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Ghost Chili Mexican Grill

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1706 Veterans Hwy, Islandia, NY 11749-1512
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Islandia, New York
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

This place is always empty. I have tried their food several times and it always very bland. The last time the chicken was very dry. Nothing to rave about.

Thank mac708
New York City, New York
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The food was better than average and the portions were more than ample compared to the competition. Everything was fresh and tasty, the atmosphere and decor were pleasant. The woman that served us was a real gem. Took the time to explain what everything was. I think her name was Christine. Will definitely be back in the near future.

Thank Ohyoudidntknow
Ithaca, New York
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58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Food and service was fine, wish there were some chef-inspired go to burritos instead of having to choose each topping separately.

Thank baileyjeter
Yankton, South Dakota
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Tried the restaurant based the many favorable reviews. The food was fresh and very good. Disappointed that they did not serve shrimp anymore. Ended up with the beef tacos and was very satisfied with the taste and value. The atmosphere was fairly plain and slightly dark, it is in a strip mall after all. Service was good but could see... More 

Thank Andy B
Hoersholm, Denmark
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I needed something quick to eat, I am normally not int to fast food places, and this looked like it from the outside, but food was nice and inexpensive..

1 Thank Kim R
East Norwich, New York
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My company recently moved to the area and I looked on-line to see what places were around for eating. I came across Ghost Chili Mexican Grill, saw that it rated #2 of the best restaurants in Islandia and read the reviews, which were fantastic. I decided I had to try it. I went a few days later and thought the... More 

Thank Lauren Z
New York
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

...that blows the chains away. It's a little joint in a strip mall off Exit 57 of the Long Island Expressway. The food is fresh, fresh, fresh....the help is pleasant...the portions are very generous and it's reasonable. The hot sauce is REALLY hot! There are some seats and a big TV if you're not taking out. There are even some... More 

Thank newschik
New York City, New York
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Great for quick taco-burrito stop to cure your craving. Very much like Chiplote. Habanero sauce is crazy hot!!! Fresh ingredients, ok prices.Ghost Chili Challenge is for lunatics!!

Thank airamsjr
Louisville, KY
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76 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

This was close to my hotel, so I popped in. Basically, a Qdoba or Chipotle like setup. Burritos, tacos, etc. I did get the ghost chili salsa - whoa! Fun to try, but use with caution.

1 Thank UMS
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62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Stopped by with some co-workers, had the grilled chicken soft tacos which were very good, fresh ingredients and very generous portions. Definitely recommend it.

Thank Sonderling

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1706 Veterans Hwy, Islandia, NY 11749-1512
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Islandia
  • Phone Number: 631.909.8081

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?