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Maria's Mexican &Latin Cuisine restaurant in Nesconset offers (Credit: Doug Young)

Maria's Mexican &Latin Cuisine restaurant in Nesconset offers daily soup specials such as pozole verde, a delectable green chili chicken soup made with hominy. (Feb. 27, 2013)

Maria's Mexican & Latin Cuisine

Maria's Mexican & Latin Cuisine in Nesconset has reasserted itself as a dining destination.

Maria's Mexican &Latin Cuisine restaurant in Nesconset. (Feb.
(Credit: Doug Young)

Maria's Mexican &Latin Cuisine restaurant in Nesconset. (Feb. 27, 2013)

(Credit: Doug Young)

"We're always looking for new recipes, new specials," says co-owner Maria Mones. (Feb. 27, 2013)

Maria's sous chef Javier Reyes adds a final
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Maria's sous chef Javier Reyes adds a final touch to an order of fajitas. (Feb. 27, 2013)

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Kellie Haspel, with an order of quesadillas cubana,
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Kellie Haspel, with an order of quesadillas cubana, behind the bar at Maria's. (Feb. 27, 2013)

The dining room at Maria's offers ample seating
(Credit: Doug Young)

The dining room at Maria's offers ample seating for families and large groups. (Feb. 27, 2013)

Winning items at Maria's include chicken breast and
(Credit: Doug Young)

Winning items at Maria's include chicken breast and shrimp in a spicy-smoky chipotle sauce and tacos al carbon -- hicken, pork and beef grilled with pineapple and topped with pico de gallo and avocado. (Feb. 27, 2013)

Maria's Mexican &Latin Cuisine restaurant in Nesconset offers
(Credit: Doug Young)

Maria's Mexican &Latin Cuisine restaurant in Nesconset offers daily soup specials such as pozole verde, a delectable green chili chicken soup made with hominy. (Feb. 27, 2013)

Maria's pollo a la parrilla, grilled chicken breast
(Credit: Doug Young)

Maria's pollo a la parrilla, grilled chicken breast served with a mango salsa and sweet plantains. (Feb. 27, 2013)

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Chef Carols Botello's quesadilla Cubana -- filled, Cuban
(Credit: Doug Young)

Chef Carols Botello's quesadilla Cubana -- filled, Cuban sandwich-style, with roast pork, ham, cheese and pickles -- is an inspired treat. (Feb. 27, 2013)

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