Plaza Mariachi is a central Mexican restaurant that’s located in a busy shopping and dining section of the small Cape Fear town of Leland. Found just off of US Highway 17, this fast and easy-going restaurant features plenty of Mexican specialties which includes all the staples that Americans love, as well as some unique, and authentic, dishes to sample.
The interior of the restaurant is cozy and inviting, with a collection of booths and tables that are perfect for hungry patrons and family groups. (A bar is located on-site as well.) The menu is temptingly vast, with a number of staples like quesadillas, “American Favorites,” tacos, nachos, enchiladas, burritos, and combination platters. Hungry patrons will want to start with the combination dishes, which are nicely-priced and include variations of tacos, burritos, chalupas, beans, rice, and other familiar Mexican staples. For something a little different, peruse the big specials categories, which can include more hearty meals like steak, shrimp, and grilled chicken, which are all infused with Mexican flavors. When coupled with a margarita or cold beer, (there’s a menu page dedicated to beverages), patrons can enjoy a filling meal that’s perfect for an evening out with friends, or just an easy-going stop while exploring the heart of Leland.