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February 16, 2024
10 Mexican Restaurants
Isabella Cordaro
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Sizzling Spots for a Taste of Mexico

Dive into a flavor-packed adventure where the Mexican culinary scene is nothing short of extraordinary. From vibrant street-style tacos to sizzling fajitas and spicy cocktails, the Mexican restaurants in NEPA are sure to leave you wanting more. Whether you’re a seasoned foodie or newly exploring the world of Mexican cuisine, NEPA’s Mexican restaurants invite you to celebrate their richness of flavor.

Discover hidden gems and local favorites that have become cherished dining destinations. We rounded up 10 restaurants that make the Mexican culinary scene in NEPA a true standout.

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2 Wayz One Passion

Scranton, PA

This popular food truck makes many unique dishes like the BurriChanga, and you have to try the “No Mas Gringo” if you are looking for a little spice. Based in the Green Ridge section of Scranton, they travel to many locations so check their Facebook to see where they’ll be.

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Brass Buckle Restaurant

Conyngham, PA

A local Tex-Mex favorite inspired by a trip to Mexico. Many of their dishes include seafood and steak, and you can enjoy them in the cozy dining room or grab a spot on the patio.

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Bravo Tex-Mex

Pittston, PA

Their menu features classic Mexican fare with an upscale twist, and you can’t go wrong with their tasty, seasonal cocktails too. Bravo Tex-Mex offers a tasty dining experience in a mix of modern and rustic setting.

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Burrito Loco Cantina & Gill

Dickson City, PA

Known for over 10 different types of crazy, big burritos, you’re sure to find a new favorite meal here. Locals love the mouth-watering birria tacos, and the spicy seafood cocktails can cure any hangover.

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El Buen Amigo

Scranton, PA

El Buen Amigo only serves up authentic Mexican dishes. All their soft tortillas and chips are handmade on-site. This is a popular local hotspot for authentic street tacos, but you can’t go wrong with a classic quesadilla as well.

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El Rey Azteca

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Order freshly made guacamole right at your table, and sip on their signature spicy Michelada cocktail. The menu features traditional, family recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation.

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Flaming Jalapeño

Hazleton, PA

They specialize in your favorite authentic dishes, particularly their Pupusas, as well as flautus, tacos, tortas, burritos, quesadillas and nachos served for lunch and dinner. You can also stop by for breakfast, featuring traditional American fare.

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La Cantina Amigon

Wilkes-Barre, PA

This authentic Mexican bar and grill specializes in native comfort foods. Their seasonal, specialty cocktails are a customer favorite. This colorful, cantina design inside offers a fun, festive experience.

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Picosita Tacos

Nanticoke, PA

Elotes or “street corn” is a best-seller for a reason at this family run business. It’s all about authentic Mexico vibes from the menu to the dining room, and locals rave about the Tacos Al Pastor.

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Taqueria J. Zapata

Hazle Twp, PA

With several locations in the Greater Hazleton area, the popular taco truck is always serving up big flavors. From an assortment of tacos, tamales, and burritos, everything they make has a completely original spice.

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