10 Mexican Restaurants In Chattanooga, Tennessee - Updated 2021

mexican restaurants in chattanooga
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Find a mingling of both traditional and a fusion of Mexican cuisine with that of the flavours inspired from all of Central and South America. Experience the authentic taste of Mexico in Chattanooga and also expect a twist here and there, which is even better. If you love green chilli and spice in your food then these Mexican restaurants in Chattanooga, Tennessee, will become your go-to places. The locals love these places and you are going to love them as well. Enjoy your meals in one or more of these 10 restaurants in Chattanooga, listed below for your convenience.

1. Molcajete Mexican Restaurant

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account


The white cheese dip and the salsas are really spicy and yummy. The tacos and the fajitas are must tries as well. The molcajete is exclusive to the restaurant and it gets its name from this dish. On Tuesdays, you get Tacos for 1 USD. On Thursdays, any molcajete comes with three free margaritas. Saturdays are both live music and karaoke nights. There are also happy hour deals on a margarita and draft beer. This is a budget-friendly Mexican restaurant.

Molcajete Mexican Restaurant

Address: 6231 Perimeter Dr #127, Chattanooga, TN 37421, USA

Website: Molcajete Mexican Restaurant

Opening hours: 11 am - 10 pm

Average price for two people: 11 - 30 USD

2. Taco Mamacita

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account


The tacos in this place are amazing. The service is top-notch too. The menu is as welcoming of vegetarians as of non-vegetarians. There is an exclusive page on the menu card for vegetarians. If you’re on a diet you can try out their gluten-free tacos and chips. The atmosphere is quite cheerful and the food is a perfect blend of the flavours of Texas and Mexico. Their prices are quite reasonable too.

Taco Mamacita

Address: 109 N Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37405, USA

Website: Taco Mamacita

Opening hours: Sun - Thu 11 am - 10 pm, Fri & Sat 11 am - 11 pm

Average price for two people: 11 - 30 USD

3. Fiesta Mexicana


This is a nice uptown Mexican restaurant with colourful decor and a romantic atmosphere. The food is quite filling and stuffed with fresh ingredients and is definitely a good value for your money. The place is located near bars and theatres, so you can enjoy a hearty meal after catching a good movie. You will find the very basic dishes here, including fajitas, enchiladas, burritos and tostadas, but the flavours in each are solid and on point.

Fiesta Mexicana

Address: 4021 Hixson Pike, Chattanooga, TN 37415, USA

Website: Fiesta Mexicana

Opening hours: Mon - Thu 11 am - 10 pm, Fri & Sat 11 am - 10:30 pm, Sun 11 am - 9 pm

Average price for two people: 11 - 30 USD

4. Salsarita's Fresh Mexican Grill

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account


The food here is extremely fresh. The flavours are carefully induced with care and love. The thin wafers (warm and crispy) and the salsas are made in-house. You can order some great combos and that too at such cheap rates. The quesos, the tacos, the ground beef and every other dish is great. There are several options of toppings for a particular dish unlike in any other places, which is a bonus.

Salsarita's Fresh Mexican Grill

Address: 2115 Gunbarrel Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421, USA

Website: Salsarita’s Fresh Mexican Grill

Opening hours: Sun - Thu 11 am - 9 pm, Fri & Sat 11 am - 10 pm

Average price for two people: Below 10 USD

5. Cheese Dip Mexican Grill


The restaurant is well lit with gorgeous overhanging lamp-lights. It exudes a clean and romantic ambience even though located in a strip centre. Both their tacos and nachos (with ground beef) are a hit. the customer service is top-grade. The service is very quick and the staff is very customer friendly. You will really enjoy the atmosphere of this place and the food really falls short of praise. All of the dishes are equally flavourful. You’ve got to try it out to know.

Cheese Dip Mexican Grill

Address: 6312 Bonny Oaks Dr, Chattanooga, TN 37416, USA

Website: Cheese Dip Mexican Grill

Opening hours: Mon - Thu 11 am - 3 pm, Fri 11 am - 7 pm, Weekend closed

Average price for two people: Below 10 USD

6. El Monterrey Authentic Mexican


The guacamole that they serve is really good. Try their chiles toreados, which is not on the menu, if you happen to like your food really spicy. If you want a gluten-free option in your food, try their burritos made with corn tortillas. The quantity of the food is quite a lot for the price that you pay. the food is tasty and so are the margaritas that they serve. The service is pretty good too.

El Monterrey Authentic Mexican

Address: 531 Signal Mountain Rd # 159, Chattanooga, TN 37405, USA

Website: El Monterrey Authentic Mexican

Opening hours: Sun - Thu 11 am - 10 pm, Fri & Sat 11 am - 10:30 pm

Average price for two people: Below 10 USD

7. Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant


The three salsas that they serve are quite yummy. The salsas range from mildly spicy to very spicy, to suit all of your taste-buds. You get complimentary chips to go with your free salsas as well. The dishes are reasonably priced. The burritos are really tasty and the service is really swift. The restaurant is quite spacious and seats a large number of people without making it claustrophobic for anyone.

Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant

Address: 2102 Hamilton Pl Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37421, USA

Website: Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant

Opening hours: Sun - Thu 11 am - 9 pm, Fri & Sat 11 am - 10 pm

Average price for two people: 11 - 30 USD

8. La Altena


Both the food and the service are great. You will be served warm chips and salsa as you’re seated. There are happy-hours special deals every day of the week, which is definitely a bonus. The portions are large and the fillings are solid. The decor is pretty and Mexican music always plays in the background to keep you company while you indulge in the fulfilling meals.

La Altena

Address: 314 W Main St, Chattanooga, TN 37408, USA

Website: La Altena

Opening hours: Mon - Thu 11 am - 9 pm, Fri & Sat 11 am - 10 pm, Sunday closed

Average price for two people: Below 10 USD

9. Taconooga


If you like your food fresh, you are going to love the fresh fruit juices that they serve here. The tacos and the salsas are great. This place is known for its tasteful variety of tacos, including the carnitas tacos, chicken and steak tacos and the fried fish tacos among the rest. The tacos are extremely flavourful and very filling. Try their guacamole salad as well. For those allergic to gluten or following a strict diet, they will make the tortillas with corn instead of flour.

Taconooga

Address: 207 A Frazier Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37405, United States

Website: Taconooga

Opening hours: Mon - Thu 11 am - 10 pm, Fri & Sat 11 am - 10:30 pm, Sun 11 am - 9 pm

Average price for two people: Below 10 USD

10. Poblanos Mexican Restaurant

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You have got to try out the tacos with tortillas made using corn and cheese. This is known as queso taco and tastes heavenly. It is not there on the menu, so you’ve got to ask for it separately. The place is not fancy, but the food is authentic Mexican cuisine. The flavours ooze out from the dishes. The margaritas are quite good too and their chips is homemade. Try the chips with the delicious tasty cheese dips. You will surely come back asking for more.

Poblanos Mexican Restaurant

Address: 551 River St, Chattanooga, TN 37405, USA

Website: Poblanos Mexican Restaurant

Opening hours: Sun & Tue - Thu 11 am - 9 pm, Fri & Sat 11 am - 10 pm

Average price for two people: 11 - 30 USD

Enjoy lip-smacking Mexican food in Chattanooga

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Experience a fantastic amalgamation of the flavours of Mexico and those of Chattanooga come together in these eateries. You’re going to like it here provided you’re fond of Mexican cuisine, and even if you are not you will surely not be disappointed.

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