Cinco de Mayo opens in Calverton

Tacos at Cinco de Mayo new restaurant in Tacos at Cinco de Mayo new restaurant in Calverton. Photo Credit: Handout

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Calverton now has its own Mexican restaurant Cinco de Mayo, which debuted two weeks ago in the space that once housed Crossroads.

Chef co-owner Refugio Iglesias has an impressive non-Mexican resume, having cooked at Manhattan dining spots such as The Harrison and Verbena. Here in Calverton, Iglesias serves the food of his native Puebla, Mexico.

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On the still-evolving menu: spicy pork tacos with guacamole, chopped onion, cilantro, sliced radish and lime ($3.50 a taco or $13 for a platter of four), red tamales with pork ($3), green tamales with cheese or chicken ($3), mole poblano ($13) and flautas with carnitas ($9).

Iglesias business partner and niece, Marivel Martinez, said that in the warmer weather, the place will feature outdoor seating.

Cinco de Mayo is at 3725 Middle Country Rd., Calverton, 631-591-2474.

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Above: Spicy pork tacos at Cinco de Mayo in Calverton

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