Mexican Restaurants in North Carolina

Mexican Food at La Rancherita (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

La Rancherita

North Raleigh

Faithful renditions of Tex-Mex cuisine include crispy flautas, sizzling fajitas, and tamales glazed with red sauce

$20 $11

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$12.75 for $20 Worth of Mexican Cuisine at La Fiesta Restaurante Mexicano

La Fiesta Restaurante Mexicano

Multiple Locations

Family-owned eatery voted Best Mexican Restaurant nine years in a row by Times-News readers serves up freshly prepared Mexican cuisine

$20 $12.75

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$14 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Mexican Food at La Botana Mexican Restaurant ($30 Value)

La Botana Mexican Restaurant

Winston-Salem

Mexican eatery voted Best Mexican Food by readers of "Winston-Salem Journal" crafts regional plates of sizzling fajitas and veggie tortas

$15 $7

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Mexican Food at El Rincon Mexican Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

El Rincon Mexican Restaurant

Durham

Mexican specialties, such as burritos with grilled shrimp, enchiladas with mole ranchero sauce, and sincronizada grilled tortilla sandwiches

$23.99 $14

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$6.50 for $15 Worth of Mexican Food and Drinks at San Luis III

San Luis III

High Point

Chefs whip up plentiful Mexican favorites, including chalupas, enchiladas, chiles poblanos, and 10 fajita varieties

$15 $6.50

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Organic, Locally Sourced Latin Food for Two or Four at Bandidos Latin Kitchen (Up to 42% Off)

Bandidos Latin Kitchen

Asheville

Cooks butcher organic, hormone-free meats from local farms for trout tacos and other inventive twists on Latin dishes

$26 $15

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Two or Four Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Mexican Food at Don Pedro Mexican Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

Don Pedro Mexican Restaurant

Gastonia

Steak tampiqueña, mole chicken enchiladas, carnitas de res, chicken milanesa, fajitas, chalupas, tacos, tamales, and chimichangas

$10 $5.50

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Mexican Fare for Lunch or Dinner at Bandido’s Mexican café (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Bandido's Mexican Café

Multiple Locations

Sizzling fajitas, tacos, and combination platters in festive eatery with two locations

$20 $10

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Latin Fusion Meal for Two or Four with Drinks at Verde (57% Off)

Verde

Huntersville

Latin fusion specialties featuring made-in-house sauces and guacamole and seasonal ingredients

$63 $28

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Mexican Food at Tacos & Tequila Cantina Grill (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.

Tacos and Tequila Cantina

Matthews

Specialties include Nayarit–style seafood & authentic Mexican food such as tequila-shrimp burritos & steak fajitas with top-shelf tequila

$30 $14

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Mexican Food at Quixote Restaurant (Up to 60% Off). Three Options Available.

Quixote Restaurant

Brevard

One step inside wood-paneled dining room, and you'll be met by smells of chimichurri-marinated skirt steak and shrimp with chipotle sauce

$25 $10

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Mexican Food, Valid Sunday–Thursday or Friday–Saturday at 1900 Mexican Grill (Up to 50% Off)

1900 Mexican Grill

Multiple Locations

Steak fajitas and pan-seared snapper sate cravings alongside mole plates

$30 $15

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Mexican Cuisine at El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant

Raleigh

Grilled chicken smothered in a housemade chipotle cream sauce, Baja fish tacos, California-style burritos, and fajita-quesadilla fusions

$20 $11

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Mexican Dinner for Two or Four or Take-Out at Blue Agave Mexican Bar & Grill (Up to 48% Off)

Blue Agave Mexican Bar & Grill

Greensboro

Restaurant serves up authentic Mexican dishes including freshly prepared guacamole, grilled shrimp, and sizzling steak

$46.85 $25

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Mexican Food at Poblano's Mexican Bar & Grill (45% Off). Three Options Available.

Poblano's Mexican Bar & Grill

Multiple Locations

Chefs prepare specialties such as alambre mixto—grilled steak, chicken, shrimp, and chorizo with peppers, pineapple, and melted cheese

$10 $5.50

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Mexican Food at Poblano's Mexican Bar & Grill (45% Off). Three Options Available.

Poblano's Mexican Bar & Grill

Multiple Locations

Chefs prepare specialties such as alambre mixto—grilled steak, chicken, shrimp, and chorizo with peppers, pineapple, and melted cheese

$10 $5.50

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A new player on Charlotte's vibrant culinary scene, El Camino greets diners with a menu of fresh, scratch-made Tex-Mex dishes that are as innovative as they are family-friendly. Meals often start with the kitchen's signature guacamole, which contains traditional ingredients—hand-smashed avocados, fresh tomatoes, and cilantro—but with a creative addition of roasted peppers. Warm flour tortillas play triple duty; they envelop spinach and cheese to create quesadillas, hold unusual fixings, such as fried chicken or beef brisket, inside half a dozen taco varieties, and wrap themselves around nine kinds of overstuffed burritos. The El Camino kitchen prepares north-of-the-border specialties as well, including Cowboy Burgers topped with pepper jack cheese and a West Texas chili made with five varieties of peppers.

1600 Montford Dr
Charlotte,
NC
US

The glow of flat-screen televisions and neon beer signs glints off glistening dollops of queso and sour cream, which Cueva De Lobos' chefs plop atop mexican pizzas, chimichangas, and burritos. Servers dart between tables to deliver Mexico's tastiest exports, flooding the casual eatery with the enticing aromas of sizzling chicken and beef. Nearby, bartenders pour pitchers of beer and concoct their specialty fishbowl margaritas.

3227 Avent Ferry Rd
Raleigh,
NC
US

Hass avocados, cilantro, and fresh lime juice are just a few ingredients diners might recognize as a chef whips up guacamole right before their eyes at Poblano's Mexican Bar & Grill. From the restaurant's grill come specialty dishes including the alambre mixto, a dish typically found in Mexico City that combines grilled steak, chicken, shrimp, and chorizo with grilled peppers, pineapples, and melted cheese. The taqueria offers up five suggestions for specialty tacos that include carne asada, pork carnitas, shrimp, sliced pork, and grilled fish. Poblano's also delivers fresh flavors via catering for special events such as luncheons, parties, or the day fifth graders win their citizenship by reciting the preamble to the Constitution.

3900 Battleground Avenue
Greensboro,
NC
US

From the Spanish word meaning the appetizer, La Botana references itself as "a modest little restaurant with big flavors." Modest is right. With its vegetarian menu alone boasting more than 30 dishes, the eatery was named the Readers' Choice for Best Mexican Food 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 by Smitty's Notes, among a slew of other awards.

The full menu, which is rife with mole-slathered entrees, sizzling fajitas, and lime-infused seafood, comprises multiple regions of Mexico, including Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon, and Oaxaca. North Carolina craft beers are also available to wash down spicy morsels or put out small table fires caused by rubbing your hands in anticipation.

1547 Hanes Mall Blvd
Winston Salem,
NC
US

Tony, the owner of Bandido's Mexican Caf?

, learned the tricks of the trade while working at his family?s Mexican restaurant as a teenager. Today, he and his wife own and operate two Bandido?s locations, which serve sizzling fajitas, crisp tacos, and burritos stuffed with beef, chicken, pork, or saut?ed spinach. The Herald-Sun's readers praised Bandido's as the Best Mexican Restaurant in 2009, and the restaurant returns the favor by awarding individuals who finish the El Gigante burrito?a massive compilation of steak and chicken fajitas, rice, black beans, and shredded cheese?with a T-shirt and gentle pats on the back. The restaurant often hosts live entertainment, and the Hillsborough location supplements its selection of lunch and dinner fare with a Sunday brunch menu served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

4711 Hope Valley Rd
Durham,
NC
US

Customers won't find any heat lamps within The Wing Co.'s kitchen, but that doesn't mean their made-to-order wings aren't hot. Instead, the increased temperatures come from nine sauces, which run the gamut from sweet chili to Cajun to teriyaki. However, the cooks aren’t content to just spread sauce on wings. Upon customer request, they can also splash the tasty liquids over salads, riblets, and sandwiches—including their signature wing burger.

Matching the wings’ heat is the dining room's firefighter-themed decor. Hardhats and helmets double as lampshades, while firefighter boots, tanks, and clothing hang from the walls, in case of an emergency costume party.

1047 Murchison Rd
Fayetteville,
NC
US