Mexican cuisine is a proven menu for restaurants, food trucks and carts alike. According to industry reports, the Mexican restaurant industry is valued at a staggering $55 billion in the United States. Needless to say, Mexican food is big business with dozens of entrenched players offering all sorts of variations on this popular concept.

Of course the value of any industry is driven by strong customer demand. Everyone in the United States is familiar with Mexican cuisine that can range from tacos, burritos, salads and more innovative fusion concepts. These dishes include vibrant spices, a variety of colors coming from peppers and salsa that gives recipes a burst of flavor and aroma.

If you’re planning to open a Mexican restaurant or taco shop, you’re entering the right industry with demand. The challenge will be to create a brand that stands out from the rest of the local competition. This is where we come in. We share more than 150 Mexican restaurant name ideas that can help you come up with a distinct and memorable brand organized by theme below.

Mexican Restaurant Name Ideas

Fresh salsa on a tortilla chip.

I lived in Southern California for more than a half decade. Whether you’re living in Los Angeles, San Diego or somewhere in between you’ll find really good taco shops selling all sorts of really good Mexican cuisine. Some specialize in seafood burritos, California burritos, or street tacos. You could try hundreds of different variations of house made salsa that varies depending on the restaurant. These name ideas will work well no matter what type of Mexican food you choose to specialize in.

  • Tia Salsa
  • Tortilla and More
  • Brothers Burrito Co.
  • Guac Attack!
  • Everything Pollo
  • South of the Border Tamale Bar
  • Chalupa Champions
  • The Salsa Club
  • Rottisere Burrito Co.
  • Washington Burritos
  • The Tasty Enchilada
  • Super Salsa
  • The Churro Expert
  • Pollo Pals
  • Organic Taco Company
  • One Stop Taquito Shop
  • Unli Enchiladas
  • Fajita Hour
  • Mexican Supreme
  • Cilantro ‘N Onions
  • Queso Palace
  • Tapas Hangout
  • Tostada Mania
  • Rice ‘N Mole
  • The Flavorful Kitchen
  • Yummy Mexican Corner
  • House of Fajitas
  • Surely Guacamole
  • Mexican Flavors
  • Mexico City Taco Company
  • The Tomato Lounge
  • Cancun Eats
  • Pintxo Tales
  • Barbacoa Shack
  • Queso Fresco
  • Mexican Nights
  • Molcajete (Mortar and pestle commonly used in Mexican cooking)
  • Tortilla Brothers
  • Salsa Feast
  • Chorizo High
  • Big Mexican Eats
  • The Authentic Mexican Hideout
  • The Mexican Portal
  • Hermosa Cocina
  • Pollo Palace
  • The Churro Corner
  • Just Chimichangas
  • The Southern Patio

Taco Shop Name Ideas

A taco with all the fixings.

Tacos are one of the most popular Mexican dishes. They are simple and delicious handheld items that can be stuffed with just about anything. Beef, steak, chicken, potatoes, or seafood to name a few ingredients. When you consider you could use hard shell or soft tortillas vegetables, salsa, sour cream and cheese there could be thousands of variations from a core list of ingredients. Here are taco shop name suggestions for you to consider.

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  • Taco Feast
  • Loco for Taco
  • Taco Slang
  • The Taco Scheme
  • Taco Season
  • The Taco Grub
  • Tangy Tacos
  • The Taco Truck
  • Crunch Taco Guys
  • Taco Vibes
  • Taco Now!
  • Irresistible Tacos
  • Unique Tacos
  • Taco Your Way
  • Perfect Tacos
  • Taco Again
  • Top Your Tacos
  • Tacos Explained
  • CarniTacos
  • Mama’s Taqueria
  • Local Flavors
  • The Best of Mexico
  • The Only Taco
  • Ready, Set, Taco!
  • Tortillas and More
  • Any Taco
  • The Taco Table
  • Taco ‘N Dips
  • Served
  • Let’s Taco
  • Taco Fury
  • Your Tacos
  • Taco Dreams
  • Fiery Tacos
  • Easy Tacos
  • SpecTACOlar Eats
  • Fillings
  • Authentic Taco Company
  • Off The Edge
  • The Taco Capital
  • Glorious Tacos

Burrito Restaurant Name Ideas

A burrito packed with meat, rice, and black beans.

Have you seen the size of a typical restaurant burrito? It’s like a meal in itself with all the meats, vegetables, rice, beans, cheese, sauces, and more! All this wrapped into on beautiful handheld wrap. If you want to feature the burrito as a featured menu item, here are some ideas you can use.

  • Burrito County
  • New Age Burrito
  • The Burrito Cart
  • Yes, Burrito!
  • Wrap ‘Em Up!
  • The Refined Burrito
  • Burrito Tavern
  • Burrito Island
  • Hooray, Burritos!
  • The Burrito Language
  • Camp Burrito
  • Burrito Limbo
  • Burrito Bowl You Over
  • Retro Burrito
  • Burrito Today
  • Say Burrito!
  • Big Bites
  • Stuffed
  • Burrito Palooza
  • The Last Burrito
  • Savorrito
  • Burrito Classics
  • Loaded
  • Burrito Savior
  • The Burrito Fan
  • General Burrito
  • Heavenly Burrito
  • The Burrito Hangout
  • The Burrito Project
  • Packed
  • Burrito Love
  • Tastyrritos
  • B & B (Burritos and Burgers)
  • Power Up Burritos
  • Rolling Burrito
  • Vegan-rrito
  • Little Big Burrito
  • Southern Bites
  • Mad for Burritos
  • Mexicanos Burritos
  • The Healthy Burrito
  • Master Burrito

Funny Mexican Restaurant Name Ideas

Al pastor tacos.

A funny restaurant name can gain the attention of prospective customers. So why not try these names out for your Mexican restaurant business?

  • TLC (Tomato, Lime, Coriander)
  • Top Me
  • Burrito Chicks
  • Gringo Flavors
  • Simple Mexican Food
  • Guac On!
  • The Funny Burrito
  • Chip Dip Hooray!
  • Meat and Eat
  • Suburn Siesta
  • Grill Me
  • Gringo Taco Company
  • Paella-rama
  • The Little Chili
  • Churros Sisters
  • Arroz y Frijoles (Rice and Beans)
  • Taco Surprise
  • Happy Salsa
  • Urban Fajitas
  • Sunshine Elotes
  • Mole Zone
  • Club Tostadas
  • Tostadas on Wheels
  • The Happy Tamale
  • AuthenTequila Bar
  • Carne Asada Galore
  • Enchilada Nation
  • Queen Quesadilla
  • All Hail The Burrito
  • Mexican Surprise
  • Barbacoa Hits
  • Nacho Bonanza
  • Let’s Dance! (For restaurants with salsa as a specialty)
  • Taco To Me
  • Joe’s Nachos
  • The Friendly Tamale
  • The Mexican Life
  • The Nacho Cove
  • Churro Bureau
  • Imperial Fajitas
  • Snack on Guac
  • El Cilantro
  • Mexican TrEATs
  • Hola Comida!
  • Good for a Gringo

Mexican Restaurant Names in Spanish

A bar serving wine and tapas.

Mexican restaurants with Spanish names sound a bit more authentic. Here are a few ideas you may want to consider if you’re planning to open a traditional Mexican restaurant. Consult with a Spanish speaking friend for more ideas that make sense.

  • Cocina De Mis Amigos (My Friends’ Kitchen)
  • Los Favoritos De La Abuela (Grandma’s Favorites)
  • El Plato Delicioso (The Delicious Dish)
  • Cocina Del Tio (Uncle’s Kitchen)
  • Lugar De amigos (Friends’ Place)

Quesadillas can be found in most Mexican restaurants.

The United States has a variety of popular chains and a lot of them serve really good Mexican food despite being labeled fast food. You’ve heard of the more popular ones like Taco Bell and Chipotle before. Well, here are a few more:

  • Taco Bell
  • Chipotle
  • Del Taco
  • Baja Fresh Mexican Grill
  • QDOBA Mexican Eats
  • Rubios
  • Taco John’s
  • El Pollo Loco
  • Moe’s Southwest Grill

How many Mexican restaurants are there in the world?

The Mexican flag.

There’s not an exact number as to how many Mexican restaurants are there in the world. But according to this article, there are over 54,000 Mexican restaurants in the United States in 2014. The largest leading Mexican restaurant chain is Taco Bell with over 6,588 locations in 2018.

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The popularity of this cuisine comes from the Mexican immigrants who arrived in the United States many years ago. These immigrants helped introduced their cultural food over the years including Mexican food that it has become a global favorite.

The concept has grown even further due to flexibility of this food group. The taco can easily draw fuse with flavors from to Asian or Indian foods. Due to these delicious pairing combinations, there’s the opportunity for all sorts of restaurant concepts to be successful.

Are tacos really Mexican?

A plate of tacos.

While we don’t know where tacos came from, the first mention of it was in the 19th century. The taco mentioned was called tacos de minero or miner’s tacos from the silver mines in Mexico. Over the years, the taco has continue to evolve in the United States and is considered to be a modern American food by many.

If you plan to open a Mexican restaurant, there’s an enormous opportunity. In a recent earnings announcement, Chipotle had a market value of $38 billion. This is an incredible valuation considering the company is essentially a chain restaurant selling Mexican food that almost any chef could model a business after.

Even though there’s a big opportunity in the Mexican food business, you’ll need to consider whether or not your concept is going to have success in the local market. Coming up with a distinct brand experience, a unique menu, and providing exceptional customer will be essential to building a longterm business in this category. If you’re serious about opening a Mexican restaurant, be sure to join our community of 40,000+ food entrepreneurs. Each week, we share a new case study with income details from a new food entrepreneur.

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