Best Mexican Restaurants in Daytona Beach
While Daytona Beach, Florida may not exactly be close to Mexico geographically, it more than makes up for that with a rich and vibrant hispanic community, providing a wealth of world class latino cuisine dining options, whether you are partial to Mexican, Spanish, Cuban, Puerto Rican or Central/South American cooking.
For this list, we will be zeroing in on the top 5 Mexican restaurants (but be on the lookout for future Best Of lists) in Daytona Beach, Florida, and the surrounding areas, so if you are in town and are ready to get your fiesta on, these are our favorite joints to grab some tacos (or burritos, quesadillas, or tamales) and maybe a couple cervezas too! Heading over to New Smyrna? We've got you covered with our list of top eats in the area.
Best Mexican Restaurants in Daytona
1. Tia Cori's Tacos
214 N Beach St.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Situated right in the heart of Beach Street, Tia Cori's Tacos provides family-owned, authentic Mexican cooking to the people of Daytona Beach. They make all of their food daily, including the salsa and guacamole (an absolute must-try)! We recommend the carnitas quesadilla, topped with avocado and sour cream, and a side of chips and guacamole for the perfect Mexican dining experience. For some added excitement, stop by on Friday evening for free live music featuring their own Mariachi band!
2. La Fiesta
Port Orange location:
3785 S Nova Rd.
Port Orange, FL 32129
Ormond Beach location:
348 N. Nova Road
Ormond Beach, FL 32174
With two convenient locations, in Port Orange and Ormond Beach, now, no matter where you are in Daytona Beach, you will be near a La Fiesta, which is seriously good news, because both locations offer amazing authentic Mexican fare! With a focus on freshness, La Fiesta pay particular attention to the procurement of their produce and meats, offering the highest quality available. La Fiesta has been serving the people of Daytona and the surrounding areas since 2003, so you know they are doing something right!
3. Don Pepper's Mexican Grill
794 S Atlantic Ave.
Ormond Beach, FL 32176
Don Pepper's in Ormond Beach is family owned and operated, and they bring with them recipes from their hometown of Degollado Jalisco, so you know you're getting it as real as it gets! Their queso fundido with chorizo and seafood fajitas are both exciting and delicious; however, the star of the show is their Chimichanga Lovers Trio, which features THREE different chimis, juicy shrimp, ground beef and shredded chicken!
4. Brisas Del Mar
1500 Beville Rd, Suite 501
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Right in the heart of Daytona Beach, and only five minutes away from Daytona International Speedway, Brisas Del Mar is another excellent Mexican dining option available to locals and tourists alike. As you can see in the photo below, their burritos are stuffed and loaded with fresh toppings and homemade guac, but they also feature some very unique items, like menudo (beef tripe soup), and Molcajete, which is a life changing hearty stew served in a large stone bowl, similar to a mortal & pestle.
5. El Tequila's
1784 S Ridgewood Ave.
South Daytona, FL 32119
El Tequila's is another fantastic family owned Mexican restaurant, located in South Daytona. They boast that their Mexican chefs use only the freshest possible ingredients, and they have been rewarded for their quality by being voted Best Around in the Daytona Beach Area. Not only is the food exceptional, but the architecture and decoration truly make you feel like you've been transported to a small village in Mexico, a can't miss experience.
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