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Mezcal Mexican Grill

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Enjoy the Ultimate Blend of Mexican Cuisine and Local Seafood at Mezcal Mexican Grill
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Mezcal Mexican Grill blends the best of Mexican cuisine and seafood to serve delicious meals loaded with fresh ingredients. Grab a margarita and enjoy your unique meal as you take in the restaurant's festive atmosphere.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

The Emerald Coast is a dream come true for anybody who adores seafood. Eventually, however, even the most impressive seafood joints start to feel routine. Thankfully, other options are available in and around Miramar Beach.

If you’ve eaten your fill of shrimp baskets and oysters on the half shell, you’ll be pleased by the novelty offered at Mezcal Mexican Grill. There, you can enjoy a delightful blend of fresh seafood and authentic Mexican ingredients and recipes. However, you don’t have to adore seafood to appreciate the array of flavors offered at this beloved Miramar Beach eatery. You’ll also find a variety of dishes incorporating chicken, ground beef, and steak, plus a few tasty vegetarian offerings.

As much as you’ll love the cuisine at Mezcal Mexican Grill, you’ll be just as impressed by the drinks. The restaurant’s vast margarita menu includes several reasonably-priced selections. If you’re somehow not in the mood for a margarita, you’re also welcome to order one of the other signature cocktails; top options include mojitos, sangrias, and even a Mexican take on the Bloody Mary. Several imported and domestic beers are available, as are a few red and white wines.

The atmosphere at Mezcal is just as festive as the drink menu. Sit out by the Tiki Bar to enjoy a great view and lively conversation. Depending on when you visit, you could be serenaded as you eat; live bands regularly appear throughout the week.

If you eat inside, you’ll find that your surroundings are just as vibrant. Colorful finishings and decor set the restaurant apart, while high ceilings grant it an appealingly open feel. Service is typically prompt, but this is also a place where you can feel comfortable kicking back and taking your time.

A few of our favorite menu items include the following:

Mussels Chorizo
This memorable appetizer features mussels sauteed in a unique sauce that includes butter, white wine, and plenty of flavorful chorizo. 

Gulf Tacos
If you adore fish tacos, you’re in luck: the Gulf tacos at Mezcal Mexican Grill are as fresh as they are delicious. Choose between blackened tuna, Mahi, shrimp, or the catch of the day. You’ll receive three flour or soft corn tortillas packed with your seafood of choice, as well as pico de gallo and cilantro lime slaw. Lime wedges are also offered to provide additional flavor. 

Seafood Enchiladas
You won’t quickly find another enchilada dish quite like this. Packed with shrimp and lobster, these enchiladas come with a delicious jalapeno cream sauce, plus queso fresco and plenty of cilantro. Rice and refried beans are served on the side.

Mexican Lasagna
Pasta may not be your first inclination when visiting a Mexican restaurant, but this hearty lasagna just might change your mind. Between the many baked layers of pasta, you’ll find shredded chicken, cheese, and a house sauce that provides the perfect amount of bite.

Vegetal Burrito
As a vegetarian, there’s no need to compromise on your favorite Mexican dishes. Forget the typical bean burrito; this version is packed with flavorful squash, peppers, onions, and even grilled zucchini. It also contains rice, black beans, and a delicious cilantro-lime sour cream. A generous serving of salsa Roja, queso Blanco, or chipotle sauce can be added to the top of the burrito for a small fee. 

From adventurous seafood-infused recipes to traditional entrees and even pasta, Mezcal Mexican Grill provides a variety of delicious meals featuring fresh and flavorful ingredients. Stop by to discover a whole new take on Mexican cuisine.

Insider Tips:
– If you enjoy the signature drinks served at Mezcal, feel free to snag the appropriate recipes and ingredients to try your hand at mixing a killer cocktail at home. The restaurant’s top drink recipes can be found next door at Seascape Wine & Spirits. 
– Mezcal proudly supports military and first responder patrons, who automatically receive significant discounts on their orders.