The Hamptons are known as a summer getaway for antsy New Yorkers…a place where you can unwind and relax, and partake in all the extravagance the area has to offer. But in between your nights out at Surf Lodge and meals at Serafina, it’s nice to discover hidden gems that serve up equally as good food at a fraction of the cost. The Hideaway, located in Montauk, is a second generation operated Mexican eatery at the Diamond Cove Marina, brought to locals and vacationers by husband and wife duo Freida and Skip Reichert.
The menu combines authentic Mexican cuisine with homemade BBQ, and also serves up some killer cocktails, many of which utilize the over 40 different kinds of tequila housed at the bar. The team behind The Hideaway makes sure to use fresh, local ingredients, as well as sustainably harvested ingredients whenever possible, which is apparent when eating their food. When we dined here we stuck to the Mexican side of the menu, quickly putting down appetizers that included Mexican Corn (fresh corn on the cob smothered with spices, chipotle aioli cotija cheese), Nachos (tortilla chips with beans, cheese, pico de gallo, choice of: avocado and cheese (vegetarian), chicken. Add pork, steak, chorizo, beef brisket, pulled pork, grilled vegetables, or shrimp), and Jalapeño Peppers (jalapeno peppers stuffed w/ chicken in a red sauce with queso fresco). None of these dishes were short of delicious. We couldn’t stop picking at the nachos long after they were gone, and the corn was super fresh and flavorful.
While some of us enjoyed the highly touted Fish Tacos, others tried their hand at their substantial burritos. I’d have that pulled pork burrito any day! Unfortunately, our eyes were bigger than our stomachs and we had to head out before trying dessert, but The Hideaway certainly left an impression. The staff is generous and friendly, the cocktails strong, and the food satiating, so if you seek something a little more laid back on the few remaining weekends of the summer, get your fiesta on at The Hideaway.