Amazing authentic Mexican restaurants are located throughout NWA. On the list are some newer indie and chain restaurants as well as favorite restaurants that have stood the test of time. Some people absolutely must have their Mexican food fix at least once a week, and it’s lucky for them that there are many excellent restaurants to choose from in Northwest Arkansas.
Enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine at any of the Top Mexican restaurants we’ve listed below:
Azul Tequila Mexican Cuisine $$
1000 SE Walton Blvd #22
Bentonville, AR 72712
Touted as some of the best Mexican food in NWA especially the enchiladas mole. Azul’s also has a large variety of top-notch tequilas on hand to make their famous and fabulous drinks. The food is delicious, the service is friendly and impeccable and their
bar is amazing. Catering and parties are welcome, and there is an outdoor seating area.
El Pueblitos $
1705 Forest Hills Blvd
Bella Vista, AR 72715
This is authentic Mexican food at its best. The owners are on the floor and are anxious to see that your meal is satisfactory in every way. There is a large menu with a variety of selections in every category. Once, we had a table of nine, and every one enjoyed
their meal. For the restaurant business, that is considered a home run. From personal experience, the beef enchiladas and the burritos were a hit. Try the different sauces, just to get an idea of what they taste like. Locals love the place and typically try to eat there at least once a month or more.
Aquarius Taqueria $$
91 South Main
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
This amazing taqueria serves uniquely flavored food and fabulous margaritas in a friendly atmosphere. All tortillas are made fresh with each order and are scrumptious, tacos are perfect and so are the carnitas. Try the blue corn tortillas, you’ll be hooked. The entire
food menu is gluten free.
El Burrito Loco $
2155 W 6th St
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Burrito Loco specializes in authentic Mexican cuisine including tasty burritos and grilled tortas. Chicken and beef are grilled outside these days.
1120 N Lindell Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72703
Home of delicious homemade Mexican food platters and some of the very best gaucamole you’ll ever eat anywhere, Sabor Guacamole has a super friendly patio, and is the place to go for beer and margaritas under $5.
San Miguel Mexican Grill & Bar
3722 N Front St
Fayetteville, AR 72703
Great punch packing margaritas, high quality Mexican food for breakfast, lunch and dinner and reasonable prices make San Miguel’s an area favorite. Open for breakfast at 7:00 a.m. every day of the week.
Taqueria Vega $
1553 W Hudson Rd
Excellent place for authentic Mexican food, and terrific service. The salsa served with chips is tasty enough to make you come back again and again. If you happen to be there on Saturday night, try the goat soup. Great for groups, kids, private parties and take out.
Taqueria El Rancho $
715 E Jefferson St
Siloam Springs, AR
Fans say it’s the best old fashioned Mexican food in NWA. Laid back atmosphere, reasonable prices and just good food.
Charly’s Taqueria $
1830 S Pleasant St
Amazing authentic Mexican food and friendly knowledgeable staff, it’s hard to beat this winning combination in NWA. Regulars make it a weekly lunch stop. They are well-known for their beef tacos with chopped onion and fresh cilantro, and their whole fish is also quite
Taqueria Guanajuato $
103 N Thompson St
Excellent tortas, tacos and other authentic Mexican food. Enjoys a wonderful reputation. Carnitas, asada and corn tortillas are exceptional, as are the burritos. For those of you with big appetites, the portion size will definitely satisfy you. The meat quality rocks,
and the quesadillas are also tasty and filling. Everything is delish according to their loyal patrons.
La Hacienda $$
2901 E Zion Rd #20
Known for their terrific freshly prepared gourmet Mexican food, fair prices and excellent service. Try the Tostada Compuesta, a gourmet tostada filled with olla beans, cheese, guacamole, lettace, sour cream, salsa fresca and your choice of chicken or beef machaca or carnitas. Their steak fajitas are also terrific.
150 S Curtis Ave
Pea Ridge, AR
Serves excellent Mexican food including nachos, enchiladas, tacos, burritos, fajitas and flautas. Although these dishes sound like typical Mexican restaurant menu items, the food is definitely not average, it is fresh, hot and consistently delicious. Be pleasantly surprised from the moment you take your first bite until you find yourself scraping your plate clean.
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