Top tacos on Long Island

A plate of tacos de lengua (tongue tacos)

(Credit: Newsday / Rebecca Cooney)

It's paradise in the palm of your hand: two overlapping soft corn tortillas stuffed with juicy spiced meat or fish, bright chopped cilantro and, perhaps, tomatoes and onions. Add hot sauce as desired, a squirt of lime and life never tasted so good. We've combed Long Island in search of the top tacos. Most that made the list (arranged alphabetically) are pretty close to the real Mexican deal. So get out the paper napkins and go to town. —Compiled by Joan Reminick

  • User rating 4
    Burrito Loco in Commack.

    Burrito Loco $ | Tex-Mex, Mexican 128 Commack Rd. Commack At this friendly counter-service spot, soft corn tacos filled with seafood reign. ...

  • Critic rating 2.5
    Patrons dine at Caracara Mexican restaurant in Farmingdale.

    Caracara Mexican Grill $$ | Mexican 354 Main St. Farmingdale Caracara Mexican Grill in Farmingdale recently had a chef change. Two months ago, Nestor Hernandez, ...

  • Critic rating 2
    Chichimecas' everyday menu includes such items as pork

    Chichimecas $$ | Mexican 169 Main St. Farmingdale Of the countless restaurants that have pulled in and out of the bi-level space near ...

  • User rating 3
    Chipotle Mexican Grill in Huntington Station. (Nov. 23,

    Chipotle Mexican Grill in Huntington Station $$ | Mexican 435 Walt Whitman Rd. Huntington Station The emphasis is on well-sourced ingredients at this national Tex-Mex chain for burritos and salads. ...

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    Cilantro Mexican Inspired Food is a Tex-Mex eatery

    Cilantro Mexican Inspired Food $ | Mexican 376 New York Ave. Huntington Located in Huntington, this Tex-Mex eatery unfolds much like an assembly line. With choices of ...

  • The new Cilantro in Northport adds Mexican spice

    Cilantro Mexican Inspired Food Mexican 40 Woodbine Ave. Northport The setup at Cilantro resembles the one at Chipotle Mexican Grill. Move down a line, ...

  • Critic rating 2.5
    Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican-American eatery in

    Cinco de Mayo $ | Mexican 3725 Middle Country Rd. Calverton Refugio Iglesias, who worked at such notable Manhattan restaurants as The Harrison and Verbena, cooks ...

  • User rating 3
    A plate of tacos de lengua (tongue tacos)

    El Paso Taco Grill Mexican 505 Conklin St. Farmingdale Spanish is the predominant language at this authentic taqueria that draws a taco-savvy clientele. ...

  • 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 ...

  • The Gourmet Whaler in Cold Spring Harbor.

    The Gourmet Whaler Shopping, Sweets, Seafood 111 Main St. Cold Spring Harbor

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