Where to eat Spanish food in Methuen: The Best Restaurants and Bars

December 10, 2019 Nicolette Lion

Discover Restaurants offering the best Spanish food in Methuen, Massachusetts, United States. Methuen /mɛˈθuːɛn/ is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 47,255 at the 2010 census.
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7. Tekila's Mexican Restaurant

126 Merrimack St, Methuen, MA 01844-6109 Mexican, Latin, Spanish Lunch, Dinner +1 978-655-3740
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3 based on 9 reviews

Reviewed By StarWeez

One warning you will get from nutritionists and other health mavens is that Mexican food can be salty, high-cholesterol and high-fat. We found the food here at Tekila's to be extremely healthful, fresh, not salty, and it did not leave us feeling stuffed or bloated. We stopped in for lunch one day just after the place opened. We noticed that each table had an empty beer six-pack carrier with salt, pepper, wrapped utensils, extra hot sauce, and napkins, so that you did not have to flag down the wait staff each time you needed these basic implements. One server was handling the entire establishment—seating customers, mixing drinks, taking orders, delivering food, and clearing. There were only three parties in the restaurant at the time, counting ourselves, but this young lady zipped right along, energetically, never missing anything. She brought us chips and salsa, took our drink orders, then our lunch orders, and then went off to tend to somebody else. The salsa proved to have a sneaky hot bite not perceptible until you had about your eighth or ninth chip. My companion ordered the arroz con pollo without the cheese sauce. I opted for something I had never seen before on a Mexican restaurant menu--chorizo tacos, without the sour cream or cheese, but extra salsa. The chicken dish was enormous, and covered with fresh sautéed red & green peppers and red onions, freshly made pico di gallo, and very fluffy Mexican rice. The three tacos were piled high with sausage and vegetables, and each was wrapped in TWO soft tacos, so they did not break apart when you picked them up to eat them. The salsa with this meal tasted much different than the chip salsa, very spicy and it, too, had a bite. The tacos came with a big scoop of the Mexican rice, again quite fluffy and not greasy at all, and the refried beans were served in a soup cup. Neither dish tasted salty at all. My companion could not finish her entree, so we took home part of the meal. Tekila's does have a sports bar atmosphere--there are at least half a dozen big screens, all tuned to sporting events. We can see how this place will get a bit crazy during major sporting events. The restaurant also features live music--we observed a bandstand with instruments already set up when we came in. We were quite pleased with our experience here. We will definitely be back.

6. Fuego Latin Fushion Bar & Restaurant

438 S Broadway, Salem, NH 03079-4310 Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American +1 603-458-6585 http://fuegolatinrestaurant.com

Reviewed By 543ginav

Fuego is in a building that has housed many different restaurants, from pancakes to seafood to Italian bistro... But this is the very best restaurant to find a home here. There is an attractive bar and about 60 seats in booths and tables. The music is lively but not too loud. There are enough servers, and they are good at their job. Lots of beers on tap... Do have a Modelo. Ambiance is pleasant. But what matters when you go out to eat? The food, of course. And here is where Fuego excels.I was a little dubious when we got there. There's a giant sign outside proclaiming "Tacos!" I have had enough fake Mexican or TexMex to last me a lifetime. But the menu told a different story. They are not kidding when they claim to be Latin fusion. Everything that I have loved from the Caribe, from Mexico, and from all islands in between appears here, along with some completely new and unexpected combinations. And the tostones are as good as the ones my father in law used to make.Fuego has won itself some new fans!

5. Pollo Tipico

190 Lawrence St, Lawrence, MA 01841-2521 Spanish, Caribbean, Latin, Fast Food Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch Takeout, Delivery, Table Service +1 978-975-8013 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pollo-Tipico/102187999824957
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4 based on 21 reviews

Pollo Tipico

Reviewed By HR00917

I was staying in Tewksbery and the food was horrible. Luckily i found this gem nearby in Lawrence. The rice and beans were hot and ready to serve. The aguacate was fresh.The chicharon de pollo (fried chicken) was absolutely delicious. It was tender, juicy, and crispy!! The food portions were gigantic!! The staff was very friendly and hospitable. I would give them 10 stars if I could. If you are in the area I highly recommend them. Best Dominican food in Massachusetts!!

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4. El Taller

275 Essex St, Lawrence, MA 01840-1565 Mexican, Latin, Cafe, Spanish Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible +1 978-965-4145 http://eltallerlawrence.foodmaker.website
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4 based on 19 reviews

El Taller

Reviewed By egslade

I had been here for tea and meetings in the past but it wasn't until a month or so ago that I went for lunch. It was so good that I was back again two weeks later. Both times I had the shrimp torta: grilled shrimp, avocado, tomato, and lettuce on a wonderful soft bun with a spicy mayo, so good! The torta came with a side of sweet potato fries which were delicious. The decor in El Taller is fun and colorful. It's a great place to meet with friends or colleagues or spend some quiet time. I will definitely be back again soon. They do have a beer and wine license and I understand they sometimes have entertainment at night, including poetry and music.

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3. Mi Mexico Lindo

5 Pleasant St, Methuen, MA 01844 Mexican, Spanish Dinner, Lunch Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service [email protected] +1 978-682-2271 https://www.mimexicolindomethuen.com/
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4 based on 61 reviews

Mi Mexico Lindo

Mi Mexico Lindo Provides Mexican Appetizers, Salads, Soups, Sides, Fajitas, Enchiladas, Burritos, Sandwiches, Meat/chicken/seafood/vegetarian Entrees, Kids Menu & Desserts to the Methuen, MA Area.

Reviewed By fudgbug

We hadn't been to Mexico Lindo in quite a while and weren't disappointed with our most recent visit. Salsa and chips were fresh. Food was delicious, service friendly and Margaritas muy bueno.In fact, we'll be having our great grandson's birthday dinner here.

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2. Plaza Azteca

552 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844-2048 Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service +1 978-794-0908 http://www.plazaaztecanewengland.com/methuen/index.html
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4 based on 163 reviews

Plaza Azteca

Just ate there and I'd like to review it. Could not find it on your list of restaurants. Thank you.

Reviewed By Claymie531

Went in for lunch during the week. Not busy yet the service was extremely slow for no reason we could see. Menu and food options were ample as well as the drinks. Wouldn’t necessarily go back, there are plenty of other places with equally good food and better/ quicker service

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1. Cafe Azteca

180 Common St, Lawrence, MA 01840-1507 Mexican, Latin, Spanish Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Reservations +1 978-689-7393 http://www.cafe-azteca.com/
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4 based on 179 reviews

Cafe Azteca

Reviewed By bostonguy87

I was here in early May for a business lunch, the food and apps were wonderful. The service was a little slow.

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