No Way Joe's Cantina
No Way Jose's combines delicious authentic Mexican cuisine with a lively atmosphere to create an experience your family will love.
Pigeon Forge Location
(865) 429-7779
104 Walden’s Main Street
Pigeon Forge, 37863
Gatlinburg Location
(865) 430-JOSE (5673)
555 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (at stoplight no. 5)
dining room at No Way Jose's Cantina
no way jose's best mexican food in gatlinburg

The Best Mexican Food in Gatlinburg: 6 Things to Know About our Menu

From enjoying all the fun things to do in Gatlinburg to the variety of activities in Cades Cove and the Smokies, you’ll most definitely work up quite an appetite! When you’re ready for lunch or dinner, allow No Way Jose’s Cantina to be your go-to spot for incredible food and a friendly atmosphere. We want to take you through our menu and share what sets us apart as the best Mexican food in Gatlinburg!  

1. Our salsas and sauces are made fresh daily. 

flautas with queso We pride ourselves on using fresh ingredients for all our food, especially our mouthwatering queso, salsas, guacamole, and other sauces used in our Mexican dishes. The Chile Con Queso is the perfect appetizer, with an ultra-creamy white cheese, green chiles, and our special blend of spices. Add ground beef, jalapenos, black olives, and sour creams for the ultimate loaded dip! 

2. We serve authentic Mexican dishes. 

The menu at No Way Jose’s in Gatlinburg contains all the popular dishes like nachos, quesadillas, burritos, and tacos. Our sizzling fajitas is another traditional Mexican meal that we prepare, and is ideal for 2 people! Choose from steak, chicken, shrimp, or veggies, and they are served on piping hot skillets piled high with sauteed onions and peppers. On the side are plenty of lettuce, pico de gallo, sour cream, and cheddar jack cheese, as well as refried beans, Mexican rice, and fresh tortillas. 

3. Our menu features unique dishes you can’t get anywhere else. 

meal at no way jose'sBesides serving up your favorites, we also have a few unique specialty items on the menu that you must try! For example, a one-of-a-kind appetizer you’ll love is the Avocado Fiesta. We take a fresh avocado and stuff it with shredded chicken and cheddar jack cheese, then deep dry it in a tempura batter. Served with a side of spicy green salsa and El Rancho sauce, this dish is bold and oh-so-tasty! Other specialty dishes include Pepe’s Chicken and Lime Enchiladas, the Chicken Picante, and Papa’s Mexican Pizza. 

4. You can order a custom combination of your favorites. 

If you can’t choose between all the delicious dishes, that’s okay! You can get the best Mexican food in Gatlinburg by ordering your own combination of favorites. You can choose 1, 2, or 3 combo options like the Chicken Tamale and Cheese Enchilada or the Taco, Chile Relleno and Mini Tostada. Try one of everything and order Jose’s Mucho Grande Combo, which comes with a Taco, Cheese Enchilada, Mini Burrito, and Chile Relleno.

5. Our drink menu includes Mexican beer and the best margaritas.

no way jose barThe drinks at No Way Jose’s are top-notch, and we’re known for the best margaritas in town. But we have lots more options than that! Choose from domestic beer as well as Mexican beer like Dos Equis and Tecate. If you like tropical cocktails, we have quite a few, such as Tropical Breeze with rum, blue curacao, and fresh pineapple juice, and of course, an ultimate Pina Colada!

6. You won’t want to skip dessert. 

The biggest mistake when eating at our downtown Gatlinburg restaurant is skipping dessert! We have several options for a sweet treat to end your meal, including Fried Ice Cream and Caramel Flan. Be sure to save a little room for dessert– your taste buds will thank you!

Browse our menu to get an idea of what you want to order when you’re in town. We can’t wait for you to experience firsthand the best Mexican food in Gatlinburg! 

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