Best Mexican Food in Lake Tahoe – Azul Mexican Grill

Azul Mexican Grill offers authentic, gourmet Mexican food for your dining pleasure when you visit Lake Tahoe.

Azul Mexican Grill - Outdoor dining
Azul Mexican Grill – Outdoor dining

In July of 2015, Jose and his daughter came to Lake Tahoe on vacation. They were so enraptured with the beauty of Lake Tahoe that Jose decided that this would be the location of his next restaurant. Jose is a veteran restaurateur and talented chef. Agave Azul Mexican Grill was born.  It has been a favorite of my family since the first day we walked in the door. The food is unmatched and the service impeccable.

Azul Mexican Grill - Traditional Dining
Azul Mexican Grill – Traditional Dining

The Azul Mexican Grill serves the best Mexican food in Lake Tahoe with the perfect blend of elegant and comfortable ambiance. The traditional dining room has both tables and generous booths. It is the ideal location to bring your family and friends for a relaxing, delicious meal. Perhaps you want to catch the game with your meal. The Azul also offers a bar & grill dining area where you will find comfortable tables and HDTVs for your viewing pleasure.

Azul Mexican Grill - Bar & Grill seating
Azul Mexican Grill – Bar & Grill seating

Let’s face it, we really just want excellent food. The Azul Mexican Grill will not disappoint. Your meal begins with chips, salsa and this really great bean and cheese dip. The appetizers are heavenly. You must try the Agave Azul sampler (shown below). Yes, those are bacon wrapped shrimp stuffed with mozzarella cheese.  This appetizer is generous enough to provide the entire meal for two people.

Azul Mexican Grill - Authentic Gourmet Mexican Food
Azul Mexican Grill – Authentic Gourmet Mexican Food

My favorite meal is the Agave Azul Enchiladas. My husband favors the Agave Azul fajitas with home made corn tortillas that melt in your mouth.  Whatever you order, make sure to ask for the home made corn tortillas. I did not even like corn tortillas until Jose convinced me to try his. Now I can’t get enough of them. I also highly recommend their ceviche.

Azul Mexican Grill - Full Bar Service
Azul Mexican Grill – Full Bar Service

The Azul Mexican Grill provides a full bar service. Their signature drinks are divine. My favorite is their Watermelon -Rita. (shown below) It has actual chunks of watermelon floating in the drink.  The best beverage after a day in the sun, to accompany the best Mexican food in Lake Tahoe.

Azul Mexican Grill - Azul Full Bar
Azul Mexican Grill – Azul Full Bar

Dinner at the Azul Mexican Grill will run you an average of $15 a plate plus drink and gratuity. Breakfast and lunch will cost less. Happy hour runs from 3 to 6 pm. The Azul Mexican Grill is open Monday through Friday fro 10:30 to 9pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 9 pm.

Azul Mexican Grill - Happy Hour Specials
Azul Mexican Grill – Happy Hour Specials

You will find the Azul Mexican Grill on the Nevada side of South Lake Tahoe, less than one mile from the state line. Be careful not to mistake it for Azul Latin Kitchen in Heavenly Village. The Latin Kitchen is more of a Cal-Mex blend, rather than authentic, gourmet Mexican like the Azul Mexican Grill.  Take Highway 50 out of California, into Nevada, 0.6 miles. It is just past the Lakeside Inn, next door to Sushi Pier, on the right hand side of the road.

177 Highway 50, Stateline, Nevada
177 Highway 50, Stateline, Nevada

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