Plano is a prime destination for flavorful Mexican cuisine, with everything from staunchly traditional dishes inspired by Mexico City to modern Tex-Mex infusions. You can enjoy these flavors any time of the day, with an abundance of options for breakfast and brunch alongside your street taco lunches and hearty fajita dinners. If you’re looking for some of the best Mexican flavors in Plano, we have the perfect lineup for you. Check out these local favorites for unforgettable fare.
Mexican Bar Company
Mexican Bar Company’s vibrant atmosphere promises something engaging every night of the week. Enjoy live music for Mariachi Mondays, discounted bites on Taco Tuesdays, half off a bottle for Wine Wednesday, and Latin dancing at 10 p.m. on Saturdays. Happy hour happens from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Friday. On Saturdays and Sundays, you can enjoy a bodega brunch on the patio from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., complete with a live DJ.
If you think the Tex-Mex dinners are good, just wait until you try their brunches. You can order decadent dishes like lobster huevos ahogados on cornbread with chipotle-hollandaise sauce or the steak tenderloin omelet. Treat your sweet tooth to Mexican French toast with a mixed berry compote and hibiscus agave.
The menu presents an inspired array of Tex-Mex flavors. The Granada Guacamole takes this traditional app up a notch with habanero peppers, pomegranate seeds, and mint. The selection of street tacos includes an abundance of inspired options, such as pork confit and epazote-marinated grilled steak. If you want to indulge in something really special, order the 18-ounce ribeye with lobster mashed potatoes or the adobo-marinated half chicken with plantain rice. The Mexican Bar Company offers both vegetarian and vegan options as well.
Location: 6121 W. Park Boulevard, Suite RS-10, Plano.
Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Mexican Sugar serves Pan-Latin flavors inspired by favorite dishes from Mexico City. This is the first cocktail-on-tap bar in the state with a tequila library featuring 130 options for you to sip and savor. Start your meal with inspired appetizers such as the squash blossom quesadilla, crab tostada, or crispy sopes. The entrees include familiar favorites, including fajitas, tacos, and enchiladas with flavorful twists. You can also order distinctive dishes of chile-brined pork chop in orange-agave butter or a Wagyu beef burger with chile-spiced bacon, roasted poblano, and adobo crema.
The presentation is as delightful as the taste at Mexican Sugar, making this a prime pick for special occasions, like celebrating your new vehicle purchase. Reserve your table ahead of time to ensure a spot.
Location: 7501 Lone Star Drive, Plano.
Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Tino’s Too Mexican Restaurant
For casual, home-style Mexican food, you can’t do better than Tino’s Too Mexican Restaurant. The founder, Mr. Trujillo, hails from Michoacan, Mexico, and brings the traditional flavors of his childhood to Plano today. You can start your day right with a Mexican breakfast from Tino’s featuring hearty options such as huevos rancheros or chilaquiles. The menu includes an abundance of classics, including chimichangas, tacos, burritos, fajitas, and enchiladas.
If you’re looking for a hearty Mexican dinner, try the carne asada featuring a 10-ounce ribeye, the charbroiled chicken adasa, or the tender steak picado. Tino’s even has a full-service bar with wine, beer, and cocktails, including Tino’s Own house margarita.
Location: 2205 K Ave., Plano.
Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Urban Rio Cantina & Grill
Urban Rio prides itself on offering fresh ingredients and thoughtful preparation. From the hand-ground masa to the newly muddled fruit, you’ll find everything here has a special touch. The beloved avocado gets a fresh take at Urban Rio, appearing as the chipotle-grilled base for a hearty filling of chicken tinga, queso blanco, and pico. Enjoy the comfort food familiarity of a pot pie in the form of Shea’s tamale pie filled with chicken, peppers, onions, cheeses, and chipotle crema.
Traditional tacos take on some fun fillings here with options such as house-smoked brisket, corn-crusted cod, achiote-marinated pork, and blackened salmon. Make sure you save room for dessert, as you won’t want to miss the sweets which include Rio s’mores with house-made marshmallows, ancho cake, strawberry tres leches cake, and sopapillas.
Location: 1000 14th St., Suite 100, Plano.
Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Mi Dia delivers decadent fare from Chef Gabriel DeLeon. The dishes combine flavors of Mexico City and Santa Fe to create distinctive options. The menu features gourmet highlights that include the New Mexico tampiquena featuring the chef’s cut of a marinated skirt steak aged 28 days to perfection. The artisanal street tacos come with fillings of roasted duck, grilled Chilean sea bass, grilled skirt steak, and Negra Modelo beer-battered jumbo shrimp.
You’ll have no trouble ordering up a special feast with dishes such as wood-grilled banana leaf-wrapped salmon or pecan wood-grilled whole quail. Mi Dia features a full bar complete with an eye-catching tequila tower so you can find the perfect pairing for any dish. If you have room for dessert, you can indulge in sweet liquid treats with cocktails such as the horchata martini, spiked Mexican coffee, or strawberry-infused El Revolucionario cocktail.
Location: 3310 Dallas Parkway, Suite 105, Plano.
Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday to Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Do you know of any other great Mexican restaurants in Plano that we missed? Contact our team at Huffines Hyundai Plano and let us know. We want to have all the best recommendations in town for our customers when they’re driving off the lot looking for something tasty to try.