Try The Best Mexican Restaurants in Myrtle Beach, SC

Get ready for a flavorful journey as we dive into the world of Mexican food in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Known for its beautiful beachfront, lively nightlife, and numerous family-friendly activities, Myrtle Beach is your go-to destination for a delightful vacation filled with sun, sea, and delicious meals.

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As you settle into your vacation accommodations, one of the first things to do in Myrtle Beach should be exploring the local cuisine. Trust us when we say the Mexican food here is just waiting to be discovered. Whether you are a seasoned foodie or an adventurous eater, the diverse and wholesome Mexican food at Myrtle Beach restaurants will have you coming back for more!

Fiesta Mexicana

Step into Fiesta Mexicana and be struck by its authentic Mexican ambiance. This Myrtle Beach restaurant immediately captures the vibrant spirit of Mexico, with lively colors and traditional Mexican décor mirroring the food’s rich flavors. Enjoy their classic Guacamole Dip, prepared from perfectly ripe avocados and fresh ingredients that burst with natural flavor. This appetizer is a simple yet exciting start to your dining experience. Seafood lovers must dive into their Shrimp Soup, which showcases shrimp freshly caught from the nearby Atlantic. Light yet flavorful, this soup shows how Myrtle Beach’s seaside location and Mexican culinary traditions blend perfectly.

Nothing steals the show at Fiesta Mexicana quite like their Loaded Fajita. This dish features tender slices of steak cooked to perfection, hearty potatoes, and chorizo. Smothered with velvety queso and pico de gallo, this dish is a decadent venture into Mexican cuisine. All the elements build on each other in a delicious tandem that is served to you, sizzling on the skillet it’s cooked on! And, of course, a meal at Fiesta Mexicana would not be complete without a drink. Pair your meal with a Mojito to complement the traditional Mexican flavors.

Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant

Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant awaits next on the Myrtle Beach Mexican food tour. At Abuelo’s, you can expect incredible Mexican cuisine paired with expertly crafted cocktails. Their famous El Jefe Margarita is nothing short of an indulgent treat. The exciting blend of ultra-premium Maestro Dobel Diamante Tequila, Agavero Orange Liqueur, and fresh citrus, topped with a grilled orange slice and a sea salt rim, creates an experience that’s smooth, vibrant, and leaves you wanting more.

Share the Queso Diablo, a rich appetizer that packs a punch. This decadent shareable features a perfect mix of hearty, melty cheese and Mexican spice! By the time you’ve tasted it, you’ll already be dreaming of the next bite. When your palate is warmed, dive into one of Abuelo’s signature dishes, The Grande. This dish is a feast in itself that offers a bit of everything. You’ll be served a spread of beef, chicken, and cheese enchiladas alongside a cheese chili relleno, tamale, and crispy beef taco. The platter, bursting with a medley of flavors, is served with a generous side of guacamole, making it a beautiful symphony of traditional Mexican tastes.

5 de Maya Mexican Restaurant

As we continue this culinary journey, 5 de Mayo Mexican Restaurant is next on our list. Start with their classic Chips and Salsa, prepared just for you. The salty crunch of their homemade chips harmonizes perfectly with the tangy salsa. In its simplicity, the appetizer offers the ideal start to a memorable meal. 5 de Mayo crafts all their dishes to perfection, but make sure not to miss out on their standout burritos, especially the Burrito California. Packed with fresh avocado, grilled chicken, cheese, and beans, the Burrito California is a burst of fresh and savory flavors. Whether you’re tucking into your first bite or your last, the consistent flavor profile of this burrito is a testament to the ingredients’ quality and the chef’s expertise. Round off your meal with a generous sip of their crisp Mexican lager. This light and refreshing beer is the perfect partner to the hearty burrito.

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El Cerro

El Cerro will surely strike a chord with those looking to try unique spins on traditional Mexican dishes. Their Mango Quesadilla is a flavorful appetizer that’s perfect for sharing. The dish, a tropical twist on a classic Mexican favorite, introduces a sweet flavor note that beautifully balances the expected savory favorites. The standout at El Cerro is crucial to its identity as one of Myrtle Beach’s best seafood destinations: The Seafood Chipotle. This dish is an amalgamation of fresh-caught tilapia and shrimp, cooked with onion and chipotle sauce and served alongside rice, lettuce, and pico de gallo. The delightful seafood flavors are proper coastal Mexican cuisine right in the heart of Myrtle Beach. Pair your meal with a classic, icy-cold margarita. The tangy and sweet concoction provides the right balance to round off your dining experience at El Cerro.

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Banditos Cantina

At Banditos Cantina, their Street Corn, perfectly charred and decked with street corn crema, cotija cheese, diced tomatoes, and cilantro, transports you to the vibrant streets of Mexico. Each bite is a siesta for your taste buds. Their Mexican-style tacos are a must-try. Different fillings — ranging from Fiesta Steak and Gringo Beef to Marinated Tofu and the Baja Shrimp — promise that there’s a taco for every preference. Whichever you choose, count on it being robust and packed with flavor. To top it all off, order a Mexican soda with your meal. Sweet, fizzy, and made with real cane sugar, it will add an extra zing to your dining affair.

Nacho Hippo

For the “grand finale” of your Mexican food exploration in Myrtle Beach, we’ve saved Nacho Hippo. Start with their fresh Nacho Hippo Grande Salad, loaded with fresh greens, black beans, corn, pico de gallo, blended cheese, and black olives, all served in a crisp tortilla shell. Customize with your choice of protein, and you’re ready to dig in. Of course, as the name suggests, the real star of Nacho Hippo is its nachos! Try their signature Hipponachomus Nachos—tortilla chips loaded with chili, taco beef, shredded chicken, queso, blended cheese, shredded lettuce, and pico de gallo. This combination of textures and flavors proves why Nacho Hippo is one of the premier Mexican restaurants in Myrtle Beach. Pair your meal with one of their signature cocktails for a truly unforgettable dining experience.

Where To Stay

There are countless things to do in Myrtle Beach. After a long day on the beach and indulging in Myrtle Beach’s Mexican cuisine, returning to your Ocean Breeze Myrtle Beach vacation rental or North Myrtle Beach condo rental is like going back home after a long and fruitful day. Ocean Breeze promises to provide a homelike comfort to every traveler seeking a fun-filled and relaxing vacation. And when you’re nice and rested, Myrtle Beach is ready to welcome you once again with open arms. Step out of your Myrtle Beach rental, get on that cabana, and commence your search for the ultimate Mexican food in Myrtle Beach.