Senor Nacho in Great Neck: First bites

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Three street tacos at Senor Nacho in Great

Three street tacos at Senor Nacho in Great Neck. (January, 2014) Photo Credit: Newsday Joan Reminick

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Senor Nacho, with its repertoire of Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes, hopes to be one with staying power in the cavernous Great Neck space that’s hosted a string of predecessors — most recently, Miraku, and, before that, Banyan, Great Neck Steak House, Dino’s and Pulcinella.

Big, bold colorful murals in a folkloric Mexican motif are attention-getters. And both the Margarita and the sangria work well with nachos and the lively lime-accented guacamole ($11) prepared tableside in a molcajete or traditional stone mortar and pestle.

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An order of three traditional street tacos ($3 each) made with soft corn tortillas, produced two successes: one featuring spicy pork “al pastor” and the other, succulent cubes of beef tongue. But a filling of fried pork carnitas turned up bland and dry.

A standout main course was chuletas ($14), savory grilled marinated pork chops with potatoes, vegetables and sweet plantains. And combination fajitas ($18) — made with shrimp, chicken and steak — also worked.

Senor Nacho is at 31 S. Middle Neck Rd., Great Neck, 516- 466-0011,

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