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The Dish: At Vallarta, Tacos are Tops

Get ready for the real thing.

Hauppauge's newest south-of-the-border restaurant is already making big fans in the community, and on one recent trip it was clear the eatery is picking up the lunch-hour crowd from the nearby offices and industrial park.

We had three tacos on our visit: carnitas pork, chicken and chorizo, which cost about $9.

What's nice about Vallarta is the authenticity. Tacos are served on two warmed corn tortillas, not flour tortillas, they are topped with a tangy mix of onion and cilantro and we chose the deep and earthy hot pepper sauce. There's no sour cream here, no shredded cheddar, no lettuce.

The meal comes with tortilla chips and the restaurant offers a few different salsa options at the salsa bar, including traditional pico de gallo and a fresh roasted tomato salsa.

But ours is just one opinion. Have you eaten the tacos at Vallarta yet? What did you think?

We Heart Long Island February 15, 2012 at 08:49 PM
I have been eating here since they opened. The food is REALLY good.
LIsa Lisa February 15, 2012 at 10:05 PM
Not a fan, guacamole is watery, food is generally lacking in flavor.
Brian P February 16, 2012 at 02:19 PM
You don't get the bang for your buck. I left there still hungry! Food was good though.
Kerry February 16, 2012 at 02:34 PM
The fish tacos are great!
VT May 04, 2012 at 02:35 AM
Been there several times . More Mexican then Tex Mex. I agree with we heart , food is really good..Generous burritos, etc. The salsa bar is great .. Can t have enough Mexican , Tex Mex places . Looking foward to the yogurt shop to open up next door.
VT May 04, 2012 at 02:38 AM
Brian P .... more generous with fillings and super burritos then Moes. Taste much better . Try and compare.Let us know. Thanks

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