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Spice Up Your Lakeside Dining: Discover the Ultimate Mexican Gem in the Lakes Region

Brie Stephens

Brie has always been a devoted enthusiast of the Lake Life lifestyle, with an unwavering passion for New Hampshire and its charming Lakes Region...

Brie has always been a devoted enthusiast of the Lake Life lifestyle, with an unwavering passion for New Hampshire and its charming Lakes Region...

Oct 6 7 minutes read

Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of the Lakes Region, there exists a hidden culinary treasure waiting to be discovered. Imagine a dining experience where the vibrant flavors of Mexico meet the tranquility of lakeside views. A place where every bite takes your taste buds on a thrilling journey, and every moment is a fiesta of taste and culture.

In this blog, we invite you to embark on a gastronomic adventure with us as we unveil the secret that food enthusiasts and locals alike have whispered about—the best Mexican restaurant in the Lakes Region. From mouthwatering tacos to sizzling fajitas, from traditional recipes handed down through generations to innovative twists on classic dishes, this restaurant has it all.

Join us as we explore the authentic flavors, warm hospitality, and unforgettable ambiance that make this Mexican gem a must-visit destination for anyone seeking a remarkable lakeside dining experience. Get ready to spice up your palate and elevate your culinary journey, all while taking in the serene beauty of the Lakes Region. Let's dive into the world of lakeside Mexican cuisine like never before. Vámonos! (Let's go!)

Cielito Mexican Restaurant


Nestled in Bristol's heart, Cielito Mexican Restaurant is a Lakes Region gem, adored by locals and tourists alike. What sets it apart is its authentic Mexican cuisine, served with a side of warm and welcoming service. Dive into a world of flavor with over eight tantalizing taco varieties and enormous, satisfying burritos. Don't miss the tableside guacamole artistry, a sensory delight. As you dine, enjoy the serene lakeside views that add an extra layer of charm to this exceptional culinary experience. Cielito isn't just a restaurant; it's an invitation to savor the best of Mexican cuisine in the Lakes Region.

Vida at the Lake


Nestled in Meredith's historic core, Vida at the Lake is a recent addition to the Lakes Region dining scene, part of a family-owned restaurant group with White Mountains roots. During their visit, the restaurant was still adding final touches to its decor, including Frida Kahlo portraits. Despite this, the ambiance was inviting.

The standout feature at Vida at the Lake is undoubtedly the food. The refried beans, and the nachos, generously portioned and topped with flavorful chicken, received high praise. The Camarones Tapatios, a menu highlight, impressed with its flavor profile, complemented by delicious beans and rice.

In summary, Vida at the Lake, with its outstanding food, warm service, and charming ambiance, is a noteworthy addition to Lakes Region dining. Patrons seeking a memorable Mexican cuisine experience are unlikely to be disappointed at this restaurant.

El Centenario


When it comes to savoring the true flavors of Mexico in Wolfeboro, El Centenario Restaurant stands out as a must-visit destination. This family-owned gem has been delighting diners with authentic Mexican cuisine since 2007, bringing a taste of Puebla, Mexico, to New Hampshire.

At El Centenario, your taste buds are in for a treat with a diverse menu featuring a variety of Tacos, Enchiladas, Burritos, Tamales, and special dishes like Chile en Nogada, Mole, and Cochinita Pibil. What sets this restaurant apart is its commitment to crafting everything from scratch daily, ensuring that each bite bursts with genuine Mexican flavors.

For those seeking a sip of Mexico, El Centenario offers hand-crafted Margaritas, featuring an extensive selection of Tequila. If you're a fan of Mexican beverages, they also serve Draft Mexican beer and Mexican Sodas to complement your meal.

Whether you prefer indoor dining or the charm of their garden patio for outdoor seating, El Centenario is ready to welcome you seven days a week from 11 am to 9 pm. If you're in search of an authentic Mexican culinary experience in Wolfeboro, El Centenario Restaurant is the place to be. Come hungry, leave happy, and savor the taste of Mexico right here in New Hampshire.

The Crazy Gringo


For those seeking the ultimate blend of Mexican and American flavors in the Lakes Region, The Crazy Gringo is the go-to destination. Situated just a short stroll from Weirs Beach and the public docks, this local gem is your ticket to mouthwatering Mexican and American classics that'll leave you craving for more.

At The Crazy Gringo, you'll find more than just delicious food; it's a haven for boaters, bikers, and all who appreciate a friendly, laid-back atmosphere. They take their cocktails seriously, serving up tasty margaritas and other libations in generous 16 oz mason jars.

But it's the plates that steal the show here—overflowing with delectable dishes that ensure no one leaves The Gringo thirsty or hungry. If you're looking to satisfy your cravings and enjoy the Lakes Region's best, make a beeline for The Crazy Gringo, where flavor and fun collide in every bite and sip.

Burrito Me


Nestled in Laconia's historic train station downtown, Burrito Me is the Lakes Region's best-kept secret for Mexican cuisine. Founded by cousins Aaron and Reuben, this small taqueria boasts a simple yet mouthwatering menu, offering prices that won't break the bank and a spice level tailored to your taste.

From the very beginning, Aaron and Reuben were committed to providing good, fresh, and affordable food. Their mission? Making everything from scratch and sourcing local products whenever possible. This not only supports the local economy but also guarantees the use of high-quality, flavorful ingredients that set Burrito Me apart.

What makes Burrito Me truly special is its ever-evolving menu. The dedicated staff loves to experiment with different ingredients and techniques, resulting in exciting additions to their 'specials' rotation. This commitment to creativity ensures that every visit to Burrito Me is a delightful surprise.

Whether you're a regular visitor or have yet to experience the magic of Burrito Me, it's time to head on over. Join the ranks of those who appreciate the dedication to flavor, freshness, and the warm community vibe that this taqueria offers. Your taste buds will thank you, and Aaron and Reuben greatly appreciate your business. Don't miss out on Lakes Region's Mexican treasure at Burrito Me in Laconia.

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