Dog Friendly Mexican Restaurants in North Carolina

No need to leave Fido in the hotel room when you want to grab a bite! No matter where you're headed, we can point you towards great Mexican restaurants in North Carolina that will welcome Fido to join you at an outdoor table. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly The Cantina at Historic Biltmore Village
The Cantina at Historic Biltmore Village This dog friendly Mexican restaurant, located in Asheville's historic Biltmore Village, serves up healthy Southwestern/Mexican fare made with fresh ingredients, and their Tequila Bar features locally-made craft beers and a large selection of fine tequilas. There are several vegan and vegetarian options on the menu, too. Dogs are welcome on the patio, weather permitting. See Details
Pet Friendly White Duck Taco Shop
White Duck Taco Shop Mexican inspired dishes made with almost 100% American products. The White Duck Taco Shop has quickly developed a reputation for being a favorite among local foodies and fellow restaurant industry employees. Spicy Buffalo Chicken and Bangkok Shrimp tacos are popular menu items, and everything is priced A La Carte to maintain an affordable cost. Fresh and inventive, White Duck is a must stop for fans of Mexican cuisine. Outdoor seating area is dog friendly, so Fido is always welcome. See Details
Urban Burrito North Asheville Urban Burrito offers California-style Mexican favorites along with a great dog-friendly patio to scarf it all down. See Details
Zapata's Mexican Restaurant Excellent Mexican food. Leashed, well-behaved dogs allowed on the patio. See Details
Salsarita's - Blakeney Salsarita's has a nice, fenced in patio with a sign proudly proclaiming "Dog's welcome on the patio". See Details
Salsa's and Beer Innovative Mexican restaurant with great food and imaginative menu. Try the sizzling enchiladas and jalapeno margaritas. Patio seating is dog friendly. See Details
Hot Taco If you love tacos, then you'll be sure to love Hot Taco, which has sixteen pet-friendly outdoor tables where you and your dog can enjoy and meal. They serve a wide host of Mexican cuisine, but their specialties are the tacos. Hot Taco has the classics that you would expect like asada or carnitas, but they also feature specialty tacos like the Korean beef taco or the seared tuna. Try the grande burrito or, for a challenge, try your luck at the El Gordo Challenge- you have one hour to finish a behemoth burrito, three times the size of the grande, for a prize and bragging rights. Check out their daily specials like Taco Tuesday, Margarita Monday, or Latin Nights. See Details
San Jose Mexican Restaurant Enjoy great, fresh Mexican Food on the patio with your dog while amazing guacamole is prepared at your table... and a margarita. Life is Good! See Details
The Grey Eagle Taqueria If you enjoy tasty Mexican food and live music then The Grey Eagle Taqueria is the place to be in Asheville. Located in the eclectic River Arts district in Downtown, the Taqueria serves authentic Mexican cuisine, including chips and guac, white corn tortilla tacos, and fried plantains. Local and national bands and performers can be heard nightly on the dog-friendly patio. The Taqueria opens at Noon Monday through Saturday and 5pm on Sundays, with extended hours for music ticket holders. See Details
Sabor Latin Street Grill Amazing vegan, veggie, gluten-free and meat dishes. Tables under front awning are dog friendly. See Details
Gonza Tacos Y Tequila Gonza offers a relaxed and festive atmosphere to go along with a traditional Mexican menu of tacos, quesadillas, fajitas, and enchiladas. Patio seating is dog friendly. See Details
Bartaco Biltmore Dogs are welcome at over 20 outdoor tables at this Asheville taqueria. Bartaco serves a variety of tacos, tamales, rice bowls, and drinks in a chill environment where you'll want to linger. Menu items include guacamole, a half rotisserie chicken, fried oyster tacos, Baja fish tacos, spicy chorizo tacos, and cauliflower tacos. Special attention is paid to the drink list featuring margaritas, sangria, craft beers available by the can or bottle, and craft tequilas. Bartaco is open Sunday through Thursday 11am to midnight and Friday and Saturday 11am to 1am. See Details
Original Flying Burrito Original Flying Burrito melds the best that the southwest and southeast has to offer, creating a flavor-packed menu of Yucatan inspired cuisine. Choose from a variety of housmade salsas, burritos, enchiladas, and quesadillas. Outdoor patio is dog friendly. See Details
Happy Cinco De Mayo Authentic Mexican cuisine made with fresh ingredients. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables. See Details
Corolla Cantina Corolla Cantina, located in Corolla, NC, is a casual, dog friendly bar and eatery where Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor table with sunset and lighthouse views. Their menu features Mexican cuisine with a coastal flair. All of their salsa and guacamole is made fresh daily and is a delicious addition to any of their menu items, which include nachos, Baja fish burritos, sesame seared tuna, jumbo lump crab cakes, and our famous fish tacos. Vegan and vegetarian options, and a full bar are also available. See Details
Plaza Azteca Plaza Azteca, located in Kill Devil Hills, is a casual Mexican eatery that serves up fresh, delicious cuisine. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their ten pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with a signature margarita and an order of the Grilled Pineapple Guacamole with creamy avocado, lime juice, grilled pineapple, sundried tomatoes, jalapenos, red onions, goat cheese, and cilantro. Next, chow down on the Molcajete Azteca - a hot volcanic stone bowl filled with rib eye steak, butterflied chicken breast, grilled shrimp, poblano peppers, onions, pineapple, homemade pastor salsa, and shredded cheese, served with rice, beans, and flour tortillas. Or go for the Shrimp Tacos filled with shrimp sauteed in a bisque, topped with goat cheese, cilantro, tomato, and chile de Arbol sauce. See Details
La Rancherita Located in the Heritage Place shopping complex, La Rancherita serves authentic Mexican and Tex-Mex creations in a casual, festive setting that welcomes dogs at outdoor tables. Belly up to the tequila bar before satisfying the appetite with flavorful offerings such as pineapple guacamole, steak con queso, sizzling fajitas, carne asada, Baja fish tacos, chorizo quesadillas, chicken flautas, lemon fish fillet, and custom made combo plates served with rice and refried beans. Dogs are welcome at the front outdoor umbrella tables, weather permitting. La Rancherita opens at 11am seven days a week. See Details
Tijuana Flats Great Mexican food with an extensive salsa bar. Outdoor, covered seating with ceiling fans welcomes pets. See Details
Salsas Salsas serves Mexican/Caribbean dishes, including, empanadas, enchiladas, quesadillas, and margaritas. Alley tables welcome dogs. See Details
Zia Taqueria Zia Taqueria is dog-friendly! The Mexican restaurant welcomes dogs on their outdoor patio. Zia Taqueria serves tacos available with several protein options like grilled fish, beef barbacoa, sauteed shrimp, portabella mushroom, and chicken. Nachos, quesadillas, enchiladas, tamales, tortas, and margaritas are also available. Zia Taqueria is open for lunch and dinner Sunday - Wednesday 11am - 10pm, Thursday - Saturday 11am - 11pm. Brunch specials are available Sunday and Monday until 5pm. See Details
El Tequila When all the cute downtown restaurants were swamped with Seagull and Seafarer campers we had to eat really early, really late, or further afield. This very good Mexican restaurant is on the "drag" - MLK Blvd. a few miles from downtown. Somewhat hard to find, behind a new Harris Teeter grocery store, there were several outside tables under a large overhang. The staff was very friendly. The menu was very extensive. Food was tasty. Very inexpensive! See Details
Beer Barrio Beer Barrio is open Sunday through Thursday from 11:00am to 11:00pm, and Friday through Saturday from 11:00am to 1:00am. They pride themselves on using fresh, locally sourced ingredients to create their dishes. Choose from an extensive list of craft beers, or try one of their specialty cocktails like the Mexi-Mule, crafted with habanero-infused Pinnacle vodka, fresh lemonade, and ginger beer. Bring Fido along on your trip and snag a seat at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables. Start with an order of Elote - grilled corn on the cob with grated cheese, mayo, Mexican spices, and fresh lime. Next, try the Al Pastor taco - beer brined grilled pork tenderloin, queso fresco, homemade salsa verde, jalapenos, and crispy tortilla strips all in a locally crafted tortilla. See Details
57A Cafe The South's favorite fly-in eatery. Eat tasty lunch on the grounds of Rutherfordton airport. Dog-friendly seating is available outside under the covered deck. 57A Cafe is open daily from 11 am to 2 pm. See Details
K-38 Baja Grill K38 Baja Grill is open Sunday through Thursday from 11:00am to 10:00pm, and Friday through Saturday from 11:00am to 11:00pm. This Mexican eatery offers a variety of flavorful, authentic menu options including tostadas, tacos, fajitas, enchiladas, salads, burritos, quesadillas, wraps, and more. Come with Fido in tow and snag a seat at one of their many pet-friendly tables. Start with an order of Mexican Street Corn - two grilled ears of corn topped with Ancho chile powder, aioli, lime, and cotija. Patrons love it! Next, try the Baja Fish taco crafted with Dos Equis beer batted cod, roma tomatoes, mixed cheese, shaved red cabbage, and a yogurt ranch. See Details