Looking for a great Mexican restaurant in Greenville, SC? We recently took to social media and polled our community members, asking them about their favorite place to grab a Mexican meal.
With no shortage of options, the list was long, and the race to top pick was close, but we had some front runners where readers were concerned!
Did your favorite make the top ten list?
For more Mexican Food picks, check out Greenville Speaks: Readers Top Places To Order Nachos.
Favorite Mexican Restaurants in Greenville According To Kidding Around Readers
38 Ray E Talley Court – Suite F, Simpsonville | 864. 962.8657
Homemade salsa, Homemade Sangria, and a manager everyone feels is part of their family make this Simpsonville Mexican restaurant one of our readers’ favorites!
I LOVE Rosie’s aka, El Tejano. She is so sweet and amazing with children. I watched her carry a baby around (pre-covid) so the young parents could eat. It was so touching
We love Rosie’s! (El Tejano) Great Food and always great service. Rosie is the sweetest and the staff are always friendly.
El Tejano is absolutely wonderful. They know their customers, they are always so sweet and the service and food is phenomenal every time. My girls love going there and seeing Miss Rosie.
El Tejano is hands down the best! Rosie is always such a joy and if by chance it’s her day off, her husband or brother Francisco will still treat you like family! My kids have grown up bring “her babies” and now at 19 & 23 if they aren’t with us she still asks about her babies! 17 years in Simpsonville & still our favorite!
100 Batesville Road, Simpsonville | 864.234.6501
Delicious tacos, fajitas, and trendy birria tacos are on the menu at this Simpsonville Mexican restaurant. They have a cheap kids meal menu, and a yummy salsa bar to top your tacos!
Uncle Berto’s Burritos | Birria Tacos & Consume
It reminds me of a walk in taco truck. So good!
Locations in Taylors & Greenville
Las Meras Tortas is authentic right down to the telenovelas playing on the tv screens! It is always a favorite with Greenville residents and with our readers.
They bake their own bread for their sandwhiches. It smells so good in there.
The absolute best! Their sauce is to die for.
1 Market Point Drive, Greenville | 864.288.2004
A beautiful outdoor dining area and delicious food make this a popular choice among Kidding Around readers!
La Parilla | Bottomless Chips & Salsa
La Parilla has the BEST patron margarita and Carne Asada, not to mention, unlimited FREE chips and salsa (unlike their competitor across the street).
Locations in Greenville & Spartanburg
The clear front runner with our readers was Ashville-based Papas and Beer. The local favorite offers diners an extensive menu with everything, including Fajitas, Flautas, Enchiladas, Chilaquiles, deep-fried ice cream, and something that has always made me wonder.
The “Mega Burrito Challenge” offers the brave soul who steps up to the plate hungry, 30 minutes to clean their plate. After successfully showing the burrito who is boss, they have bragging rights and a new t-shirt!
Do you know anyone who has attempted this challenge? Let us know in the comments!
Papas and Beers | Deep-fried ice cream dessert | Photo credit courtesy Katherine T.
Papas and Beer has delicious food, heaping servings if you like that and great service.
Best Mexican Food We’ve had in town!
103 E Wade Hampton Boulevard, Greer | 864.801.2999
This is the perfect place to take someone on their birthday! The team at Guacamole goes all out, and then you get to share the fried ice cream with the birthday guest!
Guacamole’s is amazing! It’s very reasonably priced great authentic food
Multiple Upstate Locations
Super popular with Greenville residents, there are locations all over the Upstate to make one easy to grab take-out from on short notice.
We had a three-way tie! El Matador, Fonda Rosalinda’s , and Willy Taco!
2919 Wade Hampton Blvd, Taylors | 864.268.2222
El Matador is a favorite amongst our readers because of its authentic dishes and classic Mexican recipes.
El Matador is my all time favorite!
El Matador! There is a reason it has been around so long! Probably the first in Greenville.
1124 N Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville | 864.292.7002
Rosalinda’s uses the freshest organic produce to create delicious Mexican dishes. Rosalinda’s also offers vegan and gluten-free options. They are only open for lunchtime most days ( they have night hours on Fridays), so make sure you get there early!
Rosalinda’s off pleasantburg is so fresh and authentic.
I love Rosalinda’s! She has really good meats and her tea is really good too.
Locations in Greenville & Spartanburg
This Mexican-inspired fusion menu is popular with the people of the Upstate for its creative spin on traditional Mexican fare. Tacos topped with fried shrimp, applewood smoked bacon, pimento cheese, shaved lettuce, chipotle ranch, and pico de gallo aren’t something you’ll find other places and that’s why they have a huge fan base!
Craving a more authentic experience? Check out our Guide To The Authentic Tacos Of The Upstate!
Mexican Restaurant Honorable Mentions
Compadres on Pleasantburg. The Best food, the Best Margaritas and the Best Guacamole! My son knows the owner personally and he’s the Sweetest Ever! Always the Best service too!
La Reata is the REAL deal and sooo good! It’s always fresh and authentic!
I love Los Mayas up in Taylors/Greer!
The Birrieria 101 Food truck is the best!
Amando’s Burriots across from WHHS!
Viva Villa is the best! Their food is amazing and the service is great.