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10 Spots to Savor Latin American Food at the Delaware Beaches

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Agave

Not to be confused with the Agave in Chadds Ford, Pa., this anchor on Second Street in Lewes has expanded twice to meet customer demand. (Even so, expect a wait!) The unique fish tacos are served in a crisp, puffy shell. Margaritas, of course, are a fan favorite.

137 Second St., Lewes • (302) 645-1232

 

Cabanas

This hidden gem, which specializes in food from El Salvador, is tucked away in a strip center on Route 1 in Lewes. Try the “combo,” which includes a pupusa, a tamale, plantains, avocado and refried beans.

18388 Coastal Hwy., Lewes • (302) 313-4398

 

El Dorado

The affable Aquiles Demerutis is your host at this quick-casual eatery just off Route 1. It’s known for its fish tacos and a buffet of accoutrements, including several hot sauces.

18766 John J. Williams Hwy. (Route 24), Rehoboth Beach • (302) 645-1596

 

La Tonalteca

The chain has restaurants in Millsboro and Millville. For tourists, the most visible is the Rehoboth site. All specialize in affordable Tex-Mex dishes.

4578 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach • (302) 644-3994

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Dos Locos

Latin American cuisine is the jump-off point for Dos Locos, which has moved several times around downtown Rehoboth to increasingly larger digs. Those who want Alaskan king crab legs or fish-and-chips with a taco on the side can find them—plus a selection of crushes—here.

208 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach • (302) 227-3353

 

Mariachi

Yolanda Pineda’s delightful restaurant features Central American dishes and a vegetarian menu. A bonus: It’s just steps from the boardwalk.

14 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach • (302) 227-0115

 

El Azteca

A newcomer to the Forgotten Mile, this restaurant has a sister location in Dover. If you’re itching to try several items, there’s a long list of combination dinners.

20672 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach • (302) 278-7507

 

Mez-Cali

Formerly Dewey Beach Club, Mez-Cali lets owner Jeff Treacy focus more on tequila cocktails and tacos. But this is not an average Tex-Mex restaurant—you might find a chicken burrito bowl or sweet potato taco alongside more familiar renditions.

1205 Coastal Hwy., Dewey Beach • (302) 260-9017

 

Papa Grande’s Coastal Taqueria

You can’t beat the views from the deck, which overlook the water and marsh. You also can’t beat the street corn, sprinkled with chili dust, sea salt and cilantro.

38929 Madison Ave, Selbyville • (302) 436-7272

 

Luna’s Cactus Café

Before you even peruse the menu, order a pitcher of sangria and some chorizo con queso for the table. Seafood selections include blackened tuna, salmon, fish tacos and seafood chimichangas.

West Fenwick Station, Route 54, Selbyville • (302) 436-4492

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