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Long Island restaurants serving great quesadillas

The barbecue chicken quesadilla is a hit at

The barbecue chicken quesadilla is a hit at Crazy Beans in Stony Brook. Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

The quesadilla is a Mexican-born specialty consisting of a tortilla folded in half around a filling of cheese or cheese plus something savory. It may be grilled, griddled or even deep-fried. Cut into wedges, it's ideal for sharing.

Here are some of Long Island's best quesadillas, plain and fancy.

LUCHARITOS TAQUERIA & TEQUILA BAR119 Main St., Greenport, 631-477-6666,

At this wrestler-themed eatery, simple cheese quesadillas are oozy and especially fine when topped with the house guacamole that's served alongside.


COZYMELS1177 Corporate Dr., Westbury, 516-222-7010,

This sprawling Mexican spot serves a fine spinach quesadilla stuffed with mushrooms, red onion, poblano peppers and melted cheese.


MARIA'S MEXICAN & LATIN CUISINE211 Smithtown Blvd., Nesconset, 631-979-7724,

Try the quesadilla Cubana at this pan-Latin spot. It's filled, Cuban sandwich-style, with roast pork, ham, cheese and pickles and qualifies as an inspired treat.


TONY CUBAN CUCINA & COCKTAILS507 Guy Lombardo Ave., Freeport, 516-442-0565,

This Cuban-Italian hybrid with a water view serves a meltingly good pulled pork quesadilla with caramelized onions, Cheddar and roasted red peppers.


CRAZY BEANS, 97A Main St., Stony Brook, 631-675-6964

This freewheeling breakfast and lunch spot serves a bodacious barbecue chicken quesadilla in a whole-wheat tortilla.



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