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Almost everyone enjoys Mexican food every now and then, but some people readily admit that Mexican is their favorite. Thankfully, here in Northwest Arkansas, Mexican restaurants are plentiful.

Choose from the Top 10 list below to locate an authentic Mexican for restaurant near you:


Azul Tequila Mexican Cuisine $$
1000 SE Walton Blvd #22, 479) 876-8788

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.

Las Fajitas Grill On Airport BLVD $
2003 SW Regional Airport Blvd, (479) 657-2594

Characterized by great service, delicious food, amazing margaritas and a karaoke fun. (note: must have reservations for Karaoke.  Fajitas Grill On Airport Blvd has everything you might want in an authentic Mexican food spot. Visit soon to see what all the hoopla is about.

Yeyo’s El Alma de Mexico $
801 SE 8th Street Suite 41, (479) 657-6954

Beautiful restaurant with a large open kitchen, fun ambience and terrific service. Food is authentic Mexican street fare and so delicious. Rios family is committed to farm to- table fresh. Staff is friendly and goes the extra mile to ensure that your experience with them is first rate. The homemade tortillas, the Grilled Burritos, the Steak Milanessa, just everything is simply sumptuous. Go there tonight!


El Pueblito – Centerton
300 E Centerton Blvd, (479) 224-4820

Offering authentic Mexican food including traditional favorites. Margaritas are excellent and beer selection is good too. Service is quick, efficient and friendly. If you enjoy Mexican food, you will love El Pueblito’s in Centerton.


Aquarius Taqueria $$
91 South Main, (479) 253-6888

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.


La Media Luna $$
2135 Main Dr, (479) 316-8008

Delicious, authentic Mexican food is served at La Media Luna. Beautiful presentations, friendly service and and excellent menu selection including dishes that are beyond the typical Mexican restaurant offerings. If you are looking for authentic Mexican flavors, you will find it here.

Mr Taco Loco $
1701 S School Ave, (479) 249-9462

Offering fresh, authentic Mexican food including delicious tacos, enchiladas, beer, killer margaritas and much more. Place is upbeat, clean and friendly from the moment you walk through the doors. Don’t miss these tasty tacos.

Sabor Guacamole $
1120 N Lindell Ave, (479) 316-8383

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.


La Popular NWA $
400 S 8th St, (479) 899-6929

Featuring a variety of Mexican baked goods, scrumptious tamales, and corn or flour tortillas, La Popular NWA. If you are a stickler for authentic Mexican food, this is your place. The tamales are so very good.


Taqueria Guanajuato  $
103 N Thompson St, (479) 750-1949

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.

Honorable Mention

Taqueria Real Jacona $
1705 S 8th St
Rogers, Arkansas
(479) 372-4985

Customer satisfaction is of upmost importance here. Truly authentic Mexican food is served with a friendly smile. Atmosphere is warm and welcoming. Tacos are amazing and the kids will love the quesadillas, which are large enough to feed two. If you are a salsa buff, you will love the freshly made salsa.

Mi Mexico Mexican Restaurant $
522 Holcomb Street
Springdale, Arkansas
(479) 365-7572

Authentic, fresh food is the rule at Mi Mexico. Owners are on top of things, and the food quality is exceptional. Plates have beautiful presentation, and the service is friendly and efficient. Try the Tamales de Pollo for a delicious and different flavor. Place is smallish, but everything else is on point.

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