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7 Tastiest Mexican Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

When you're gearing up for a trip to Myrtle Beach, you’re probably all ready for a sun-soaked adventure complete with afternoons on sandy beaches. But one thing you don’t want to forget is a few trips to some of the top neighborhood joints! Trust us, there's nothing worse than wandering aimlessly when your stomach starts growling louder than the crashing waves.

While Myrtle Beach is famous for its beautiful beaches in South Carolina, it's also home to some fantastic Mexican restaurants that are serving up some of the best Mexican food you can dream up! Before you know it, you’ll be trying some of the most amazing fajitas, burritos, and quesadillas, just wishing you could come back for more!

Whether you're planning to soak up the sun while staying at Ocean Creek Resort, or you're an adventurous foodie, you'll definitely need some fantastic meals along the way. So, here's our guide to the best Mexican restaurants in Myrtle Beach that you absolutely can't miss on your next trip to this popular town along the Grand Strand.


La Hacienda

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Affordable and delicious, it’s no wonder that La Hacienda is one of the top places to grab authentic Mexican food in the Myrtle Beach area.

Just a quick look at the menu for this fantastic restaurant will tell you all you need to know: it’s packed with dishes that will make your mouth water like bean dip, quesadilla fajitas, and plenty of lunch and dinner specials overflowing with chile rellenos, enchiladas, and deluxe burritos.

Of course, you have to finish your meal off with some sweet sopapillas as the perfect ending to what is sure to be one of the best Mexican food meals of your life!


La Poblanita Restaurant

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With one step into La Poblanita Restaurant, you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported to Mexico. While the restaurant may not look like much from the outside, the dishes here will leave you craving more in no time.

Try Mexican classics like a taco or quesadilla if you’d like, but the menu at La Poblanita is packed with more than that! Try carne asada gorditas or chicken mole. In addition, the el pastor sopes and queso fresco empanadas come highly recommended!


Sun City Cafe

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  • Address: 801 Main St, Myrtle Beach, SC 

  • Favorite Menu Item: Shrimp Dip and Sun City Chicken

  • Price Point: $$

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Do not leave Myrtle Beach without trying the grub at Sun City Cafe. It’s a local favorite, and you need to figure out why!

Start your meal with some of their famous queso cheese dip or a bowl of fresh-made guacamole. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, try one of their homemade salsa recipes like the fresh spicy-tomatillo verde!

Then, have your pick with delicious entrees that feature Mexican cuisine like mahi mahi tacos, a chicken quesadilla, or the unique burrito (a special treat!).

This is a great place for groups to make a reservation, or even a top choice for delicious takeout! Just make sure you grab a house-made margarita to go!


Sol y Luna Latin Cantina

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  • Address: 4270 River Oaks Dr, Myrtle Beach, SC 

  • Favorite Menu Item: Handmade Empanadas

  • Price Point: $$

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This Myrtle Beach Mexican restaurant has it all. Happy hour specials, outdoor seating, takeout options, space for large groups, you name it! 

The refurbished modern vibe inside Sol y Luna will instantly make you feel right at home. It’s the perfect place to slug down a Corona or a margarita as you savor dishes like handmade empanadas, authentic churrasco, or shrimp and crab ceviche.

If those options weren’t enough, they also have more upscale dinner offerings like ribeyes with shrimp, Pollo en coco (slow-roasted chicken), and even seafood platters!


Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant

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  • Address: 740 Coastal Grand Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC 

  • Favorite Menu Item: A mojito and Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Shrimp

  • Price Point: $$

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Mexican rice, tamales, chile con queso, chimichangas, Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant has it. They’ve been perfecting family-style Tex-Mex and Mexican cuisine and delighting the Myrtle Beach area with their unique takes on popular dishes!

This is a great place near the Coastal Grand Mall to stop for dinner or a quick happy hour, where you can delight in a mojito, beer, or traditional sangria as you munch on house-made tortilla chips and a range of dipping sauces!

Abuelo’s is also a top choice for those in your party who may be gluten-free! They have many options for specific dietary restrictions, so pop on by for a meal that is sure to please the whole family.


Nacho Hippo

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  • Address: 850 North Beach Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Favorite Menu Item: Hungry Hippo Shareable Nachos

  • Price Point: $$

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This gem, just around the corner from Ocean Creek, is as fun as it is delicious! As soon as you walk in, you’ll be greeted by the fun and loud vibe inside this Mexican restaurant.

And, that’s right, your American-flare Tex-Mex meal comes with the choice of some off-the-wall names! If you check out the menu, you just might choose to indulge in some of Peter’s Pickled Peppers, or some Holee-Guacamole. Of, you just might be in the mood for a What the Cluck! chicken quesadilla or the Hungry Hippo shareable nachos!

No matter what you’ve got a hankering for, chances are Nacho Hippo is the best place to satisfy your cravings!


Banditos Cantina

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  • Address: 1410 N Ocean Blvd Ste 200, Myrtle Beach, SC 

  • Favorite Menu Item: Short Rib Taco

  • Price Point: $$

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Banditos Cantina is about to blow your late-night Taco Bell order out of the water! And if that wasn’t enough to convince you to visit, this family-owned Mexican restaurant near the Boardwalk has the largest tequila menu in Myrtle Beach!

Of course, the menu here is packed full of delicious tacos, like the bandito chicken filled with adobo chicken, the carnita pork taco just oozing with avocado crema or the traditional gringo beef taco. Plus, there are bowls, burritos, burgers, and other traditional American foods so that even the pickiest of eaters will feel comfortable!


Mexican Treats and Eats in Myrtle Beach

It’s safe to say that Myrtle Beach has just what the Grand Strand needed – the best Mexican restaurants. And although this beachfront town and its outdoor waterfront adventures draw quite a few tourists, the Mexican cuisine here is anything but typical.

From traditional Mexican food and centuries-old dishes to more unique twists on American Tex-Mex cuisine and just about everything in between, the international foodie scene here in Myrtle Beach is worth trying!

Plus, these amazing spots are so incredibly close to your home away from home at Ocean Creek. So, thankfully, once you’re all stuffed, you can head back to your oasis and rest it off – until you try another one of these to-die-for Mexican restaurants in Myrtle Beach!

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