Paco's Tacos & Tequila

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$30 and under
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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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good time

c
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We have been regular patrons at Paco's for years and have always thought the food was very good. Our last two visits (both within the past two weeks) have been less than average. The food wasn't as good as in the past. Wondering if there is a new chef or something? We are more likely to try other Mexican restaurants in Charlotte rather than relying upon Paco's in the future.

L
Detroit
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always very good and consistent. Nice variety. Staff is friendly and very accommodating. Tables a little tight for room but works ok.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One year engagement anniversary and it was AMAZING! From the tequila flights to our server, we enjoyed every bit of our night! Thank you guys for the awesome service!

l
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Guacamole was the best I have ever had! It was so good, we went twice in one weekend! Service was excellent. I will be visiting Charlotte frequently over the next 6 months and this place will be a must do each trip. I also enjoyed the chili and shrimp taco which were so delicious as well. Loved it!

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was great. Ambiance was chaotic and noisy.

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere and noise level was great! Chicken Burrito was very good. Only complaint was that the Tortilla chips were Way to salty....you can brush the chip (which was almost necessary) and a lot of salt would fall off.

Z
Charlotte
28 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Just a good, solid, Southwestern food experience. The chili is very good. Our two salads were very generous and fresh.

p
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 1

Will not be back... we said this last time we were here... way too loud. hard to find a decent parking spot and drunk people in the restaurant are talking super loud.. like yelling... food is decent but the atmosphere is not great.. one of the large open rooms feels like a kids area... and the sections by the bar are really loud.

m
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fabulous meal and our server Ashley was excellent. Highly recommend and make reservation!

DR
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a fun time! Margaritas and food are great. Even better when you are able to get reservations!

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

Great food

m
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Always consistent but sometimes loud and rude customers make it an unpleasant experience.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 4

Went out for a family meal at one of our favorite restaurants. Server issues, table wasn’t set, dirty chairs, took forever to get the food. Overworked servers so couldn’t get the attention or service. Food is excellent but if restaurant can’t handle crowd on a sun evening not sure how they manage on peak hours. Having said that manager was very apologetic and offered to give us a fee dessert (free margaritas would have been better).

IM
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The location, price, and quality of food was appropriate. However, the restaurant is not equipped to accommodate large parties. Our reservation of 8 was squeezed into a table that should have had no more than 6. There was not enough room on the table for all our plates and glasses, it was a very uncomfortable experience.

OT
Richmond
120 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, large portions, wonderful service

OT
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always. See ya soon!

d
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place, wonderful food and great atmosphere

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Going away lunch. Everything was great!

OT
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Continues to be good food and a fun place! Well worth a visit!

RC
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always reliable and good!!

OT
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner!

HS
Charlotte
45 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great Tex Mex.

OT
Charlotte
24 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Restaurant temperature was better than my last visit.

MT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best tacos in CLT so far.

C
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good service and food

RS
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This was such a disappointing experience. The food was terrible. No flavor. Chicken taco was fried strips that were cold and tough. Guac had zero taste. $$Made in a hurry. Steak quesadillas were made like tacos, cold, little if any cheese, tough,...Left my takeaway on the table. Will not be back. Mexican in CLT is still elusive for me and my friends. Still searching.

DH
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Food arrived with guac even though we requested it be left off. Our drink barely arrived in time before we finished our dinner. We had to remind our server about both items -- he seemed kind of slammed. Nice person, but not a great server. Food was pretty good other than the unwanted guac.

Place was super loud.

T
Charlotte
27 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

Service was friendly, but not attentive. We kept having to flag down other staff for drink refills. Food was good. We ate outside and the flies were unbelievably persistent and annoying!

SC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Not much options for Vegetarian. We ordered for Veg Queso but got with bacon instead. They did replace but the queso became cold as chips were given much late.

J
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good, waiter was a little crusty with his attitude and the chips tasted a day old. Love the place and will treat this one as a one off!!

SR
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We always come to Paco’s Taco when we visit Charlotte. The food is delicious and “clean”. Service is always friendly and prompt. I do wish there were more vegetarian choices

OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service!!

LW
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

The food was wonderful as usual. The service was exceptionally slow!

J
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

I requested a bowl without sour cream and cheese (I’m vegan.), and it came with both. With the small number of vegan options already, this was disappointing.

J
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love it here. We go about once a week.

OT
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food @ great service! Parking is a challenge.

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, drinks and service. We will definitely visit again

WW
Charlotte
65 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely love Pacos. Great service from everyone especially Amanda.

L
Charleston
56 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I always love the relaxed feel of Paco's & Tacos. We really feel like we are in a comfortable dining room in a friends home. We definitely would return. Service was well-timed and friendly.

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