If you like true Mexican dishes, this is the place to come and enjoy the best Mexican food in Charleston!

Google Maps icon 6275 Rivers Ave, Suite A, North Charleston, SC 29406
About Us

Since 2003 , La Nortena has served as the anchor “Authentic Mexican Cuisine” restaurant for the Lowcountry of South Carolina. The award-winning restaurant owes much of its success to their loyal and dedicated restaurant family and to their biggest fans — you.

Our menu combines the traditional central region of Jalisco in the western-pacific area of Mexico. Dishes with authentic house specialties, all prepared with a contemporary twist. Guest favorites include shrimp nachos, fish tacos, ceviche, tacos callejeros, parrillas and specialty margaritas. At “La Nortena” we believe in enjoying a meal from beginning to the end.


Serving Handcrafted Margaritas and everything else under the sun.
Happy Hour 3PM-7PM Monday thru Thursday

Susanna J.
The best Mexican food I have eaten in South Carolina was here. The food is always hot and fresh. It seems to be cooked to perfection. The prices are good and the staff is very friendly. The atmosphere is very nice. There are TV’s located at the bar. Definitely try here if you want some great Mexican cuisine.
Danielle A.
Good service, great food and cleanliness. I’d you’re looking for Mexican food, look no further. I was a slightly difficult customer, unintentionally and our server was really patient.
Dee N.
They seemed very organized during the COVID-19 restaurant restrictions and kept everything well cleaned. Masks were worn by all of the staff. I got the street tacos with steak and they were by far the best ones I’ve had in both North Charleston and Mt pleasant. The other half had the cheese steak burrito I believe and he at every last bite.
Jeff B.
The service and atmosphere here is top notch. We have been trying to find a good Mexican restaurant since moving to the area and nothing we have seen tops this place. Again the best service I’ve ever received at any restaurant.
Dave K.
We moved here from Colorado a year ago, and La Nortena has the best Mexican food in the area. It’s as close to what we found at home that we could find. Tbe have the best Fajitas around!
Mark F.
We have been wanting to try for a while. Excellent street tacos and fajitas! Definitely our new favorite and they have Victoria in bottles. The mini tacos are homemade and try the ranchero beans sooo good. Have to say best in Charleston and we have been eating Mexican for 23 years in this town.