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The 10 Best Mexican Restaurants In Charlotte

Updated: October 14, 2021

After the best al pastor and corn tortilla in Charlotte? These are our favorite restaurants for Mexican cuisine. We assessed top review sites and incorporated millions of diner and critic reviews for the best guac in Charlotte. With extensive mezcal and tequila menus and the best birria in Charlotte, a good time is guaranteed at these taquerias.

Find the perfect Mexican restaurant

Cabo Fish Taco

Mexican, $$, North CharlotteMexican, $$Charlotte, North Charlotte
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Trip Savvy, 2019

    The Best Mexican Restaurants in Charlotte

    Trip Savvy, 2019
  • Charlotte Magazine, 2020

    10 Must-Try Taco Spots in Charlotte: 2021

    Charlotte Magazine, 2020

The Tasty Bowl Subs N Such

Asian, $, Griers ForkAsian, $Charlotte, Griers Fork
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Brasas & Son Restaurante Bar

Latin, Montclaire SouthLatinCharlotte, Montclaire South
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 5.0


Mexican, $$, WilmoreMexican, $$Charlotte, Wilmore
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Axios Charlotte, 2020

    6 best Mexican and Tex-Mex restaurants in Charlotte

    Axios Charlotte, 2020

Velvet Taco Optimist Hall

New American, $$, Optimist ParkNew American, $$Charlotte, Optimist Park
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Cabo's Mexican Cuisine and Cantina

Mexican, $$, Johnston Rd.-McAlpineMexican, $$Charlotte, Johnston Rd.-McAlpine
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Las Margaritas Mexican Restaurant

Mexican, $, OakhurstMexican, $Charlotte, Oakhurst
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

La Poblanita Mexican Restaurant & Candy Store

Mexican, $, CharlotteMexican, $Charlotte
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Que Onda Cantina - Highland Creek

Mexican, $$, Highland CreekMexican, $$Charlotte, Highland Creek
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Three Amigos Mexican Restaurant and Cantina

Mexican, $, Country Club HeightsMexican, $Charlotte, Country Club Heights
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Why these restaurants?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best Mexican restaurants in Charlotte. We analyzed 5351 Charlotte restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 Charlotte restaurant reviews, and 142 lists and articles – looking closely at what Axios Charlotte, Charlotte Magazine and Trip Savvy had to say – and applied our boam magic. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Axios Charlotte - 6 best Mexican and Tex-Mex restaurants in Charlotte, Charlotte Magazine - 10 Must-Try Taco Spots in Charlotte: 2021 and Trip Savvy - The Best Mexican Restaurants in Charlotte. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • Enjoy bean, cheese, rice burrito with Pale Ale

    For an elevated experience, pair your bean, cheese, rice burrito with Pale Ale. This combination works particularly well because this beer cuts through richness.

  • ESB and beef burrito

    Experts would recommend a beer as a pairing to your beef burrito, specifically ESB because it balances fatty flavours.

  • A next-level pairing for Negra Modelo

    Experts suggest pairing a mole with a glass of Negra Modelo, a popular beer.

Interesting facts

  • Ready for some burrito?

    Are you a fan of burrito? The current record for eating the most burrito is 47 burritos in only 10! Do you love burrito enough to beat this record?

  • The largest flour taco

    Don’t you hate it when there is not enough food for seconds? This wasn’t a concern when the record was broken for the biggest flour taco. Weighing in at 1,653 pounds there was more than enough flour tacos to go around!

  • The go-to pairing

    Often regarded as one of the most traditional drinks in Mexico, cerveza preparada is a favorite choice across the country, often prepared with beer, lime juice, hot sauce, chili spices.

Parking information

Parking in Charlotte can be a challenge. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Mexican spot.

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