Best Mexican Restaurants on Anna Maria Island

After long days shopping, exploring, and taking strolls along the beach, you’re likely to work up an appetite. You may find it hard to plan your meals with all the things to do on Anna Maria Island.  Finding food that everyone enjoys can be one of the most challenging parts of any vacation. Fortunately, there are plenty of restaurants across the island, including Mexican restaurants. With Mexican food, you simply can’t go wrong, and it’s never far away from your Anna Maria Island vacation rental.

Tortilla Bay

For some fresh Tex-Mex, look no further than Tortilla Bay. They offer a wide assortment of burritos, tacos, salad nachos, quesadillas, beer, wine, and more. These dishes are affordable and are guaranteed to fill you up. 

Sample from delicious menu items like the Shipwreck Nachos, a nacho starter with chips, black beans, pico de gallo, black olives, jalapenos, and melted cheese that comes with your choice of chargrilled chicken, steak, or barbacoa. There’s the classic Tex Mex Wrap and locally inspired Gone Fishing Tacos, which include a freshly caught fish of the day. No matter your tastes, you’re sure to find something to satisfy your hunger here!

Visit Tortilla Bay at 5318 Marina Drive in Holmes Beach. The store is open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

Poppo’s Taqueria

At Poppo’s, you’ll find the highest-quality food, carefully crafted based on a principle of “no compromise.” For the staff at Poppo’s Taqueria, this means ingredients are all whole, fresh, local when available, and organic whenever possible. Everything is made from scratch by hand, so it always tastes better even if it takes longer to make.

Poppo’s features a “make-your-own” menu. Craft tacos, burritos, quesadillas, bowls, or big bowls to your liking with your selection of cheese, protein, rice, beans, and toppings. Through BiteSquad, you can also have burritos, bowls, big bowls, and two tacos delivered directly to you!

Stop by for a bite at 212C Pine Avenue. They’re open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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Wicked Cantina Bradenton Beach

This restaurant serves spicy Austin-style Tex-Mex food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Their mission is to bring fresh, authentic Austin-style cuisine to Sarasota and the surrounding areas. They have locations in Sarasota and Bradenton Beach. All food is handmade in-house daily. 

For a classic Tex-Mex breakfast, try the breakfast taco plate, comprising two soft tortillas filled with scrambled eggs and your choice of two items, served with refried beans and grilled potatoes on the side. There’s also the chorizo scramblers, spicy chorizo scrambled with eggs and served with refried beans and grilled potatoes. Migas, breakfast chimi, and huevos rancheros are also on the breakfast menu.

The lunch and dinner menu offers an entirely new set of options. Select from 10 taco varieties, six types of enchiladas, and two quesadilla flavors. Sizzling fajitas are served with Mexican rice and your choice of black, refried, or charro beans. Order soups, salads, or other delicious Tex-Mex appetizers, like guacamole, cantina shrimp, or nachos. 

For those with dietary restrictions, vegan and gluten-free options are available in the form of roasted cauliflower tacos, portobello tacos, roasted veggie bowl, and more.

The Bradenton Beach location is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, and they are located at 101 7th Street North. The cantina in Sarasota is open for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily and can be found at 1603 N Tamiami Trail.

For the most enjoyable stay, you don’t only want great places to eat, but the best places to find accommodation. We offer a wide selection of Anna Maria Island vacation rentals, from condos to houses, with the added option of beachfront or oceanfront views. Whatever your needs and budget, we will help you find the perfect vacation rental on Anna Maria Island to make your vacation truly unforgettable!