Welcome to Oaxaca Restaurant!


By 1994 after some years in the USA, we felt (with all due respect) that good and authentic Mexican food was missing from most Mexican restaurants at the time. If we wanted to eat good Mexican food, we had to travel far from the Huntington area, so we decided to open a very small restaurant in East Northport, The lil Caboose.

In 1995, The lil Caboose, was awarded as one of “The Top Ten Restaurants Of Long Island”, by Newsday. By the end of 1996, with the support of our clientele, we opened the Oaxaca restaurant in Huntington village, where we once again found ourselves the happy recipients of an award, this time as one of Newsday’s “The Best Top Ten List Of 1997.”

We settled in Huntington with Oaxaca for ten years, enjoying customers from all over Long Island. Our local Huntington clientele was growing in great numbers, so we felt it was time to expand. During this time, school teachers invited us to give important lectures in their schools on Mexican food and culture. We really enjoyed sharing our knowledge with the community. For these main reasons, we decided to open Quetzalcoatl, our full scale restaurant, where we offer a richer variety of Mexican dishes and a full bar to allow guests to sample delicious Mexican cocktails prepared the proper way.

The name Quetzalcoatl was chosen with much thought to its meaning and philosophy. Taken from pre-Hispanic history and culture, the idea of “serving food for spirit” is at the soul of our business. The native Mexican philosophy of respect for food/body combined with gratitude in all activities is part of our daily life. Since “we are what we think and what we eat” we serve food for the soul, from the heart of Mexico!

Buen apetito and muchas gracias!

Alex & Maria