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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!
Charlotte, NC 28211
Mexican / Southwestern
Hours of Operation:
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Shares parking with Speciality Shops.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
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
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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).
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.
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...
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.
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!
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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