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About 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!

6401 Morrison Blvd 8A
Charlotte, NC 28211
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican / Southwestern

Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Thursday 11am-10pm
Friday-Saturday 11am-11pm

Cross Street:
Roxborough

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(704) 716-8226

Website:
http://www.pacostacosandtequila.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Shares parking with Speciality Shops.

Executive Chef:
Miquel Cruz

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Private Dining

Host your private event at Paco's Tacos & Tequila and enjoy Tex-Mex favorites made with the freshest quality ingredients. Your guests are guaranteed to enjoy the Big Texas cuisine, delicious drinks, and unique atmosphere.

Paco's Tacos & Tequila Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (44)
Fun (27)
Great for Lunch (26)
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Authentic (21)
Comfort Food (21)
Good for a Date (19)
Good for Groups (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Hot Spot (13)
Kid-friendly (13)
Worth the Drive (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Special Occasion (9)
People Watching (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Spicy (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Cozy (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Great Beer (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Tapas (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Live Sports (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Business Meals (1)
Healthy (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

We needed a fun place to go after all day shopping, had a great skinny margarita and table side guacamole. Worth the visit, great vibe... great positive staff ... great food and drinks. Found this on a random google search and will go back!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 4 days ago

Loved everything about it, from the alcoholic beverage to the steak quesadilla! Second time there and plan to return many many more

Tags: Authentic, Happy Hour, Casual, Tapas
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 4 days ago

They seemed to have changed the flour tortillas. Thinner and not quite as good as I remembered. I need to stop trying tacos other than the Paco's Taco.....by far the best!

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·Dined 5 days ago

We were there on a Friday night. We had a reservation for 6:00 but still had to wait 30 minutes for our table. The manager did keep telling us they were waiting for a table to open us so we did not feel like they had forgotten us. I had the tacos and ask for no lettuce but when my food arrived there was lettuce on both tacos. I did not say anything just ate them anyway. There were a couple other mistakes with the orders at our table. We were a party of 5 and 3 of us had our orders wrong. We told our waitress a couple things that were wrong and they never got corrected. I would not go out of my way to eat here when there are a ton of other Tex Mex places in Charlotte to go to. But the food was good. Service just ok.

Tags: Casual, Spicy
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food! Not cozy and warm, though. Kind of cold and impersonal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 6 days ago

Best tex-mex in Charlotte and I work in Texas!

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great food and atmosphere. It is a bit noisy but in a good way.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Darwin was an amazing server!! Food was fantastic!

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

I am a repeat customer for good reason. The staff is always prompt, friendly, and knowledge about the menu with great recommendations. I am a sucker for the green salsa (lil' tangy than the red salsa). My favorite meals so far are the Brisket and Al Pastor tacos with the charro beans, and the Too Big Chopped Taco Salad (very generous portion size! You could actually sure this dish with another person.) I normally compliment my meals with their lively Rusty El Camino. They need to bottle that drink and sell it in stores, for real!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

solid mexican food that is reasonably priced. Strong nachos

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We were concerned about moving to Charlotte, NC and not finding good Mexican food (even Americanized Mexican food.) This place was a great find! The food is fantastic and just as important is the fantastic service. We've been here four times now in the last three months. It's always packed, but the staff is nonetheless attentive and tries hard to stay on top of everything. Every time after ordering a margarita, our waiter/waitress has asked a couple of questions about what we like about margaritas and then recommended a special one that meets our preferences or that they think we might like (and we have!) They always apologize if they feel we aren't getting what we need/want as quickly as we should because they are busy. We never see the wait staff just standing around chatting with each other or texting on their phones as we've seen at so many other places. Also, the portion sizes are just right -- not heaping platefuls but well worth the money.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

One of my favorite casual restaurants in the Charlotte area. Always yummy, lots of GF options, excellent margarita's and you cannot beat the prices, especially in South Park.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Fun, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Pacos Tacos is good but not great! As native Texans, we are particular about our TexMex and they do a pretty decent job of getting it right. The chips are too thick (thin like Chili's would be good) and they need to find thinner crispier chips and not be so frugal with the salsa. The Enchiladas Dennis are my favorite but tried the Pork Carnitas and they were really good. The Cucumber Jalapeño Margarita was very tasty. Its a vey decent place for a Mexican food fix.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Chicken soup amazing.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 12, 2017

So,so on a Sunday night place was crowded, but only one bar tender. Gave up waiting for my second drink. Waitress very friendly and attentive. Would suggest reservations

Tags: Quick Bite, Comfort Food
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food was excellent. Service was great. Noisy at times. Hard to converse

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Casual
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The Cadillac margarita was excellent. They make their own sour mix so it wasn't totally sugar. Meals were well proportioned and great tasting. We were there with friends and stayed much longer than a simple meal. Wait staff was very accommodating and did not pressure us to flip the table. (we made up for it in the tip).

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Will be back!!! The food was amazing! We always bring family hete wgen they vusut from out of state.

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was quite good and the portion sizes were large. The menu is a little more limited than what I had remembered of this restaurant.

Tags: Casual
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We come here for the best chicken chimechaunga in town. I'm not sure I spelled that right, but I'll bet you know what I'm talking about ;)

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

This is a fun-looking place. It was fairly busy so I was hopeful. Drinks took much longer to get than they should have; and they were out of sangria which was very disappointing as that what my fiancee and I like to have before dinner when we go out for Mexican food. The food though was quick and pretty good although his pork carnitas were sweet which he found odd. The worst part was the noise level. The tables are packed pretty close together and there isn't really anything inside to absorb noise. I may go again but will be during a non-busy time.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Amazing food! Amazing service! Loved the food and experience! Our server was fantastic as well!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fun, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was great! Fajitas are delicious!! Margaritas and Mojitos were so good!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We love Pacos, great service and food! It’s definitely one of our favorite regular spots to hit!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Authentic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We had dinner on a Saturday night about 7:30. One couple had been to the restaurant for lunch and enjoyed the food and experience. On this evening, the restaurant was extremely loud. No one being rude or anything, just a very loud place making it hard to have a conversation. Our server was pleasant but obviously over worked. Our queso appetizer was pretty thin. The chips and salsa were first rate. My friend and I had "carnitas". Carnitas typically are chunks of slow roasted pork which are then fried. Not sure what this was but really it was closer to pulled pork which maybe was pan fried? The enchilada suffered from a large volume of filler and spices with no real Tex-Mex quality. The sampler plate was better. Sadly, our entire experience suffered from the poor service. Water was never refilled. We had to ask twice for more chips. Perhaps we will return for lunch...

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I have been to this restaurant 3 times and have enjoyed every minute

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Fun
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Dinner out in Charlotte. The fajitas were incredibly flavorful but too chunky to be called fajitas. The meant was well seasoned but was individual pieces of meat that were cooked instead of one solid piece of meat grilled and thinly sliced. The tortillas were delicious but too small. So in the end the flavor was great but the presentation was definitely lacking. Think I will have the tacos next time.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Great service and excellent fajitas. The staff is friendly and accommodating to our needs with a baby on this visit too.

Tags: Live Sports, Great for Lunch
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great food! It always seems to be busy so reservations are recommended. Because they are so busy, service can be hot-or-miss but the waitstaff does try hard to be on top of things.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Every time I eat at Paco's, it's always great. I had the Paco's Tacos on homemade flour tortillas. Salsa is spicy the way I like it and the family dinner was a success! Will return...

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Live Sports, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food, Fun, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Food here is very uneven. Service is always attentive but a meal on a previous visit was great. This time salmon tasted right out of the freezer, salsa verde was off, and enchiladas were drowned in sauce. Even the quest app tasted like a bechamel sauce with no cheese. Meh!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 1, 2017

It was our second time there..its amazing and the wait staff is exceptional!! Every time we get to come to charlotte we try and have a meal here..worth every penny

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Not pleased about being seated under very hard blowing A/C vents and being hit in the arm by a wait person attempting to move a high chair across the room. The good news was my arm was so cold and numb that I hardly felt the impact. Other than that Paco’s has Tex-Mex that could hold it’s own if it were consumed in San Antonio. An additional pleasant surprise was being able to order a cold Shiner Bock from the tap.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Good experience as usual

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Our go to place!! We go here often, as a couple, with groups and with families!! We have come for nights out with tequila and dinners with family. All were great!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Naples)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Always a great meal. Love Al Pastor taco. Owner is involved. Service and food are excellent.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

When making the reservation, a very minor special request was made; and at the restaurant, this minor request was neither acknowledged nor accommodated.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Bad service, meals didn't come out at the same time and was missing items . Asked if we had everything we needed twice while 2 people didn't have their meals. Maybe this was bad placement in the restaurant but it was so loud we couldn't hear each other.

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 9, 2017

My favorite place! The food and service are constantly fabulous. I'm there almost every Saturday night. I miss it when I have to miss one.

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great as always. The food is always great. Our waiter Justin was fantastic. Recommended.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Spicy
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