Top 10 Authentic Mexican Restaurants in Northwest Arkansas

Top 10 Authentic Mexican Restaurants in Northwest Arkansas

Surprisingly, there are lots of amazing Mexican Restaurants in Northwest Arkansas. They are scattered from Fayetteville to Eureka Springs. You’ll find the old standby’s as well as the newer indie and chain restaurants. The ones listed below serve authentic traditional Mexican food. Mexican food lovers will not go wanting in the Northwest Arkansas area.

Listed below are the best authentic Mexican restaurants in Northwest Arkansas:


Azul Tequila Mexican Cuisine $$
1000 SE Walton Blvd #22
Bentonville, AR
(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.

Bella Vista

El Pueblitos $
1705 Forest Hills Blvd
Bella Vista, AR
(479) 855-2324

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.

Eureka Springs

Aquarius Taqueria $$
91 South Main
Eureka Springs, AR
(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.


El Matador Mexican $
1290 Steamboat Dr
Fayetteville, AR
(479) 856-6950

Great food, great drinks, great service, and all at reasonable prices;
you just can’t go wrong with this place. Try the delicious Taquitos
Carne Asada and their authentic tacos. Hang out on the hip patio
where you can enjoy cheap beer and the live local bands that play
most nights, weather permitting.

El Burrito Loco $
2155 W 6th St
Fayetteville, AR
(479) 527-9577

Burrito Loco specializes in authentic Mexican cuisine including tasty
burritos and grilled tortas. Chicken and beef are grilled outside
these days.

Los Bobos Taqueria $
404 W Dickson St
Fayetteville, AR
(479) 799-8687

A cash only establishment that serves authentic Mexican tacos and
tortas (Mexican sandwiches). Try their scrumptious fish tacos, people
drive from all over the region to eat them. Open Thursdays, Fridays
and Saturdays, they serve late night tacos and tortas from 6 PM – 3


Taqueria Vega $
1553 W Hudson Rd
Rogers, AR
(479) 936-8801

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.

Siloam Springs

Taqueria El Rancho $
715 E Jefferson St
Siloam Springs, AR
(479) 524-0083

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
Springdale, AR
(479) 751-7888

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
Springdale, AR
(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

La Hacienda $$
2901 E Zion Rd #20
Fayetteville, AR
(479) 444-0821

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.

La Huerta Mexican Restaurant $
2356 College Ave
Fayetteville, AR 72703
(479) 521-7990
Family owned and operated since 1994, the food is authentic and good, the wait staff is cheerful and efficient.  They have a la carte orders, combination plates, vegetarian plates, lunch orders and a take-out service.  Tap them for solid carnitas and outstanding margaritas.


Victoria’s Mexican Restaurant $
150 S Curtis Ave
Pea Ridge, AR
(479) 451-0780

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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