Gulf Shores, AL

4 Great Mexican Restaurants in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Ana Kimber

Baldwin County, Alabama is home to many unique restaurants. You can find plenty of seafood and burger joints, but Mexican food is prevalent here as well! Let's take a look at some delicious Mexican restaurants in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

1. Cactus Cantina

Location: 3849 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL

Phone Number: (251) 943-8115

Website: Cactus Cantina


  • Monday - Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Friday - Saturday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
  • Sunday - 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Located in Gulf Shores, as well as Orange Beach, Fairhope, Foley and Pensacola, FL this restaurant chain has been operating for over 11 years. Right off Highway 59, Cactus Cantina is just a few minutes from the beach. This establishment has indoor, outdoor, and bar seating. Their menu has many authentic Tex-Mex dishes including steak fajitas, chicken tacos, and a large selection of margarita flavors.

2. Margarita Loca Bar & Grill

Location: 3800 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Suite 370, Gulf Shores, AL

Phone Number: (251) 948-0818

Website: Margarita Loca Bar & Grill Facebook Page, Website


  • Monday - Closed
  • Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sunday - 11am - 4pm

Located in Gulf Shores, this establishment is just minutes from the beach. With a wide variety of authentic Mexican dishes to choose from, they have something for everyone. The house margarita is a favorite as is the fishbowl margarita. Be sure to come thirsty or bring a friend if you order one of these! The carnitas and tamales are the go to dishes here and are made from scratch. A fun aspect to this restaurant is the karaoke on Wednesday and Friday nights! They also offer online ordering.

3. Cantina La Luz

Location: 1545 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL

Phone Number: (251) 968-5171

Website: Cantina La Luz Facebook Page


  • Monday - Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Saturday - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sunday - Closed

Although Cantina La Luz is located in a strip mall, you will find an extensive menu with all your favorites. Located Gulf Shores, this eatery is also just a few minutes from the beach. Many patrons rave about the Birria Tacos, the guacamole, and the enchiladas. This restaurant is family owned and is also pet friendly!

4. El Toro Mexican Restaurant

Location: 3645 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Suite 102, Gulf Shores, AL

Phone Number: (251) 968-9030

Website: El Toro Mexican Restaurant Facebook Page


  • Monday - Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Friday - Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

This Mexican eatery is another local favorite! Customers rave about their carnitas burrito, tacos, and quesadillas. Known for their spicy salsa, delicious margaritas and exceptional service, this is another must visit restaurant while in Gulf Shores!

If you are headed to the beautiful Alabama Gulf Coast beaches and are looking for some authentic Mexican food, be sure to check out one, if not all, of these establishments! All are located on Gulf Shores Parkway and are just a few minutes from the beach.

Have you visited any of these Mexican restaurants? Did you enjoy the food? Was the service up to par? Let us know in the comments! Be sure to include your favorites!

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