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La Nortena Taqueria Mexican Grill

6275 Rivers Ave, North Charleston, SC 29406-4982
+1 843-225-7055
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“fajitas” (9 reviews)
“al pastor” (6 reviews)
“taco” (7 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
6275 Rivers Ave, North Charleston, SC 29406-4982
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: La Nortena Taqueria Mexican Grill
"I had the Backyard Fajitas...marinated steak, onions and bell peppers"
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2. Margaritas
"I started with a Texana Margarita which was excellent."
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"We had a Steak and Sausage Burrito "
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1 - 10 of 102 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best Mexican Food in Charleston. An excellent restaurant top noche food. The owners and employees were both friendly and courteous. Fast service. Restaurant was clean and accessible. Good parking. Food arrived hot and pleasing to the eye. Just a great place to eat.

Thank Carol F
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

Texas fajitas for 2 were delicious, good quality shrimp, chicken and steak! Chips and salsa were fresh and good too. Service was fast, friendly and quick. We loved this place we will be back!

Thank hisloveydovey
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

The food was so fresh and delicious. The service was so fast and friendly. I had a burrito and it was perfectly seasoned and so tasty. My husband had a taco and it was also fresh and delicious. My son had the House sandwich with...More

Thank Teri N
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

After reading reviews on trip advisor we decided to try it out. Tacos, burritos, and house sandwich were our entrees. They were all excellent, fresh, and quickly prepared. Our waiter was very attentive. We thoroughly enjoyed the meal.

Thank Sam N
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

LaNortania is the best mexican restaurant in the Charleston area. The food is always freshly prepared and the service is always very good. We go there almost every Friday for lunch.

Thank Bill C
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

A bit pricey on some items. The service makes up for it at some point. I asked for water no ice and lemon, shrimp ceviche tostada, fish ceviche tostada and a carne asada tostada, bummed because they had no Tapatio hot sauce. There was a...More

Thank Judith Z
Reviewed June 22, 2018

You feel like you are sitting at a sidewalk cafe in Mexico when you are there. The food is to die for. This is the most authentic tasting Mexican food I've eaten since I was in Mexico. Everything I've tried has been top notch and...More

Thank Sandi B
Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

I ordered online and picked up my food. They had my order ready quickly. The portions are large and the guacamole was amazing. I will be returning.

Thank Susan F
Reviewed May 10, 2018

I should just give up finding decent Mexican food in the Lowcountry. My husband and I are Texans, and despite recommendations, we thought this was sub-par. I always order simple the first time to see if they can do basics. I ordered a beef taco...More

Thank Samantha74137
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately for this Mexican restaurant, I’m visiting from California where there are hundreds of great Mexican restaurants. The waitress was great, service was excellent, the kitchen was fast and the chips & salsa were good. The food, on the other hand, wasn’t so good. I...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 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: 6275 Rivers Ave, North Charleston, SC 29406-4982
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  North Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-225-7055
Since 2003 , La Nortena has served as the anchor "authentic Mexican cuisine" restaurant for the historic Charleston/N. Charleston area. The award-winning restaurant, owned and operated by restaurateur Luis Aguirre owes much of its success to our loyal and dedicated restaurant family and to our biggest fans - you, our patrons. Our menu combines traditional central region of Jalisco in the western-pacific area of Mexico. Dishes with authentic house specialties, all prepared with a contemporary twist. Guest favorites include shrimp nachos, fish tacos, ceviche, tacos callejeros, parrillas and specialty margaritas. At "La Nortena" we believe in enjoying a meal from beginning to the end.
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