Paco's Tacos & Tequila

4.7
1505 reviews
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Mexican / Southwestern

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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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MH
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We frequently visit this restaurant but this was the worst experience I’ve had there. Are waitress was horrible. She never brought are drinks and never asked us if we were ready to order are food for 25 min. She is clearly in the wrong work field. Very disappointed.

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The service was great. The food was great. This was my sister birthday dinner and everything was great

R
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love me some Paco's Tacos! Best Tex-Mex in town and the closest you can get to Cali-Mex in Charlotte.

GI
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One of our pary was well served by Bpaco's gluten free menu. Lots od good food and happy servers.

m
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maggie took great care of us!!! We enjoy this place very much!!

BM
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great experience! Great service, food, and drink!

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Had a reservation requested a table away from the bar area. Got a table by the bar. Service was so slow. We waited for everything from drinks chips dinner. Good came out and it was cold. We were celebrating my sons 18th birthday and it was horrible

P
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall our experience was good. The noise level wasn't the best. The biggest problem was that my food came about 5 minutes before my date, which is not acceptable. We did enjoy the food and the Margarita.

AA
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favourite restaurant! My favourite restaurant! My favourite restaurant! My favourite restaurant!

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VE
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Paco's Tacos & Tequila is a great energetic atmosphere for a fun dinner out. We enjoyed the delicious food, as well as great margaritas. Highly recommend, we love going back!

BS
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were amazing! The only down side- if any was the noise level.

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a birthday dinner. Food is great! Service was awesome and they even brought me a birthday dessert

BC
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pacos never disappoints! Delicious food and great service! Also, we had the peanut butter pie for the first time and it is absolutely amazing

KR
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

The past two times I have ordered the Paco Taco it’s been off. Seems to not be in that yummy slightly spicy sauce and instead they have just put the plain shredded beef in a taco (without draining it so the soft taco gets mushy and a drippy mess). Not sure if the recipe changed or the midday chef isn’t using sauce?

Also the decor has become very dingy and dirty feeling. The restaurant could use some freshening up

PM
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had my wife’s birthday dinner there, she loves Paco’s! We’re seated right away and the staff found out it was her bday and brought her a piece of cake without us asking.

Aside from that, it is the best Mexican food in Charlotte. I’m sure we will be back very soon!

CM
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tried somewhere new and loved it. Greatest staff and customer service.

DF
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was great and fresh and loved the convenience of making a reservation and them having the table ready!

OT
Charlotte
47 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Madison was our server, and she could not have been any better. The food was incredible and the service was even better.

CB
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Waitress wrote down wrong beer and forgot to submit guacamole appetizer and then waited over half hour+ for meals. Manager was very nice and gave card for free guacamole. Meals were good once received.

Paco's Tacos & Tequila
Responded on August 5, 2019

Catherine, I am sorry to hear that things started out a little rocky for you, but I am glad a manager was able to step in and help out. We hope to have you back soon, hopefully the guac doesn't get forgotten this time because it is delish!

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OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner and great ambiance!

Paco's Tacos & Tequila
Responded on August 5, 2019

Glad to hear it!

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RN
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love this place. Everything is excellent. The brisket is fabulous.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love this place. The beer and drinks are slightly overpriced. Food could be slightly less expensive.

SW
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Wonderful flavor. Very busy but in a good way.

BC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The shrimp tacos, fish tacos and muddled cucumber jalapeno margarita were incredible ! I've
eaten at many, many Mexican restaurants and this was definitely the best I've ever had! Will be eating here every time I visit Charlotte.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Felt rushed the entire time we were there. Our food came out 2 minutes after our appetizer and was cold by the time we went to enjoy it. We were never asked for refills on our beverages. Just very rushed. It’s not been that way in the past. Disappointed:(

OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely one of my favorite places! Their salsa is the best!! The food is consistently great, the atmosphere is fun and the service can’t be beat!!

VN
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was okay. Service was okay

s
Charlotte
27 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took brother and sister in law for dinner who lived in Texas for several years and who love Tex Mex food. They were blown away and raved about everything. From the guacamole and volcano queso to their samplers of taco,quesadilla and enchiladas to the delicious margaritas we all had, we ate ourselves silly! Great service as well. Paco’s is the best.

Paco's Tacos & Tequila
Responded on July 29, 2019

We are glad to hear it Susan! :)

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AH
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Food was good. Service was great. Will definitely be back

CK
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We really enjoy Paco's Tacos but this was not our best visit. We had reservations and were not seated until 10 minutes past our reservation time. Service was slow, took over 15 minutes to get the bill. We will return and give it another change.

SF
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was great! Love the food and atmosphere. Server was excellent!

KK
Western NC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Had to wait 25 minutes beyond our reservation time. Average food, service and atmosphere.

p
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

getting our food out seemed a little too long for only two of us.

I
Western NC
16 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

We have been coming here for a long time. Waitress was great. Food took forever and sucked. Don’t get the carnitas...it was bbq and the fajitas were meh. We won’t be back.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu/food

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always our favorite spot for date night! The staff is super friendly and the food is fantastic!

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, and our waiter was very attentive.

D
Charlotte
131 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Easy, casual, good food complimented with good service. Interior can do with a few changes but that doesn't take away from the fun and delicious time we had. Good daily specials as well - do recommend!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Paco Taco never disappoints.

H
Atlanta
75 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Came for lunch. Food was good and service was great.

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