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Caracara Mexican Grill

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Thu, 11/14
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$30 - $30
CUISINES
Mexican
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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BOTANAS - APPETIZERS
Guacamole
Chips not gluten-free. Made Tableside with chips & salsas
Single12
Double22
Add Jicama4
Guacamole Fruitas
With mango and berries
Single13
Double23
Queso Fundido
Baked Chihuahua - Oaxaca cheese, pepper, onion & flour tortillas, Chorizo, onion, cilantro
11
Sopa de Tortilla
Tortilla soup with avocado, chicken, Chihuahua cheese, tortillas, cilantro, pasilla chili & crema
8
Pulpo Asado
Grilled marinated octopus over jalapeño purée topped with orange salad
15
Nachos de la Casa
Corn Tortillas, pico de gallo, jalapeño, melted nacho and Chihuahua cheese, black beans, sour cream, guacamole
13
Calamares Fritos
Blue corn crusted with chipotle honey aioli & ranchero
14
Rollitos de Pollo
Crispy chicken flutes, crema, salsa rojo & cotija cheese
9
Quesadillas con Queso
Flour tortillas filled with Chihuahua & cheddar cheeses, side of sour cream & ranchero
Queso9
Chicken14
Shrimp15
Steak16
Tamales
Pollo - Pulled chicken, corn tamal, mole poblano; Camarones (Gluten-free) - Corn tamal, grilled jumbo shrimp, chipotle cream; Vegetarian (Gluten-free) - Spinach, mushroom, corn, onion, chipotle cream
Pollo11
Camarones (Gluten Free)15
Vegetarian (Gluten Free)11
PLAZA TACOS
Made with Soft Corn Tortillas, 4 per Order. Served with house rice & frijoles negros
Tacos de Pollo
Grilled chicken in adobo, chipotle aioli, Chihuahua cheese, pico de gallo
17
Tacos de Pescado
Mahi Mahi breaded & flash fried, green cabbage, habañero agave aioli
18
Tacos de Camarones
Shrimp, corn, poblano, mango aioli & red cabbage
19
Tacos Mixtos
Select two of the following: Pollo, Pescado & Camarones
20
IRON SKILLET TACOS
Served with soft corn tortillas, pickled jalapeños, rice & beans
Pollo a la Plancha
Adobo marinated chicken breast, Chihuahua cheese, rajas, salsas, jicama slaw
18
Res a la Plancha*
Grilled hanger steak, Chihuahua cheese, rajas, salsas, jicama slaw
22
Carnitas a la Plancha
Slow cooked crispy pork topped with jalapeño and pico de gallo, salsa verde & chile morita
18
ENCHILADAS
Served with house rice & frijoles negros. Two soft corn tortillas filled and baked with the following
Enchiladas Suizas
Pulled chicken, tomatillo cream, melted Chihuahua cheese, crema
18
Enchiladas Mixtas
Grilled chicken, hanger steak, chorizo in mole poblano
19
Enchiladas de Langosta
Lobster baked in roasted corn and Lobster salsa
26
Enchiladas Vegetariana
Corn, onion, mushroom & spinach, yellow pepper habañero cream salsa
17
PLATOS FUERTES - ENTREES
Served with house rice & frijoles negros
Pollo Relleno
Rolled chicken breast breaded & stuffed with Chihuahua cheese, poblano pepper & mushroom. Topped with tequila, mushroom cream sauce
21
Carne Asada*
Grilled skirt steak with boniato & chimichurri, guajillo salsa
27
Carne Tampiqueña*
Grilled skirt steak, salsa roja, jack cheese, rajas, salsa verde cheese enchilada, avocado
29
Costillas a la Parrilla
Slow cooked short ribs of beef in Dos Equis beer with a guajillo salsa over boniato, corn tortillas
26
Alambre Asado (Skewer)*
Steak & chorizo skewer with peppers, onions & jalapeño served over Mexican rice with chile cascabel salsa & chimichurri
24
Dos Carnes
Braised short rib over corn puree topped with chipotle demi glace, marinated skirt steak over corn esquites topped with fried onion and crema Mexicana
30
Mar y Tierra
Skirt Steak with rosemary potatoes over poblano cream sauce with fried shrimp and mango corn salsa
32
Salmon Manchamanteles*
Grilled salmon over sauteed spinach with mole manchamanteles, pineapple pico de gallo
25
Pescado Veracruzano
Today's selection of fresh fish over tomatoes, sweet pepper, olive & caper sauce
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Chile Relleno Hawaiano
Roasted poblano peppers stuffed with raisins, pineapple & spinach, melted cheese & ranchero salsa
21
PARA ACOMPAÑAR - SIDES
Elotes
Roasted corn on cob, Mexican style
6
Platanos Fritos
Fried sweet plantains, crema, cotija cheese
6
Calabacitas y Elotes
Zucchini & roasted corn
6
Boniato
Mashed white sweet potatoes
6
Bruselas
Brussel sprouts, pumpkin seeds, queso fresco, corn, sherry vinaigrette
6
POSTRES - DESSERTS
Ask about our assortment of ice creams and sorbets
Tres Leches
Vanilla cake in three milks with seasonal berries and whipped cream
8
Skillet Apple Pie
Apple pie served warm in a skillet over bourbon butter with vanilla ice cream topped with cajeta (caramel) and chocolate sauce
8
Flan de Caracara
A seasonal flan with berries and whipped cream
7
Hazelnut Chocolate Brownie
Served with whipped cream
7
Caracara Churros
Spiral dough topped with brown sugar and cinnamon, with cajeta (caramel) and chocolate dipping sauce
7
Fresh Fruit
Fresh seasonal fruit
8
Mexican Changos
A flour tortilla stuffed with cream cheese, banana and caramel, fried and rolled in cinnamon and brown sugar
8
Fried Ice Cream
Vanilla ice cream covered with corn flakes over a berry sauce topped with whipped cream
7
Tres Marias Ice Cream
Vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream, buñuelos, Maria cookies. Topped with cajeta and whipped cream
9
KIDS MENU
Niňos y Niňas
Quesadilla con Queso
Cheese Quesadilla
Quesadilla con Queso y Pollo
Chicken & Cheese Quesadilla
Rollitos de Pollo
Crispy Chicken Flutes. All fixings served on side
Deditos de Pollo
Crispy Chicken Fingers with Salsa Ranchera
Enchilada
One soft corn tortilla filled with chicken and Chihuahua cheese baked in salsa ranchera
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good Mexican. Can be a bit loud on a weekend night, but the food is good and so is the service. Plenty of parking in the municipal lot behind the restaurant. Tip: Try the homemade guacamole prepared in front of you, table side. I also...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank davidmahaffey2017
Reviewed September 4, 2019 via mobile

This is not your typical Mexican Restaurant like most in NY. I had a delightful deconstructed taco , not a greasy bunch of meat. I wish I lived closer to this restaurant so I could try other dishes.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank DebbieZ55
Dave S, Owner at Caracara Mexican Grill, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2019

We wish you did, too! But, we hope you'll be able to come back anyway. Thanks for the review!

Reviewed May 14, 2019

CaraCara is a decently run restaurant, with a vibrant and busy ambiance and a busy bar. The drinks were good, and the food was okay. If I come back it will definitely be for the drinks.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank KingPhoenixD
Reviewed April 7, 2019 via mobile

CaraCara is an outstanding restaurant, nestled in Farmingdale's community. Serving gourmet Mexican and Spanish dishs, their variety of tacos served with choices of meat, fillings, and sauces along with other savory offerings, including salmon, are uniquely prepared with flavoring and sauces that take your tastebuds...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Katrina N
Reviewed February 18, 2019

On the Caracara website they mention Brunch but there really is no "brunch". They serve a few main courses with eggs and pancakes-Mexican style, but it's not the usual brunch experience on Long Island. The service was ok. The food was tasty. I felt there...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Mary M
Reviewed February 13, 2019

A group of 13 of us went on a Wednesday afternoon. The large restaurant had only one table of 3 other than our group. We had a reservation and an agreed upon fixed priced luncheon. We were sitting there for over an hour with just...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank megah118
Reviewed January 27, 2019

We always enjoy a visit for a different more unique take on traditional Mexican dishes. Service is always great and kitchen is fast. Wicked Margaritas. Weekend? Make sure you make a reservation in advance or be prepared to wait (at a nice bar).

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Juan252
Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

I met some friends for a weeknight margaritas and Mexican dinner night. We enjoyed mussels, shrimp tacos and quesadillas with coconut margaritas. Then finished off with coffee and the skillet apple pie. Delicious

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank LollysLook
Reviewed December 21, 2018 via mobile

The drinks, the atmosphere, the food all great. I’ve never had a bad meal here. The guacamole is great, iron skillet steak tacos are a favorite of mine. The chicken tortilla soup is great as well. Camarones tropicale has s one of my favorite dishes...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank susanpO6315DN
Reviewed December 18, 2018

The food is very good, and the portion sizes are generous. The guacamole is made fresh at your table. There is a bar area as well as plenty of seating at tables. I took away one star b/c they don't make pina coladas, my favorite,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 372susan2018
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Sam A
December 28, 2016|
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Response from flaxen1946 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure what you mean ... they have a bar and usually busy - mid week is probably quiet ... to me it's more of a restaurant with bar to have apps and a few drinks - not so much to hang out !!
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Surfstar103
December 5, 2016|
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Response from madtana97 | Reviewed this property |
Im not sure but they look like they would and it would be a great time!!
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