmingdale
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican / Southwestern, Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking and Municipal Parking Lots behind restaurant (Field 2) and across the Street.
  • Public transit
    LIRR: Ronkonkoma line - Farmingdale stop
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Brandon Wilson
  • Entertainment
    Please check website for occasional live music in tequila lounge including live jazz.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (516) 777-2272
  • Catering
    We offer a party menu for you to consider for parties up to70 guests in our dining room on available days as well as full catering and service staff for your home or private venue.
  • Private party facilities
    We offer bridal and baby showers, wedding rehearsal dinners and all other occasions. Generally we do not book events Friday and Saturday evenings.
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