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6 Must-Try Mexican Restaurants In Belmar And Beyond

You don’t have to wait for Taco Tuesday to enjoy delicious fresh Mexican, Tex-Mex and Mexicali fare in the Belmar region of the Jersey Shore. The restaurants on our top picks list serve some of Monmouth County's best burritos, enchiladas, and house specialties that are sure-fire palate pleasers.

1. Azteca Mexican Restaurant

1633 State Highway 71

Belmar, New Jersey 07719


We're letting you in on a local secret: Azteca Mexican Restaurant in Belmar, New Jersey, serves some of the best Mexican food in the area. Azteca is a modest, hole-in-the-wall place with a small dining area and booth seating. They also deliver and have takeout

if you prefer your food to go. We especially like the freshly made guacamole, t

he chicken enchiladas, and the spicy pork sopes. BYOB.

Chicken enchiladas and fresh guacamole and chips from Azteca Mexican Restaurant in Belmar, NJ.

2. La Sierra Mexican Restaurant

1621 Main Street

Lake Como, New Jersey


La Sierra Mexican restaurant is within an easy five-minute walk of our beach house rental in Belmar. They have indoor and outdoor dining (weather permitting for outdoor seating), and a full-service bar with margaritas, sangria, beer, and cocktails. Huevos rancheros, fajitas, and chicken sopes are a few of the dishes that I have ordered here — all very good!

Heuvos rancheros from La Sierra.

3. Cielito Lindo Restaurant and Taqueria

1501 Main Street

Belmar, New Jersey 07719


Another delicious destination for authentic Mexican food in Belmar, New Jersey, is Cielito Lindo on Main Street. The chicken sopes, tortilla soup, and fajitas are among our favorites here. Cielito Lindo is within a very short walk of our Belmar vacation rental. Dine there (BYOB) or get it to go. They also deliver to the local area.

4. 10th Ave. Burrito Co.

801 Belmar Plaza

Belmar, New Jersey 07719


We have been enjoying the food at 10th Ave. Burrito Co. since its early days on 10th Avenue, way before the restaurant expanded in 2009 to its current location at Belmar Plaza. Our favorites here include the sweet and spicy corn soup, pineapple-habañero wings, shredded pork molé nachos, and shrimp in tequila-lime sauce.

Currently, 10th Avenue Burrito has outdoor dining on its covered patio and a limited takeout menu. The full-service outdoor bar is also open.

RELATED: Spicy Tomatillo Salsa Recipe From 10th Avenue Burrito Co.

Pork molé tostada at 10th Ave. Burrito Co. in Belmar, New Jersey.

5. Plaza Tapatia Restaurant

707 Main Street

Asbury Park, NJ 07719


Dinner at Plaza Tapatia in Asbury Park was the perfecting setting for a girls' night out to celebrate my recent birthday. We had the good fortune to choose half-price fajita night (Wednesday) for our dining adventure. The cuisine here is inspired by the Oaxaca and Jalisco regions of Mexico. Plaza Tapatia serves lunch from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and dinner from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Plaza Tapatia has a full-service bar with margaritas, classic cocktails, beer, wine, and coffee drinks.

6. FINS TropiCali Cuisine

120 Main Street

Bradley Beach, New Jersey 07720


6a. FINS TropiCali Cuisine - Sea Girt Square

2100 Highway 35 Sea Girt, NJ 08750


I first tried FINS TropiCali Cuisine on the beach during the Belmar Pro surfing competition. One bite of the island spiced shrimp tacos, and I was an instant fan. The FINS locations in Bradley Beach and Sea Girt are a short drive from our weekly summer rental in Belmar. Order online for pickup or delivery.

Also Try:

Surf Taco Coastal Cuisine

1003 Main Street Belmar, New Jersey


Surf Taco is a small regional chain of Mexican restaurants with 13 locations throughout New Jersey, including one at 1003 Main Street in Belmar. Swing by the fresh salsa bar to sample Surf Taco's housemade salsa toppings to complement your meal. Try the Baja Surf Taco, a combination of tempura-style Cod and avocado lime sauce served with shredded cabbage, chipotle mayonnaise, and Baja salsa.

Jose’s Mexican Food

101 State Route 71 South

Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey 07762 732-974-8080

Pop’s Garage

100 Ocean Avenue, 2nd Pavilion Asbury Park, New Jersey 07712 732-576-2181

Bubbakoo’s Burritos

1603 Ocean Avenue, Belmar, New Jersey

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