Vermont is known for its syrup, cheese, fresh veggies and craft beer, but great Mexican food is a little harder to find. Admit it, who doesn’t like the combo of chips and salsa? Custom made things are a favorite in Vermont, and luckily we have a few Mexican restaurants that will build your taco, burrito and anything else with exactly what you want. Pair it with Vermont’s fresh ingredients and unique salsas and hot sauces, and you have a winning dish. Here are 9 places in Vermont that have some Mexican food you’ll absolutely love.
1. Mojo Cafe - 106 Main St., Ludlow
This place is about as good as it gets for modern Mexican-fusion mouth watering awesomeness! You'll want to pull over and get yourself a carne asada enchilada or go for the fresh catfish tacos at this local favorite. Fuel up after the slopes here and you won't regret it!
2. Aztlan Foods - 40 Foundry St., Waterbury
What a find! And 'find' is exactly right... This place is a little hard to locate, but it's definitely worth the hunt. Trust us, it's worth it. Made to order burritos and bowls and serious spice for anyone who want to bring it on. They have frozen burritos to go, too. Call ahead, they have limited hours, often closing at 3pm.
3. Mad Taco - 2 Village Sq., Waitsfield
Along with a stellar beer selection, the Mad Taco even makes there own hot sauce! You should try all of them, even if you feel silly bringing 9 different ramekins back to your table. It's an extremely laid back place and absolutely awesome food.
4. Firebird Cafe - 163 Pearl St., Essex Junction
Mexican food and breakfast pair so well together, and this cafe does it perfectly. The pork carnitas are juicy, flavorful and not too salty and complemented nicely by fresh tomato salsa and the sour cream. It gets packed here, and after one visit you'll understand why!
5. Cilantro Taco - 5036 Main St., Manchester Center
Very complex flavors with fairly simple ingredients, and isn't that that goal of most great food? Well this place takes a few kinds of perfectly prepared proteins with rich hearty flavors, puts them on a tortilla of your choice, enhances them with creative Mexican sauces and fresh traditional ingredients - and BAM - you have a handful of complete yumminess. The fact that they use local ingredients and non-GMO products in an extra awesome bonus.
6. Three Stones - 105 Canal St., Brattleboro
The ambiance at Three Stones is great: dim lighting nice music, Mexican-style decor....there are only 8 tables, so call ahead to make reservations. To top off the fabulous food, the sangria is also a big hit and the service is great!
7. New World Tortilla - 696 Pine St., Burlington
The Thai chicken peanut burrito is a marvel - so unique and unbelievably tasty, especially with the house-made hot sauce. An extra bonus? Their bottled water was only $1.
8. Americas Taco Company - 5043 Derby Rd., Newport
What's not to love? The food is fresh and you can taste the quality and the love that goes into each ingredient. The meat is tender and flavorful but doesn't overpower the other ingredients in your burrito. It's the perfect mix of a Mexican delight!
9. La Puerta Negra - 44 Main St., Montpelier
The atmosphere is great and this spot has the added bonus of a delicious vegan menu. Great food from south of the border in central Vermont.
Vermont may be in the Northeast, but we can serve up some amazing dishes you’ll find south of the border!