Tahoe Restaurants: Mexican & Southwestern

In an area such as Lake Tahoe that attracts visitors (and locals) from around the world, one of the lucky results is a melting pot of ethnic restaurants. And some of the most-visited here are the Tahoe restaurants serving Mexican fare. Many of these spots have been popular eateries for decades, and they just keep on pulling in the crowds of hungry, happy diners. Some look like old haciendas and exude the charm and culture of our southern neighbors. Others are located in the middle of a casino or shopping center, so authentic ambiance might be lacking, but the flavors won’t be. Some offer Mexican fare alongside other culinary choices … on the off chance that someone in your party prefers burgers or pizza. If outdoor dining is offered, and it is in many places, head on out (with Fido in tow), order up a pitcher or two of margaritas to provide the prefect complement and relax. If you look at our interactive map, you’ll see a cluster of Mexican restaurants in South Lake Tahoe, but no matter where you are around the lake, you’ll easily find good options for tacos, burritos and more.

Bigfoot Deli

Village Market
Lake Tahoe Mexican & Southwestern
770 Mays Boulevard, Incline Village, NV
(775) 832-6666

Carved out of a corner of the Village Market, Bigfoot Deli has a wide selection of breakfast and lunch items. For a quick breakfast they do coffees, teas, espresso and pastries. If you’ve got a little more time, hang around for a smoothie, homemade quiche, breakfast burrito, taco or sandwich. Lunch is hamburgers, specialty sandwiches and build-your-own deli sandwiches. In the summer they do barbecue....read more

Carved out of a corner of the Village Market, Bigfoot Deli has a wide selection...read more

Brewforia Beer Market + Kitchen

Lake Tahoe Mexican & Southwestern
800 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, Incline Village, NV
(775) 298-7660

For those who enjoy an exceptional beer, Brewforia is a must stop. An example of where fun-loving ambiance meets a spectacular selection of handcrafted beer, Brewforia is a place for enjoying the good tastes in life. Choose from a selection of 50-plus beers on tap. If you're not quite sure what you want, ask their advice; they are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about beer. The...read more

For those who enjoy an exceptional beer, Brewforia is a must stop. An example of...read more

Chicken in a Barrel

Lake Tahoe Mexican & Southwestern
2100 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 600-4480

When it comes to tasty food that is obviously created with care and love, there is a place in South Lake Tahoe to seek out: Chicken in a Barrel. Taking the cue from Hawaiian hospitality and the importance of family, Chicken in a Barrel is a dining experience that embodies togetherness. They utilize a one-of-a-kind cooking style in which custom-made drum barrels give chicken, ribs,...read more

When it comes to tasty food that is obviously created with care and love, there...read more

Crosby's Tavern

Lake Tahoe Mexican & Southwestern
868 Tahoe Boulevard, #4, Incline Village, NV
(775) 833-1030

Crosby’s Tavern in Christmas Tree Village is a restaurant and bar with ample TVs to watch sports and a welcoming staff and family-friendly vibe. They’re open daily for all-day brunch, lunch and dinner with a little bit of everything on the menu. Lunch and dinner fare includes burgers, grilled sandwiches, steaks and BBQ ribs as well as a wide range of soups and salads and a...read more

Crosby’s Tavern in Christmas Tree Village is a restaurant and bar with ample TVs to...read more

Fox & Hound Lake Tahoe Bar & Grill

Lake Tahoe Mexican & Southwestern
237 Tramway Drive, Stateline, NV
(775) 588-8887

If you want to brag that you’ve been to the highest sports bar at Tahoe, then you need to drive up Kingsbury Grade and visit the Fox & Hound. A full restaurant and bar, they serve everything you’d expect to find at a good bar and grill, plus they are rightfully proud of their award-winning barbecue. In fact, the Fox & Hound BBQ will be...read more

If you want to brag that you’ve been to the highest sports bar at Tahoe,...read more

Hacienda Del Lago

Boatworks Mall
Lake Tahoe Mexican & Southwestern
760 North Lake Boulevard, #30, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 581-3700

Hacienda Del Lago is an absolute favorite among locals. Located in the iconic Boatworks Mall, it's easy to find for both visitors and year-round residents. A Mexican restaurant with heart, Hacienda (as it is affectionately known) boasts all of the typical Mexican fare plus signature margaritas and seasonal Happy Hour schedules with a beautiful view of the lake. Check in with them for special events...read more

Hacienda Del Lago is an absolute favorite among locals. Located in the iconic Boatworks Mall,...read more