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Top 5 Mexican Restaurants in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains


Are you trying to decide where you should eat when you stay with us? You have a ton of cuisines to choose from, but we understand sometimes you want your favorites. If you love Mexican, there are quite a few Mexican restaurants in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains! They have all your favorite dishes, and you might want to try something new! Check out these top 5 Mexican restaurants in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains:

1. El Ranchero Loco

Tasty chicken fajitas.El Ranchero Loco has all your favorite dishes. You can get enchiladas covered in red or green sauce. There are burritos stuffed with chicken, steak, or veggies then topped with queso. Fajitas are also pretty popular, since you can have chicken, steak, or veggies served with tortillas, lettuce, tomato, rice, beans, and guacamole. El Ranchero Loco also has all kinds of tacos, and you won’t want to miss out on the chips and salsa.

2. No Way Jose’s Mexican Cantina

No Way Jose’s Mexican Cantina is a local chain restaurant. There’s one in Pigeon Forge and one in Gatlinburg. If you want to try something new, get the baja chicken and shrimp, which has pico de gallo over the chicken and baja-style shrimp served with veggies, rice, and beans. The chile rellenos are also a great choice, which are anaheim peppers stuffed with cheese and fried in tempura batter, then topped with chicken or beef. You’ll find classics such as fajitas, quesadillas, and burritos too. Plus, No Way Jose’s has a huge variety of cocktails, including a ton of margarita flavors, to go with your food!

3. Smoky Mountains Burritos Mexican Grill

steak street tacosAnother Mexican restaurant in Pigeon Forge you should try is Smoky Mountains Burritos Mexican Grill. This restaurant is right off the Parkway, making it easy to find. One of the specialties at this place to eat is the street tacos. Choose from steak, chicken, al pastor, or barbacoa, then have it topped with cilantro, onion, lime, rice, and beans. There’s taquitos, molcajete, and arroz con pollo. You’ll also find quite a few vegetarian options on their menu too!

4. Tequila Spice Mexican Grill

Spending time in Sevierville and want to eat at a Mexican restaurant? You should go to Tequila Spice Mexican Grill. You can get mole poblano served over chicken, chimichangas with your choice of meat covered in queso, or sopes topped with cojita cheese and salsa verde. There’s also a vegetarian menu with all kinds of options.

5. Loco Burro Fresh Mex Cantina

Loco Burro Mexican Restaurant in the Smoky Mountains.If you’re in Gatlinburg, you may want to try Loco Burro Fresh Mex Cantina. This restaurant is on the Strip, and it’s one of the only restaurants in the area with a rooftop bar where you can listen to live music and eat on the rooftop patio. There are all kinds of drinks you can try along with your meal. You can get burritos filled with your favorite toppings and covered in the sauce of your choice. The fajitas at Loco Burro are also really popular.

These Mexican restaurants in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains are just some of the great places where you can get delicious food. Want to know what else you should do when you stay with us? Check out these other things to do in Pigeon Forge for some ideas!