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Best Latin restaurants on Long Island

The foundation of Cinco de Mayo's tacos: house-made

(Credit: Randee Daddona)

Where do you go for the lively flavors of Central and South America? This alphabetical list will guide you to our favorites.
--Compiled by Joan Reminick

  • Critic rating 2
    A server delivers coffee to diners after a

    Chicken Coop $$ 159 Rockaway Ave. Valley Stream A spacious and cheerfully decorated Colombian restaurant. Chicken is beautifully burnished, moist and savory. There ...

  • Critic rating 1.5
    Dominican Restaurant 5 is located at 1897 Deer

    Dominican Restaurant 5 $$ 1897 Deer Park Ave. Deer Park Offering traditional Dominican fare, Dominican Restaurant 5 serves up standouts such as roasted pork and ...

  • Critic rating 2.5
    Serapes and sombreros decorate the walls at El

    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 ...

  • David's homemade five-milk flan is served with whipped

    Gallo Restaurant $$ 3 E. Main St. Patchogue

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    Golden Chicken on Main Street in Bay Shore.

    Golden Chicken Peruvian Cuisine 164 E. Main St. Bay Shore Golden Chicken is an island of light on a dark stretch of Bay Shore's Main ...

  • Critic rating 2
    Chef Carols Botello's quesadilla Cubana -- filled, Cuban

    Maria's Mexican & Latin Cuisine $$ 211 Smithtown Blvd. Nesconset Offering inspired recipes covering Mexican and Latin cuisine, including quesadilla Cubana -- filled, Cuban sandwich-style, with roast pork, ham, cheese and pickles -- and a delicious chicken breast and shrimp in a spicy-smoky chipotle sauce.

  • Mi Ranchito Bar & Grill in Port Washington.

    Mi Ranchito Bar & Grill $$ | Mexican 195 Manorhaven Blvd Port Washington Casual restaurant serves Mexican and Central American food. ...

  • At Mi Tierrita in Brentwood enjoy heaping plates

    Mi Tierrita $ 769 Suffolk Ave. Brentwood Casual restaurant serving Columbian and other Latin American food. ...

  • Critic rating 3
    Diners at Perfecto Mundo in Commack (Nov. 6,

    Perfecto Mundo $$$ 1141-1 Jericho Tpke. Commack Latin fusion pulled off perfectly in Commack. ...

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    Pine Aire Fish & Deli $$$ 140 Pine Aire Dr. Bay Shore A great white shark's head made of fiberglass seemingly bursts from the ceiling of this ...

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