The Best Mexican Restaurants On Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island is the perfect getaway for families. It boasts incredible natural beauty, lots of outdoor activities, and fascinating shops to explore. With all these attractions, it’s easy to forget that AMI’s culinary scene is also top-notch. You’ll find local flavors that highlight fresh-caught seafood as well as the best in international cuisine. The Anna Maria Beach Resort keeps you close to the island’s best restaurants!

If one day you find yourself craving good old-fashioned tacos or quesadillas (because who doesn’t?), here are some of the top family-friendly Mexican restaurants on Anna Maria Island. 

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Tortilla Bay Southwest Grille

For some fast, casual, and delicious Tex-Mex food, look no further than Tortilla Bay. Their food is freshly served by friendly staff at lunch and supper time. Menu items include beach bum burritos, tasty tacos, braised pork, sunset quesadillas, gone fishing tacos, and more. Order any main dish with a side and beverage. Most meat dishes can also be made vegetarian, if desired, substituting the meat for mushrooms. Food is authentic, home-cooked, and will satisfy any Mexican craving!

Visit Tortilla Bay at 5318 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, near the Island Shopping Center. Their opening hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. 

Plan Your Stay? 

Luxury and location meet head-to-head at Anna Maria Beach Resort. We offer stunning AMI vacation rentals with Gulf views that are sure to take your breath away. Among our 31 suites, you can choose from a combination of deluxe and standard rooms. Located near all the best AMI attractions, you won’t have to look far to have a great time!

Poppo’s Taqueria

Here, you’ll only find the highest-quality food. At Poppo’s, all ingredients are whole, fresh, local when available, and organic whenever possible. Meals are all made from scratch by hand. Even though you might wait a little longer for your food, it’s definitely worth it!

Instead of ordering off a menu, design your own tacos, burritos, quesadillas, bowls, or big bowls. You want cheese? Put as much of it as you want! Hold the beans? Replace it with extra meat. You decide from a variety of toppings, such as cheese, meats, rice, vegetables, and beans. Food can also be delivered right to the comfort of your Anna Maria Island rental!

But if you want the full experience designing your own dish, stop by Poppo’s at 212C Pine Avenue. They are open between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m.

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Wicked Cantina 

This cantina specializes in delicious, hand-made Austin-style Tex Mex, but you’ll find some tasty American classics too. The restaurant is locally owned and operated and has a modern, friendly feel. Families are welcome, and there’s also a full liquor bar for Mom and Dad!

Food is fresh and authentic (and a little spicy too). For breakfast, try options like the chorizo scrambler, breakfast taco plate, huevos rancheros, or Texas omelet. Lunch and dinner menu items include a host of enchiladas – Tex Mex classic, pork, seafood, beef – and tacos – fajita, cowboy brisket, shrimp, blackened mahi, and more. There’s also quesadillas, burritos, sandwiches, and burgers. For those with dietary restrictions, you might be surprised that there are quite a few options at the Sarasota location, including fajita portobello tacos and roasted veggie bowl. 

Happy hour runs daily from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and all-day Sunday. Get a house margarita for only $6, house wine for $4, and select beer for just $1.25. With your happy hour order also comes free unlimited homemade chips and salsa!  

Visit the Bradenton Beach location at 101 7th Street North, or if you’re in Sarasota, you can stop by at 1603 N Tamiami Trl.