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La Nortena Taqueria Mexican Grill

6275 Rivers Ave, North Charleston, SC 29406-4982
+1 843-225-7055
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“enchiladas” (10 reviews)
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Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
6275 Rivers Ave, North Charleston, SC 29406-4982
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

While this place may look like your average order by number mexican restaurant, the food is far better. I had lunch there last week because I was in the area and had heard good things. All that I had heard was correct. The food was...More

Thank Tyler H
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Love the decor and the mariachi music on the sound system. Excellent service and very fast. The waiter started me out with FIVE different salsas for my chips..four sampler sizes plus a carafe of the house salsa which was great. I had the Backyard Fajitas...marinated...More

Thank red69hoss
Reviewed 25 October 2017

La Nortena has been my standard for mexican restaurants for the past year. The food here is delicious and the service impecable as Pepe once again proved. Courtious and smiling with promp service. The atmosphere is Mexican of course but that's now why I always...More

Thank Slickdude
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We have, over many visits. Gone to most all of the "best" restaurants in Charleston. They were okay, but too rich & way too overseasoned. Not nearly fine cooking. We read Trip Advisor reviews about La Nortena. THAT is the best restaurant, my friends! There...More

Thank D S
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

I ate here a few weeks ago. The meals are a little more expensive than other Mexican restaurants but it is worth it. With each meal you get tortilla chips and 5 different salsas. The salad was good, but the special plates were the best....More

Thank begelson
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Great owner super nice and food is fresh and super good! Try the Texas Fajitas for two! You won't be disappointed!

Thank FenwayMomma
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Read the reviews on this place and thought we would try it for ourselves. We were not disappointed. The food was amazing and the drinks are good, but read what is included in the drinks before ordering. My husband ordered a spice drink that require...More

Thank jaluv4u
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

This restaurant serves good Tex-Mex but it wasn't a bargain. The server continually tried to up-sale everything. Fajita portions are huge, so be sure to share.

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 23 June 2017

We stopped here (first time) after reading the reviews and yes, the food is definitely that good! Someone else said it, but the rice was the best mexican rice we have had! We ordered the soft tacos (authentic) and the enchiladas.....everything was fresh, hot, fast,...More

Thank k9lover68
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We selected the chicken fajitas for two. It was excellent, served on a hot cast iron platter. Perfect seasoning and tender chicken,yum! The accompanying refried beans and rice were also excellent. Probably the best rice ever at a Mexican restaurant. Good service and reasonable priced....More

Thank dennis w
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6275 Rivers Ave, North Charleston, SC 29406-4982
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  North Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-225-7055
Since 2003 , La Nortena has served as the anchor "authentic Mexican cuisine" restaurant for the historic Charleston/N. Charleston area. The award-winning restaurant, owned and operated by restaurateur Luis Aguirre owes much of its success to our loyal and dedicated restaurant family and to our biggest fans - you, our patrons. Our menu combines traditional central region of Jalisco in the western-pacific area of Mexico. Dishes with authentic house specialties, all prepared with a contemporary twist. Guest favorites include shrimp nachos, fish tacos, ceviche, tacos callejeros, parrillas and specialty margaritas. At "La Nortena" we believe in enjoying a meal from beginning to the end.
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