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The 8 Best Mexican Restaurants Near Gastonia

Updated: May 2, 2022

Mad about Mole? These are our go-to Mexican places in Gastonia for Mole, carnitas, and tortas. We assessed top review sites and incorporated millions of diner and critic reviews for the best guac in Gastonia. Grab a Mexican beer and tuck into the enchilada and corn chips at one of these fantastic Gastonia eateries.

Find the perfect Mexican restaurant

Viva Tequis

Mexican, $$, GastoniaMexican, $$Gastonia
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Agave Mexican Restaurant

Mexican, GastoniaMexicanGastonia
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Don Pedro

Mexican, $$, GastoniaMexican, $$Gastonia
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

La Fuente Bar & Grill

Mexican, $, GastoniaMexican, $Gastonia
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Tequila Mexican Restaurant

Mexican, $$, GastoniaMexican, $$Gastonia
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

Mexican, $$, GastoniaMexican, $$Gastonia
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.0

Los Arcos

Mexican, $, GastoniaMexican, $Gastonia
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.0

If you travel further

El Lorito

Mexican, $, Bessemer CityMexican, $Bessemer City
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.0

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Finding the right Mexican restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. We pored over ratings for 5351 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 restaurant reviews in Gastonia and 142 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. For example, we considered 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. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. These ten options are sure to delight.

Frequently asked questions

Viva Tequis, Azteca Family Mexican Restaurant, and Agave Mexican Restaurant are some of the highest-rated late-night Mexican spots in Gastonia.

The highest-rated Mexican restaurants for delivery in Gastonia are Azteca Family Mexican Restaurant, La Fuente Bar & Grill, and Moe's Southwest Grill.

Viva Tequis, Azteca Family Mexican Restaurant, and Agave Mexican Restaurant are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants for take-out in Gastonia.

Viva Tequis, Azteca Family Mexican Restaurant, and Agave Mexican Restaurant are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants for a quick lunch in Gastonia.

Viva Tequis, Azteca Family Mexican Restaurant, and Agave Mexican Restaurant are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants that are good for groups in Gastonia.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pale Ale with your bean, cheese, rice burrito

    Experts would recommend a beer as a pairing to your bean, cheese, rice burrito, specifically Pale Ale because it 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.


  • The ideal pairing for cheese enchilada with beef

    Experts recommend pairing a cheese enchilada with beef with a glass of Amber Ale, a popular beer.

Interesting facts

  • The $300 olive wagu beef

    If you have recently won the lottery, or you just happen to have $300 lying around, why not spend it on indulging in the world’s most glamorous, and most expensive, olive wagu beef?

  • A 1,653 pounds feast

    1,653 pounds is the record for the biggest flour taco. We hope people were hungry!

  • An iconic duo: tea & steak

    Experts recommend pairing steak with tea, complementing the fatty taste of the food with the tannin-rich flavors of the drink.

Parking tips

Nobody likes to circle around the block looking for parking. 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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