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

Paco's Tacos & Tequila

  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Paco's Tacos & Tequila reviews from OpenTable diners
101 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (37)good for groups (34)kid-friendly (34)fit for foodies (28)great for lunch (27)hot spot (22)vibrant bar scene (19)great for outdoor dining (16)special occasion (10)late-night find (8)romantic (2)notable wine list (2)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Not as good as it was
    Bob78853
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Something must've changed. The brisket taco was dry and shrimp taco was too salty. I think I'm done with pacos!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Saturday night expect a wait
    PappyRick
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Saturday nights can be brutal here, even if you have a reservation. we waited for an hour before being seated and we had a reservation. Not their best showing that night. I've been here before on Saturday night and while crowded they seemed to have it under control, that was not the case with my most recent visit. Probably be a while before I go back, if I do.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Brisket Tacos are amazing!
    msschroed
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The Brisket tacos are delicious and they do a great job accommodating our son with celiac disease.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fun night out!
    RJAbbeVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    My wife and I like to take our 2-year-old out for dinner to Paco's! They're very kid-friendly, and the wait staff are very understanding and helpful. The food is always great, and I often find myself getting the taco special of the day, because it's usually very inventive. Last time it was a smoked pork belly taco (that ate like a BLT) with jalapeno cream sauce. Ask them what's not on the menu, and listen to the specials--they're worth your time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great all around!
    momwithtaste
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Great place, great service and undoubtedly great food! I love this place - just wish it was closer to my home. If so, I'd be there all the time! I strongly recommend the brisket!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely delicious!
    D2016
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Nice place in a nice neighborhood! Great food! Great service! Nice atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    My husband is a Texan, and I am a Cajun, so we know good food. Came here on a friend's recommendation, plus we had a BOGO coupon. Will certainly be back... fresh, authentic flavors. Best Tex- Mex we have had in Charlotte!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Missed the mark
    CLTfood
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Went on a Saturday night. Sat next to a group who placed their 6 week old infant in a bassinet between their table and booth blocking half the path for the waitstaff and customers. Not too smart with trays of food going by and in attentive patrons. My brisket was full of fat and in edible. The managers initial response is that some customers like to eat "gristle" but she admitted that it normally does come out looking like that. BTW, that wasn't gristle I was served. And I don't think I know anyone who would eat something that would be typically spat out in a napkin. Sent it back while my wife finished her meal. What came back out was dry and tough but I ate it. To their credit, both meals were comped. Drinks were good.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always an excellent experience
    cltfoodie
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    My husband and I spent a while looking for decent tex-mex after moving from Texas and this place goes above and beyond! Our go to spot - margaritas are amazing and the food is always impressive, especially the tacos. We highly recommend!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tex-Mex @ its Best
    CharlieVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The very best Tex-Mex this side of San Antonio. The food, the service, the margaritas were great. Be prepared for a great meal. You may need to split it because there is an abundance of food regardless of what you order.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My Favorite Tex-Mex
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Always great food and great service. I would highly recommend getting the sampler combo or a mixture of the tacos. You can't go wrong!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Mexican food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Guacamole is excellent. Tacos are taken to a true art form.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but service was odd
    ddddVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I love this restaurant but the service seems to be getting pushy, trying to get you out asap. We were asked for our dishes twice before we were finished eating. We are not slow eaters but felt very rushed and pushed out by the servers. It is not an exaggeration to say we had to have about 25 conversations with them. We wanted to be talking to each other, not the servers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Paco's tacos scores again
    CarolindaVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Since we live in Fort Mill, SouthPark is not on our regular route. We need a good reason to head that way and Paco's Tacos is one such reason! We love the margaritas and the food and the happy atmosphere (oh, and the limitless chips don't hurt either!) My husband is in love with the Beef brisket Paco Taco. I tried the Sopa de Pollo this time and it is another winner with me. Can't wait for our next trip there!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loveasteak
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Corn was stringy, steak on chopped salad was fatty and there was not enough of it. I get the same salad at cantina 1511 and love it. So that is what I am comparing it to. Otherwise, service was good and the price is right.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant to meet friends.
    DiningwithShawn
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    A bustling Friday, My friend and I were quickly taken to my table. The nachos and salsa were placed on the table and our server went over specials and recommended a favorite. The menu is Tex-Mex fare but fine-tuned to expand the flavor. The food was served at a great temperature and tasted very good. I had my favorite Paco's tacos made with their brocket. It was better with the crispy tacos. My friend ordered the beef quesadillas and was pleased with his order. The server was quirky fun and worked to liven up the dining experience. Desserts were offered, but we were too full. We asked for the check and the process was smooth. I have been to Paco's Tacos and Tequila occasionally This is the first time I used Open Table with them. A+ visit.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fridaynightout
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Very noisy. Food was good and helping large. Took home half my fajitas.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Taco Salad
    SearcherVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The salad was good and huge. Chips are ok the salsa is salty. Service was ok though we had a hard time tracking down the waiter for drinks and refills. He seemed like he was trying as hard as he could so we gave a good tip but he was clearly overloaded. Lots of kids with all the kid noise. We have been several times and the experience is about the same. We'll go back. We just know what to expect.
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  • Great Service!!!!
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The food and service were great and outstanding. My family order was not correct when it was brought out, but our waiter, Delaney made sure that it was corrected and it was done in a hurry. Everything worked out just fine. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A definite treat!
    KBBinNC
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Always a sure bet. Excellent food! Service is fantastic and I highly recommend the guacamole.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Tex-Mex
    CharlieVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great! Great! Great! Did I tell you it was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Little good to say
    MaybeMoreNextTime
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Seated at a table midway between the men's room and the kitchen door - in a half empty restaurant. Server was "attentive," but still managed to not bring my entree - and did not even acknowledge that I ordered it. Food was ok (what I had of it) but there are way better choices in this area.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT SPOT!!
    UKCATS
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Simply the best tex/mex in Charlotte, excellent food, service, especially gluten free!! This is our new go to spot in Charlotte and a must visit.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food lacking
    mmm4VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    While the guacamole is wonderful, I ordered the vegetable enchiladas. The was probably less than half a cup of vegetables spread among three enchiladas and no spinach was in the wrap as noted in the menu. Very disappointing. It was essentially a corn tortilla with sauce.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Paco's Tacos delivers again
    arsenalj
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed our meal as always. The food is consistently good to great, the service attentive, and the menu delivers a solid selection of choices at reasonable prices. Our only critique this time was that the chicken on th wood grilled tacos was a touch dry, but my excellent cup of chili more than made up for it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Brent
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great food. It's pretty loud inside and their drinks are a little pricey though.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Too noisy. Food was great, service good and prices reasonable.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 74 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 396 reviews are from the Paco's Tacos & Tequila reviews archive.
  • Great place
    CharlieVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    If you really like Tex-Mex done San Antonio stlye there is none better in Charlotte!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it!
    Lizlovesfood
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Margarita was excellent! Great food! And fun atomosphere
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, Great Service
    Birdylady
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The food and drink menu offered a great variety of choices. The flavor of everything was superb and fresh. And plenty of food! You will not leave hungry. Well worth the drive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Service!
    KMcClelland11
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We attended during restaurant week. We were blown away by the amazing service! The food was good and I'm excited to try the regular menu. The atmosphere was great! I love the open kitchen. I would definitely go back to Paco's Tacos for some of the best service I've ever had anywhere!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not terrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Overall the food was tasty, but far too salty. The food came out very quickly - too quickly and the experience felt very rushed. Our server was friendly and almost too attentive, stopping by very often. Restaurant was quite loud too, so hard to hear my date. We had a call to confirm out reservation and it was very strict - you must arrive within 15m of reservation and all of your party must be present. When we arrived, mt date had a strbx water and the hostess was quite direct asking what was in the cup and stated that he would have to throw it out. It was just very awkward. Went home full and felt that way for about 12 hours, ick.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • tinyVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    the food and service was very good.I always get the filling that they are rushing me.I never finish one course before the next one comes.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant week discovery
    Luv4food
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We decided to try this restaurant during restaurant week and were blown away by the experience. The food was great & our waiter Allen was outstanding. I will definitely be returning in the near future.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love 4 Pacos
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    My husband and I have been coming here regularly for the last few years. We keep coming back, because of their consistency in service and quality of food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I ate the whole enchilada!
    CharlieVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Plenty of great food beginning with their fresh tortilla chips and salsa. Split the fajitas. It will be more than enough. Order the specialty drink of the day. You will enjoy it. Do not drive after you do. The enchiladas are excellent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious as usual
    loveitalianVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    A couple friends and I celebrated a birthday at Paco's recently. We had to wait a bit for our reservation because of the busy-ness (forgot it was Restaurant Week). As usual, the food was incredibly delicious....so much so that we stuffed ourselves and left with stomachaches! The guacamole - made fresh to order table side - is always a favorite, and the tacos really are amazing. I always enjoy the brisket one, although the grilled fish taco is a close second favorite. If we'd had any room left, we would have ordered a piece of the tres leches cake - it's giant and the BEST I've ever tasted!! Paco's never disappoints when it comes to awesome tex-mex food with a flair.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Mexican food
    MilkyWay
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Great food and great service. The noise level is a bit high.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The meal was excellent - we had more than enough food and every course was fantastic. Our server gave some recommendations that were spot on. Loved the margarita that was part of the Queen's Feast menu.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum!
    Beegal
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We love this place. Always quick service, competent wait staff. Good drinks. Great texmex. Love the brisket tacos. White cheese with chicken dip is really really great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.