Whether for the day or a lifetime, North Myrtle Beach offers the perfect shoreline getaway. The pristine sand and blue waters combine to wash away the day’s stress.
But when you are hungry, sand and shore don’t always mean seafood. South Carolina has a wide selection of delicious Latin American taquerias and cuisine including authentic Mexican, Tex-Mex, and Salvadorian. These best North Myrtle Beach Mexican restaurants will satisfy any salsa cravings.
1200 Highway 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582-3707. (843) 273-5047.
La Pupusa Loca is an authentic Salvadorian restaurant complete with a variety of pupusas. Pupusas are small, round corn cakes, filled with cheese, beans, or meat and topped with a pickled slaw mixture. Sopes and empanadas and also on the menu.
Well priced and located in the Food Lion Plaza on North Kings Hwy 17 in North Myrtle Beach, La Pupusa Loca is a hidden gem in North Myrtle Beach.
1502 Highway 17 N Unit 1, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582. (843) 249-4415
Build-your-own Tex-Mex bowl for healthy and quick meals for lunch or dinner. The Keto Salad Bowl combines grilled adobo chicken, tomatillo red-chili salsa, freshly
shredded cheese, and hand-smashed guacamole on cilantro-lime cauliflower rice.
1021 2nd Ave N, #1, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582. (843-)251-8688
This gourmet quesadilla shop and salsa bar hand-crafts specialty Tex-Mex combinations for delicious fast food. Overstuffed tortillas are grilled to perfection. A North Myrtle Beach favorite, Dilla, Dilla makes Mexican dishes with an American twist.
960 Jason Boulevard, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. (843) 626-1756.
Honored as the “Best Mexican Restaurant” and “Best Happy Hour” by the Sun-News, Fiesta del Burro Loco means Party of the Crazy Donkey.
Popular menu items include nachos, stuffed jalapenos, and their signature jalapeno butter. The Wood-Fired Pizza and Fiesta Steak are available for dinner.
410 70th Ave N Myrtle Beach, SC 29572. (843) 497-2781.
Colorfully decorated, Fiesta Mexican is family-owned, featuring Chef Gabriel Hernandez. Located adjacent to Arcadian Shores in the northern tip of town, this popular North Myrtle Beach restaurant offers unique twists on fresh traditional Mexican cuisine. The chimichangas and the handmade-tableside guacamoles are local favorites, as are the sizzling chargrilled fajitas.
740 Coastal Grand Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. (843) 448-5533.
This authentic Mexican spot is delicious. Located in the Coastal Grand Mall, Abuelo’s is the perfect stop after a bustling day of shopping. Fresh steaks and seafood highlight enchilada combinations, like the Enchiladas del Cozumel, featuring guacamole, shrimp, scallops, mushrooms, fresh spinach, roasted peppers, covered in a rich white wine sauce. Tender Monterrey Chicken or combination fajitas- mixing seafood, beef, and chicken with grilled peppers and onions.
850 North Beach Blvd, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29572 (843) 663-9393.
The Nacho Hippo in The Market Common of North Myrtle Beach is a true Grand Strand original. It is known for its delicious and creative Mexican taco dishes, including the Kamikazee– seared tuna, mixed greens, seaweed salad, and wasabi cucumber aioli. The Nacho Hippo is best known for its signature, 32-ounce Tipsy Hippo Monster cocktails.
4732 Highway 17 S Barefoot Landing, NMB, SC 29582. (843) 427-2777.
Taco Mundo Kitchen y Cantina offers a delicious variety of tacos, rice bowls, fajitas, and quesadillas. Try the Al Pastor-Achiote marinated pork, fresh pineapple, onion relish, salsa verde, and cilantro for something different. Or for a vegetarian option, the Roasted Cauliflower, with avocado, red cabbage, chile-lime crema.
516 Highway 17 N, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582. (843) 712-1844.
El Cerro Grande started in North Carolina and has grown to be one of the best North Myrtle Beach Mexican restaurants. The Ibarra family crafted dishes that highlighted the traditional tastes of Jalisco, Mexico – pepper-infused burritos and fajitas. The house specialties include carnitas – slow-simmered pork and lamb shank in a thick, flavorful, chile-based adobado sauce.
1529 US-17, Little River, SC 29566
This authentic Mexican restaurant is a North Myrtle Beach local favorite serving hearty Latin fused dishes, cold beer, and margaritas surrounded by colorful décor. Familiar favorites such as tortas, quesadillas, and specialty dishes such as Fajita Chempechana or Cancun Shrimp – grilled shrimp with mixed field greens, roasted sweet corn, avocado, red onions, cucumber, and tomato with a cilantro-lime vinaigrette
Upscale and Trendy ($$$)
9906 N Kings Hwy, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29572. (843)497-5960.
This popular Tex-Mex eatery is well known for its margaritas. But Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant is excellent for lunch or dinner. Try the Alcapulco Salad with grilled shrimp, lettuce, tomato, onion, bell pepper, and cheese for a lighter meal. And for the whole Tex-Mex experience, try the beef and shrimp queso fajitas or cheesy chicken enchiladas.
806 Sea Mountain Hwy, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582. (843) 663-2777.
Sip tequila while listening to live music in this trendy Cantina off Kings Hwy. Or sit for an intimate, authentic Mexican meal overlooking the Little River marshes. The Tacos de Pescado, fresh fish tacos, served in a soft flour tortilla with chipotle mayo, red cabbage, and cilantro, are delicious. Or for simpler fare, try the Marinated Arrachera, 10 oz of juicy grilled steak accompanied with a grilled jalapeno, and baked chambray potatoes with thyme.
4022 River Oaks Dr, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579. (843) 742-5449.
While a few miles from North Myrtle Beach, the Chile Frito Mexican Restaurant deserves mention. Located across the Intercoastal Parkway and near the Hulk Horry Park, this authentic Mexican Restaurant serves familiar favorites such as queso, quesadillas, and taco. But their daily entrees are delicious, simple meals such as Arrachera, an 8 oz of Skirt Steak with Rice and Beans.
With this list, you’re ready to eat well and have all the Latino flavors your stomach desires on your trip to North Myrtle Beach.