When it comes to Mexican food, everyone has their favorite place. But some restaurants are just ‘eh’ while others leave you SERIOUSLY craving more. I mean, who doesn’t love Mexican food? Fresh salsa and chips, delicious queso, and not to mention all the flavorful dishes to follow. Wondering where to get the best Mexican food in North Carolina? Try out these ten!
1. La Botana, Winston-Salem
Looks can be deceiving and this hidden gem in Winston-Salem definitely goes unnoticed at times. Everything is cooked authentically and true to the flavors of each region of Mexico. Start with the sopes and wash it down with a strong margarita.
2. Papas and Beer, Asheville
Everything is amazing at Papas and Beer. The burritos are the way to go but if you're looking for something lighter go for the Mexico City Tacos.
3. El Camino Real, Greensboro
This little hole-in-the-wall packs big flavor. If you're looking for street tacos, a delicious burrito texano, or even chorizo sope...it's all going to be delicious!
4. Tower 7, Wrightsville Beach
If you're on vacation or live in Wrightsville you'll find amazing tex-mex a block from the ocean. You must try the fish tacos caught fresh.
5. Three Amigos, Charlotte
Three Amigos is located in a small strip mall right in Plaza Midwood. You'll find the best tacos, enchiladas, burritos and chimichangas in Charlotte. Don't forget an extra large margarita to wash it all down.
6. Taqueria El Toro, Raleigh
This restaurant is the hidden gem of Raleigh. With delicious food, a tantalizing toppings bar, and tacos piled with all the right toppings, you'll crave this place long after you've licked the plate clean.
7. Limones, Asheville
Limones is a classic Mexican restaurant with an upscale twist. Try favorites like lobster nachos, a blood orange margarita, or tequila lime beef tacos. It's a favorite of Asheville locals and visitors alike.
8. Crafted, Greensboro
Not so much traditional 'Mexican' but a taco place you MUST try is Crafted. They have traditional favorites like chicken, steak, etc. but the 'specialty tacos' are where it's at. BBQ taco with mac and cheese (the Big Truck Taco)? How about a fried chicken taco with spaghetti squash slaw and spicy asian mustard? Yeah, your taste buds will be blown away.
9. Guanajuato Restaurants, Durham
Durham has plenty of Mexican restaurants but one that flies under the radar is Guanajuato. Certain dishes almost feel California-inspired...with fresh ingredients and spicy verde sauces. It's a delicious place to stop in and satisfy that taco craving.
10. El Taco Loco, New Bern
El Taco Loco is a no-frills one stop shop for a delicious, authentic taco. Be sure to try the fish tacos!