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Hijole Arturo’s! Let’s Eat!

I participate in the Restaurant.com #ReviewCrew and receive perks which allow me to dine with a discount at the restaurant of my choice.

As much as I love Mexican food, I hardly ever go to Mexican restaurants. They just don’t auto-pop in my mind when I’m thinking of places to eat, but I hit upon a superstar when I was out on a date the other night — Arturo’s Mexican Restaurant in New Bern, North Carolina.

Arturo's Mexican Restaurant New Bern

The decor was warm and inviting and I liked it instantly upon walking inside.

Arturo's Mexican Restaurant_New Bern NC

But they hooked my heart the moment they plunked down a complimentary basket of tortilla chips and salsa.

Arturo's chips and salsa

I liked those chips so much that I ordered some queso too. (Rumor has it there was also a second basket of chips involved.)

Arturo's chips and queso

One thing I love about Mexican restaurants is that it’s super easy to find vegetarian options, and even though I’m not a vegetarian, I eat like one a heck of a lot. So I ordered a cheese quesadilla with a side of Mexican rice.

Arturo's Cheese Quesadilla - Mexican rice

Across the table from me was one man and two plates of Mexican goodness. He ordered burritos deluxe, re-fried beans and rice.

Arturo's Burritos Deluxe
Arturo's Mexican rice and refried beans

I don’t normally rave about the food in Mexican restaurants because it’s usually good, but not worth a flip. In this case everything was outstanding. The service was also friendly, responsive and efficient. I’ll definitely hit up Arturo’s again and again.

Psssst, I’ve been search-stalking the independent restaurants on Restaurant.com lately because I’ve been having such good luck with the places I find there.

New Bern is a charming waterside community and I wanted to take a little ride over there for dinner and a stroll for date night, and that’s why I picked Arturo’s Mexican Restaurant. Of course, I used a restaurant.com gift certificate to save on the check total too.

Do you have a favorite Mexican restaurant? What’s your favorite Mexican food?

About Liz

Liz Mays is a professional lifestyle blogger in coastal North Carolina. She loves writing about food and sharing recipes, and has a passion for travel, tech, entertainment, home decor and style.

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  1. We eat at Mexican restaurants a lot because we can often find Gluten free options for my boys. I like the shrimp tacos on corn tortillas .

  2. I don’t eat a lot of Mexican food, but it is a nice treat to eat at a Mexican restaurant every so often. Plus, my hubby and kids love it. Arturo’s looks like a good one.

  3. everything looks so amazing i want some now~

  4. I LOVE Mexican food and I think that comes from being a West coast girl. We can drive just 4hrs to Southern California and experience the best Mexican food on the planet (even better than some I have had IN Mexico!)

  5. Okay yum!!! I need to get some of those tortillas like asap! I love.. adore Mexican cuisine.. this looks really authentic and fresh!

  6. I have a couple of favorite Mexican restaurants in my area. I love Mexican food, especially veggie fajitas.