Oaxaca Mexican Food Treasure
385 New York Ave. Huntington, NY 631-547-1232
Alex and Maria Gonzalez serve authentic homestyle Mexican food, a rarity in this part of the world. It is the kind of food you'd hope to get for dinner at a friend's house in Mexico, or, more specifically, the Mexican region of Oaxaca, where the Gonzalezes are from.
The tortilla soup, creamy and restorative, is a must for openers. Posole, a kind of soup-stew with pork and beans is accompanied by tostadas filled with ropa vieja (a softly shredded beef stew). Birra, a lamb stew, is utterly delicious.
The chicken with green sauce served here is addictive - grilled strips of juicy poultry with julienne zucchini topped with a piquant green tomatillo sauce. Fajitas Rio Bravo are what all the chain operations and fake Tex-Mex eateries are striving for. Burritos and sincronizadas (bean quesadillas) are all recommended.
For dessert, there's flan. But who needs dessert after such rewarding fare? --Joan Reminick
THE TACOS: Soft corn tortillas are crowned with cilantro, green salsa and scallions. Favorites include chorizo tacos, tacos al pastor, made with roasted spice-coated pork, and carnitas tacos with citrus-marinated pork. ($2.50 apiece or 3 for $9.50, served with rice and beans).Hours: In winter, closed Tuesday; otherwise, open daily for lunch and dinner Reservations: Not Accepted Accessibility: Yes
Oaxaca - Authentic Mexican Restaurant
The owners and staff of Oaxaca have made it possible to have good, authentic, and affordable Mexican food on Long Island since 1994. Today we own two restaurants, Oaxaca and Quetzalcoatl. Now, as in the beginning, we concentrate on serving good and authentic Mexican food. If you haven’t had the opportunity to try our food, we encourage you to do so and find out why we have been given much praise from critics and customers alike. We have been ranked in the Top 10 Restaurants of Long Island by Newsday, and have been touted as the best Mexican food on Long Island by Zagat, as well as many others. Allow yourself to experience Mexican cuisine as you’ve never experienced before.