Riverhead Has Some Great Mexican Taquerias

Riverhead Has Some Great Mexican Taquerias

Taco Bout It opens in Main Street, Riverhead

If you enjoy authentic Mexican food, you will be pleased to know that another Mexican Taquero, Taco Bout It, has opened its doors in Main Street, Riverhead.  It occupies the space where Las Mexicanas operated until it closed its doors a few months ago. It joins several other taquerias in Main Street, Riverhead.

Taco Bout It

Taco Bout It is not that easy to find because it is tucked-away behind Haiku Sushi.

The owners of this cozy new eatery are two Anthonys – Anthony Catanzaro and Anthony Cicogna. Anthony Cicogna is also the owner of Boom Burgers in Mattituck and Westhampton Beach. The two Anthonys are friendly and down to earth, offering suggestions of what to order.

This new eatery has several colorful tables and amazing décor that creates a relaxed atmosphere. The menu has a traditional bent, and Chef Alejandro “Chicki” Ramirez makes his own tortillas. Tacos are full of chopped onion and cilantro, pickled peppers and other extras like house salsas can be added. Quesadillas, fajitas, burritos, tortas, enchiladas, and tamales also appear on the menu.

Drinks such as Jarritos sodas are available, but soon beer and wine will also appear on the menu.

The owners plan to offer Mexican breakfast dishes on Sunday mornings in the future. One thing to note is the cash only policy –  a cash machine is located inside for your convenience.

Taquero Cielito Lindo

This restaurant is situated at 29E Main Street, Riverhead and offers authentic Mexican food at a reasonable price. They offer a more limited and traditional menu than many of the other Mexican restaurants in the area.

Taquero Mexico

It is situated at 709E Main Street, Riverhead close to the Riverhead Aquarium. This is a real working person’s taqueria with authentic Mexican food. The tamales are the star, and the proprietors are friendly. The décor has shortcomings, and there is no pretention here, but the food makes up for it.

Funcho’s Fajita Grill

The Grill can be found at 1156W, Main Street, Riverhead and is great for casual Mexican dining. The venue is small with only a few tables and some counter seating, but it is really quaint. Outside seating is available for the warmer months. Prices are reasonable, and the food is delicious. It is cheap, cheerful and family friendly.

Little Lucharitos

This restaurant can be found at 487 Main Road, Riverhead. People may be familiar with the bigger Lucharitos in Greenpoint. This one has great tacos such as pulled pork, lobster, Peconic Bay scallops or duck. It offers a different take on Mexican food and some famous fresh fruit Margaritas.

What makes Mexican food ‘authentic’?

If you think Mexican food is found at Taco Bell, you’re missing out. Authentic Mexican food is a delicious combination of textures, colors, and flavors. The presentation is as important as taste. The word ‘authentic’ can be misleading as it is thrown about with casual abandon. A lot of Mexican food is ‘Americanized,’ and some of it has little resemblance to the original dish.

Spicy flavors, simple, fresh ingredients, and careful preparation are necessary before food can be called authentic Mexican. The spices commonly used are garlic, chili powder, cilantro, oregano, and cumin. Chipotle is another spice that is used to flavor Adobo, a marinade that is widely used. Black beans and pinto beans are commonly used as well as corn. Each restaurant prides itself on its salsa, and this is made from ingredients like onions, fresh tomatoes, jalapenos, and cilantro.

Many people want to experience authentic Mexican food and are always on the lookout for that one-of-a-kind Mexican restaurant. I enjoy the fresh, spicy flavors, careful presentation and drinking a relaxing Margarita. A visit to one of the Riverhead taquerias offers delicious food in unpretentious settings.


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