This spicy cuisine comes from the heart of the Rio Grande region but doesn’t stop there, compadres. Tex-Mex keeps on moving like a two-step, combining chilis, melted cheese, cooked meat, tortillas and lots of beans. Sometimes it’s a lot to keep on one plate. So why not try two? We bring you this year’s winners for Best Tex-Mex Restaurant on Long Island.
Long Islanders Voted Pancho’s Border Grill in Great Neck Best Tex-Mex Restaurant on Long Island!
1. Pancho’s Border grill
10 Grace Ave., Great Neck. 516-829-5305; 4245 Austin Blvd., Island Park. 516-897-8300. www.panchostexmex.com
On its 20th year at this location, Pancho’s strives for the absolute highest quality, creating each item of its loaded menu from scratch and using only the freshest ingredients. Burritos, fajitas, chicken, ribs, guacamole, salads and a full selection of Mexican beers and tequilas to choose from—every visit is a fiesta grande at Pancho’s, and every visitor is greeted with a celebratory dosage of the Grateful Dead during meals. Scribble an avocado cheeseburger-inspired mural on the paper tablecloth as you wait for your feast!
2. Salsa Salsa
142 Main St., Port Jefferson. 631-473-9700. www.salsasalsa.net
3. RS Jones
153 Merrick Ave., Merrick. 516-378-7177. www.rsjones.com
1177 Corporate Dr., Westbury. 516-222-7010. www.cozymels.com