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The 7 Best Tex-Mex Restaurants In Charlotte

Updated: May 2, 2022

Dreaming of tasty tamales and cheesy enchiladas? We highly recommend a visit to our favorite Tex-Mex restaurants in Charlotte. We analyzed the best review sites including diner and expert reviews for the best Tex-Mex cuisine in Charlotte. Just be sure to line your stomach with plenty of nachos and gorditas before sampling the wide tequila selection on tap at these venues.

Find the perfect Tex Mex spot


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

Tu One Oh Tacos

Mexican, Westover HillsMexicanCharlotte, Westover Hills
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

The Burrito Factory

Mexican, $, Closeburn-GlenkirkMexican, $Charlotte, Closeburn-Glenkirk
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Mi Pueblo Mexican Grill

Mexican, $$, East ForestMexican, $$Charlotte, East Forest
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5

RuRu's Tacos + Tequila

Mexican, $$, EastoverMexican, $$Charlotte, Eastover
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5
  • Charlotte Magazine, 2020

    10 Must-Try Taco Spots in Charlotte: 2021

    Charlotte Magazine, 2020

Mi Pueblo Mexican Grill

Mexican, $$, Mineral Springs-Rumble RoadMexican, $$Charlotte, Mineral Springs-Rumble Road
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5


American, $$, Montclaire SouthAmerican, $$Charlotte, Montclaire South
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0

How did we curate these results?

Choosing the right spot for Tex Mex can be tough, especially if you’re exploring new restaurants. We analyzed 5351 Charlotte restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 Charlotte restaurant reviews, and 142 lists and articles – looking closely at what Axios Charlotte and Charlotte Magazine had to say – and applied our boam magic. For example, we considered Axios Charlotte - 6 best Mexican and Tex-Mex restaurants in Charlotte and Charlotte Magazine - 10 Must-Try Taco Spots in Charlotte: 2021 as we sourced this ultimate list. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. The ten options above are the best of Charlotte Tex Mex.

Most common questions

Tu One Oh Tacos, Plant Joy, and Roy's Kitchen & Patio are the highest-rated late-night spots for tex-mex in Charlotte.

Juan Taco and KO Food Truck are the highest-rated food trucks that serve tex-mex in Charlotte.

Plant Joy, Tacos 4 Life Living Kitchen are the highest-rated vegan-friendly tex-mex spots in Charlotte.

Tu One Oh Tacos, Plant Joy, and Roy's Kitchen & Patio are the highest-rated tex-mex spots for lunch in Charlotte.

Tu One Oh Tacos, Plant Joy, and Roy's Kitchen & Patio have outdoor seating and tex-mex in Charlotte.

Drink pairing tips for Tex Mex

  • Go for Pale Ale with bean, cheese, rice burrito

    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

    When considering what goes best with beef burrito, we recommend a glass of ESB, it truly complements the dish as it balances fatty flavours.

  • Sauvignon Blanc with your nachos

    If your food palns include Nachos, then you should consider helping it along with some white wine. We find that a Sauvignon Blanc, with its hits of grassy, serves as the best pairing to the dish.

Interesting facts about Tex Mex

  • The record holder

    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!

  • Worth the big bucks

    If you have recently won the lottery, or you just happen to have $210 lying around, why not spend it on indulging in the world’s most glamorous, and most expensive, nachos?

  • Craving some fish taco?

    Joey Chestnut knows that you can never have too much of a good thing. They proved this by eating 23 tacos in a limited time,setting a world record in the process!

Parking information

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