The Mayan considered the Cenote (pronounced say-NO-tay) to be sacred as it was the only source of water in the jungle, and they believed them to be "Xibalba" where their gods live and their spirits reside. We invite you to join us on an exploration of an old cuisine, newly reinvented

Modern Mexican Dishes
Traditional Mexican
Variety of Margaritas

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Our Chef

Modern Mexican

Cenote Modern Mexican is a destination restaurant offering an experience inspired by cenotes of the Yucatan and authentic Mexican dishes curated by Chef Chris Owen.

Customer Feedback

Based on 280 reviews.
Shawn Roof
Shawn Roof
Came here for the first time for restaurant week, but it won’t be the last! Love this place! Delicious food and super friendly service! Great cocktails too!
Blanca Pagnani
Blanca Pagnani
Delicious food, great service and atmosphere. Attentive owner .
Marisa Daniella
Marisa Daniella
Food was very good and the live music was awesome.
joseph longo
joseph longo
Went to this establishment on Sunday for early Mother’s Day Brunch which my daughter booked. As you walk in I was greeted by staff who where very polite . We where a group of 10 . Waitstaff was quick and frequently asked if we needed anything. Decor was very fresh and spotless. The food was very good and appropriate portions and very flavorful. I would recommend this for brunch if your looking for a calm relaxed atmosphere for brunch.
John Maio
John Maio
Excellent meal, great service and live music highly recommended
Michelle Flood
Michelle Flood
Christine Frances
Christine Frances
Great local spot in the heart of Sayville. Menu was a little limited but the food was excellent. So much so, that we went 2 days in a row. Startered off with shrimp cocktail. Very fresh! Then we ordered the short ribs with mashed potatoes, Brussel sprouts, Steak Frite, Pork Chops. Everything was cooked to perfection & tasty. We had a great window seat with the sun setting. Will definitely be going back. I can walk there from my house.


If you love Margaritas, we've got a wide and creative variety!

By Cenote Modern Mexican , Bar Chief

When you come to Cenote Modern Mexican, you're treated like family in the warm Mexican tradition.

By Theresa R , Manager

Our commitment is that your meal is always fresh, creative, and delicious!

By Chris Owen , Executive Chef

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Visit us:

45 Foster Ave.

Sayville, NY, 11782

1 (631) 589-7775