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
Wrightsville Beach Vacation Rentals

Wrightsville Beach Vacation Rentals

While Wrightsville Beach has a collection of hotels and motels, the primary type of accommodations in this region are vacation rentals. There are literally hundreds of vacation rentals in the town of Wrightsville Beach, which are scattered throughout the landscape and are found along the oceanfront, soundfront, and in between waterfront regions in the interior section of the island. Because of the sheer geography of this skinny barrier island, guests in vacation rentals will never be far from the town’s top attractions, which include the local beaches, the waterfront boasting, fishing, and paddling scenes, and the variety of shops and restaurants that are found throughout the area.

Battleship USS North Carolina

Battleship USS North Carolina

The USS Battleship North Carolina is an unmistakable site in Downtown Wilmington. Taking up a large portion of the waterfront docks, this historic World War II moveable landmark is a must-see for Cape Fear vacationers.