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Caracara Mexican Grill

4.4
836 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican / Southwestern
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Fun
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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Cuisines
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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Catering
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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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Street Parking and Municipal Parking Lots behind restaurant (Field 2) and across the Street.
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Entertainment
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.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 836 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We love Cara Cara for dinner time. We decided to give it a try for brunch. We were very happy. I think instead of giving taco chips and salsa for the table at brunch. Maybe put mini churros on the table for brunch. But over all food was delicious.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The food was amazing as usual! Everytime we go we try a new dish. Always great service . Waiter was very helpful in helping decide and also a big plus that he warned us of any allergies in a certain dish !!! Always a good time when we go here.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Lively upscale place with authentic food. Don’t leave without trying the carnitas.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

Guacamole was very good but everythibg else was just “okay”. I expected a better flavor especially with costs being a bit on the pricey side. Did not taste truly authentic.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Awesome drinks and food! Definitely going back soon!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The food we ordered was excellent as always and the service was excellent. The place is not cheap but worth the special occasion dinner once in a blue moon.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Went out on a date with my girlfriend this is a great place , definitely not a place for a first date cuz it’s loud but other wise the food is great and the service is great to , and on the plus side they make you fresh quac right in front of you and you get fresh chips also which are amazing.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great food - we got the seafood ceviche special, guacamole, fish tacos, shrimp tacos, sweet plantains.. rice & beans were interesting (they both could have used more spices/flavor) & then flan for dessert - the only things I would change is more sauce for the plantains (bc it was so good) & to keep the flan traditional (it was peach flavored-not bad, but not great) also jalepeno margarita and the Mexican Hefeweizen drinks were great, we’d definitely go again for some authentic Mexican, next time want to try the tamales :)
Service was great and attentive as well (think his name was chris)

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Absolutely delicious food! Fantastic service and beautiful ambiance!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food is consistently great here! The waiters/waitresses here are very attentive and always make great recommendations if asked. The peach sangria is amazing definitely worth checking out if you are in the area.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Girls night out was a great success! Food and atmosphere was great. The one man band unfortunately put us to sleep.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Took my best friend here for her Birthday. The staff was knowledgeable with excellent recommendations. The food was amazing had fresh guacamole made tableside over all amazing definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

It doesn’t get any better than CaraCara. This trip was superb shrimp ceviche and wonderful enchiladas suizas. As always the service was perfect.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Best restaurant on Long Island. Best table side guacamole on the planet. Also, just upgraded their already sensational chips and they are even better.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great food, great service. Will return.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Always an enjoyable evening. Food is very good and staff most professional and informative.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great food just a little pricey

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Always great service and delicious food here. Costs are reasonable as well. One of my favorites!

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1.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Food very bland. The $22 guacamole was horrible. No flavor. Sangria was lacking wine. This is definitely off my list

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Tables are close together. Can accommodate gluten free

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

As always, the drinks were on point and the food was delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

first time here and will absolutely be back. the food is incredibly good. fresh guacamole is some of the best I ever had. the steaks were awesome, seafood was great. service and drinks
were all excellent

top notch spanish/mexican food - a cut way above the rest - you have to try it.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Nice place to grab drinks. The food could be better.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

The restaurant was delicious and we were seated right away. We were given recommendations by our waiter and told all of the specials. We were given time to relax and eat and were not rushed.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

The food and our waiter Jimmy was outstanding! I would always ask for him to be our waiter again. Very knowledgeable of all the menu items and patient with us.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

food a bit bland but beautifully presented, Great service and atmosphere.
not for a foodie,,but it is a lively scene and the service was great

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Awesome place.
Great service. Love ittttt.
Good food

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Consistently good food and service

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Exellent food, great selection. More dessert options needed

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

The food was amazing as always

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Great food and service!!!!

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2.0Dined on February 19, 2018

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

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2.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Very nice restaurant for great Mexican food. Would return!

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

If you're looking for good Mexican food that isn't buried under a ton of sauce and refried beans and looking for something more authentic, then you got to try Caracara. The food is just so good as are the margaritas.
Try the guacamole, flautas and the short ribs.

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4.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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.

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