• Maria's Mexican Restaurant

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Separate vegan menu with “our promise to you” that it’s all plant based - includes traditional Mexican offerings such as burrito, nacho, fajita, and taco salad. Open Mon-Sun 10:30am-10:00pm.

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11 Reviews

First Review by partofthepack28


Points +140

23 Apr 2023

Vegan Menu

We eat here pretty regularly. We’re always treated well and enjoy the food.

Pros: Vegan menu, Good service & prices, Nice vibe



Points +18

16 Jan 2023

great Mexican option if you’re in the area!

My fiancé and I were in the area and decided to stop for dinner. We were seated really quickly and our waitress was really nice and attentive! The separate vegan menu is a big win!

The veggie fajitas were really good. This wasn’t on the menu, but it did come with beans, rice, and a salad w/sour cream and guacamole on the side. The beans had cheese on them initially, but when I asked about getting a replacement plate, they did so with no questions! The beans were really good and flavorful after asking for no cheese, and the rice and salad were also great.

Menu could be a little clearer and the parking situation isn’t ideal, but I would definitely recommend stopping in if you’re in the area!


Points +16

18 Nov 2022

Good Mexican restaurant

Many options and flexible

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Very flexible, Good service


Points +276

20 Sep 2020

Great tasty food but too salty

I had the vegan burrito which was great. With that being said if they would cut the salt in half it would be perfect. I do like to eat salty but this was too much even for me. I’ll make sure to tell them next time because the food here is delicious

edit 09/2020
I reduced my rating from 4 to 3 stars. The reason is that there is no quality control for the food. Last week the food was delicious. I ordered the tamales and the burrito bowl. This week I got the same thing but the burrito bowl was uneditable due to overwhelming salt. They still have the same issue one year later apparently and I forgot to request for low salt.
The tamales were all smushi and not well formed like last time.
I might give them another chance but I won’t become regular.


Points +44

08 Jul 2020

Slow service

Waitress was slow, she asked us what we ordered multiple times after ordering. After we ordered a vegan dish it had cheese on it. I don't think the waitress knew what the word vegan means. I don't trust even the vegan dishes because of this, I'm highly doubtful that the vegan dishes are even vegan or vegetarian.

Pros: Tastes good

Cons: Slow service, miscommunication


Points +892

07 Dec 2019


After reading positive reviews and comments we were super disappointed. Dedicated vegan menu yes, but nothing special and something I could easily cook better at home. Basically Nachos without cheese, burrito bowl no cheese and swimming in liquid from the beans and lettuce. Burrito just plain and meh and tamales dry and lacking flavour. If you have a dedicated vegan menu why not have some vegan sour cream, crema, vegan cheese or tofu? Ordered top shelf margaritas and way too much sweet and sour mix. Personally(hate to say it) but Chipotle is much better with at least the sofritas option. 4 of us ate here and all agreed that we wouldn’t come back. Maria’s, we appreciate the dedicated vegan menu but it needs a lot of improvement and more imagination in our opinion!

Pros: Dedicated vegan menu

Cons: Not the best area in town, Plain and flavourless , Very limited options


Points +183

25 Oct 2019

Delicious generous portions

The place has the vegan menus right out on the table. Super nice and accommodating.

Pros: Plenty of vegan options, Great service, Cheap!

Cons: They serve meat too


Points +87

19 May 2019

Get the Tamales!

Two words: VEGAN TAMALES. They are soooo good and filling. Also a big fan of their rice and refined beans! Love love love that they have a separate vegan menu!

Pros: Good amount of options, Lots of bang for your buck, Yummy


Points +20

22 Feb 2019

Horrible Experience

I saw this place pop up on the Happy Cow app and I was excited to try something new close to my job. I called in my order and was told it would be ready in 20 minutes. I arrived 15 minutes later and continued to wait for an additional 40 minutes. The entire time I remained calm, browsing my cell phone waiting for my order. The two staff members walked by time and time again without acknowledging me. When my order was ready the lady came by my table dropped the order on the table with a little force and mumbled have a nice day. I rushed out since my lunch break was clearly almost over. Sat down in the office, took a bite and all of my grilled vegetables tasted like fish. This is a clear indication that all food is cooked on the same grill with other animal products. Maybe this was all my mistake for reading reviews and assuming this place was vegan friendly. Depending on the type of vegan you are this place may do the trick but not for me. I’ll stick to places like Luna’s Living Kitchen, Fern and Bean Vegan Cuisine for my vegan fix in Charlotte.

Cons: Cross Contamination, Slow Service, Rude Staff


Points +244

15 Feb 2019

Tamales 🤤🤤

Their tamales are amazing! They come covered in sautéed peppers and onions and this delicious tomato sauce. And they’re three huge tamales for like 8$. LOVE!


Points +35

03 Feb 2019

Delicious Food

This was my favorite Mexican restaurant in Charlotte before I even know they had a dedicated vegan menu. It’s so good!

Pros: Vegan menu

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