Find Great Quesadillas on Long Island

Quesadillas may be simple, fast-casual fare to some. But true foodies—and Long Island is full of them—don’t typically go for any old dish. The cheese needs to be melted and creamy, the ratio of dairy to meat to veggies perfect and the tortilla toasted just right. And though geographically our region isn’t South of the border, you wouldn’t know it at these Long Island quesadillas hotspots.

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Besito Mexican, Roslyn and Huntington

A local watering hole, Besito’s quesadillas sure know how to win over a crowd. The roasted vegetable medley is as delicious as it is creative. Served as an appetizer, it comes full of squash blossoms, green chile, queso chihuahua, mushrooms, salsa verde cruda and pico de gallo. Roslyn: Phone: 516-484-3001 | Address: 1516 Old Northern Blvd Huntington: Address: 402 New York Ave | Phone: 631-549-0100 Click to taste

Maria’s Mexican and Latin Cuisine, Nesconset

This classic Latin-Mex spot is the place to go when you’re feeling extra hungry. The hearty quesadilla Cubana is stuffed with roasted pork, ham, cheese and pickles and the Spanish sausage oozes with cheese and has chunks of guacamole and sour cream on top. Phone: 631-979-7724 | Address: 211 Smithtown Blvd Click to taste

Crazy Beans, Various Locations

Crazy Beans’ BBQ chicken quesadilla is like a backyard party for the tastebuds. It’s made with grilled chicken, cheddar and bacon smothered in a ranch and BBQ sauce. The eclectic cafe also likes to play with breakfast flavors. It’s hard to look past the pancake quesadilla, a medley of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, cheddar and Vermont maple syrup. And yes, that does include a pancake coating. Click to taste

Lucharito’s, Greenport

A must-stop on the North Fork, Lucharito’s offers a colorful menu of warm, soft quesadillas. All served with sour cream and guacamole, visitors will find shrimp, steak, veggie, chicken, duck and cheese conglomerations. Having a hard time choosing? Don’t stress, each is guaranteed to come out large and bursting with flavor. Phone: 631-477-6666 | Address: 119 Main St Click to taste

CaraCara Mexican Grill, Farmingdale

Guests can’t help but rave about the shrimp quesadillas from this polished spot. Already packed with Chihuahua and cheddar cheeses, CaraCara doesn’t go light on the shrimp either. Those feeling more carnivorous can take a bite out of the steak or chicken quesadillas. And for the veggie lovers, there’s a quesadilla packed with arugula, avocado, corn, bell pepper, cilantro, olive oil and truffle-huitlacoche for an extra kick. Phone: 516-777-2272 | Address: 354 Main St Click to taste

Bubba’s Burrito Bar, Islip

Lauded for its baby-sized burritos, the quesadillas at Bubba’s are equally impressive. Order them on a white or wheat wrap with your choice of cheese, beans, veggies, steak, chicken, shrimp, beef or buffalo chicken. Though there are a lot of choices, one thing is for certain: diners never go home unhappy. Phone: 631-650-6333 | Address: 513 E Main St Click to taste

Del Fuego, Various Locations

A village gem, Del Fuego has an eye for mixing flavor profiles. Take the bacon mac and cheese quesadilla made with melted Mexican cheese, elbow macaroni, bacon and jalapeños or the lobster quesadilla soaked in a chipotle-honey butter and roasted corn salsa with scallions and Mexican cheese. Click to taste