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Paco's Tacos & Tequila
Paco's Tacos & Tequila

Paco's Tacos & Tequila Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pacostacosandtequila.com
  • Phone: (704) 716-8226
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday-Thursday 11am-10pm
    Friday-Saturday 11am-11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican / Southwestern
  • Executive Chef: Scott Roule
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout
  • Catering: Plate Perfect Catering is a full-service catering company located in Charlotte, North Carolina. With an unmatched combination of the finest foods and experienced event planners to meet each customer’s needs, our business has become wildly successful, a true stand-alone in the region.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Roxborough
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Shares parking with Speciality Shops.
A word from Paco's Tacos & Tequila
Paco’s Tacos & Tequila offers big Texas flavor in Charlotte’s SouthPark neighborhood. FS Food Group founder Frank Scibelli traveled Texas with Tex-Mex culinary expert and cookbook author Robb Walsh in order to uncover the secrets of authentic Tex-Mex recipes, and the attention to detail shines through in the bold flavors of each dish. A variety of spices that season Paco’s dishes are imported from a Texas-based company, and a tortilla machine creates fresh tortillas daily.

From the Wood-Fired Grilled Fajitas to the Cheese Enchiladas with chili con carne, Paco’s menu showcases the freshest quality ingredients. Central to the dining experience is the bar, which features more than 85 tequila varieties, several outstanding wines and a selection of beers from Texas, Mexico and North Carolina. No need to travel to Texas for your fix-join us for lunch or dinner seven days a week and see why Paco’s is always the hot spot!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "While not the most healthy alternative for dinning, Paco's consistently delivers good TexMex fare with a creative flair."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Shrimp tacos were great. Service was wonderful. A wait staff was training a new person and they both did a super job. Both had great personalities."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Good food! Great service would recomenend for lunch, dinner, gathering for special occaisions,"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "This continues to be the best Tex-Mex in Charlotte. From the enchiladas to the fajitas along with the margaritas you will find none better until you're back in San Antonio!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Food was not as good as I expected it to be. It was our first time there, we will give it another try and hope we have a better experience next time. Inside the restaurant was very loud, but sitting in the patio was much more enjoyable."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Paco's is always a favorite place for good Tex-Mex and margaritas. Prices are moderate and the food is very good. Try the Paco's Taco (beef brisket). Also a great deal during Charlotte Restaurant Week - so much food!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Made a reservation for 9pm, and got there early. Sat at the bar for 15 min without any service."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Our family loves Paco's Tacos!! Open Table helps a great deal in getting a table since it is crowded most nights. We love their wide assortment of tacos, but this time my husband tried their chimichanga. It was huge, great tasting and very filling. I tried their taco salad and it was really, really good. We have yet to find anything on their menu that we haven't enjoyed. Their margaritas are awesome, too."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Finally, a place in Charlotte with great Tex-Mex food. Felt like I was back in San Antonio."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "On our most recent visit for Sunday brunch, the service was incredibly slow, the area in which we were sitting was incredibly hot. I was willing to provide some concessions, as one of the two waitstaff was training that afternoon, but it seemed to almost be competitive among the two staff. Regardless, the meal we had was with friends, we were not in a rush, and the food was delicious. Certainly not enough to deter me from going back, but enough to make me write a review about my inconsistent experience."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Out waitress, Danielle, was excellent. She was very friendly and knew the entire menu and her recommendations were perfect."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My wife and I took our 1-year-old daughter for her birthday dinner at Paco's and she LOVED IT! I cannot recommend Paco's Tacos enough. We always have great, attentive service, and we never have to wait when we make our reservations with OpenTable. The food is delicious, and I always try a new taco every time I'm there. The guac is second to none, and the salsa among the best I've had. I know the salsa is a little thing, and it's free with your meal, but it's the little things that make a Tex-Mex restaurant experience good, and they nailed it. I would always recommend Paco's to our friends, and we often take them there for dinner when they visit."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Food, drinks, and wait staff were all excellent. Just wish it was a little less expensive."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "My wife and I have been to Mexico +/- 50 times and visit different cities each year. This was our first time at Paco Taco. We had the brisket tacos and while not necessarily authentic, they were outstanding in flavor, quantity and presentation. The meat was actually shredded rather than ground (yuk). Mexican chefs NEVER serve GROUND meat. The rice dish while tasty, was cool by the time it arrived. The charro beans were very good. The tequila list was exceptional. In a place like that, we often drink the best tequilas instead of wine with dinner. John was our server. We would not have guessed he was new on the job had he not told us. He did well. Lots of families with children there. We'll go again."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This was our first time at Paco's and it was better than most of the reviews. Chris, our server was great, he gave us great recommendations and was right on time with everything. We will be back soon."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "My wife and I always enjoy eating at Paco's Tacos & Tequila. The service and food is always outstanding. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Food here is pretty amazing! Highly recommend the Dennis Enchiladas & Volcano Dip. The only downside to the restaurant is you feel like you're right on top of one another, constantly having to move for servers or having someone else back their chair into you. Which makes for an unpleasant overall experience especially when your paying good money for your meal. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "This was our second trip to Paco's and the food and drink were every bit as good as the first time. However, we were with another couple and found that we had to shout to be heard. That was stressful! So, next time I'll go alone, get take out, or go at lunch."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Pacos is one of my favorite restaurants, but I had a bad experience this time. I ordered two soft tacos - the Pacos Taco and the Chicken Milanesa. They are usually spectacular. Both weren't good this time. I usually order the Chicken Milanesa without the cream sauce. I tried it for the first time as it's listed on the menu, which was a mistake. The crispiness of the chicken is ruined by the creamy sauce and the sauce overwhelms the taco. Order it without the cream sauce and it's spectacular. Restaurant left off the pickled onions by mistake and had to bring me a side order of it. The Paco's Taco, usually fantastic, was very salty. Someone made a mistake in the kitchen. I could barely eat it. I will wait a while before returning. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We enjoyed our food. Definitely not a romantic date spot but great for families or groups. Food was very fresh and tasty."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "we ordered an appitiser and about two minutes later got our dinner. I'd like to enjoy my time there and not be rushed. I will not be returning. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "We were in the Charlotte area for a few days and decided we wanted Mexican. First - the area is awesome and second this restaurant is booming. It is obviously very popular and we found out why. It is down to earth and the staff are super friendly. The food is very good. We had the chicken burrito (huge) and the shrimp tacos (a bit spicy) in addition to the unholy guacamole (must get). The chips were yum and they kept our basket full. We will definitely be back next time we are in the area. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Pac's carries more tequila selections than some restaurants have on their wine lists. Blanca, reposado, anejo ... Select your choice for a margarita, or choose one of the marg combinations. amazing, made-at-table guacamole and creamy flavorful queso. Paco's has a gluten-free menu, which means my daughter can eat at here no problem. she loves the shrimp enchiladas (only on th GF menu). I have had the enchiladas de Dennis twice ... Chicken and veggies topped with queso sauce. Huge portion and so delicious. This time, I tried tacos. You can choose one of their plates, or mix and match either 2 or 3 tacos. I had one skirt steak taco and one shrimp, both good, but the shrimp was my fav. Servers who are amazing, even when super busy. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "My wife and I really enjoy going to Paco's Tacos & Tequila. The food and service is always great and outstanding. Thank you."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "A couple friends and I went to celebrate a birthday and thoroughly enjoyed our time...no surprises there! Paco's has some of the most delicious, made-tableside guacamole EVER. We also enjoyed margaritas with freshly squeezed juices and an assortment of delicious tacos and enchiladas. The server even brought out a complimentary piece of tres leches cake in honor of my friend's birthday. It was quite possible the BEST tres leches I've ever tasted. MMM! Food quality, service, atmosphere...this place is a winner!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "The service was surprisingly good, and the cucumber jalapeno margarita really hit the spot!"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "The food was outstanding. will diffidently return."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We love Pacos Tacos and so much easier to get a table with OpenTable!! Staff is great with kids and very knowledgeable about the menu. We love their specialty tacos and they have amazing margaritas!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Brisket, Steak and Shrimp tacos were great! The best part was that I got to try Gran Patron and Don Julio Real on a Tequila flight! Very nice place I will return next time I am in Charlotte."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Good food, great portion size, reasonably priced, excellent service and kid friendly early evening"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food is always amazing here. The staff is friendly and fast. We will keep returning. I highly suggest you make a reservation. If not the wait is long, but worth it."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Stopped in for a quick bite while we were shopping. Good food, good service. March Basketball on the TVs. Nice."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "My wife and I often go to Paco's Tacos when we are in Charlotte, NC. This time while we were in Charlotte this was a last minute decision and like always everything was outstanding. Our waitress was great. She really stayed on top of things."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Finally found the place in Charlotte for great Tex-Mex food. I ate the whole enchilada!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "I have been to Paco's Tacos several times so I must say I was a bit disappointed with my meal on Saturday. Overall the taste was just OK and there was a hair in my food. (I get it - people are hairy - this happens. But maybe wear hair nets?) The salsa was smokier than normal and overall I thought that flavor of my entree was just blah. My server was excellent though, and I enjoyed a Mango Margarita on the rocks which was delish. We got there at 5:30 and by 6 it was packed and VERY loud. I will go back again and hope this was just an off night for the cook."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We went on a Saturday night (with a reservation) and they were able to seat us 20 minutes early, which really surprised us because the place was packed FULL. The waitress was awesome and very prompt and friendly with service. They also had other staff to re-fill the chips bowl and clear the table before we even had to think of asking. I had the pork carnitas which I would definitely recommended ordering again.Lots of variety on the menu so I might have to for something else the next time."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Most of the time with open table reservations, you get seated in minutes. We had to wait 25 mins after out scheduled reservation, to get seated. Thats almost 2 additional reservation slots that where still sched available."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Great food. Great margaritas. There's nothing about this place that I don't like."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "One of our favorite restaurants in charlotte. Always an excellent meal and their salsa ROCKS!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went there for an easy Valentine's Day dinner & were not disappointed. The food & drink were good, & the service was excellent. I might not order everything again, but would reorder some of what we tried & be happy to try other things. Tableside guacamole was really good, & the tequila selection (they have flights is you want to try a few) can't be beat."
    Dined on 2/14/2014