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Caracara Mexican Grill

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354 Main Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735
516-777-2272
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
authentic mexican on long island

Surprising find in downtown Farmingdale, excellent Mexican cuisine, from the tableside preparation of your guacamole to a great flan. Well worth the trip

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
William S
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Farmingdale, New York
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Farmingdale, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Surprising find in downtown Farmingdale, excellent Mexican cuisine, from the tableside preparation of your guacamole to a great flan. Well worth the trip

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New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Liked the food but resturant was packed. Couldn't move your chair or walk thru tables. They ran out of specials early. Could be great but need to tweak a few things

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Excellent food and service. Great margaritas with dozens of tequila options as well as monitors and other specialty cocktails. Most Mexican restaurants favor the party atmosphere to the point of poor service. The service at Caracara is excellent, very pleasant, and timely. Loved the short ribs, chicken tacos, nachos, and table side guacamole. No more lame generic food. The menu... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Cinco de Mayo is a great way to fill that craving for good Mexican food close to home. After hearing CaraCara advertised , we decided to try it for lunch. The guacamole prepared table side was fixed as ordered with the freshest ingredients. The wide variety of tacos were tasty and ample for lunch. The chips were fresh and crisp.... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This was my fifth visit to this fantastic establishment and each visit is even better than the last. The highlight of the meal is the table side prepared guacamole. I have ordered it each visit, prepared by a different team member each time, and the consistent excellence is remarkable! The entree menu is awesome! Each visit I try something different... More 

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nassau county new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

quite honestly this place is immaculate...upscale...clean, and the food and drinks though not cheap were great!! we were here on valentines even though it was lousy weather....the band however left much to desire! rockwell?? they did'nt!! drummer over played..guitar players made alotta mistakes. lead singer was okay..keyboard guy was good...we will come when a better band plays! drummer gave us... More 

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Wantagh, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Took a friend here for their birthday dinner. We had a small order of guacamole made table side which was one of the best I have had. Then, a skillet dinner and one appetizer. All were fantastic. Rice was different with pumpkin seeds and other things. Beans were different too. Instead of flour tortilla's they served corn. All servings looked... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The food and atmosphere at Caracara were amazing. We enjoyed the mojitos, the guacamole (although not prepared exactly table side), and the chicken enchiladas. The fish tacos were very tasty, but wish the portion was larger. I would highly recommend a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Since my first visit in 2012, I've revisited Cara Cara and had much better experiences. The food is excellent and the service is excellent. I've had many menu items and all were great. Delicious drinks. Since my first visit in 2012, I've had to eat Gluten Free. Cara Cara is a great place for gluten free food.

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Babylon, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I dined here on a Saturday for lunch with girlfriends. We had the option to order from the brunch or lunch menu and shared a few dishes. I started off with a passion margarita (yummy and fruity) and then a jalapeno/cucumber margarita (bold and spicy, but not overwhelmingly spicy). We shared tableside guacamole, delicious. We ordered the Huevos Rancheros, Mexican... More 

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Additional Information about Caracara Mexican Grill

Address: 354 Main Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735
Phone Number: 516-777-2272
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Farmingdale
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 354 Main Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Farmingdale
  • Phone Number: 516-777-2272

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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