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

Paco's Tacos & Tequila

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pacostacosandtequila.com/
  • Phone: 7047168226
  • 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 WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Paco's Tacos & Tequila reviews from OpenTable diners
115 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (52)good for groups (52)kid-friendly (42)great for lunch (41)vibrant bar scene (28)fit for foodies (28)hot spot (28)great for outdoor dining (25)special occasion (22)late-night find (10)great for brunch (4)romantic (3)scenic view (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Fridaynightout
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Very noisy. Food was good and helping large. Took home half my fajitas.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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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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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it!
    Lizlovesfood
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Margarita was excellent! Great food! And fun atomosphere
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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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
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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
  • tiny
    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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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
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    • 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
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So much food
    Cltvacation
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The food was amazing especially for restaurant week. You certainly won't leave there hungry! I just wish they spaced out the food. We got our appetizers and ten minutes later our meals were at the table. We hardly had touched anything yet. Still good food and will definitely come back again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    Oceangirl3886
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We visited Paco's Tacos and Tequila for restaurant week. To say the least it was a lot of food. 3 courses plus a yummy margarita! It was really loud but it was also a Sunday evening during restaurant week. All of the food was delicious and it was nice to try a new Mexican spot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food great service
    Kannof
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Love their salsa. Pacos tacos are the best. Treat yourself to a tequila flight. They have large and unique selections. Our server was amazing and helped us customize a flight for a great price. We have eaten here many times and think it is a good value.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More food than we could eat!
    CarolindaVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We went to Paco's Tacos during Charlotte Restaurant week and opted for the $30 menu. Most restaurants offer 3 courses for the $30. At Paco's we got a margarita, queso dip; salad or guacamole, or app; and a main course (I had three original Paco's Tacos with shredded steak), plus dessert. Everything was delicious and the service by Craig was great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GREAT - but
    DougFoods
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My wife and I love your restaurant. The food is outstanding, it is always delicious. The only issue we have is the noise. It is so loud. I think you want some noise, but the level of noise is a bit much, just too many hard surfaces. Every time we visit at night we remind ourselves to try and visit at lunch time so the noise will be less.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Try Enchiladas de Dennis
    amom2luv2
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    These chicken and spinach enchiladas are fabulous and there is always enough for my lunch the next day after enjoying the chips with white queso and guacamole. Also try the shrimp tacos. If you are visiting Paco's for the first time, I highly recommend their sampler where you can try a few different items - each more delicious than the next! Definitely my new favorite place for Mexican food although I'm not crazy about their drinks...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Murph
    Murph
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Our favorite casual dining place! We always have a positive experience there with the food and service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    While not the most healthy alternative for dinning, Paco's consistently delivers good TexMex fare with a creative flair.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love Paco's
    nikkimgk
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Paco's is one of my favorite restaurants here in Charlotte. It always has great food, atmosphere, service. Paco's taco (beef brisket) is the best!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nickiboo
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Charlotte welcome to San Antonio
    CharlieVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good food, great atmosphere
    bliss
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Good food! Great service would recomenend for lunch, dinner, gathering for special occaisions,
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luv2dine
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zero Service
    vtavesVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Made a reservation for 9pm, and got there early. Sat at the bar for 15 min without any service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • One of our favorites!!
    NanZVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The whole enchilada
    CharlieVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Finally, a place in Charlotte with great Tex-Mex food. Felt like I was back in San Antonio.
    Special Features:
    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
    I would recommend this to a friend.