Many locals attest that some of Wilmington’s best restaurants are those hidden hole-in-the-wall eateries that are easy to miss, and for Mexican food lovers, the Taqueria La Tapatia certainly proves this theory. Located along a busy section of College Road, and just a stone’s throw from the UNCW campus, this budget-friendly restaurant brings fresh and authentic Mexican cuisine to the heart of the Port City.

The menu is distinctive and varied, with a host of entrees and original Mexican dishes that are surprisingly big, and surprisingly inexpensive. Newcomers will want to try one of the distinctive entrees, like the Arroz con Pollo – grilled chicken strips that are topped with cheese sauce and served with rice and tortillas, or the Huevos Rancheros – eggs topped with red sauce and then served with rice and beans. There’s also more familiar menu items, including enchiladas, tacos, tostadas, enchiladas, and freshly fired fajitas, as well as a selection of salads and appetizers. There’s also plenty of cold beverages to go around, including the staple Coronas and ice cold margaritas, to top off a huge Mexican feast. Fresh and flavorful, with some of the best prices in the area, Taqueria La Tapatia is where the locals go to satisfy a Mexican appetite without straying too far from bustling College Road.

  • Monday10:00am-10:00pm
  • Tuesday10:00am-10:00pm
  • Wednesday10:00am-10:00pm
  • Thursday10:00am-10:00pm
  • Friday10:00am-10:00pm
  • Saturday10:00am-10:00pm
  • Sunday10:00am-9:00pm
Wilmington Riverfront Park

Wilmington Riverfront Park

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Wrightsville Beach Park

Wrightsville Beach Park

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