Most of us crave good, authentic Mexican food from time to time, and some of us could eat the delicious cuisine every day of the week. Northwest Arkansas (Bentonville, Rogers, Fayetteville, Springdale, Eureka Springs) offers many excellent Mexican food restaurants with more opening on a regular basis.

See the Top 10 list below for outstanding Mexican food restaurants in NWA:


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. Location in Springdale too.

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

Yeyo's El Alma de Mexico in Bentonville

Yeyo’s El Alma de Mexico in Bentonville – photo courtesy

Beautiful restaurant with a large open kitchen, fun atmosphere and fast, friendly service. Food is authentic Mexican street fare and oh so delicious. Owners, the Rios family, are committed to farm-to-table fresh utilizing their own farm for fresh produce.. Staff are friendly and go the extra mile to ensure that your experience with them is first rate. The homemade tortillas, the Grilled Burritos, the Steak Milanesa, just everything is spot on. They also have a location in downtown Rogers and a food truck in downtown Bentonville next to the Meteor Guitar Gallery.


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. It’s a family owned and operated restaurant. If you enjoy Mexican food, you will love the Centerton El Pueblito’s location. They also have a parent restaurant in Bella Vista.  Image at top of the page is pollo El Pueblito covered in scorpion sauce ghost pepper.


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

la media luna mexican restaurant fayetteville ar

La Media Luna -photo courtesy

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.

Mi Mexico Mexican Restaurant $
3120 MLK
Fayetteville, 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.

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

Sabor guacamole Mexican Restaurant Fayetteville AR

Sabor Guacamole – Photo Courtesy

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.

Tula Restaurant $$
1 E Center Street #160 Pryor Center, (479) 439-9899

Using fresh, local ingredients, Tula creates fine dining experiences that are inspired by cuisine throughout Mexico. The flavors are uniquely Tula, yet they pay homage to the traditional. The Mole Poblano is something really special as are the scrumptious street tacos. Margaritas are fantastic, and there’s a self serve beer bar.


Taqueria El Cunado $
700 S Thompson St, (479) 751-9307

A great place for tortas, tacos, sopes, burritos, quesadillas, posole and more. Amazing cocktails and beer are served. Service is excellent and fast. Prices are right too. Take the entire family for a meal of authentic Mexican food.

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.

Taqueria Guanajuato

Taqueria Guanajuato – photo courtesy

Honorable Mention

Yulianita’s Mexican Restaurant $
2515 N 17th St #303, Rogers, AR 72756
(479) 631-0843

No frills, just good authentic Mexican food. Yulianita’s offers traditional Mexican food including homemade corn tortillas, great salsa and fajitas to-die-for. The protein, whether beef, chicken or shrimp is ample, the portions are large and the prices are affordable. You’ll like dining at Yulianitas’s


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