Sometimes, the urge to have Mexican food strikes, and nothing satisfies until you get it. When that happens, count on 10Best to point you in the direction of Greenville's best Mexican restaurants. We understand the desire to have a great meal, and we work hard to bring you the top places to eat in Greenville. We vet restaurants carefully for quality, and when we recommend popular eateries like Rosalinda's Fonda or tell you that TakoSushi gets good reader feedback, you can believe it. We'll make sure you get - and eat - what's best.

Anita's Mexican Restaurant
Just off the main drag in Simpsonville, this clean, festive restaurant serves up wonderful Mexican cuisine. The decor is traditional, with wall-hung sombreros and vibrant colors, and the staff is convivial and lively. Authentically prepared food is the primary draw, along with frosty, refreshing margaritas. The owner loves to chat with customers and is very open to conversation. (864-963-3855)

Rosalinda's Fonda
Regulars can't say enough good things about this unassuming eatery set apart from Greenville's main dining clusters. Owner Rosalinda Sala has culled an enormous number of authentic recipes, and the menu reflects their breadth. Each dish is crafted of market-fresh ingredients: grilled steaks and chicken, sauteed shrimp, marinated pork, and fish dressed with a variety of sauces. Fabulous tacos, burritos, enchiladas and quesadillas are available as well. Signature creations include Rosalinda's tomatillo salsa, her lamb tacos, and the michelada, a Mexican beer tinged with lime and spices. (864-292-7002)

Compadre's Mex Mex Grill
Behind West End Field, this eatery offers refreshing, authentic "south-of-the-border" eats, from fish tacos with fresh tilapia to Chile Poblanos (stuffed peppers). Offering a good selection of Mexican and American beers and tasty margaritas in a trendy space, Compadre's has become a popular neighborhood hangout. (864-282-8945)

Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant
With its coral-colored facade, Guadalajara is a readily visible resident on Main Street, and its affordable menu, attentive service, and laid-back atmosphere make it a favorite of folks exploring downtown and looking for an alternative to pricier establishments. If the weather is accommodating, score a sidewalk table and check out the foot traffic. No matter where you sit, you'll enjoy fajitas, tamales, and all the standards, along with cold, delicious margaritas. (864-250-9991)

Sabroso! Mexican Grille
An Upstate mainstay for Mexican meals, Sabroso proves itself popular again and again. House specialties like tequila chipotle chicken, a carne asada steak plate, and a 14-oz. mesquite-grilled strip steak tempt the tastebuds, as do carnitas, Acapulco fish tacos, and handmade tamales. If you're devoted to the standards, you'll find plenty of enchiladas, chimichangas, burritos, and fajitas prepared to please. Naturally, combination plates stand at the ready, and desserts range from a decadent fried ice cream to a more traditional flan. (864-284-0011)

Can't decide what to have for dinner? Southwestern? Sushi? Lucky for you, there's a single restaurant for that. TakoSushi brings together the best of both worlds, delivering shumai and sashimi alongside steak ranchero and posole. Whatever you opt for, know that the food is fresh-made and delicious. And if you've ever tried to please different people, remember TakoSushi the next time you attempt to coordinate a group outing. Satisfying diverse tastes has never been so easy! (864-271-5055)

Maps and Directions

Anita's Mexican Restaurant 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: Latin, Mexican
Neighborhood: Simpsonville
Cost: $
Rosalinda's Fonda 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: Latin, Mexican
Neighborhood: North Pleasantburg
Cost: $$
Compadre's Mex Mex Grill 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: Latin, Mexican
Neighborhood: WEST END
Cost: $
Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: Latin, Mexican
Neighborhood: Downtown
Sabroso! Mexican Grille 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: Latin, Mexican
Neighborhood: Woodruff Road
TakoSushi 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Asian, Japanese, Latin, Mexican, Southwestern, Sushi
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cost: $$
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