Outer Banks Mexican Restaurants

Including Outer Banks Southwestern Restaurants

Our Latin American neighbors have brought their culinary traditions to the Outer Banks, adding to the variety and fun of eating out. Outer Banks Mexican and Southwestern restaurants flourish here and can be found in almost every town. They're very popular for their quick service, yummy food and reasonable prices. But there are also restaurants that feature specialties from other Latin American countries such as Guatemalan chicken, Belizean-style beans and rice, Salvadoran pupusas and Honduran fried fish with tajadas (fried green plantain). Additionally, influences from the Pacific Rim, Baja Peninsula and the Caribbean can also be found at our Outer Banks restaurants. With the addition of fresh seafood, the menus at the Mexican and Southwestern restaurants appeal to most anyone. Even if you don't frequent Latin-influenced restaurants, you should try out one of these because with their authentic preparations, you'll discover flavors you might never have had before. And, make sure you leave room for dessert because, they, too, are deliciously authentic -- from tres leches to house-made coconut flan to plantain empanadas with vanilla custard. Or try churros (apple-filled pastries drizzled with caramel icing). Who can resist? Most these Outer Banks Mexican and Southwestern restaurants have full bars, and many carry the beer brands you fell in love while vacationing.   

 

Outer Banks Restaurants by Area

Corolla | Duck & Southern Shores | Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills & Nags Head
Roanoke Island & Manteo | Hatteras Island | Ocracoke Island

Outer Banks Restaurants by Category

Bad Bean Baja Grill

Outer Banks Mexican & Southwestern
4146 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 3.5, Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-1300

Bad Bean Baja Grill creates a distinctive dining experience. Utilizing techniques and flavors found all across Latin America, California and the Baja Peninsula, the award-winning chefs present a creative fusion of familiar cantina favorites. One of the favorite dishes is the fish tacos topped with salsa fresca, crisp jicama slaw and cilantro chimichurri. The slow-cooked beef brisket and pork barbacoa also make for delicious tacos...read more

Bad Bean Baja Grill creates a distinctive dining experience. Utilizing techniques and flavors found all...read more

La Fogata Kitty Hawk Mexican Restaurant

Outer Banks Mexican & Southwestern
3924 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 4.5, Kitty Hawk
(252) 255-0934

Family-owned and -operated, La Fogata Kitty Hawk Mexican Restaurant offers traditional Mexican fare in a casual setting that can accommodate large parties indoors and also offers outdoor seating. All the dishes on their extensive menu are available for dine-in or take-out, and online ordering is available. If you're feeding a crowd, order their family-style dinners of enchiladas, burritos or fajitas, or hire them to cater...read more

Family-owned and -operated, La Fogata Kitty Hawk Mexican Restaurant offers traditional Mexican fare in a...read more

Plaza Azteca Restaurante Mexicano

Outer Banks Mexican & Southwestern
1502 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, Milepost 9.5, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 255-1060

You may have heard of Plaza Azteca, a Virginia Beach–based chain of Mexican restaurants. The restaurants serve upscale Mexican food, and they're known for their many flavors of margaritas, sizzling fajitas and fresh guacamole, made right at your table. The extensive menu features all the traditional favorites – quesadillas, nachos, burritos, enchiladas and tacos – along with some nice surprises, specials and combinations. Vegetarian items...read more

You may have heard of Plaza Azteca, a Virginia Beach–based chain of Mexican restaurants. The...read more

Rusty’s Surf & Turf

Outer Banks Mexican & Southwestern
47355 N.C. Highway 12, Buxton
(252) 995-4184

Rusty’s Surf & Turf brings the bold flavors and colors of the tropics to Hatteras Island. Owner and chef Rusty Midgett, a native who left the island and honed his restaurant and kitchen experience in some of Philadelphia’s top restaurants, is inspired in the kitchen by the places he has traveled on surf trips – the Caribbean, the Mexican Riviera and the Pacific Rim. Let...read more

Rusty’s Surf & Turf brings the bold flavors and colors of the tropics to Hatteras...read more

Viva Mexican Grill

Outer Banks Mexican & Southwestern
2424 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 10.5, Nags Head
(252) 441-1601

If you're a fan of build-your-own Mexican taco bars, you'll love this spot. You go down the line, telling them what you want – be it burrito, taco, taco salad – then specify the ingredients of your choice, including several meats and sauteed fresh veggies. It's fast, fresh and good. The interior is punctuated with bright colors that complement the south of the...read more

If you're a fan of build-your-own Mexican taco bars, you'll love this spot....read more