Patch has put together a list of some local Mexican restaurants where you can fill your taco cravings:
Located at: 1034 W Beech St., Long Beach
Phone: (516) 889-1345
Details: Full menu of traditional and eclectic Mexican fare.
Hours: Open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
La Rioja Spanish Restaurant
Located at: 4409 Austin Blvd., Island Park
Phone: (516) 432-9205
Details: Traditional Mexican and Spanish cuisine specifically prepared to order.
Hours: Monday to Thursday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday, Saturday from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday from 2:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Carlos and Gabbys
Located at: 143 Washington Ave., Lawrence
Phone: (516) 239-8226
Details: Serving Kosher Glatt Mexican food since 2006, large selection.
Hours: Sunday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 hours before Shabbos (April – October), Saturday from 90 minutes after Shabbos to 12 a.m. (subject to change).
Located at: 1320 Broadway, Hewlett
Phone: (516) 837-0818
Details: Large menu including fajitas, burritos, nachos, wraps, guacamole and more.
Hours: Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Green Cactus Mexican Grill
Located at: 288 Sunrise Hwy., Rockville Centre
Phone: (516) 536-0700
Details: This restaurant prides itself on using only fresh ingredients and cooking their meals without MSG, lard or the use of microwaves.
Hours: Monday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Located at: 213 Sunrise Hwy., Rockville Centre
Phone: (516) 536-6661
Details: Since 1977, this restaurant has been serving authentic Mexican dishes, from enchiladas to floutas, in a friendly atmosphere. Their homemade Sangria is one of their trademarks.
Hours: Monday to Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Sunday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Located at: 3A North Park Ave., Rockville Centre
Phone: (516) 255-0065
Details: Bar friendly Mexican cuisine. They offer your traditional favorites like burritos and chimichangas. They have a homemade salsa that comes with chips, and the margaritas are a local favorite.
Hours: Sunday to Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m., Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 a.m.
Gonzo’s Mexican Grill
Located at: 149 Nassau Blvd., West Hempstead
Phone: (516) 505-3205
Details: This place is known for their burritos. Other available items include salads and wraps.
Hours: Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
El Catracho Restaurant and Bar
Located at: 78 Hempstead Turnpike, West Hempstead
Phone: (516) 505-8620
Details: Elegant restaurant specializing in Mexican and South American Spanish cuisine.
Hours: Monday to Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.