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If you're looking to find a little sunshine and plenty of spice on your next visit to Newcastle then check out one of Newcastle's top Mexican restaurants. Perfect for lunch on the go in the city or great for a meal out in Newcastle with friends - Mexican food is a popular choice for casual diners and informal party-goers alike! 

Much like tapas and a visit to one of NewcastleGateshead's best Spanish restaurants - Mexican dining is sociable, flavour-filled and the ideal way to spend time as a group or with lots of friends. 

From top-quality, independent restaurants where you can sip your tequila-infused cocktail to great spots to grab a quick bite to eat at lunch when you're shopping in Newcastle city centre - dive into a table overflowing with Mexican tacos, nachos, burritos at one of these five Mexican restaurants in Newcastle...

Chucho's, Byker, Newcastle

If top quality tacos with creative toppings are your thing, then Chucho’s will be your new favourite haunt. With a restaurant in Byker and an outlet within the  Hawker Market  on Gateshead Quayside, this independent Mexican restaurant has gained cult status as one of the city’s most exciting eateries. Whether you're sitting in at their restaurant, ordering Chucho's to takeaway or stopping by their Hawker Market stall, choose from the freshest mix and match tacos or go big with a chunky burrito - make sure to leave space for some seriously sticky churros too! If you're chilling in the restaurant, get into the full fiesta-spirit with one of their creative cocktails or Mexican beers.

Add Chucho's to your must-visit list if you are looking for authentic Mexican street food, excellent atmosphere and some of the most colourful decor in the city! 

Zapatista, Newcastle

For Mexican food in Newcastle city centre, independent Mexican restaurant Zapatista Burrito Bar is hard to beat. It's a 'build your own' style eatery where the service is very fast and the food is fresh and authentic - there are vegetarian and vegan options too, so everyone leaves happy.

A trip to Zapatista is a top choice if you're shopping in the city or fancy a grab-and-go lunch.

Tortilla in Eldon Square, Newcastle

Established by a couple originally from California, Tortilla in Eldon Square is their bid to bring the West Coast of America - famed for its burritos - to the North East of England. Fusing Mexican toppings and flavours with the Californian take on the dish - grab a tasty burrito, share a plate of nachos or dive into some authentic tacos with a bottle of Corona. Tortilla is a great place for a quick lunch in Newcastle city centre.

Lobo Rojo, North Shields

If you've not made it to Fish Quay in North Shields yet then you are missing a trick! An increasingly cool area packed with independent eateries beside the sea, Fish Quay is home to Lobo Rojo - an informal Mexican restaurant and bar. The food is delicious and flavour-filled and the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. Lobo Rojo now has a small new outfit in Sandyford (which is nestled between Jesmond and Heaton in Newcastle).  

Las Iguanas, Newcastle

Popular restaurant chain Las Iguanas has a Newcastle restaurant along Grey Street in the city centre. The family-friendly restaurant has a menu which is packed with a broad range of Latin American choices including plenty of classic Mexican dishes such as fajitas, enchiladas and burritos. If you're dining out with friends, or on a date in Newcastle, why not grab a fruity cocktail from their extensive drinks menu too - it's 2-4-1 all day, every day don't you know?

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