Mexican Restaurants in Benidorm
The cosmopolitan city of Benidorm offers international visitors and local residents a superb range of excellent restaurants specialising in cuisines from all over the world. Considering that Mexico’s first language is Spanish and the historical links Mexico has with Spain, it may seem surprising that Benidorm has so few Mexican restaurants. One reason may be that the Spanish generally tend to shy away from overly hot and spicy dishes, which the Mexicans relish.
Benidorm Mexican Restaurants
There are presently only two authentic Mexican restaurants to be found in Benidorm. However, many of the local eateries who class themselves as ‘international’ have included some traditional Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes on their menus. You would be hard pressed to find even a pub menu these days that doesn’t feature the classic Mexican dish, chilli con carne. The following classical Mexican dishes have many variations and may be found on the menus of numerous Benidorm restaurants, especially steakhouses and American eateries: fajitas, enchiladas, burritos, tacos, quesadillas and nachos.
El Sombrero Loco
This authentic Mexican restaurant is situated on Avenida de Filipinas in central Benidorm. The restaurant interior has a rustic feel and is cosy and intimate with authentic Mexican decor. In keeping with the restaurant’s name, there are plenty of sombreros adorning the walls and even the friendly waitresses are kitted out in traditional Mexican dress. This delightful eatery has a good reputation for tasty wholesome food, generous portions, reasonable prices and attentive service.
The extensive a la carte menu boasts all the traditional Mexican favourites as well as a good range of vegetarian dishes. Their fajitas with a choice of delicious fillings come highly recommended and the menu includes a selection of interesting Mexican desserts. El Sombrero Loco welcome large groups and families and feature a substantial kids section on their menu. All adult guests are thanked for their patronage with a complimentary shot of fiery Mexican tequila to round off the meal.
This spacious bar and grill eatery is probably the most well established and patronised of Benidorm’s Mexican restaurants. Located on Avenida Filipinas near the Levante beachfront, Sgt Peppers boasts a wide range of Mexican dishes as well as juicy steaks, succulent burgers, tasty ribs and mixed grills. The restaurant interior is tastefully decorated and has an elegant cocktail bar. Comfortable seating options are plentiful both inside and out on the sunny terrace.
Sgt Peppers is open from 9.30am till late and serves breakfasts, lunches, dinners and light snacks. All dishes are prepared to order, fresh and tasty and beautifully presented. The friendly waiting staff are welcoming and attentive and the restaurant plays pleasant background music with a Mexican flavour. Live bands and musicians are also regularly featured to entertain evening diners during the busy summer season.