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Caracara Mexican Grill

4.5
1173 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 1173 people are saying
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JenniferG
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
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Good service.

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dano
New York Area
4 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
1 review
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
5 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
2 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
4 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
2 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
12 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent food and drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 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
24 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
51 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love this place, the food is amazing, def coming back 😁

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vipJack
Philadelphia
440 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous ceviche! Perfect chips! Extraordinary paella. Best restaurant on Long Island.

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vipRebeccalovesfood65
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had been to this restaurant pre-covid a few times and it was jammed packed with live music playing, was sad to go back and seeit at 1/2 capacity. We started with the table side fresh Guacamole with chips, it was very good. Then we ordered 2 dishes: Shrimp Tacos and The Scallops Tropical. Both dishes were delicious. We also ordered a side of Brussel Sprouts which were interesting, Ive had better. For dessert we had something with Bananas and cream cheese, this wouldn't have been the choice I would have made, but it was good if you love creamy dessert dishes. We were beyond stuffed, the service was good, I loved the decor, management was very attentive and made sure to tell us the Covid protocol as we entered the establishment.

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Rcgibson
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent find !! Guacamole great, made right in front of us. Tacos .. Thumbs up !! Worth trying out !! Michaeladas were awesome !!

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vipJoyceL
New York Area
135 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We ordered Guacacole it was made at the table, and since we have had it here before was looking forward to it, don't know why, it was tasteless, there absolutely was something missing, since I love Avocado, we ate it, but would not order it again here. The entrees were tasty and good.

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ConstentinaB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing says Birthday Celebration like margaritas and queso fundito!

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WineNdine
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Walked in to 2 used masks on the floor. Stopped in the bathroom before we were seated for dinner. Bathroom was filthy and in need of a face list. One stall was completely overflown with toilet paper. It was evident the restroom was not serviced for some time. Asked for a high top table on open table and was seated at a regular table. We have been going here for years and sad to see this place is going down hill. No Mexican music playing for the vibe. It was rather boring for a Friday night. I did take into effect Covid but doesn’t hurt to have some upbeat music. The waiters mask was constantly falling below his nose which caused him to touch it multiple times as he made our guacamole. The food has changed so much. My favorite was the blue corn calamari. It now looks like greasy little scraps. We always got the pitcher of sangria. For $40 it is sooo not worth it. They fill the pitcher to the brim with ice and pour a pre made mixture. It tasted like pure water and zero alcohol. I left feeling underwhelmed and disappointed that we wasted $120 on junk.

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BobF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter, Rob, was attentive, humorous, and polite. Our food was very good (enchiladas suizas, braised short rib) and the margaritas were well done. Slightly expensive, IMO, like Besito, but a good dinner nevertheless.

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vipAnthonyR
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food & service! can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great.

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vipAuntKayee
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious. The Waitress made some suggestions about our choices and we are so happy that we listened to her.
Can't wait to come back!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

I like the place and I’ve been a few times before but this time the waiter was being rude telling us that the restaurant close at 9 when its not true also they make us wait a long time to get our order

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food was very bland.

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vipSamS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The drinks were great. We ordered skillet tacos. The pork ones were pure fat & the steak ones were also very fatty. There were 2 waiters & the manager was sitting at the bar drinking. It took forever to get a second drink / our check.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Nice ambience. Yummy cocktails & Delicious food!!! A+++

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my absolute favorite restaurants! Authentic and delicious food and drinks. Never disappoints

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Eimee
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Second time we decided to eat here because the first time the food and service were amazing. This time around the service was not the same, their was no lime for guacamole, no hot sauce only mild sauce and the waitress who attended us didn’t really give us any options. Overall the food was okay.

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CathyP
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was a 10!
Of special note was the Iron Skillet Tacos, the fried plantains and the table made guacamole.
Awesome!

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YvetteJ
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food presentation, taste and service was excellent including fabulous cucumber margarita drink made by Mr. Pedro.

One of may favorite spot now.

Thank you Caracara Mexican restaurant see you soon :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, great ambiance and good sangria!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food is not great. I would say less than average.
Salsas had no taste.
My pulpo had guacamole that looked aged (black)
Nothing really impressive not even the margaritas

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FeedtheChildren
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Flavorless. Dry. COLD. Food tasted stale if it had any flavor at all. Baby octopus was disgusting desiccated and stale I was scared to breathe when they put it in front of me. Nothing tasted fresh. No authentic Mexican dishes. Even the beans were stale. Even the salsa was watery and flavorless. Not fit to serve in a convalescence home. Oh, and the menus were dirty too! You will need to order many cocktails to get through this joke of a meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were amazing, guacamole made right by table side was so delicious as well as the tacos. Very accommodating for people with special food requests and our waiter was fantastic

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RachaelK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New year’s eve

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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 1173 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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