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Best Mexican Cuisine in Nassau County?

kjts918 Apr 10, 2012 11:04 AM

My cousin and I love anything spicy and we're looking for some true Mexican food. I haven't found anything locally that has really wowed my taste buds.

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    bohearn Apr 11, 2012 09:22 AM

    Technically, Los Compadres in Melville is in Suffolk but you can practically spit to the Nassau line. Well worth using your Suffolk County passport.

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      weedy Apr 10, 2012 09:30 PM

      some "true" Mexican food is VERY spicy... the Yucatan makes plenty of habanero laced food.

      anyway, the best I've found on LI is a little taqueria in Glen Cove:


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        kjts918 Apr 11, 2012 09:12 AM

        i go to glen cove on the weekends- i have to try it out- thank you!

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          EZ Pass Apr 11, 2012 12:05 PM

          Not to split hair--OK, to split hairs--but Tex-Mex Cactus Cafe is, well, Tex Mex, not Mexican. Nachos, burritos, chili, all very fine dishes but not truly Mexican.

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            scunge Apr 11, 2012 12:40 PM

            While we're talking" going out "Mexican do any places have Mexican music even better live music ???

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              weedy Apr 11, 2012 10:22 PM

              you can easily avoid the nachos and burritos, and order the very authentic (Mexico City style), and very GOOD, tacos

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              Scott_R Apr 16, 2012 07:44 AM

              Who has it spicy? I've failed so far in finding a Mexican place on LI that can kick up the heat (I mean, inducing sweat).

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              EZ Pass Apr 10, 2012 01:50 PM

              True Mexican food isn't terribly spicy, but you can find authentic fare at Little Mexico on Post Ave in Westbury. Besito in Roslyn is fancier and a bit more Americanized but still very good.

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                jpf1980 Apr 10, 2012 03:52 PM

                i 2nd Little Mexico!

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                  Scott_R Apr 10, 2012 04:05 PM

                  A third for Little Mexico.
                  Caracara in Farmingdale is akin in style/quality to Besito:

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                    kjts918 Apr 11, 2012 09:15 AM

                    ok so I take it I should try Little Mexico.... :) Thanks for the tip guys!

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                      synergy Apr 12, 2012 04:37 AM

                      I second Caracara - have been there a few times and always like it. Besito is good too.

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