Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Charlotte, according to Tripadvisor

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June 6, 2022
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Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Charlotte, according to Tripadvisor

Mexican fare ranks with Italian and Chinese as Americans' top-three favorite global cuisines, according to the National Restaurant Association. Mexican flavors and ingredients have permeated all corners of American cuisine, infusing vibrant and varied tastes into Americans’ daily diet. But while tacos and enchiladas may seem commonplace in America now, that wasn’t always the case.

To be sure, Americans have been influenced by the flavors of our neighbor to the south for hundreds of years. But it wasn't until refugees from southern and central Mexico brought their culinary traditions north to the U.S. during the Mexican Revolution that dishes like tacos found their way into the mainstream. An increasingly global culture (and a growing number of Mexican fast-food mainstays and high-end restaurants) have cemented Mexican food's beloved role in U.S. cuisine. Which begs the question: Where does one go for the best Mexican food in Charlotte?

To find out, Stacker turned to Tripadvisor to compile a list of the highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Charlotte. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. Keep reading to see if your favorite spot made the list.

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#23. Zapatas Cantina Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (117 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 15105 John J Delaney Dr Ste B, Charlotte, NC 28277-2848
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#22. Mi Pueblo Charlotte

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (94 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1820 Sardis Rd N, Charlotte, NC 28270-1410
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#21. Zapata's Cantina and Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (123 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 8927 J M Keynes Dr, Charlotte, NC 28262-8433
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#20. Southbound

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (61 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2433 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203-5009
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#19. 37Sol Southwestern Kitchen & Tequila Bar

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (50 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 8724 Outlets Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28278
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#18. Don Pedro Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (67 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 8943 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28273-3540
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#17. Que Onda Tacos + Tequila

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (44 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 333 W Trade St # 101, Charlotte, NC 28202-1944
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#16. Azteca Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (98 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7340 Smith Corners Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28269-3767
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#15. Three Amigos

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (64 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 2917 Central Ave Ste A, Charlotte, NC 28205-0477
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#14. Cantina 1511

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (122 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7708 Rea Rd, Charlotte, NC 28277-2579
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#13. Anita's Mexican Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (32 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 2904 Yorkmont Rd, Charlotte, NC 28208-7301
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#12. Johnny Burrito

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (43 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 301 S Tryon St Ste 55, Charlotte, NC 28282-1926
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#11. Cabo's Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (68 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6676 Carmel Rd, Charlotte, NC 28226-3900
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#10. RuRu's Tacos & Tequila

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (109 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 715 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207-2371
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#9. Salsas Mexican Grille

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (145 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2015 Ayrsley Town Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28273-4067
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#8. Cantina 1511

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (312 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4271 Park Rd Ste B Ste B, Charlotte, NC 28209-2231
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#7. Bakersfield

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (87 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1301 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203-5801
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#6. Sabor Latin Street Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (81 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 415 Hawthorne Ln, Charlotte, NC 28204-2311
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#5. Miguel's Restaurants Incorporated

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (243 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 4252 Business Center Dr, Charlotte, NC 28214-5040
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#4. Azteca Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (304 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 116 E Woodlawn Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217-2118
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#3. Superica

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (72 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 101 W Worthington Ave Ste. 100, Charlotte, NC 28203-4699
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#2. Cabo Fish Taco Baja Seagrill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (863 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3201 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC 28205-1033
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#1. Paco's Tacos and Tequila

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (471 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6401 Morrison Blvd #8a, Charlotte, NC 28211-3800
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