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Jun 28, 2013 08:58 AM

Cinquo de Mayo, Calverton, Long Island

Has anyone out there tried Cinquo de Mayo?
How is it? How are there prices?


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  1. In case you can't access this review, bottom line is that Joan Reminick really likes this place:

    "You know a Mexican restaurant is serious when the menu includes pig's ear, tripe and tongue tacos, along with the more gringo-friendly chicken and shrimp. Upping the authenticity quotient at Cinco de Mayo: a chef who goes so far as to make his own soft corn tortillas."

    1. We have a love/hate relationship with this place. It's a family run place and they are first timers. Very nice people. They do have a deli in Hampton Bays.
      Initially, they expected the clientele to be 99% Hispanic and the menu and servers reflected that.
      Lo and behold the place attracted a 50/50 Gringo/Hispanic mix so the menu and servers became more English friendly.
      Slooooooooooooooowwwwwwwww service our first few times but it's gotten much better.
      We keep going back for the fabulous food and reasonable prices.

      1. Do you know if they have outside dog friendly dining?

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        1. re: synergy

          It looks like they have an outside deck but I have not seen tables and chairs outside. They serve pigs ear but I don't think they serve dog.

          1. re: Motosport

            :-) Like your sense of humor.
            The first time I stopped in, they didn't have a liquor license. Anyone know if they have one now?

            1. re: synergy

              Not back in May. Give them a call. I liked bringing an assortment of Mexican beers.

        2. Just to let everyone know, there is a For Lease sign up and the door is boarded close.

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          1. re: coll

            Thanks for the update.


            1. re: coll

              Unfortunately, it's "out in the Boonies" for a lot of us, and it's hard to plan a trip to Calverton just for this. If they were in Huntington, for instance, they'd probably still be around.

              1. re: sbp

                I was just updating everyone who had asked, if it doesn't apply to you no worries. Maybe I should ask Chow for a separate East End board, so not to waste valuable NY State space ;-)

                1. re: coll

                  Oh,you took my post the wrong way. I was just saying it's a shame a good restaurant goes out of business, but it's not unusual when it's not close to a bigger town. I'm glad you posted!

                  1. re: sbp

                    Hey no prob, we're still alive and well out here (and enjoying our quietude). Come Memorial Day, feel free to fire away ;-)

                    We lived in Huntington when we first got married in the 1970s, my husband went to high school there. Don't miss it much to tell the truth, seems so crowded to us now. But different strokes and all that, we're still on Long Island is the bottom line. It's a LONG place.

                    I was in food sales out here for 20 years, although actually more the south fork. You can make it but you have to know what you're doing; these people unfortunately went down a well known hell hole. Hopefully they learned something at least. You can make good food but that's not the bottom line.

                    1. re: sbp

                      FYI: Riverhead is the Suffolk county seat with major shopping, restaurants, courts, hotels, correctional facility, agriculture, recreation and more.
                      Boonies= Montauk or Orient!!

                    2. re: coll

                      A while back I asked for a separate Long Island board. CH declined.

                      1. re: Motosport

                        Let's mount a campaign, Long Island and also East End boards, in time for the summer. We deserve a little respect! They can make the East End a seasonal one, fine with me.

                        Just got back from Joes Garage and glorified in the fact that it wasn't full to the brim. No way was it empty though. Love that place......

                          1. re: Gastronomos

                            Coxsackie, East Hampton, it's all the same!!

                            1. re: Motosport

                              Take the train to Speonk and get off at Spring Valley.
                              Same difference!

                              1. re: Gastronomos

                                Wish LIRR had direct to upstate, that would be awesome.

                                1. re: coll

                                  Much better than a cross-Sound bridge (really: no irony intended).

                                  1. re: Scott_R

                                    Probably would be cheaper in the long run too. And you wouldn't have to go out of state!