Best Mexican Restaurants in Charleston, SC

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The Lowcountry is home to some of South Carolina’s finest Mexican food. You just can’t beat the southern charm of Charleston or its fabulous cuisine!

Below you’ll find some of the best local Mexican restaurants in the Charleston area. We relied on our own experiences dining at these places before including them in the list… but also made sure that each of them had excellent reviews on Yelp, Google, and TripAdvisor. Click on the words “Yelp”, “Google” or “TripAdvisor” within the restaurant’s listing to see what people say about each.

The restaurants are listed alphabetically.

Juanita Greenberg’s Nacho Royale

439 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

Right in the heart of the “Holy City”, Juanita offers a truly savvy Charleston meal! Customers can’t get enough of its retro-styled interior, casual dining experience, and tasty Mexican food with an added flair.

Satisfied reviewers on Google and TripAdvisor adored the quick grub and excellent King Street prices!

Delivery | Limited To-Go Hours |

Juanita Greenberg’s Cheesy Quesadillas

La Nortena Taqueria & Mexican Grill

6275 Rivers Ave, North Charleston, SC 29406

Started in 2003, this award-winning and family run Mexican grill is dedicated to serving incomparable Mexican food and unforgettable dining experiences from start to finish. Their menu melds together traditional foods from the central Jalisco area of Mexico with contemporary Mexican-American dishes. Make sure to check out their fun variety of menu options here!

Customer reviews on TripAdvisor, Yelp, and Google simply rave over the fish tacos and ceviche, a delightful seafood fillet.

Order Online | Curbside Takeout and Delivery | Limited Dine-In Service

La Nortena’s Soft Classic Street Tacos Served With Rice and Beans

Maui Tacos Mexican Surf Grill

200 Meeting St Unit 2, Charleston, SC 29401

You might not believe that the intense spices of Mexican cuisine could so wonderfully compliment the tropical flavors of Hawaii, but Maui Tacos specializes in debunking this misconception! Promoted as “A Vacation You Can Eat”, Maui Tacos promises to provide an exciting meal within a one-of-a-kind colorful environment. The rainbow mango salad, Hawaiian BBQ pork burrito, and pineapple salsa are just a select few of customer’s favorites at the surf grill!

Acclaimed reviews on Yelp, TripAdvisor, and Google commend their creative dishes and welcoming waitstaff.

Takeout | UberEats | GrubHub

A Signature Maui Mango Salad with Shrimp

Mex 1 Coastal Cantina

817 Saint Andrews Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407

This place is quite popular with Charleston locals and visitors! Named after Mexico 1, the famous Mexican Federal Highway that runs alongside the Baja California Peninsula, Mex 1 Coastal Cantina smokes all its chicken and pork on-site, and cooks its plates in-house daily. Its wide variety of tacos, quesadillas, baja rice bowls, tortas, and salads are locally sourced and absolutely addicting!

Glance at the menu to learn more about each delicious dish, and make sure to look at the outstanding reviews on TripAdvisor, Google, and Yelp.

Curbside Pickup | Delivery | Online Ordering | Limited Outdoor Seating

Mex 1’s Bangin’ Shrimp Tacos

Yo Bo Cantina Fresca

10 Windermere Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407 and 1067 E Montague Ave #4823, Charleston, SC 29405

It’s two Charleston locations in West Ashley and Park Circle were named Charleston’s #1 Top Nachos in 2019 by Eater Charleston. With Yo Bo’s inexpensive prices and praising ratings on Google, TripAdvisor, and Yelp, you’ll definitely be blown away by this hidden gem!

Limited Dine-In Service Indoors and Patio| Takeout | Online Ordering on UberEats for Park Circle

YoBo’s Tortilla Chorizo Burger

Zia Taqueria

1956A Maybank Hwy, Charleston, SC 29412

You just can’t beat the fresh and natural ingredients Zia puts into all of its plates! Secluded in an old-fashioned strip mall, this quick service joint offers a trendy dining atmosphere and Southwestern-styled bites inspired from the tang of New Mexican cuisine.

Visit Yelp, Google, and TripAdvisor to read exactly why this place deserves its popular reputation! Reviews suggest any of the seafood tacos are a must.

To-Go | Patio Seating | Limited Dine-In Serving | UberEats Delivery

Zia’s Baja or Grilled Fish Tacos