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

  • Critic rating 2.5
    Maritza Maldonado serves a parilla argentina to Frances

    La Casa Latina $$ | Latin-American 611 Old Country Rd. Westbury Chef-owner Roberto Herrera does justice to the cuisine of his native El Salvador at this ...

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

    Cinco de Mayo -CLOSED $ | Mexican 3725 Middle Country Rd. Calverton This venue is closed. ...

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

    Dominican Restaurant 5 $$ | Caribbean, Latin American 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 ...

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

    Gallo Restaurant $$ | Colombian, Caterers 3 E. Main St. Patchogue

  • Critic rating 1.5
    Golden Chicken on Main Street in Bay Shore.

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

  • User rating 2
    Laguna Grille in Woodbury is a Latin fusion

    Laguna Grille-CLOSED $$$ | American, Nuevo Latino, Kids 7927 Jericho Tpke. Woodbury This colorful nuevo Latino spot offers a kids menu as well as such specialties as ...

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

    Maria's Mexican & Latin Cuisine $$ | Mexican, Latin American 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. ...