Craving that delicious queso dip, mile-high nachos, or stuffed burritos after a long day at the beach? We went on the hunt for the la major comida Mexicana (the best Mexican food) in North Myrtle Beach and here is what we found to make you say, “Ole!”
Nacho Hippo Cantina Maximo
850 North Beach Boulevard, North Myrtle Beach
Self-proclaimed as having the best nachos and margaritas on the beach, Nacho Hippo has a sister location in The Market Common, and the one in North Myrtle Beach is a cool indoor/outdoor spot that’s always ready for a fiesta. As its name implies, Nacho Hippo piles on the nacho combos on the menu, as well as creative tacos, salads, quesadillas, and specialties, like their Sloppy Burritos stuffed with yellow rice, seasoned black beans, pico de gallo, sour cream, and covered in queso.
Roca Roja Cantina
806 Sea Mountain Highway, North Myrtle Beach
Located on the Cherry Grove marsh, Roca Roja continuously wins awards for its cuisine and scene with the best views. Known to specialize in fine Mexican cuisine, Roca Roja serves unique offerings, like La Parilla Grande, grilled skirt steak, prawns, Argentinian chorizo, charred queso fresco, Cuban bread, and more, and the Grilled Octopus served with crispy potatoes, grilled jalapenos, and onions. Sift through their long list of tequilas (known to have the largest selection in the state) and cantina drinks, and take advantage of happy hour Monday through Friday, 4-7p.m.
El Cerro Mexican Bar & Grill
516 Highway 17 North, North Myrtle Beach (in Gator Hole Plaza)
With eight locations in the Myrtle Beach area since 1991, El Cerro definitely knows how to host locals in all of their vibrant, welcoming surroundings and serve delicious, family-friendly Mexican food from start to dessert. The dinner menu features traditional classics, with creative personal touches, like their El Cerro Chicken topped with spinach and cheese sauce. Lunch specials run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Taco Mundo Kitchen y Cantina
4732 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach (in Barefoot Landing)
Taco Mundo sits along the Intracoastal Waterway in the fun, new section of Barefoot Landing. You can’t go wrong with ordering any of their endless offerings of inventive taco platters, like Kimchi Beef, Fried Chicken, and Baja Mahi Mahi. There are also salads, fajitas, rice bowls, and quesadillas. Stop by for their Fiesta Hour each night and their Sunday football food specials all day.
Adela’s Mexican Kitchen
2009 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach
Adela’s focuses on creating authentic, classic Mexican dishes using the freshest, locally sourced ingredients. Browse through the menu’s wide array of traditional offerings, like burritos, quesadillas, chiles rellenos, tacos, tortas, and enchiladas, plus twists on starters, such as their Camarones Loco Dip, six shrimp with chorizo, onions, mushrooms, tomato, cheese dip, and sour cream.
Casa Villa Mexican Restaurant
1529 Highway 17, Little River
Gather friends and family ’round a table at Casa Villa, where Mexican favorites mingle with an energetic atmosphere and great service. Choose from their list of burritos, ceviche, alambre, and signature drinks, then end on a high note with one of their desserts, like Flan Clasico, homemade vanilla custard with a fried sugar topping.
By: Ashley Daniels
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