Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the Best of the Best East End Mexican Restaurants

Lucharitos in Greenport.
Lucharitos in Greenport. Photo credit: Mark LaMaina

Cinco de Mayo is here and there’s no better time to make a visit to the Dan’s Best of the Best honorees for Mexican Cuisine.

In the Hamptons, check out Mercado, the 2013 Platinum Best of the Best for Mexican food at 1970 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton. Call 631-237-1334 for a reservation.

For Mexican-influences dishes and other Latin food, Orlando’s in Hampton Bays, at 40 West Montauk Highway, is a great counter-service spot for breakfast and lunch. It was out readers’ Gold choice. Rounding out the top three on the South Fork is Blue Cactus at 122 East Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays. Enjoy Happy Hour from 5 to 6 p.m. Call 631-728-0000 for more information.

On the North Fork, Dan’s Papers readers’ Platinum pick for Best of the Best Mexican cuisine is Lucharitos. Just drop in at 119 Main Street, Greenport, or call ahead to 631-477-6666.

Riverhead boastd both the Gold, Funchos, at 1156 W Main Street, and Silver, Blue Agave, the Tex-Mex restaurant at 40 East Main Street

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