Digging into hearty, delicious Mexican food in Myrtle Beach can really hit the spot after spending a long day splashing in the pool or ocean. When a craving for tacos, burritos, or nachos strikes, you’re in luck: Dayton House Resort is near some of the best Mexican restaurants in Myrtle Beach. You won’t have to wait until you’re celebrating Cinco de Mayo to find south-of-the-border flavors. Myrtle Beach boasts lots of places to feast on Tex-Mex, authentic Mexican cuisine, and chef-inspired creations with a Latin flair.
Top Mexican Restaurants in Myrtle Beach
Whether you’re looking for food or a frosty margarita, the options for mouthwatering Mexican restaurants in Myrtle Beach won’t disappoint. Local family-owned, authentic Mexican diners, other popular eateries with Latin-inspired menus, and Tex-Mex restaurants all over the Grand Strand make planning your next lunch, brunch, or dinner a cinch. Browse this convenient list based on our guests’ recommendations to enjoy the best Mexican food during your Myrtle Beach vacation.
2801 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach | 0.5 miles from Dayton House Resort
Creating delicious, affordable, authentic Mexican food is the goal at Mexico Lindo in Myrtle Beach. The best part is, this restaurant is just a 10-minute walk from Dayton House Resort. Stop in to try their giant chimichanga, chicken enchilada, pulled pork burrito, or other signature dishes. A variety of kids’ options, seafood offerings, plus vegetarian plates make sure no one goes hungry here.
Sun City Café
801 Main Street, Myrtle Beach | 1.4 miles from Dayton House Resort
If you’re looking for a great local Mexican restaurant that makes everything from scratch, Sun City Café is it. Serving a proprietary cuisine style they refer to as “Myrtle Mex,” this mainstay in the heart of Myrtle Beach crafts delectable made-to-order food. Smashed potatoes in burritos, tacos made with sour cream-brushed tortillas, and spinach in the quesadillas are a few of the ways this Mexican restaurant sets itself apart from the others. The atmosphere is cozy and laid-back, and the customer service is top-notch. If you’re thirsty for a drink with a kick, try a homemade margarita served by the mug or pitcher.
1410 N. Ocean Boulevard, Suite 200, Myrtle Beach | 2 miles from Dayton House Resort
Banditos Cantina is one of the best waterfront restaurants in Myrtle Beach. They offer scenic views, delicious Mexican food, and tropical drinks. With an excellent location on the north end of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, this restaurant features an open-air deck that offers views of the sparkling Atlantic Ocean below. Sit back and soak in live music throughout the summer and enjoy drink specials. Whether you’re here for lunch, dinner, or their weekend brunch, Banditos’ tasty signature Mexican dishes and fresh tropical salsa and guacamole are can’t-miss eats in Myrtle Beach.
El Cerro Mexican Bar & Grill
108 S Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach | 2 miles from Dayton House Resort
Find some of the top Mexican food in Myrtle Beach at any of the eight El Cerro locations along the Grand Strand, from North Myrtle Beach to Georgetown. Serving family-friendly cuisine in a fun and inviting restaurant was the mission when El Cerro opened its first location more than 30 years ago—and that tradition continues to this day. Each location offers a comfortable dining area and lively bar with frequent entertainment. El Cerro on 29th Avenue in Myrtle Beach even has a salsa dance floor for festive events. The mouthwatering Mexican fare and generous portions, plus a nice selection of premium margaritas will keep you coming back to this Myrtle Beach restaurant.
1304 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach | 2 miles from Dayton House Resort
With a menu that includes both Mexican and American food, Señor Frogs in Myrtle Beach is a restaurant that will satisfy any diverse group of diners. Find traditional enchiladas, fajitas, and tacos, plus gluten-free and vegetarian options. The Tortas are a rare find in the area too. The Broadway at the Beach location makes this a good stop before a show or after a day of shopping. If you’re looking for an interesting experience or a late-night option, Señor Frogs has been a go-to destination to find an entertaining party scene since it arrived in the US in 2005.
410 70th Ave North, Myrtle Beach | 3.8 miles from Dayton House Resort
This family-owned and operated Mexican restaurant is led by chef Gabriel Hernandez. Hernandez is passionate about bold flavors created from fresh ingredients. Order the table-side guacamole and frozen margaritas, or a piping-hot platter of sizzling fajitas. Evening entertainment, excellent cocktails, and a fun atmosphere make Fiesta Mexicana a must-visit while you’re in town.
Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant
740 Coastal Grand Circle Myrtle Beach | 4.2 miles from Dayton House Resort
For delicious made-from-scratch Mexican food, head to Abuelo’s Myrtle Beach restaurant. The open-air interior design of Abuelos and the Tex-Mex flavors will transport you to another place. The menu has everything you would expect for a top-rated Mexican restaurant. From classic burritos to chimichangas and enchiladas, to salads and a seasonal menu, their offerings are always fresh. Abuelos also has a lovely kids’ selection and vegetarian and gluten-sensitive options.
Nacho Hippo Cantina Maximo
1160 Farrow Parkway, Myrtle Beach | 6 miles from Dayton House Resort
As you’d guess, the award-winning Nacho Hippo is a Mexican restaurant whose signature dishes are the most snackable nachos you’ll find in the Grand Strand. They offer sharable and personal-sized nachos piled high with tons of toppings from shrimp to chili and sautéed veggies, plus DIY options to create your own combo. Other favorites include their taco platters and quesadillas, plus a cocktail menu with inventive martinis and specialty margaritas. Find Nacho Hippo in the nearby Market Common area of Myrtle Beach and one other location in North Myrtle Beach.
Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant
9906 N Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach | 7.5 miles from Dayton House Resort
The authentic Mexican food and happy hour make Margarita’s a gathering place for people to eat, drink, and have fun. Taking advantage of the fresh local fare, this menu also features seafood dishes with shrimp, tilapia, and scallops. Whether you’re looking for lunch or a late-night bite, Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant has you covered.
Sol y Luna Latin Cantina
4270 River Oaks Drive, Myrtle Beach | 5.2 miles from Dayton House Resort
Soy y Luna in Myrtle Beach will satisfy nearly any craving with its wide selection of Latin American cuisine and hand-crafted drinks. Stop by from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for daily happy and try a cocktail made with any of their 100 tequilas and mezcals. Or, order a sampling of the menu to discover your new favorite food. Latin chicken wings, Spanish potato skins, and chimichurri steak sliders are just a few of the interesting appetizer offerings. The lunch and dinner menus feature fresh salads, tacos, sandwiches, and seafood entrées along with burritos and tacos—all in their signature sauces and Latin-style seasonings.
Where to Stay in Myrtle Beach
Let Dayton House Resort take care of your mornings with its hot complimentary breakfast, and let this list of Mexican restaurants nearby cover brunch, lunch, dinner, or drinks. Our convenient location near all the best places to eat and things to do and our comfortable accommodations make any couples’ getaway or family vacation a breeze. Sun, sand, and fabulous dining await you in Myrtle Beach—find a special and book your stay today.