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Islands Fresh Mex Grill

260 Racine Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403-8703
+1 910-799-2109
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good48%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“tacos” (31 reviews)
“taco special” (6 reviews)
“burrito” (12 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
260 Racine Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403-8703
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I am biased... I was a regular from its inception, but this place does what it’s supposed to do. The food is great and it’s quick. Cheap is an understatement for food of this quality. Locations are Downtown Wilmington and near both, Carolina Beach, and...More

Thank David O
Reviewed September 15, 2018

Went here after a few years and could go again tomorrow! Prices were awesome and food was equally as good! Highly recommend the $1 tacos, comes with plenty of seasoned chips and they have a great salsa bar.

Thank andyb10s
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

We visited here for lunch as it was very close by to our hotel and we were all hungry after the morning drive. It’s a self service kind of a place where you can make Tacos, Burritos and Quesadillas with the fillings you need. It’s...More

Thank Rayexpeditions
Reviewed July 18, 2018

There are a few locations throughout the Wilmington area that all have the same food items. This location in particular caters to the college crowd. I'll admit that I've never had any items off of the menu other than the taco special because I can...More

Thank Mandy D
Reviewed July 10, 2018

My friend and I were in a hurry and didn't want to spend a lot on dinner. She had heard about Islands, so we decided to give it a try. There was a bit of a line, but it moved quickly. Within minutes were were...More

Thank Couscous4
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

Great, small, local place similar to other order-to-eat Mexican cantinas, but very flavorful, fresh ingredients. I had their Islander Salad with spicy chicken, pineapple salsa, island sauce and I added jerk sauce. Wow! Best "taco" salad I've ever had. The price was very reasonable, location...More

Thank Kat_inTN
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

I came here and ordered their salad bowl with regular chicken instead of spicy chicken. The meal looked amazing but when I started eating it, I realized it just wasn't good. I only ate about half of it. My dad and brother got burritos which...More

Thank Ingrid M
Reviewed May 30, 2018

Islands Fresh Mex is a casual eatery, specializing in burritos, tacos & taco salads. It is pretty good...especially the pulled pork. The ground chicken, not so good. I really disliked it. The guac is ok. Wish they had soft corn tortillas and horchata.

Thank AnitaLCPA
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

I love tacos, and I love them even more when they are $1 a piece. The quality of the tacos impressed me for what they cost and the staff are friendly and efficient. I will be going back.

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

This is our family’s favorite place to eat. Quick line service. Great tacos & burritos. Super cheap. Fresh salsa, chips, & queso.

Thank Jennifer S
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September 22, 2016|
Response from Julie S | Reviewed this property |
I checked their website and they didn't have anything about gluten-free options but I would call and check to make sure.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 260 Racine Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403-8703
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-799-2109
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