Best Tex-Mex, Mexican restaurants

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Here are the best spots for Tex-Mex food on Long Island.

  • Baja Fresh Mexican Grill in New Hyde Park.

    Baja Fresh Mexican Grill $ 1468 Union Tpke. New Hyde Park Cafe serving Mexican food. ...

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    Chichimecas $$ 169 Main St. Farmingdale A spoonful of Alex González' heady, homey pozole, or pork and hominy soup, bespeaks his skill as executive chef. Other musts: a knockout pork tostada; rousing choriqueso, a casserole of chorizo with jalapeño, refried beans and Oaxacan cheese; and a piquant green tomatillo sauce that cloaks fine vegetable-stuffed enchiladas.

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    Chipotle Mexican Grill in Hicksville. (Nov. 3, 2014)

    Chipotle Mexican Grill $ 215 N. Broadway Hicksville Fast-food burritos, salads and Tex-Mex food. ...

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    $item.instanceof Cinco de Mayo 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, Refugio Iglesias, who goes so far as to make his own soft corn tortillas.

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    El Ranchito Mexican Grill $$ | Mexican 66 Larkfield Rd. East Northport Small on size but big on pleasing both American and Latin American tastes for Mexican ...

  • La Fondita is a Mexican restaurant in Amagansett.

    La Fondita $ 74 Montauk Hwy. Amagansett Picnic-style pondside eating at a surprisingly authentic tacqueria. ...

  • Little Mexico in Westbury. (Sept. 29, 2012)

    Little Mexico $ | Mexican 280 Post Ave. Westbury Decorated with rustic pottery, Mexican film posters and framed Diego Rivera prints and colorful paper ...

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    Oaxaca Mexican Food Treasure $ 385 New York Ave. Huntington Authentic homestyle Mexican food, the kind you'd hope to get for dinner at a friend's ...

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    Pinata's Mexican Grill $ | Kids, Tex-Mex 601 Hicksville Rd. Bethpage The Tex-Mex food is fast and fresh at this snappy-looking, order-at-the-counter spot. You can get ...

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    Quetzalcoatl $$$ 296 Main St. Huntington The lively menu features well-concocted versions of many popular Mexican dishes -- starting with appetizers of nachos, tostados and ceviches on through the entrees.

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