Whether at home or on vacation, for most of us it’s inevitable — the craving for some spiced-up, cheese-filled (and maybe even queso-covered) south-of-the-border fare is bound to strike sooner or later. It may be delicious dishes such as tacos, fajitas, enchiladas or nachos calling your name, or maybe you just need some chips, salsa and a cool, refreshing drink like a margarita to quench your thirst.
Fortunately for visitors to the Myrtle Beach area, despite the Grand Strand’s considerable distance from the United States’ southern border, there’s no need to call a national emergency when the hankering for an authentic Mexican meal sets in here. Found on the northern end of Myrtle Beach at the corner of North Kings Highway and 70th Avenue North, Mexican restaurant Fiesta Mexicana brings a staff of experts in traditional Mexican cuisine, all serving up authentic and creative Mexican flavors and recipes from a menu created by skilled and passionate chef Gabriel Hernandez.
The family owned and operated business insists on fresh ingredients for its range of Mexican dishes that includes familiar items (such as fajitas available with tender slices of chicken, steak or both — or “loaded” with steak, potatoes and chorizo, all covered with queso and pico de gallo) and harder-to-find offerings (like ceviche featuring shrimp and fish marinated in a lemon-lime juice, then tossed with fresh tomatoes, onions, jalapeños and cilantro).
A range of dinner combo plates offers hungry diners their choice of burritos, enchiladas, chalupas, quesadillas and chile relleno, all served with Mexican rice and/or refried beans. And the lunch menu features various combinations of traditional Mexican delights like burritos, enchiladas, nachos, quesadillas, tacos, taquitos, chimichangas, carnitas and more.
Elsewhere, the menu mixes things up with more unique dishes. Consider this small sampling of creative offerings:
From the Appetizers section, the Fiesta Tableside Guacamole is prepared with the freshest of ingredients while diners look on.
From the Chicken lineup, the Chilaquiles feature stir-fried corn tortillas and grilled chicken topped with salsa verde and melted cheese, and the Choripollo delivers grilled chicken topped with homemade chorizo and melted cheese.
From the Pork section, the Tacos al Pastor feature four folded soft corn tortillas filled with chopped pork that’s been stir-fried with onions and pineapple, and the Chile Verde delights with pork tips topped with salsa verde.
From the Beef lineup, the Carne a la Diabla features steak tips with a roasted pepper salsa, and the Steak Mexicano tempts with ribeye steak accompanied by grilled onions, peppers and tomatoes.
From the extensive list of Seafood offerings, the Caldo de Pescado y Camarón is a succulent seafood soup made with fresh fish and juicy shrimp, and the Mil Amores features grilled shrimp with broccoli, mixed vegetables, bell peppers, mushrooms and onions, all served on a bed of Mexican rice and topped with melted cheese.
Of course, a full bar serving an array of drinks is also available to wash all of these tempting treats down with, and popular favorites include margaritas, mojitos and chamoyadas, plus an impressive selection of tequilas.
Learn more at fiestamexicanacantina.com, and to explore Fiesta Mexicana’s full menu here.
After enjoying an authentic Mexican meal at Fiesta Mexicana, head back to your luxurious accommodations at The Cottages at North Beach Plantation to relax and treat yourself to some of the wide-ranging amenities found on-site. Book your North Myrtle Beach getaway today — and get ready to take in some of the fantastic flavors of the Grand Strand.