Maria's Mexican & Latin Cuisine

211 Smithtown Blvd.
Nesconset, 11767

It is so nice to find different places to eat that don’t serve the usual burger, salad, pasta, pizza, and the like.  Chinese, Japanese or Greek can be a little change of pace, but still can be a bit redundant.  Mexican and Latin American Cuisine is a nice change from the usual.
Maria has worked in the restaurant business for more than 20 years, and always wanted a place of her own.  Her love of cooking and the Latin American culture has inspired her to open Maria’s Mexican & Latin Cuisine in Nesconset.  “I wanted to bring this beautiful and festive culture to my restaurant and share the wonderful cuisine with my customers.  People should not assume that our cuisine is spicy or hot just because it is Mexican or Spanish, the menu is quite unique and worth a try.  I believe in using only the freshest, highest quality ingredients in the food preparation and follow the authenticity of the cuisine,” explains Maria.
The atmosphere is cozy and comfortable with a bistro kind of flair.  The service is friendly and topnotch and Maria can accommodate special dietary needs.  Maria’s staff are always happily willing to explain any of the entrees to any novice to the cuisine.  Starting off any good meal usually includes mouth-watering appetizers to get your taste-buds in gear for the main course.  A few choice suggestions are, Beef Empanadas served with AJI, Shrimp Ceviche served with crisp Plantains, Sweet Plantain stuffed with meat and tropical cheese, Spanish sausage sauteed with mushrooms and red pimentos, or Aguacate Relleno, avocado stuffed with shrimp, topped with house special sauce, and there are always the who could resist Nachos con Carne o Pollo, corn tortillas topped with beans, cheese, guacamole and sour cream, (Choice of beef or chicken).
Entrees include Lechon Cubano, Cuban style roast pork served with “Moros and Chritianos” and sweet plantains, Bistec a la Criolla, top-round steak sauteed in Latin style Creole sauce, served with green plantains, rice and beans, or try the Salmon con Salsa de Mango, baked salmon served with mango salsa, sweet plantains, rice and beans.  The Chicken dishes are all spectacular and come with the traditional rice and beans and range from.  Mexican favorites such as Fajitas, Chimichangas, Tacos, Enchiladas can be ordered with chicken, beef, shrimp, pork or combo. Soups, salads, and combo platters are available to try a little bit of this or that.
Watch for all the festivities at Maria’s monthly Tapas Nights, which features a Tapas menu, Sangria and Martini menu and live Latin Guitar Music.  Catering available on premises for small intimate parties.  Reservations can be taken for parties of five or more as well as a call ahead seating option for small parties.  Remember to reserve your table early for Tapas Nights.  Call, 979-7724 or visit Maria’s for lunch or dinner Monday - Thursday 11:30am-10pm, Friday, 11:30am-11pm, Saturday, 1pm-11pm and Sunday, 1pm-9pm.
Try something different tonight, visit Maria’s Mexican & Latin Cuisine and experience the very best in authentic dishes from Argentina, Cuba, Chile, Colombia and Mexico.  Visit our website at