Tijuana Flats

Kitschy Mexican chain restaurant known for an extensive hot sauce bar & colorful, muraled walls



13860 Wellington Trace, Wellington, FL 33414


26.662000632184, -80.267473317157




11AM- 9:00PM


11AM- 9:30PM


11AM- 9:30PM


11AM- 9:30PM


11AM- 9:30PM


11AM- 9:30PM


11AM- 9:00PM

Throwback Thursdaze $7.99 burrito or bowl with chips and a soda


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Tijuana Flats Tex- Mex is a privately held American restaurant chain serving Tex-Mex cuisine. It has over 135 locations throughout Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, and Indiana. Tijuana Flats restaurants are fast- casual hybrids with fresh food, hat sauce bars, art murals and off- beat culture.

Like most college kids, our founder, Brian Wheeler, liked going to bars and restaurants. So much so that in 1995, he got the crazy idea to open his own despite never having worked in one. Problem was, like most college kids, Brian was broke. Fortunately for Tex-Mex fans, Brian’s dad loaned him the money to open the first Tijuana Flats in Winter Park, Florida.

In ‘99, Brian’s success caught the eye of restaurant industry hotshot Camp Fitch, who left retirement to become partner & chairman of Tijuana Flats. Brian’s dad, Chester Wheeler, soon followed suit, leaving a 30-year career at a Fortune 500 company to become CFO of Tijuana Flats. Since then, Tijuana Flats has grown to 124 restaurants in four very lucky states.

While most college grads would be stoked just to own their own restaurant, Brian had a burning desire to go beyond burritos. So he created the “Smack My Ass & Call Me Sally” line of hot sauces, which includes a variety of flavorful sauces that range from sweet heat to full blown burns.

Judging from our eclectic “non-chain” vibe, it may seem like we don’t have a care in the world. But the truth is, we care deeply about the people in our company, restaurants and communities. Which is why we attract the best-of-the-best team members who engage with guests from the time they walk in to the time they leave. We may be fast casual, but everyone at Tijuana Flats takes the time to truly care. That’s just how we roll.

We satisfy people’s cravings for bold flavors and colorful experiences piled high with big-hearted over-the-top service. And we proudly celebrate every person and every community with Tex Mex For All. That nicely sums up what we do. But who are we at our core and what do we believe? Our core values can answer that. They’re the main things we believe are important in life and behaviors we strive to achieve at all times.





7 reviews for “Tijuana Flats

  1. Emma B

    So yummy! Came in for some dinner and had the best time.

    I ordered the new shrimp bowl which was amazing and the crispy shrimp tacos as well!

    The staff here is amazing. So attentive and responsive. I was so pleased with my experience. The staff alone is why I will return here.

    Food was quality, loved it so much.

  2. Sheila R

    I would like to thank Yelp for allowing me to attend this event. The staff at this location is sooo nice. Everyone was very helpful. I ordered the Tijuana trio for for my appetizer and the new shrimp bowl as my entree. The trio was delish. It came with 2 bags of chips and a side of guacamole,queso ,and salsa. The shrimp bowl was great. No too heavy but had a lot of flavor. The restaurant was clean and the vibe was good: very colorful decor and would be a great place to bring your kids .

  3. Hillary L

    Quick fast friendly service with my friend and the kiddos for lunch today. My son and I share the street corn chicken flautas while our friend got the street corn bowl and a kids cheese quesadilla meal. If you come in the near future you can check out their street corn takeover!

  4. Alexandra A

    Order from here quite often and food has always been ok. Ordered online last Friday and picked up my order; two bags. Looked at receipt and noted it was my order. Got home and nothing in the bag was what we had ordered. Receipt on the other bag had an order for a different Nancy. Called to explain the mix up and she offered to refund my money. Said, “Sure that would be great.”. Guess she just wanted to appease me because she never issued the refund. I didn’t bother to keep my receipt, my bad. Oh well, live and learn.

  5. Meredith A

    Going to give it a four this time only because we really like their food just get tired of something being wrong and we always do take out so I’m not gonna wait for them to fix it. I had the area supervisor call me personally and apologize and made good on the problem so I really appreciate that at least they took care of it. Their food is usually fantastic. Once in a while there’s an issue but there should never be an issue so once again I appreciate that they took care of it thank you very much Dan!

  6. Alexis N

    This place is always so amazing. The food is great. The people that work here are so kind and friendly and seem to like their jobs. I come here frequently with my kiddos and they always eat so well here. I’ve never heard them be so quiet and it’s because they are shoving their faces with chicken nachos. I can’t recommend it enough.

  7. Joel G

    We have been enjoying the Thurzdaze Burrito special for over a year. The staff are all friendly and helpful. They have a small outdoor section and a fair sized indoor dining room. When we are just doing a pick up, I have ordered using the app and the website, and it is so easy. Plus I can save our ‘usual’ orders so that I don’t have to rethink what we like on our tacos and burritos. Great place. Would recommend highly.

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