One of America’s most well loved ethnic fare, Mexican cuisine is as easy to find in Naples, Florida, as anywhere – possibly even more so given its strong Latino immigrant populations on the town’s fringes. They give Naples and Bonita Springs a reputation for “hole in the wall” taquerias that sell true, homemade and affordable tacos and other south of the border specialties. Take ultra-casual Taqueria San Julian, for instance, east of downtown Naples., where tacos cost $1.50 each and include varieties such as tripe and tongue.
On the other end of the Tex-Mex range, restaurants borrow from Mexican tradition to create innovative, carefully crafted and multi-dimensional dishes such as you will find at Agave Bar & Grill, known also for its stocks of tequila and live entertainment scene. Between the two extremes dwells modern cantinas and restaurants that serve up stylish ambiance and traditional dishes re-imagined for the American palate – Senor Tequila’s Fine Mexican Grill in Bonita Springs, for example.
For your Naples’ Mexican 101 course, this list visits the entire range of Mexican dining restaurants – from places where the local Latinos hang out to more gourmet genres of Mexican cuisine.