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Caracara Mexican Grill

4.6
1239 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 $28.95 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1239 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.7
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MikeM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent, great staff, good date night spot.

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CathyB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice night out with my daughter. Great food and drinks

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willb
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and food will go back in the future for another dinner date with my wife

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MrsF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing meal as always !

AZ
AngelZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous staff and food

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vipfoody
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good, but not enough gluten free choices.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating, great service, and delicious food

SJ
SharonJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

pretty decor, exceptional menu options, not the typical mexican restaurant choices, yummy margaritas!

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Essie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! The food, service and ambiance. Kevin, our server, was attentive and friendly! Definitely recommend for all occasions: date night, hang outs, family gatherings, etc.

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vipsteven
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

A bit pricey for Mexican food..service was great..

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very noisy. As soon as we were seated, the hostess told us to limit the time of our meal to no more than 90 min. Nice greeting.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in CaraCara and YOU have to go! Amazing food, and drinks. Service was delightful and made us feel welcomed, we definitely will be back again.

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DebraG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were seated promptly at a perfect table for 5 in the corner. Drinks were served promptly and waiter was terrific. All food orders were correct and the food was great. Waiter realized it was a birthday and brought out the sombrero for a happy birthday singalong. All in all a terrific meal with excellent service

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KevinM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

An excellent Mexican restaurant. Owner was there and attentive. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding.

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GardenCityMom222
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family dinner in a COVID safe place with attention to detail and fresh ingredients. Beautiful ambiance and social distance. Highly recommend!
You are warmly greeted and immediately served warm chips with tomatillos and salsa. Our server Keven was very knowledgeable to assist us in trying something new for our entrees. We loved the Nacho platter which had the freshest house made guacamole, fresh tomatoes, house made black bean,and authentic cheese, even for 4! Our picky young man loved steak quesadillas customized for him, and left nothing on his plate!
I enjoyed fresh sautéed spinach, grilled street corn and Camerones tropical and fresh and healthy with light sauce.
My husband loved marinated skirt steak, with a cheesy side, house made rice, black beans.
We were served quickly on a Saturday night but not rushed, with constant attention to service and COVID safety.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Bar service absolutely horrible. Drinks were not made correctly. Dinner tasted great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time- very impressed with everything. Food was outstanding, had a few cocktails with dinner and dessert that were all great. Great vibe- we’ll def be back.

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DonnaK
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Would definitely go back. Food was very good. Kevin, our waiter, was excellent.

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vipJosephT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Not happy with the food. Myself and 1 other ordered the special fish Hallibut. It was obviously precooked and tough as nails. The server was new and inexperienced so we didn’t want to bother him. It was very disappointing since my wife and I had been there before and everything was good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was outstanding. The food was absolutely delicious. We will be back.

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vipveedeee
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here often for the excellent drinks and the authentic Mexican food. The service is always good and it is decorated with authentic decor.

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CatherineG
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I’ve been there before and the food was delicious, but it was not good this time. The staff was excellent

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lightning is Just a little dark for my liking

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vipStephanieS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorites! Been coming for years. The staff never disappoints and food is always delicious. Carne asada is my go to!

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MaureenG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Everything was mostly great...but the sangria was sub par. No fruit, in fact it just tasted like sweet, weak wine.

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PaulP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food quality was very good! We enjoyed what we ordered (chicken tacos, chicken Quesadillas, and the mixed iron skillet tacos)
However the value/ quantity for the price was disappointing!
The $11 sangria was in a smaller glass than i recall from our previous visit and it was 3/4 ice
The guacamole was small as well (only one avocado) as was the side dishes of rice and beans
Also, at $8 the Mexican corn side dish was expensive for just 1 full cob!
I was also surprised that they did not offer more variety of tacos (eg no traditional chopped beef, steak or pork options, just chicken, shrimp and fish)
Lastly, my wife is celiac and cannot eat gluten. While there are several GF options on the menu they should offer GF nachos
I would suggest even having store bought bagged GF nachos, along with their homemade nacho chips, for those with gluten allergies at a wholesale cost so that they can enjoy a nacho platter or guacamole appetizer

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vipJack
Philadelphia
463 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sensational tortilla soup! Perfect pollo relleno. Spot on service. Best restaurant on Long Island.

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vipJack
Philadelphia
463 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant on Long Island. Super service! Perfect guacamole.

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KevinS
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Food is good but not good enough to be that expensive

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vipLionelTwain18
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forgot how much I enjoy this gem of a restaurant. I love the interior and the service and food was great

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hosted colleagues from across NYS. Everyone couldn't stop raving about the service and meal. Everything was excellent!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great

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SarahM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the staff is extremely friendly and accommodating. Great food too!

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Alison
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed everything about it. It was exactly what I want out of a Mexican place. Not too quiet. Not rushed, some may say slow but my wife and I were on a date night and enjoyed not being pushed out the door. We sat at the high tops near the bar and the bartenders did a great job balancing the bar and the tables. Food and drinks were great.

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vipDavekop
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner. Manager was awesome and attentive. Food was delicious and big portions. Drinks were fab. The habanero sauce was crazy hot but well worth it

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Cotton
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cadillac Margaritas were delicious. Service a tad slow but very pleasant. Food and drinks came out super fast, made me wonder if they were pre-made. Would recommend and go again.

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Jacki
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Caracara is a go to when you want the real thing. Margaritas are spot on and the food is beyond the usual street taco place. Best tamales ever! The iron skillet tacos are yummy too. Plenty of room inside but we like to grab a table outside if available.

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JackieH
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Just getting back out after COVID. Very loud and too dark.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Nothing is fresh here, you pay for fresh but you don’t get it. Go elsewhere

FAQs

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

Caracara Mexican Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 1239 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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