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For 2
7:00 PM
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Caracara Mexican Grill

804 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican / Southwestern
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  • Casual
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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 tableside guacamole, great margaritas, mojitos and sangria. Specials are offered daily and happy hour is available Monday-Friday, 4pm-7pm in our tequila lounge featuring 60 premium tequilas. Our dinner menu features traditional entrees including Iron Skillet Tacos and Enchiladas.
Special prix fixe dinner menu for $19.95 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. 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Mexican / Southwestern, Mexican
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12 noon - 3:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 3:30pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12 noon - 4:00pm
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Phone number
(516) 777-2272
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Daniel Mendoza
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We offer a catering menu for you to pick up as well as full catering and service staff for your home or private venue.
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Parking details
Street Parking and Municipal Parking Lots behind restaurant (Field 2) and across the Street.
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Please check website for occasional live music in tequila lounge including live jazz.
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Special events & promotions
Always willing to consider all requests.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 804 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Dopp79 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Great food and service!!!!

2.0  Dined 4 days ago

I’ve been to CaraCara several times and this my least favorite experience.
The food was just so so.
Service was okay...nothing special

OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
2.0  Dined 6 days ago

Very disappointed with my meal....the guacamole was very salty..

Katt (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Very nice restaurant for great Mexican food. Would return!

AlanaA (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Food was ok, tasty! The egg brunch was not the best I’ve had nor the best thing on the menu. I prefer the apps like chicken rollitos or mole. The guac was overpriced at $22 but good and fun served table side. The fried ice cream was the worst I’ve ever had to be honest. Drinks and service were very good. Sangria was delicious !! Atmosphere is very nice and cozy! Overall bill was fairly priced for a Sunday brunch date.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Only problem was it was extremely overcrowded. There were extra tables added everywhere and there was literally no room to move because of that. The servers were having a difficult time getting to the tables they were attending, and were frequently getting bumped and spilling things. But under the circumstances, the staff was handling it like pros, they had their smiles and were doing everything to make it right.

MichaelS (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

third time at this restaurant. my wife and i had the empanadas and ceviche as appetizers. both were excellent. we both ordered the carne asada for entree. was also delicious. have enjoyed this restaurant. only downside is its very small. when you are 2 people you get a small table and privacy is diminished as the table for 2 next to us is basically right next to you almost as if you're together. won't stop me from going back.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

My overall experience was a four. I would have given it a five. However, the seating arrangement is very tight. If your wearing a heavy winter coat you have to fold it under you and sit on it. When the servers are making the guacamole at the table or others they occasionally run up along your chair with the cart. Great food just need to reorganize the seating

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Thanks for having great food. It is always consistent. Service was below average this time? This had never happened before, but the food and ambiance made up for it.? Will be back soon.

Donald (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

food was excelent service was poor had a reservation and waited a long time to be seated people were walking in after I was waiting for a long time after my reservation time and were seated before us after we were seated we waited a long time for our waiter to come to the table to take a drink order. our waiter was very did go out of his way to make things better and explained he was sorry for the wait that he was really backed up . after that every thing was great