A Latin fusion restaurant opened in South Huntington recently bringing the flavor of this Dominican restaurant concept from its roots in Santo Domingo to Queens and now to Long Island. With more than eight locations, Mamajuana Café opened in South Huntington in March, it’s first location on Long Island.
According to the restaurant’s website their Latino cuisine “combines time-honored traditional recipes with delicious new twists.”
“Our chef Segundo creates all sauces from scratch and from Dominican Republic to Colombia, our dishes exemplify the authentic flavors of the Caribbean Hispanic and South American culinary tradition.”
Photo: Mamajuana Cafe Facebook page.
The appetizer menu features empanadas trio with chicken, beef and spinach with three cheeses (manchego, mozz and parmesan) ($11), masitas de cerdo, fried skinless pork chunks in a mixed garlic mojo, served with tostones ($10), and chicharrones de pollo made with fried bone-in-chicken chunks in a mixed garlic mojo served with tostones ($10).
The entrees include sancocho, a Dominican stew with pork, hen, yucca, yautia, plantain & corn, served with side of white rice ($18), pargo “el original,” a deep fried whole red snapper, stuffed with pineapple coconut rice and coconut enchilada sauce ($28), paella, made with safron rice, clams, mussels, calamari, bay scallops, lobster and chorizo garnished with roasted red pepper escabeche ($32), and churrasco, a 10 oz grilled skirt steak topped with demi glacé, served with chimichurri, and yucca fries ($32).
On Yelp, Jason B, from Bethpage, said it’s a “great new addition to the Huntington dining scene... I really enjoyed dining there.”
Johnny G, of Huntington, agreed.
“We needed a Latin gourmet restaurant in Huntington, the food is amazing,” he wrote. “I recommend Mamajuana of Huntington. The best.”
Location: 555 E Jericho Turnpike Huntington Station, (631) 923-3686.