Where to Find the Best Tacos on Long Island

Tacos aren’t just for Tuesdays (although the deals are always worth a trip). All week long, local hotspots dish out soft and crunchy tortillas filled with well-seasoned and fresh ingredients. And National Taco Day is on a Wednesday this year (Oct. 4). Theses spots are serving the best Long Island tacos.

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Del Fuego, Patchogue, Saint James and Babylon

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This Tex-Mex kitchen and tequila bar serves generously-sized tacos with a side of rice and beans. Celebrate Taco Tuesday with $3 tacos for lunch and a $12 taco menu for dinner. Guests rave about the carne asada tacos made with grilled skirt steak, lettuce, pico de gallo, Mexican cheese and poblano aioli. Patchogue: Address: 25 West Main Street / Phone: 631-569-5400 Saint James: Address: 430 North Country Road | Phone: 631-963-6900 Babylon: Address: 117 Deer Park Avenue / Phone: 631-620-3700 Click to go

Swell Taco, Babylon, Patchogue

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When the word taco is part of its name, the restaurant better deliver some of the best. Swell Taco does it by using simple ingredients in tacos like the carne asada. Served on a soft corn tortilla, the flank steak is dressed with a little bit of jack cheese and salsa verde comprised of tomatillo, garlic, lime and cilantro for an extra kick. Babylon: Address: 135 Deer Park Avenue / Phone: 631-482-1299 Patchogue: Address: 30 East Main Street | Phone: 631-627-6710 Click to go

Besito Mexican, Huntington and Roslyn

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Besito Mexican’s unique iron skillet tacos are all served with queso chihuahua (melted cheese) and warm, soft corn tortillas. Whether they are filled with chicken, steak or mixtos (a mixture of steak, chorizo and chicken) bellies are sure to leave happy. Huntington: Address: 402 New York Avenue / Phone: 631-549-0100 Roslyn: Address: 1516 Old Northern Boulevard | Phone: 516-484-3001 Click to go

Nelly’s Taqueria, Hicksville


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Nelly’s Taqueria considers tacos its specialty, devoting most of its menu to the savory food. The taco shop offers a wide array of steak tacos, ground beef tacos, pork tacos, chicken tacos, rotisserie pork tacos, seafood tacos and vegetable tacos. Address: 356 West Old Country Road | Phone: 516-261-9177 Click to go

Pico Tequila Grill, Bayshore 

Pico Tequila Grill’s tacos are made with the freshest ingredients and even come in gluten-free varieties like grilled tuna and turkey chili. Take advantage of happy hour from 3-7pm on Fridays when the restaurant serves up select $2 tacos. Address: 19 West Main Street | Phone: 631-647-8907 Click to go

Tocolo Cantina, Garden City

On Taco Tuesday from 3pm to close, pair three tasty tacos with a margarita, sangria or beer for $15. Enjoy this Taco Tuesday deal on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3pm to 6pm. Address: 920 Old Country Road | Phone: 516-222-0060 Click to go

Habaneros Tex Mex, Holbrook

Habaneros Tex Mex has all your taco favorites. Right now, the most popular taco is the fried chicken taco complete with a mix of fried chicken, red cabbage, corn bread croutons, cilantro and chipotle ranch on a grilled flour tortilla. And for those a little more health conscious there is a taco salad. Address: 310 Main Street | Phone: 631-737-8226 Click to go