Caracara Mexican Grill

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1053 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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/brunch and dinner serving table-side guacamole, great margaritas, mojitos and sangria. Specials are offered daily and happy hour is available Monday-Friday, 4pm-7pm in our tequila lounge featuring 70 premium tequilas. Our dinner menu features traditional entrees including Iron Skillet Tacos and Enchiladas.
Special prix fixe dinner menu for $23.95 offered Sunday - Tuesday. Meatless Monday dinner specials offered every week; Wednesday night we offer half-priced sangria pitchers and bottles of wine to all dinner guests and Thursday night is ladies night in Tequila Lounge after 7pm. For a light lunch enjoy our salad and sandwich offerings as well as The Caracara Express Lunch Menu. Comfortable bar booths available as well as outdoor seating in season.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Will be open until 8:30 offering regular menu with specials. Will be selling gift cards of any denomination all day.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Will be serving our regular menu with specials until 9pm. Will open New Years day at 2 pm serving our dinner menu all day.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 1053 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service5ambience4

Food was ok.. even without the restaurant week special the overall cuisine was not as authentic as I had imagined.

c
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We visited on a Friday night during restaurant week. the food was very good and service was excellent! Noise level was a bit high and seating was a little close but we enjoyed our visit and would definitely go back

MD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Brian was excellent waiter. Quality and presentation of food very good

KM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall we had a great time, but it was very loud. Would come back again..

R
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Caracara and it won't be our last! Food was delicious, really delicious, drinks were great, service was perfect too! The restaurant and bar were very busy but we didn't feel rushed nor did we feel negatively impacted as a result. Will make it a go to place for delicious food.

AB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful brunch at Caracara. Excellent service and we weren’t rushed at all. I highly recommend this restaurant!! I will definitely be back!

J
Philadelphia
395 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic ceviche follow Ed by a sensational entree carne tampiquena. As always service was perfect. Best restaurant on Long Island.

J
Philadelphia
395 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely spectacular tableside guacamole! Superb carne asada! Perfect service! What more could one ask for?!?! Best restaurant on Long Island!

LT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice decor, food was good but just served a little too quickly.

AH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was good as well as food. Price was fair. We like the village of Farmingdale

B
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Food was ok but felt very rushed. Ordered our food and it came within 10 minutes of the app which came 5 minuets after ordering. Food was ok but nothing amazing.

JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were impeccable! I had the fish and hubby had steak...delish! The coffee was also very good.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were there for my daughters 21st Birthday. There were 11 of us. Service was very good. Food was terrific. Really enjoyed it.

RF
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Over all we had a very pleasant experience however we all felt that in some aspects, it was lacking. We all assumed that salsa would come with the pre-appetizer chips however this was not the case. We all felt considering other mexican/latin restaurants that it is customary to provide dipping sauces or a plain salsa. I inquired about queso blanco for the chips but the waiter informed me that there was none however when the appetizer nachos came to the table, they were covered with queso blanco. Other items that fell short were the plantains, no one at the table cared for them. The tortilla soup was "strange" in that we expected something else, instead it was more of a puree poured onto pile of ingredients in the bowl. I felt that the chef may not have been feeling good that evening as food lacked the gusto we felt it had when we had our first dinner at this establishment.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious food and service. High quality

DT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Guacamole was delicious! Tamales great! Drinks good! Service terrific!

OT
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The guacamole was OUT OF THIS WORLD. Great service and fun atmosphere.

EG
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was okay. Appetizers were wonderful. Food was average on the dry and bland side. Drinks were fine.

g
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was fair. Dinner for 4 with a bowl of Guacamole was $115. In my opinion too pricey for soft tacos and guacamole. I won't be back,

B
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service was great

J
Philadelphia
395 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant on Long Island! I never miss a chance to visit CaraCara when i’m In the area! This evening the ceviche was superb as was the paella. Best service you can find anywhere.

J
Philadelphia
395 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE BEST TABLESIDE GUACAMOLE ON THE PLANET! Everything they do at CaraCara is awesome but especially the guacamole. Also, the serving staff is absolutely top notch.

KD
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was okay but there were so many flies. We were constantly swatting the flies away and could not enjoy our meals.

B
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience1

The service was amazing! We all enjoyed our meals. However the place is currently having an issue with fruit flies.We spent most of the night swatting them away. The manger sent desert over even though we said we did not want it. We dine there often via Opentable reservations, at the bar and walk in. We were disappointed in the pumpkin beer as well. We left very disappointed in this evenings experience.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service!

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a large group for Saturday brunch. The food was good and service was great.

TM
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was amazing, although the rice and beans was not a favorite. I wish the music was louder so you can not hear the other customers conversations. service was amazing.

NE
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good service, all our entries and drinks were very good. It was little noisy, but got quieter later. They didn’t rush us to leave after we were done, one thing I appreciate the most.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It was great food was great as well as the drinks!

D
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Solid food and service as always.

DM
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Twice the service help picked napkins directly off the floor and placed them on folks and plates.

They do not clean the table. Bean, rice chips and mics food for messy Mexican food dishes dope on to the table while we eat. The waitress and bus boy egnored it even with we ask to clean the table. (They removed our water glass which we were still using). When desert was brought to the table it was placed directly into the beans and chips. The plate was not even level do to the food it was on. When we move it the food was truly unpleasant. If the was a standard inexpensive Mexican restaurant we would have cleaned it ourselves, but this is reportly an "upscale" Mexican restaurant and the lake of training and professionalism makes our return unlikely.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great service. Great food. Great atmosphere. Our waiter James was wonderful. The side table guacamole delicious!! The iron skillet carnitas!!! My new favorite! Thanks for the recommendation James!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food and service were abysmal

j
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought out of town quests with us... they were most impressed with the ambiance, the menu uniqueness, the quality of the food! Another win win for CaraCara.

J
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought our niece from Greece ! What a great time
Food was fabulous, she even forgot her sweater Peter brought the sweater all the way to garden city !
What a great guy what a great restaurant 😊
Trella!

MT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We have been to Caracara Grill twice and loved it both times. It has fast become our go to for upscale Mexican. Highly recommend.

RJ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

First time there, definitely will be back again. Nothing fancy but a solid neighborhood restaurant that delivers on what counts, good food and service.

DV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The service was great. The drinks and food were great

e
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cara Cara is never a disappointment. The staff is friendly, attentive and aims to please! The food is always delicious and the portions are good sized. One of our favorites!

BS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fun evening! We all loved our meal and drinks! Service was great too! We’ll be back soon!

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