Caracara Mexican Grill Scores Multiple Awards

Caracara Mexican Grill, located on Main Street in Farmingdale Village close to the Nassau-Suffolk border, was recently honored with several Industry Awards:  Long Island Food Critic Awards, Fine Mexican Cuisine 2013 followed by Modern Mexican Cuisine 2012.  Also Caracara was voted Best of Long Island 2014 - Best Mexican Restaurant (first place) and Best Margarita (second place) by Long Island Press. 

Owners Tony Kathreptis & Peter Rousakis, along with Chef Daniel Mendoza, extend a sincere thank you to all of our staff, patrons and friends who have contributed to our incredible success since opening in June 2011. “Farmingdale Village is a great community; we are thrilled to be involved in the Farmingdale Events Planning Committee, helping to plan many family fun activities that help make the Village more of a destination, there is always something going on in the Village”, said Tony Kathreptis.


Caracara offers daily specials, Express lunches, Thursday Night is Ladies Night, Monday – Friday from 4–7 PM is Happy Hour (Hora Feliz) in the lounge, and Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays!  Caracara features live music in the Agave lounge on weekends. On Monday May 5th, come celebrate Cinco de Mayo with us, we will have specials and live music by Farmingdale’s Electric Dudes. For tequila aficionado’s – Caracara features over 100 brands/types, something for every taste.


The restaurant is famous for tableside made fresh guacamole and delicious, trendy Mexican dishes, along with a signature Frozen Margarita!  Caracara offers free cooking demonstrations on a bi-monthly basis which are fun and engage the local community, contact the Farmingdale Public Library to sign-up for the Tuesday April 29th cooking class. 


Caracara is popular with singles, college students, couples, and families. “We are pleased to offer a new special for seniors, Senior Week, during the first week of each month throughout 2014 (from the 1st – 7th, excluding holidays), seniors 60 and up receive a 15% discount off of lunch midweek, or brunch on the weekends”, said Peter Rousakis.

From April 27th – May 4th, Caracara is participating in Long Island Restaurant Week, then stay tuned for Farmingdale Restaurant Week, June 9th – 14th. Then on June 20th, Caracara will be celebrating our third Anniversary. Plus, Caracara just launched a new website, check us out at www.caracaramex.com.  Fiesta Everyday at Caracara …..


About Caracara Mexican Grill

Caracara Mexican Grill is a friendly upscale restaurant serving modern Mexican and traditional cuisine, featuring a Tequila lounge with live music on weekends. Located at 354 Main Street in Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, Caracara was founded in June 2011 by Tony Kathreptis & Peter Rousakis. The owners of Caracara are actively involved in the Farmingdale community, members of the Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce and on the Farmingdale Downtown Planning Committee. Recently, Caracara was the recipient of the Long Island Food Critic Awards, Fine Mexican Cuisine 2013 followed by Modern Mexican Cuisine 2012, voted Best of Long Island 2014 - Best Mexican Restaurant (first place) and Best Margarita (second place) by Long Island Press and OpenTable Diners’ Choice Winner (Mexican/Southwestern).  www.caracaramex.com       www.facebook.com/caracaramex     ###           

Caracara Mexican Grill

354 Main Street

Farmingdale, NY 11735




Serving Lunch and Dinner 7 Days a week

Brunch Saturdays & Sundays

Live Music Weekends

Daily Specials

Available for catering, organizations, parties …
Brian Karcher April 25, 2014 at 10:24 AM
So expensive.
Dale from Farmingdale April 27, 2014 at 05:41 PM
Brian, they are a bit pricey BUT: 1) Their menu is not "Tex-Mex" casual fare; this is the real deal of authentic gourmet Mexican food, unlike most places you've probably been to. The quality is top-notch; trust me, Mexican's my favorite ethnic food. 2) If you join the FREE Royalty Rewards Club, you get discounts regularly. 3) Every monthly online newsletter has a free coupon, often for an entree. 4) At Happy Hour (M-F 4-7) appetizers are $2 off and many are filling enough for a meal. I do that once/week, without ordering an entree. 5) There are dishes made at your table, eg Guacamole; no other restaurant does that. 6) You can't beat the service there; unbelievably friendly. 7) There is no surcharge for nights that have live bands.
Dale from Farmingdale April 27, 2014 at 05:42 PM
Way to go, Tony & Pete!
ghaberma April 30, 2014 at 08:45 AM
Yes, compared to fast food Tex-Mex places they are more expensive but these kind of restaurants are raising the bar here in Farmingdale-they "reasonably" priced-their hot food is hot (an important criteria), their service is good (very good on off days) and they make great guacamole and even better mojitos. It's a restaurant where couples and families can go and enjoy good food. They are one of increasing number of gastronomical highlights in the Village.


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