Plaza Mexico Restaurant Bar & Grill

By Gillian Birch

If you’re looking for somewhere refreshingly different to eat, Plaza Mexico Restaurant Bar & Grill offers a great choice. Priced to please with something for every taste, you’ll find good food and personal service at any of their Port Charlotte, Sarasota, and Venice Florida restaurants.

Authentic margaritas, enchiladas, tortillas, and fajitas make this a must-do dining experience for Sarasota, Venice, or Port Charlotte visitors and locals alike. Must Do Visitor Guides,

Top Mexican Cuisine in Sarasota

Originally only in Woodsocket, Rhode Island, this small chain of restaurants has an attractive menu that is almost as colorful as the food itself! Open 7 days a week from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday) this authentic Mexican Restaurant, bar, and grill offers delicious Mexican favorites.

The Sarasota Plaza Mexico moved into the former Stonewood Grill on Stickney Point Road just off Siesta Key late in 2017. The premises immediately took on a new look with cactus-leaf chandeliers and vibrant Mexican artworks. Homemade salsa, crisp tortilla chips, and generous portions quickly made a favorable impression on Mexican-loving foodies.

Start your visit with a Signature Margarita – there’s a choice of four sizes and 10 recipes ranging from a Cucumber Margarita with a Sauza Cucumber Chili Tequila base and Citronage Mango Liqueur to the specialty Ocean Blue which has Signature Blue Silver Tequila and Blue Curacao mixed to perfection with Citronage Lime Liqueur. Alternatively, get creative and make your own Margarita concoction with featured flavors.

Tasty Plaza Mexico Menu

Sip your chosen cocktail, beer, rum, or margarita while perusing the menu. All the Mexican favorites are here in one form or another, including Burritos bursting with meat, red sauce and sour cream or served California style topped with cheese dip. Yum! Enchiladas are like you’ve never had before including a Supreme combination of one chicken, one beef, one cheese, and one bean, all topped with chopped iceberg and sour cream.

Browse the salad menu for something a little off the main trail such as avocado mango salad with a choice of chicken, beef, or shrimp. Seafood has its own page, from Camarones al Mojo de Ajo (shrimp in garlic sauce served with rice and guacamole) or perhaps enjoy a mixture of exotic flavors with the Camarones Hawaiianos which includes pineapple sauce, pineapple chunks, shrimp, onions, mushrooms, and mozzarella cheese. Fajitas, tacos, tender mole poblano chicken, and juicy ribeye steaks can all be enjoyed at Plaza Mexico. Even vegetarians get a great choice of dishes while kids get their own mini Mex menu which includes a soft drink.

If you arrive for lunch, there’s a special menu served Monday to Saturday from 11a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Order by name or by number and enjoy their special mixed combos for a great value lunch from $6.95 (April 2018 prices). Round off your meal with a sopapilla, traditional flan, or fried ice cream in true Mexican style.

For those looking for an authentic Mexican dining experience without hopping over to Cancun, Plaza Mexico Restaurant Bar and Grill takes a lot to beat. Smiling service, great food, an extensive menu, and grande portions make this a definite place to try.

Written by: Gillian Birch | Author Website

Gillian Birch is a freelance travel writer and, whenever possible between trips, she enjoys life in Florida. As the wife of a Master Mariner, she has traveled extensively and lived in some exotic locations all over the world, including the Far East and the Republic of Panama. Describing herself as having "endless itchy feet and an insatiable wanderlust", she continues to explore Florida and further afield, writing about her experiences with wonderful clarity and attention to detail. With a diploma in Journalism from the BCJ, she has published several travel books and ebooks, all available on Amazon under her name. Formerly the Florida Editor for BellaOnline from 2011-13, Gillian is an active member of the International Travel Writers' Alliance and the Gulf Coast Writers' Association, and an enthusiastic guest blogger for Must Do Visitor Guides. Learn more about her writing as YourTravelGirl and follow her blog around the world at