Raleigh's 3 favorite spots to find low-priced Mexican food

Raleigh's 3 favorite spots to find low-priced Mexican food
Photo: Los Cuates/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on May 26, 2020.

In search of a new favorite Mexican spot?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Mexican restaurants around Raleigh, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to meet your needs.

1. Los Cuates

Photo: Los Cuates/Yelp

First up is Los Cuates, situated at 3305 Capital Blvd. With four stars out of 54 reviews on Yelp, the Mexican spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an inexpensive option. 

Yelper Ron W. noted, "I love the carne asada burrito, which runs about $8. While they may not look big, the burritos are loaded with the good stuff like carne asada meat and some guac. It's a California style burrito, so don't expect any rice or beans."

Yelper Nicole L. wrote, "Came here for the first time on a whim and the food was delicious. We got the chicken fajitas and the carne asada torta. The serving size was huge, and the flavors were amazing! The service was friendly and fast for fresh food. Will definitely be coming back."

2. El Rey del Taco

Photo: Stephanie J./Yelp

El Rey del Taco, located at 901 Hodges St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the low-priced food stand, Mexican and fast food spot 4.5 stars out of 20 reviews. 


As to what the business is known for, "We make the Triangle's best tacos!" it writes on Yelp in the section about specialties. "All of our tacos are prepared with made-on-the-truck tortillas and sizzling meats, topped with cilantro and onion and accompanied by our two specialty salsas (tomatillo-avocado and super-spicy smoky chipotle)."

3. Taco Bell

Photo: taco bell/Yelp

This location of the well-known chain Taco Bell, a Mexican and fast food spot, is another much-loved, budget-friendly go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 11 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2304 Hillsborough St. to see for yourself.  

Yelper Denver D. wrote, "These people go above and beyond. We had a birthday party here, and a staff member dressed up in the hot sauce suit to make it extra special!"  

Yelper Adam Z. noted, "It's a Taco Bell with alcohol; what's not to like? The menu is basically the same as a regular Taco Bell, except they have a 'sharable' section with jalapeño dippers, quesadilla nachos and the crispy chicken things."

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