You don’t have to go south of the border to enjoy great Mexican food right here. The cuisine is heavily influenced by chili peppers, corn and beans, as well as savory meats and scintillating spices. From what’s considered street food — tacos, quesadillas, and tamales — to home-cooked soups, rices, pastas and tortillas, it’s guaranteed to make your taste buds grateful. For the best Mexican food around, look no further than the Best Mexican Restaurant on Long Island.

2015: Long Islanders Voted Caracara Mexican Grill Best Mexican Restaurant on Long Island!

Caracara Mexican Grill
354 Main St., Farmingdale. 516-777-2272. caracaramex.com

Caracara Mexican Grill in Farmingdale offers up a fresh take on standard Mexican cuisine. With top-notch ingredients prepared with exceptional skill, Caracara takes Long Island Mexican food to the next level. From guacamole made table-side to enchiladas and iron-skillet tacos, Caracara is nacho usual Mexican place. Ole!

2014: Long Islanders voted Caracara Mexican Grill in Farmingdale Best Mexican Restaurant on Long Island!

1. Caracara Mexican Grill
354 Main St., Farmingdale.

516-777-2272. caracaramex.com

2. Besito
Multiple Locations. besitomex.com

3. El Mariachi
213 Sunrise Hwy., Rockville Centre. 516-536-6660.

2013: Long Islanders Voted Besito Best Mexican Restaurant on Long Island!

1. Besito
Multiple Locations. www.besitomex.com

2. El Mariachi
213 Sunrise Hwy., Rockville Centre. 516-536-6661. www.facebook.com/elmariachirestaurant

3. Maria’s Mexican and Latin Cuisine
211 Smithtown Rd., Nesconset. 631-979-7724. www.marias211.com

2012: Long Islanders Voted Besito Best Mexican Restaurant on Long Island!

1. Besito
Multiple Locations. www.besitomex.com

2. Caracara Mexican Grill
354 Main St., Farmingdale. 516-777-2272. www.caracaramex.com

3. Don Ricardo’s
94 E. Main St., Babylon. 631-587-0122. www.donricardos.com

2011: Long Islanders Voted Besito Best Mexican Restaurant on Long Island!

1. Besito
402 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-549-0100; 1516 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 516-484-3001. www.besitomex.com

2. Pancho’s
10 Grace Ave., Great Neck. 516-829-5305; 4245 Austin Blvd., Island Park. 516-897-8300. www.panchostexmex.com

3. El Mariachi
213 Sunrise Hwy., Rockville Centre. 516-536-6661. www.elmariachirvc.com

2010: Long Islanders Voted Besito the Best Mexican Restaurant on Long Island!

1. Besito
402 New York Ave., Huntington, www.besitomex.com

2. Don Juan
4899 Merrick Rd., Massapequa Park. 516-798-1172. www.donjuanny.com

3. Don Ricardo’s
94 E. Main St., Babylon. 631-587-0122. www.donricardos.com