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Caracara Mexican Grill

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$$$
Mexican
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354 Main Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735
516-777-2272
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12:00 pm - 9:00 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: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Catching up over drinks and apps

Arrive at 6:00 pm on tuesday before christmas, so the restaurant was not too busy. You can park in the municipal lot in the back with a back entrance. I arrived early and sat at the bar, had a Avion Margarita which was great - no sweet sugary standard fluff, tequila lime juice and a splash of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2015
Lynn M
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New York
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If your going to out and about in Farmingdale and want good solid Mexican Fusion this is the place. Very good table side guac. Have very good live music on occasion so perfect place for a few drinks, dinner and then listen to music.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Always a great experience. The table side guacamole is amazing. Love the fish tacos and churrasco. The margaritas are very good too.

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Thank James A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Arrive at 6:00 pm on tuesday before christmas, so the restaurant was not too busy. You can park in the municipal lot in the back with a back entrance. I arrived early and sat at the bar, had a Avion Margarita which was great - no sweet sugary standard fluff, tequila lime juice and a splash of agave. Quickly chips... More 

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Thank Lynn M
Massapequa, New York
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226 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This was our first time at Cara Cara in Farmingdale. we heard it was good, and it was. The choices are a bit different than your usual Mexican dishes, taco's, burriott's etc. I had an enchilada with steak, chicken and chorizo sausage with a mole sauce (chocolate sauce). It was delicious and not overly sweet. My wife had a broiled... More 

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Thank Joe C
Farmingdale, New York
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We want to 5 star this place, but they need some more imagination on their menu. What they do make is quite good and enjoyable. Maybe I'm picky but when I go to Mexico ,which is often some simple dishes are the best. Very few pork dinners are available. Guacamole prepared table side is a healthy, popular and nice touch,... More 

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Thank Bogie0880
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

Loved the food and really liked how they make the guacamole right in front of you. Never can go wrong with Mexican.

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Thank Daniel T
New York
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The food has never disappointed ... everything is fresh and what it should be ... tasty, flavorful and wanting more. Whether a Farmingdale resident of from the surrounding areas, it's worth the trip ....

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Thank flaxen1946
Merrick, New York
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169 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We went to Caracara because it was convenient to where we were. The place is large,well decorated and spotless. We happened to be ther on half price wine wednesdays. The wine list was small but well chosen. Our appetizers of guacamole(made tableside) and queso fundito were excellent. The fresh made chips, thin as I like them with very good green... More 

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Thank Robert K
Sarasota, Florida
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We went to this Mexican restaurant which had opened since my wife and I had moved to a warmer climate. What a nice homecoming gift it was. Attractive decor matched with great food made the whole experience a delight. If Mexican food is your thing you won't do any better and portions are quite generous. I think it is fair... More 

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Thank cologio
jlsheff
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Went here for a dinner on a Saturday evening and the place was busy, but not slammed with customers. The service was polite, but terribly efficient. We ordered a couple combo plates. My son had the Tacos Mixtos and I went witht he Enchiladas Mixtos. My son pronounced the Tacos Mixtos as tasteless. He wish he had just ordered the... More 

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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
  • 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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