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Caracara Mexican Grill

4.5
1208 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 (Starting end of May 2021). 70 premium tequilas offered daily. Menu features traditional entrees including Iron Skillet Tacos and Enchiladas.
Special prix fixe dinner menu for $27.95 Mon-Wed. (Starting end of May 2021) Monday is Mojito drink spls; Tue is Taco Tuesday in Tequila lounge after 4pm. For a light lunch enjoy our salad and sandwich offerings as well tacos and enchiladas. Comfortable bar booths available as well as outdoor seating in season.

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 1208 people are saying
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4.6
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4.4
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJack
Philadelphia
449 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant on Long Island even for lunch!

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Lisa
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu offered really original food you would not ordinarily find at a typical Mexican restaurant. Everything was really outstanding. We will definitely be returning!

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LorraineM
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious and fresh and I asked the chef to alter my dish and he9

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing !! So was the service i can’t wait to go back !

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Had the paella, bland rice looked like it was Uncle Bens minute rice. Paella Valencia is supposed to be more seafood with a few charizo and chicken. This was all chicken pieces and charizo. 4 mussels and 4 mini shrimp with the rest being all Rice literally a plat piled high of all rice for $34. Def not worth it!
Had the tres leche my husband said it tasted like the Entenmann’s pound cake with milk poured on top. Needless to say we wont be back it was ok!

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RobertM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Restaurant had a smell of lacquer or stain. It was very overpowering. Food was good, drinks were good. Service was good. Shame the smell was so bad.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fun!

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vipJuan
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We hadn't been there since before the pandemic and realized how much we missed it. Dinner was wonderful as was the service. Everything was as we had remembered.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lorenzo was our waiter and I cannot say enough good things about him! He was attentive, he explained some of the meal options and was so so sweet! The food was spectacular, and the drinks were even better! Def recommend this place anytime!

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PeterV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service, food and atmosphere!

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LorraineR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 1st time going and would definitely return

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LynnW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have never been disappointed at CaraCara. Best margaritas in town!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The free Chips and salsa was the best thing we had!!!
I ordered the chicken tortilla soup, which had zero flavor. And one shred of chicken in it... no exaggeration.
Then on to the main course... ordered the chicken fajitas.. i believe they call it open skillet tacos or something.. terribly small portion for the price and again skimpy on the protein.. at best it was one chicken cutlet cut in pieces and a ton of cheese. Again.. lacking flavor...
Same scenario with my husband’s meal.. we will not be returning.. way over priced and not enough food... lacking all the flavor. Disappointed

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friendslunch
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outdoors. Service was excellent. Food was really good. I had salmon and it was cooked exactly how I requested. Top was nice and crispy. Only issue was mojito could have been stronger

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JerroldR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time at Caracara
We each had a margarita and shared some shrimp tacos
Great place, close to home
We shall return

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RobertC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Very disappointed. Order was delivered too soon after ordering. Rice and Beans were too hard/ undercooked. Entree was bland. Dessert (Flan) was burned on the bottom. Overall we felt rushed.

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AngellaM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great delicious food and you get a lot for your money

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vipShanaS
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Solid place for Mexican!! Always a good meal.

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SueC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been here several times and each visit is better every time! Attention to covid detail is clearly evident and the staff is polite and attentive. Tableside guacamole is terrific and the drinks superb! All 4 of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals with no complaints! Will be back again soon!!

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Chuck
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, currently due to COVID there’s a 1.5 hour max. Would have loved to have an extra hour of their margaritas

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vipnydiner
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was bland. We ordered skillet steak tacos and steak quesadilla. The steak was tender but needed more flavor. The quesadilla was not hot, the cheese was already gummy. They need to give the table more salsa. They use the smallest condiment ramekin instead of a proper bowl. The frozen margaritas could be better. Dinner was edible just not great.

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Ivan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant. Food was great. Would go again.

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BruceC
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding and the service was great. We asked our server for recommendations and both were spot on. We also got to meet one of the owners (Pete) and it was a pleasure to speak with him and the success of his establishment. This is our new go to Mexican Restaurant.

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Lonie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our waiter was great. Very accommodating and friendly. It was very noisy and packed but that’s expected for a Friday night. Overall food and staff were great

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vipJack
Philadelphia
449 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed. Super tortilla soup and perfect pollo relleno. As always, perfect service. Best restaurant on Long Island.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around very good

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JenniferG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed the actual food at the restaurant however, we were disappointed in the Mojito ‘s. They were premade and very short. Way too much ice. Upon ordering a second I requested less ice, but we’re still disappointed that they were not made fresh.

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GinaC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Good service.

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dano
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First timers. Will def be back. Loved the atmosphere. Fresh guacamole made table side is so good. Tacos were delicious and the beer was cold. Service was very good as well.

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Carol
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

wonderful atmosphere, great food, and friendly servers. All in all a fun night and a great restaurant! Will return.

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vipflave
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They Made my son’s birthday special!

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JessS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, friendly service. Always delicious food and drinks.

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Maybelline
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been coming here for 2 years and I love the ambiance. The food taste amazing and the drinks made by Pedro (Bartender) are the best mixtures I’ve had. Not strong, but not weak. Just perfect!!! His cucumber jalapeño margarita and coconut mojito are on point!!! 2 thumbs up!!!!

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Caracara
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the atmosphere of this restaurant. Food is delicious and at a great value

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vipSajniS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

While the food was good and out waiter was nice - the hostess was not. I booked for standard seating and was told when I arrived that only high tops were available. I noted that we had a standard seating but the hostess noted that parties of 2 were being seated at high tops near the bar at the moment - I obliged. However, 10 minutes later another couple was seated in the main dining room for a table for 2. I asked my waiter why and was told it was because they had a reservation (meanwhile so did I). It's disappointing to seen the range of care.

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Mrstriplem
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent food and drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Love the taco skillet and table side guacamole!

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vipSmish
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We felt rushed with the time limit. The food was a little salty and drinks had too much ice for the price. They should really offer pitchers of margaritas.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quiet birthday dinner - drinks and the food were excellent

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vipDonnaK
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service is always very good
We are never disappointed always excellent!

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 1208 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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