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The Highest Rated Mexican Restaurants in Wake County

(The Triangle Trend) September 15th to October 15th may be National Hispanic Heritage Month, but any day is a good day to enjoy cuisine from our friends of Latin American descent. There’s nothing quite like a good plate of authentic Mexican food. Here are some of the best-rated and most authentic Mexican restaurants in the triangle!

Bravo’s Mexican Grill

208 Grande Heights Dr, Cary, NC 27513

The first restaurant we have to talk about is Bravo’s. Bravo’s already owns two successful Mexican restaurants in South Carolina. Their new restaurant’s extensive menu raises the ante considerably above the typical Tex-Mex offering and includes several surprises such as “Pollo Relleno” and a uniquely delicious culinary fusion of Philadelphia and Mexico City.

La Taqueria

973 E Broad St, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526

Triangle Trend La Taqueria Highest Rated Authentic Real Mexican Restaurant Food

Reviewers frequently praise La Taqueria for having the most delicious and genuinely authentic tacos here in NC. Tacos are only $2 each and well filled. They’re quite unassuming in a strip mall but don’t be fooled—inside is a dynamite hot spot for authentic Mexican food. Their portions are generous and their prices are extremely reasonable.

Taqueria El Toro

3615 Junction Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27603

Taqueria El Toro’s entire menu is written in Spanish. Solid and authentic Mexican tacos—that’s the best way to describe them. Their sauces are extremely spicy and loved by diners. It has a very local yet true-to-its-roots vibe, and their service is efficient and friendly. Prices are very affordable too, and they’ve got great options for someone looking for no-fuss comfort food.

Cocula Mexican Restaurant

1428 Garner Station Blvd, Garner, NC 27603

Triangle Trend Cocula Highest Rated Authentic Real Mexican Restaurant Food

Natives of Mexico have praised Cocula for having food so delicious that it reminded them of home. Their lunch specials are very well priced for the amount of food you get. The enchilada sauce is just the right amount of salty and savory and their cheese dip is delicious. Oh, and the customer service is phenomenal.

Tacos Mexico Restaurant

209 E Williams St, Apex, NC 27502

Triangle Trend Tacos Mexico Highest Rated Authentic Real Mexican Restaurant Food

Tacos Mexico Restaurant takes quality very seriously, everything is prepared from the freshest ingredients. Their traditional recipes and new creations were designed by their skilled chef and reflect his passion for great Mexican flavors. This spot is a true treasure for folks from the Midwest.

Arandas Mexican Cuisine Apex

5460 Apex Peakway, Apex, NC 27502

Arandas is a charming restaurant hidden in Lowe’s shopping center. They’ve got great drink specials and a kids-eat-free night.  Their menu is classic Mexican dishes, with a huge burrito section and good variety. Expect a comfy, casual atmosphere with straightforward Tex-Mex cuisine.

Agave Mexican Bar & Grill

18 W Third St, Wendell, NC 27591

Triangle Trend Agave Highest Rated Authentic Real Mexican Restaurant Food

Agave is also known for their authentic food and ambiance. Their chips and salsa have been described as “to die for” thanks to their superior texture and quality. Their diner is very family-friendly and the owners and staff are lovely.

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Cierra Smith | Editor

Raleigh-born writer passionate about cultural awareness and social change. You’ll typically find me somewhere studying a language, writing, or doing pilates. Consider me a health-conscious foodie with an interest in all diets and lifestyles.

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