From tacos and tamales to empanadas and enchiladas, the Daytona Beach area is brimming with authentic Mexican fare. Popular for its well-priced tacos and Margaritas, Tia Cori’s Tacos on Beach Street is a family owned and operated establishment featuring live Mariachi music every Friday night. Nearby is Maria Bonita Mexicano Restaurante and Cantina on Ridgewood Avenue. For over 15 years, Maria Bonita’s has been serving up authentic Mexican dishes like Steak Ranchero, Shrimp Fajitas and Flautitas. Located just a few minutes north, Ormond Beach is home to Salsa’s Mexican Restaurant, La Fiesta, Los Amigos and Pepper’s Mexican Restaurant. Pepper’s is popular amongst the locals for happy hour specials and an extensive menu offering over 100 different items. Another welcomed addition to local ethnic fare is Mestizas Restaurant in Holly Hill. The menu is influenced by the Yucatan peninsula area of Mexico and includes items such as Flautas Yucatecas and Tacos Fritos. There’s also live music on Friday and Saturday nights with a traditional Spanish guitarist. From drive-thrus to fine dining, the Daytona Beach area offers an exciting array of options when it comes to feasting on traditional and authentic Mexican fare.