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Caracara Mexican Grill

4.4
805 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican / Southwestern
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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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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 805 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

The food was amazing as always

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Dopp79 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great food and service!!!!

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KevinO 
2.0  Dined 7 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

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
2.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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

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

Very nice restaurant for great Mexican food. Would return!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was great. Had a reservation and sat right o time. Restaurant was packed. It gets real tight. Service was good but was sport. The wait staff would be all over and then gone and then back. All in all we will go back again

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Karebear (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

This was our first visit to Caracara Mexican Grill and thoroughly enjoyed it. We ordered from the Restaurant Week menu and weren’t disappointed. Everything was great and we would definitely go back again.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Guacamole was okay. Missing cilantro and lime. Salad was good. Dressing was tasty. Ambiance and service was exceptional. They tried to accommodate everyone.

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vipJack (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

How many different superlatives are there in describing a restaurant?!?! CaraCara is simply the best restaurant on Long Island! The finest ingredients make every choice on the creative menu outstanding. In all the times I have dined there I have never had a meal that was less than excellent.

On top of the extraordinary authentic cuisine, the staff is the best trained most responsive group anywhere.

I can’t wait for my next opportunity to visit CaraCara

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Mbar (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Service was good. We were seated quickly and the waiter did a good job. The restaurant wasn't crowded so it was easy to talk. A good experience.

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vipkrismis1 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

Wait staff very friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. Food very good. My wife wasn’t happy with one of the items on her entree. With no questions asked, replaced it with another of her choice. Never disappointed here.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

This Resturant is a gem with Great food!! And good service!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Love this place. Food is delicious. Great for families, date night, & groups. Always accommodating & fantastic drink menu

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Great food , great service and great atmosphere.
Win win!!
Our go to spot. Must try.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

lousy experience, my enchalada mixtas was oversaturated with sauce that made it a mess and ineditable. My daughter had tacos with ground beef which were plain and tasteless. The chips were way too salty

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Patty (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Guacamole and margaritas were exceptional!!
Very loud!!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Caracara is definitely one of the gems on Main Street Farmingdale. Food is always fresh and delicious and the Margarita's are yummy. We have never been disappointed.

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Foodie9876 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Had a really enjoyable experience at CaraCara Grill the other night. The food was delicious. It was hard to choose what to order. I appreciate that the menu lists which dishes contain common allergens.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Had a nice dinner there 12/16/17. Good empanadas followed by a cracklings pork skillet dish. We didn’t order dessert but they gave us some churros with dipping sauces that were really good.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

I hadn’t been here for a while but went for lunch this last Saturday with family. The menu was not as large as dinner but the options they offered were really good. I have to say I haven’t had a bad meal here since they opened.

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vipJack (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 13, 2017

Sensational!! As usual the ceviche was spectacular! Tonight I tried a menu option I had never had before Enchiladas Mixtas. It was awesome!! As is always the case the service was perfect. When I talk about CaraCara I run out of superlatives.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on December 11, 2017

Mex food here is excellent. My food had a bit too much onion for my taste, but all other meals were well liked, especially the short rib.

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vipJack (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 11, 2017

Best restaurant on Long Island. I am a frequent diner at CaraCara for good reason. Everything is excellent. Tonight’s ceviche was superb. For my entree I enjoyed outstanding pollo relleno. As always, the service was impeccable. Can’t wait until my next visit to CaraCara.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Decent mexican

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