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Caracara Mexican Grill

4.5
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1122 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 table-side guacamole, great margaritas, mojitos and sangria. Specials are offered daily and happy hour is Monday-Friday, 4pm-7pm in the tequila lounge. 70 premium tequilas offered daily. Menu features traditional entrees including Iron Skillet Tacos and Enchiladas.
Special prix fixe dinner menu for $24.95 Sun-Tues. Monday is Mojito drink spls; Tue is Taco Tuesday in Tequila lounge after 4pm; Wed night we offer half-priced sangria pitchers and $25 select bottles of wine to all dinner guests. 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 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1122 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall2food2service2ambience5

If just okay was a restaurant this would be it, nothing was out of this world, service was horrible but they were busy. I asked them to sing happy birthday for my mom they came out said happy birthday and thats it like if you guys don't do sing then let me know it was so insanely awkward. The food was so expensive and no worth it at all the food was so bland and im not picky, the reviews were great so I was excited but it was 100% not worth it, never coming back

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vipJack
Philadelphia
420 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant on Long Island. Had fantastic tortilla soup followed by perfectly prepared pollo relleno. As always the service was the best anywhere.

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vipJack
Philadelphia
421 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always. Carne asada was spectacular. Service was perfect and adjustments made for COVID were superb.

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lisa18
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious , never disappoints . Food is amazing .

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JenniferD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Short-ribs were perfect! Service was fast! Will definitely go back.

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ScottM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food very good as usual and service was real good. One negative was noticed a good amount of bugs on wall and some around table. Prob fruit flies due to avacados for guacamole, which is delicious. It was a little upsetting but will give a pass due to all that’s gone on in the world

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vipDavidR
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite Mexican spot, always delicious and service is always on point!!

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ArteeAndAnneeBee
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been here many times before, and will return many times again. Never a bad dining experience at Caracara. And the Mango Frozen Margarita is a dream come true! I order the Tacos de Pescada (Fish Tacos) whenever I go there. AND the tableside Guacamole is amazing. Not the place to dine at if you're on a budget. Frozen Margs are $14 each (but worth every penny).

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AlyssaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were 100% service was 110%. Amazing evening

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Ever
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Pricing was super fair, food was good service was great. Recommend this place for a date or even if you want to take your family. It fits for all.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my second time dining here and we thoroughly enjoyed it! My sister and I are very picky...we’re big “foodies” so for us to both agree that this restaurant is great says a lot! The food is delicious the service was great I really have no complaints the drinks were also really good! I love the mexican music to set the ambience as well! I recommend the margaritas and shrimp tamale appetizer! YUM

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JillH
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!!! Will def be back! We were a party of six and the waitress was amazing!! Peach sangria even better!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my wife’s birthday the food and service were both excellent

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vipJack
Philadelphia
421 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant on Long Island! Awesome tortilla soup! Superb paella! Perfect service! It doesn’t get any better than CaraCara.

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vipJack
Philadelphia
421 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is the best! That’s why I booked a table 3 nights in a row. Tonight the carne asada was spectacular. As always the service was perfect.

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JohnLaz
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience! Rob our server was friendly and knowledgeable.
Food was amazing! Will be heading there again and again.
Thanks Caracara!!

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vipJack
Philadelphia
421 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best table side guacamole on the planet! Superb pollo relleno. Perfect service! Can’t do any better.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best empanadas hands-down still thinking about them!
Amazing margarita!
Can’t wait till next time!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very specific food choices but it was very good

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LisaB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Came here labor day pretty empty for slow inattentive service . Food was pretty bad . salsa was in a tiny butter size round cup. Ordered shrimp tacos .. huge disappointment .. tiny frozen little shrimp zero flavor loaded with disgusting lump of mayo like sauce. Taco shells were tiny .. Zero flavor to the dish .. plus shrimp were cold .. I cld not even finish my meal it was so bad. ordered the Cadillac margarita It was horrible tasted lk pure gasoline no margarita taste ..My husbands shprt ribs only ok .. def not worth the price ... Decor is drab and depressing will not be back

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DanielM
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding! We will be back. Thanks for the great service.

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vipNycjenn
New York Area
199 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good casual Mexican food. Fresh chips and guacamole were very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food was alright. Not the best Mexican food ever but not the worst. Waiter was super polite.

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JacquelineS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, attentive waiter (James), I can’t wait to go back ... by far our favorite restaurant on Main St

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DarrenM
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Searched for Mexican Fine Dining and found CaraCara on the list. Food was good, but this is not Fine dining. I compare everything to Besito in Roslyn, and compared to that this restaurant is average. Small, nice decor but I didn't consider it fine dining.

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vipHcgolf4fun
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Ordered my usual, shrimp - tropical. They must changed recipe cause it didnt taste like it use to. The sauce tasted like the pork and bean out if the can. Very disappointed. Normally they get 5 stars from me not this time.

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vipluvmycosmos
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place!!! Excellent food and great service. Reasonable prices for such quality food. The waitstaff is so accommodating. Can’t wait to go back!!

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randallg
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

all great...last night out for a while..great to spend it there

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vipMarty
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both food and service were terrific.

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KaylaD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. The servers are friendly and knowledgeable, the cocktails are AMAZING and the food is spectacular.

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RobertK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. Great food. Great drinks. Great waiter (Rob). Will be going back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent, service was good but the server forgot our coffees. When we reminded her she only brought one. Not a big deal, she didn’t charge for them. It does get very loud once it gets crowded. Best to go early if you want a quiet atmosphere.

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MarianaG
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The waiter was the best part of our experience. He was very courteous and accommodated.

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BruceC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When you want good Mexican food, you can't go wrong at Caracara. Food is always fresh, staff is very friendly, its a HAPPY place. Very lively. Would definitely recommend going to Caracara.

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EdFerr
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The menu was not your typical Mexican restaurant fare (no sizzling fajitas!), but the choices were excellent and the service was just as good. All the food was nicely prepared and very fresh. The décor was also very pleasing. I highly recommend!

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vipnewplaces2eat
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food is just average, and in order to hold a conversation with the people that are with you; you must scream as the acoustics are awful. It is good for going to the bar only.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had a great dining experience. The food was delicious and the service was great!

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excellentfood18
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

My dish of shrimp was very good. My husband had planca chicken. Their version of fajitas. It was okay, lacked seasoning and lump of cheese was on bottom

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YvetteE
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience4

It was noisy and loud and the table next to us was extra loud noone used their inside voice so it was difficult to enjoy a night out. The guacamole was lumpy and not spicy. Everything else was okay.

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vipluvmycosmos
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food served in a pretty setting. Waitstaff was terrific, so friendly and accommodating. Can’t wait to go back.

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 1122 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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