These Are The 5 Best Mexican Restaurants In Charlotte


Mexican restaurants have always had a strong presence in the Queen City, but with more people moving here from the SouthWest, and from south of the border, our selection is now incredibly diverse.

Here are the 5 best Mexican restaurants in the Charlotte region;

#1 Paco’s Tacos 

pacos tacosPaco’s is the brainchild of local restaurant legend Frank Scibelli (founder of Mama Ricotta’s, Cantina 1511, Midwood Smokehouse, and Bad Daddies), it has become a local favorite for Mexican and Tex-Mex favorites here in Charlotte.

They use a variety of spices that are imported from a Texas-based company, and a tortilla machine creates fresh tortillas daily.

From the Wood-Fired Grilled Fajitas to the Cheese Enchiladas with chili con carne, Paco’s menu showcases some of the freshest quality ingredients in Charlotte.

#2 La Revolucion

VYtNGzkCkm0gUALa Revolucion is all about casual fun and flavorful Tex-Mex and Gulf Shore cuisine from Chef Gene Briggs and Chef de Cuisine Carlos Rangle, a native of Mexico City.

All fresh, made in-house: chips, salsa, guacamole, tacos, burritos, you name it…your favorite dish is waiting for you. Celebrate a birthday, eat before the show, or just come out and enjoy great food and our extensive margarita list. La Revolucion in the Avid XChange Music Factory is open daily for dinner and drinks.

#3 Sabor Latin Street Grill


Most people who live anywhere near Uptown say this place makes the best tacos, hands down. Their Elizabeth and NoDa locations are equally amazing, affordable, and authentic.

#4 The Prickly Pear

margarona-mexican-bar-grillIf you’re looking for some more authentic Mexican fare, check out The Prickly Pear by Lake Norman.

Portions are very large, even by Mexican restaurant standards, and it’s still relatively unknown in the Charlotte region, so you typically won’t have too long of a wait.

#5 Don Pedro Mexican Restaurant

Don pedro charlotte mexicanDon Pedro’s have a slightly spicer selection than other places in Charlotte. Dishes are prepared with authentic spices and made using the traditional art of traditional Mexican preperation.

They have several locations throughout the Charlotte region, including in University Area, Gastonia, South Tryon and Pineville.

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