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Tocolo Cantina

4.5
443 reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

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Casual
Modern Mexican – Inspired, Sophisticated, Authentic Our mission will always be to serve classic Mexican dishes prepared with the sophistication of a fine dining restaurant in a casual and approachable manner. Tocolo Cantina serves refined, modern Mexican food in a friendly, high-service, and casual atmosphere. The restaurant space was designed to merge the modern elements of a California eatery with those of a Mexican cantina to create a warm and inviting feel. It is fit with encaustic tile, copper walls, a lively bar in the center of the room, and a hydraulic garage door that forms an outdoor canopy when opened. We aim to provide the best Modern Mexican dining experience on Long Island. Our menu incorporates both traditional Mexican fare and our own modern interpretations of customary dishes. The menu’s mix of small and large plates, as well as its two large communal dining tables, hopes to inspire long celebrations over food. Since no great cantina is complete without a lively bar and lofty cocktail program, Tocolo Cantina promises to deliver the best margaritas and sangrias around. The bar offers delicious specialty drinks, as well as a large selection of premium tequilas and mezcals. Tocolo Cantina was rated “Excellent” by The New York Times and “Very Good” by Newsday. We strive to deliver the best Mexican food on Long Island.
What 443 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.5
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4.4
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LuluE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious. Drinks were strong which is wonderful. Plantains were on point. Would be cool to have some live music in there!

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PattiG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food!

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Michael
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

It appears that they have downgraded the type of meat used in the steak fajita. Certainly not the gold standard skirt steak. It was very chewy and low grade. You shouldn't expect that for the price they charge which is more than the average price for a mexican restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

We were running late for our reservations, we called and they were able to accommodate a later time. We were immediately seated by the hostess, received water and chips/salsa. For a Saturday night and a relatively small venue in comparison to other restaurants you have the option to dine in, we didn't understand the wait to be serviced. We waited over 15 minutes and not even a, "hey, I'll be with you in a few minutes!" We were passed by multiple times before our waiter came to speak with us. When our waiter came and took our drink order, we placed an appetizer order at the same time because we didn't want to risk not seeing someone again for a while. Another 15 or so minutes later, appetizers arrived but we were waiting on beverages.

Food was good, they were able to accommodate an allergy at the table so that in itself was greatly appreciated. The staff was extremely nice when they were being attentive, just wished the service was more frequent so we could conveniently ask for things like utensils. Would visit again though.

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DavidH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great for a kids bday dinner especially if your kid loves tacos

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vipkellyw
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Always great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Service was not what it used to be. The bathrooms were dirty. The fajitas did not have onions. Our plates were not cleared. The cappuccinos were forgotten until we reminded the waitress. I used to really love this place.

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vipMairaB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing margaritas. Very diverse music. Great tacos. Amazing waiter!(forgot his name; could of been daniel or Danny)The host we’re very friendly too.(Forgot his name) I would definitely recommend the birra tacos & the classic guacamole.

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Lety
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great time here. Food and drinks were amazing and service was top notch! First time without the kids and I had a great time. Kid friendly and perfect for a date night as well

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swirlsip
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great date night with the wife. Good COVID spacing

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RyanV
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great, definitely recommend the birria tacos!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience5

Take the Birra tacos off your menu. Its an insult to traditional Mexican cuisine.

Everything else tasted good though 😁

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Met two friends there for lunch on a Sunday. Food was good (tortilla soup) and my white sangria was delicious. Service was ok. Server was pleasant but took over 15 min to bring out more chips (after having asked 2x). Vibe was laid back. They have great HH drink specials 12-5pm daily which was a bonus.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience .

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StephenO
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

very good food and service. drinks are a little weak for the price (13$)

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juang
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went for my Wife’s birthday and food was great, waiter was awesome! Overall experience was super!
I will come back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great time as always!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Drinks and food were amazing - definitely recommend.

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vipDisappointing
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

A fun place to eat! Very nice staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

Fathers Day

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vipShay
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

The food at this restaurant was just ok. We ordered wings and they had no seasoning at all. The steak , chicken, and shrimp dinner for two also no season at $45 . The shrimp tacos were good. I had a fresh mango lemonade that was great, but the raspberry lemonade was horrible!! The waitress was on point., and the music was good.
I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone looking to eat Mexican food for the prices they are charging . I have enjoyed much tastier Mexican food in Longbeach, NY

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vipseafordiner
New York Area
141 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Tocolo has some good drinks and food. The guac was good and the chips here are really excellent. We had the tinga empanada, not bad but surprisingly bland, would not recommend. We had a mix if tacos, steak, pork and fish, all good. I dont think Tocolo is at the level of a Besito or a Dirty Taco, but its good and solid Mexican food.

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Gigi
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tocolo is simply an amazing place! The food, the drinks are delicious. We love going there. Highly recommend! Thank you for such an amazing time always!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food quality service and price.

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vipPoko
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Best Margaritas I have had in a long time. Service was great. Food was good. Would return for drinks any time!

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vipjane
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

Food came out wrong then when correct food came out it meat was dry onions burnt. Very surprised used to always have a good meal. Off night for Tocola

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was great, definitely recommend the tacos. And churro sundae!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was great

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PSun
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and drinks were excellent as always and the service was attentive and polite!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Outdoor dining tables are not reservable, but we lucked out and got seated outside. Covid protocols made me feel safe. Service was great and I enjoyed my dinner and sangria. Would definitely go here again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We love Tocolo Cantina and always enjoy the food. Our latest visit on Mother’s Day was just as wonderful as always and the service was EXCELLENT. Our server was very attentive and kind. I would always recommend this place to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mother’s Day

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MeghaV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been to this place million times but today this new manager lady was above n beyond super sweet. There was this rude guy before that i didnt see but lso happy
To see a friendly face .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food and Great service!

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WColon
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to celebrate a birthday no one acknowledged this even thought it was included in the reservation and in person. Regardless I gave them 5 stars because I’ve been here many times before and it’s always been a good experience. The food and atmosphere were great and it was just a pleasure to be out. Disappointed though re: acknowledgment of the celebration.

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vipjane
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience4

Service was just horrible today. Very surprised

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vipJULC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Very comfortable. Fun atmosphere/music. Food and drinks were delicious!

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vipElizabethG
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Really delicious food! Good prices and good portions size!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The restaurant was closed. I'm not sure how my reservation was confirmed by but it was closed

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night catching up with a friend, dinner and drinks were so good. This place did a great job following the guidelines. The churros sundae was excellent!!! It felt safe and will def come back again.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Tocolo Cantina using the Order Online button. Tocolo Cantina also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Tocolo Cantina also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 222-0060.

Tocolo Cantina is rated 4.5 stars by 443 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.