Top 10 Mexican Restaurants| Branson, Missouri 2020

Bienvenido¡ Welcome to our list of the best Mexican Restaurants in Branson, Missouri!

Did you know that Mexican food is the 3rd most popular menu type in the United States and over 230 MILLION Americans regularly eat or cook Mexican style food? We broke down the most popular, the most beloved, and the most authentic Mexican Restaurants in Branson, Missouri 2020. We tried to keep the list seclusive to Branson area restaurants only, however, there were a few mention-worthy places outside those parameters that deserved recognition.

Vamonos¡ Let’s take a look at the Best Mexican Restaurants in Branson!

1.Cantina Laredo

Located smack-dab in the middle of the Branson Landing with a full view of the beautiful Lake Taneycomo, Cantina Laredo combines a sleek, refined atmosphere with a delectable Mexico City inspired cuisine. In other words, es bueno. Muy bueno¡ With multiple locations all across the United States, Cantina Laredo has gained popularity for integrating a modern twist into their food while still keeping true to the heart and authenticity of Mexican dishes.

Cantina Laredo offers varied menu options including Brunch. Brunch options such as the Crab Cakes Benedict, Migas Con Huevos, & the Spinach & Artichoke Omelet have fresh and healthy ingredients and additionally come with a COMPLIMENTARY Mimosa and/or a Bloody Mary.

The Ensaladas y Sopa, Fajitas, and Pollo Chipotle are just a sample of some of the other magnificent dishes they serve. Try any of the dishes with their signature guacamole.


Location: 1001 Branson Landing

2.Botanas Premier Mexican

A relaxed and family-run Mexican cantina, Botanas Premier Mexican stands out in the realm of Mexican Restaurants for many reasons, one being their selection of fresh and locally sourced ingredients.

Botanas partners with local farmers in the area so they can provide grass-fed beef, farm-raised chicken, farm-raised pork, and fresh, locally-grown vegetables on their menu. Another reason Botanas stands out is they adhere to a wide range of dietary needs with vegetarian, dairy-free, gluten-friendly, and vegan options.

There are truly surprises at every corner when you stop at Botanas Premier Mexican for lunch and/or dinner. Speaking of surprises, you can add one grilled cactus to your plate for $1.99!


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Location:  3515 W 76 Blvd

3.Little Hacienda

Not at all ‘little’ in reputation, the Little Hacienda Restaurant presents itself as a roomy, casual restaurant with a selection of top-notch Margaritas, classic dishes like Ranchero Fajitas, and an appealing interior décor complete with an outdoor patio. Their food is consistently good and has even come to please Western-based travelers who are all about authentic and flavorful Mexican Food.

The Little Hacienda is a great location for family outings, a meeting between friends or dinner for two. If you have a sweet tooth, try their Tres Leches for Dessert!

Location: 3375 Little Pete Rd, located behind Red Lobster

4. Tequila’s 2

One is not the loneliest number for this restaurant. With two locations—one in Branson and one in Branson West—Tequilas has served the Branson area with their fast & friendly service and scrumptious dishes for well over a decade. Tequila’s 2  has lunch specials under $10, featured new items, deserts, side orders, and delicioso plates like the Enchiladas Tapatias which includes four Cheese Enchiladas topped with Grilled Chicken, Nacho Cheese Sauce, Lettuce, Sour Cream, Tomatoes, Avocado Slices & their ‘Special Sauce’. Yum yum indeed.


Locations: 4845 Gretna Rd, Branson, MO 65616
18050 MO-13, Branson West, MO 65737

5. Pancho Villa TEX MEX

Vibrant and colorful inside and outside, this wonderful family owned restaurant serves hot & fresh food with plentiful portions and the most superb queso! If you are indecisive and have a hard time choosing from a long list of delicious options, Pancho Villa’s Branson Platter sample plate offers a little of everything with 1 beef burrito with cheese sauce, 1 cheese enchilada, 1 tamale topped with chile con carne, and 1 beef taco all served with guacamole, rice and beans.


Location: 2819 W 76 Country Blv

6.El Lago

Based just minutes from Table Rock Lake, El Lago(The Lake) is well-worth the windy, curvy drive into Branson West.

Being a 4.5 star rated restaurant, El Lago knows how to keep their customers happy, satisfied,and coming back for more. El Lagos offers fair priced items, hot, flavorful dishes, and the kind of chips and salsa that make your self-control go out the window. Feast your eyes upon a selection of appetizers, salads, featured specials, combinations, side orders and vegetarian options from their colorful menu.

If you like chicken, mushrooms, broccoli, cheese sauce, and rice & beans give the Chicken Quesadilla a try! The plate is listed under ‘Lunch Combos’, and is under $8. Asombrosa¡ Amazing!


Location:18942 MO-13BUS, Branson West, MO 65737

7. Jalapenos Mexican Cuisine

Having their Grand Opening May 5th, Cinco de Mayo, Jalapenos Mexican Cuisine presented itself to the community with a bang, a spice, and lots of delicious rice! If you are out looking for comfort food that tastes just like Mamas, this family owned food truck will please the palate with tortas, gorditas, burritos, carne asada, corn on the cob, tacos, tamales all up for grabs.


Location: 4677 Fall Creek Rd

8. El Patio

If you’re ever driving through the little town of Hollister, Missouri, El Patio is a great restaurant to check out! Located in a little strip mall across from Lowe’s, get your share of tasty food,plentiful portions, and lunch specials that are out in minutes all for a decent price.


Location: 165 Southtowne Blvd, Hollister, MO 65672

9.Casa Fuentes

In lieu of the common phrase “good things come in small packages” Casa Fuentes is a quaint Mom & Pop shop that comes highly recommended for their cozi settings, at ease atmosphere, and wonderful food! You can create your own meal combinations or try items like the Carne Asada, the Fuentes Burrito, or the Cochinita Pibil to satisfy your hunger needs. Casa Fuentes is great place to stop before seeing a show and located only minutes from the Branson Landing!


Location: 1107 W 76 Country Blvd, Branso

10. Fajitas Locos

Another great Mexican restaurant conveniently located right off West 76, Fajitas Locos fashions a pleasing combination of good food, a fun & friendly atmosphere, and cute western style décor. Chefs Specials like Botana Azteca, Nachos Locos, Mexican Tostadas, & Kalman Taquitos are to die for!

Location: 3015 State Hwy 76, Branson
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