A coastal town like Wilmington always appreciates fresh Mexican fare, and La Güera is the local go-to for authentic Latin cuisine at its budget-friendly best. Far beyond the typical tacos and burritos, (although those are certainly available), La Güera will introduce even the most astute Mexican food fans to a whole new world of South of the Border cuisine.

The menu is divvied up into fresh entrees, Tortas / Mexican sandwiches, enchiladas and specialties, soups, and combos, and a good portion of the menu has dishes that simply aren’t found at other Mexican food chains. With most menu items boasting full descriptions that are all in Spanish, newcomers may want to ask for recommendations, or refer to the scribbled specials board to select a delicious dish to enjoy. (There are also pictures in the menu to lend an extra hand.) Popular items include the taquitos, the Hurraches – a big tortilla with choice or meat or cactus – or the Cuban Torta – an all-day satisfying breakfast sandwich with Chorizo, steak, marinated pork, ham and eggs.

With huge portions and incredibly budget-friendly prices, La Güera is slowly expanding outside the realm of broke college students and surfers, and is gaining a community-wide reputation as one of Wilmington’s best destinations for completely original and authentic Mexican fare.

  • Monday11:00am-10:00pm
  • Tuesday11:00am-10:00pm
  • Wednesday11:00am-10:00pm
  • Thursday11:00am-10:00pm
  • Friday9:00am-10:00pm
  • Saturday9:00am-10:00pm
  • Sunday9:00am-10:00pm
Wrightsville Beach Park

Wrightsville Beach Park

The sunny Wrightsville Beach Park, conveniently located in the heart of town, is a fantastic destination for an outdoor adventure that doesn't necessarily entail a trip to the beach. Adjacent to the Wrightsville Beach Parks & Recreation's main facilities, the Wrightsville Beach Arboretum, and plenty of wide open green spaces, this park is a perfect spot for enjoying a little free fun in the sun, without the risk of getting sand in the shoes.

Bijou Park

Bijou Park

Bijou Park is a hidden gem of a "blink and you'll miss it" attraction in Wilmington, and is a perfect spot for weary shoppers and strollers to find a quiet bench, stretch out their legs, and relax. Located in a rare gap in between downtown buildings on 225 N Front St, the park straddles the heart of Downtown Wilmington and a Riverfront parking area, but the section in between is quiet, peaceful, and buffered from the sound of the downtown traffic by the two tall but historic buildings on either side.