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23 Best Mexican Restaurants

Mexican food is a genre of cuisine that is exciting, spicy, and flavorful. Home to many diverse cultures, Mexico has become an epicenter of culinary interaction and development, resulting in a flavor-packed cuisine with dishes to please all tastes. From sizzling fajitas to hearty carne asada, there is something delectable to satisfy palates of any experience level. 


Mexican cuisine is one of the world’s most rich and diverse culinary traditions, full of bold flavors and unique ingredients. From the coastlines of Yucatan to the mountains of Oaxaca, Mexican cooks craft delicious recipes that draw on centuries of tradition and cultural exchange. Whether you’re a foodie looking for a new experience or a tourist wanting to try something wildly different, Mexican cuisine has something special to offer. 


From tacos and enchiladas to salsas and tamales, this ancient country has created a diverse range of dishes that can tantalize even the most sophisticated palate. Every region in Mexico produces its own take on classic dishes, infusing them with local ingredients and creating a truly remarkable variety of tastes. With bright colors, intense aromas, and fresh herbs, your journey into Mexican food will be an unforgettable one. Get ready for unforgettable flavors from every corner of Mexico! 


Mexican food also has one more distinct advantage: it can easily be made vegan or vegetarian if desired! So whether you're looking for a tasty dinner to bring the family together or simply want something warm to stave off the winter chill, Mexican food has something delicious for everyone!




The following list is ordered by popularity.

  1. Chilis


    You may be familiar with the iconic red pepper logo of Chili’s which has caught the attention of people since its doors opened in 1975. Since then, the Chili’s jingle was featured in one of the Austin Powers movies and sung by Mike Myers. Chili’s received another boost of internet popularity with the introduction of the social media app Vine, where a clip went viral of a teenager stating their slogan.

  2. Casa Ole

    Casa Ole

    Casa Ole is the absolute pinnacle of Tex-Mex fast food for all the family. Great quality, authentic flavors, with a price to compete with fast food chains and quality to compete with any Mexican restaurant out there. Casa Ole first opened its doors in 1973 in Pasadena Texas and has since grown to well over 30 locations expanding methodically throughout Texas and even making inroads in Louisiana. Casa Ole has managed to maintain steady growth in even the most adverse economic conditions because it gets the key principles right. Good quality, great taste, excellent service, and unbeatable prices.

  3. Cafe Rio

    Cafe Rio

    Cafe Rio’s is a popular American fast food restaurants that serves a wide range of Mexican food in a casual style. The Cafe Rio menu includes appetisers, tostadas, salads, burritos, desserts, enchiladas, tacos, quesadillas, soups, deserts and beverages. The company makes its own tortillas, salads and sauces daily in each restaurant.

  4. Baja Fresh

    Baja Fresh

    Baja Fresh is a chain of restaurants that serve Mexican-style fast casual food. The company uses fresh ingredients and has an impressive range of burritos, tacos, salads, quesadillas and sides.

  5. Azteca


    Azteca is as authentic Tex Mex as you can get this north of the border to Mexico. They pride themself on serving family-style, home-cooked, Mexican cuisine with all of those Texan influences that you have come to not only expect but love. And, they added a little of their own flair to it too.

  6. Abuelos


    Abuelos is a popular chain of Mexican restaurants, which are found across America. The company was voted America’s favourite Mexican restaurant, which is testimony to its high-quality food at everyday prices, and great hospitality.

  7. Zambrero


    Zambrero is a Mexican-inspired fast-casual chain founded in 2005 by Dr. Sam Prince. As a 21-year-old in med school with around $16,000 in savings, he took a chance to start Zambrero. While working at a local Mexican food restaurant, he felt his intuition telling him that Mexican food could be better done in Australia. He decided to take the leap and took on the challenge to make it happen.

  8. Taco Del Mar

    Taco Del Mar

    A fast-paced yet casual restaurant, the Taco Del Mar menu has a Baja flair to it and Mexican dishes known to be found most often on the coast or sandy beach. You could say that this beach-front concept brought a little bit of coastal flavor into places one wouldn’t have thought of.

  9. Taco Mayo

    Taco Mayo

    An addition to the world of quick service that isn’t your traditional cheeseburger or fried chicken that seems to be done by everyone these days. Instead, they bring a Mexican flavor to the scene with a dash of Tex-Mex additions that have become seen as nothing but timeless.

  10. Rosas Cafe

    Rosas Cafe

    An authentic Tex-Mex fast-casual restaurant chain, Rosa’s Cafe was founded 39 years ago in San Angelo, Texas. In 1995, Rosa’s Cafe's 5 locations were bought by Bobby D. Cox who then expanded the restaurant chain to the more than 50 restaurants they are today. Located throughout Texas, all Rosa’s Cafe restaurants are independently owned and are characterized by their authentic and colorful Mexican interior décor. 

  11. Chuys


    Chuy’s opened its doors on April 16, 1982, in a prominent place called Austin in Texas. Initially, the restaurant replaced an old, closed Texas barbeque restaurant that was shut down due to low demand for their food. The restaurant could carry a maximum of 60 customers and had a women s restroom and an outside men’s restroom. The founders of the restaurant, John Zap and Mike Young had a vision for a vibrant and trendy Tex- mex spot that offers natural, fresh food in a welcoming environment. Chuy’s was created from modest origins, and due to its designer's insufficient capital and ingenuity, the founder made strange judgments about the restaurant's décor.

  12. Del Taco

    Del Taco

    Del Taco is a popular chain of American fast food restaurants that specialises in Tex-Mex food, as well as American foods such as burgers, fries, and shakes.

  13. El Pollo Loco

    El Pollo Loco

    El Pollo Loco is a popular chain of restaurants, which specialises in Mexican-style grilled chicken. The company never uses frozen chicken, instead, they make everything fresh, by hand, in every single restaurant daily.

  14. Qdoba


    Qdoba is a popular chain of Mexican-style restaurants serving food in a fast-casual setting. The company strives on providing great service, and high-quality food in a fast fashion. All of the kitchens are open

  15. On The Border

    On The Border

    On The Border was founded in 1982 in Dallas, Texas by three friends with a passion for tequila and Tex-Mex food. It was originally known as “On The Border South Texas Café” and it quickly grew into a renowned Tex-Mex restaurant in the South.

  16. Filibertos


    If you're looking for delicious Mexican food in the Phoenix area, look no further than Filiberto's! They offer a variety of authentic Mexican dishes that will have you coming back for more again and again.

  17. Costa Vida

    Costa Vida

    Powered by over 5,000 employees, Costa Vida offers a fresh take on Mexican cuisine in a fast-casual setting. JD and Sarah Gardner opened their first branch in 2003 - the brand has since expanded to over 100 locations in the US and Canada. The couple fell in love with the sun-kissed beaches and incredible cuisines in Cabo San Lucas during their vacation. They brainstormed how they would bring signature cuisines home with them.

  18. Plaza Azteca

    Plaza Azteca

    Plaza Azteca, a popular Mexican franchise with an extremely wide variety on its menu, serves states along the Eastern coast of the United States. With a minimalistic website featuring only the essentials needed to tell you Plaza Azteca locations, the menu, a small bit of Plaza Azteca’s history, and gives you the ability to subscribe for emails and deals, there is no shortage of people lining up for some delicious Mexican food.

  19. La Michoacana

    La Michoacana

    La Michoacana, a brand which is now over 25 years old, started as one man selling homemade paletas and bolis out of his traveling cart, is now a multi-country brand selling its bolis, paletas, and sorbet fruit cups in up to 15,000 grocery stores. Using real fruit and healthy extracts, La Michoacana makes sure you can see, and taste, the difference in the quality of its products compared to its competitors.

  20. Tijuana Flats

    Tijuana Flats

    Tijuana Flats is a Tex-Mex fast-casual chain of restaurants in the United States. They have over 135 locations in five states, namely Florida, Indiana, North Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia. They specialize in Tex-Mex cuisine, a unique blend of Mexican and American dishes in bold flavors. Some of their most popular dishes include burritos, tacos, nachos, chimichangas, and quesadillas.

  21. Moes


    Moe’s Southwest Grill (previously known as “Moe’s”) is an American fast-casual restaurant. The franchise was founded by Raving Brands and opened its doors in 2000 at its first location in Atlanta, Georgia. Contrary to what some may think, the name Moe doesn’t represent a name; but is an acronym! M: Musicians O: Outlaws E: Entertainers

  22. Barburrito Uk

    Barburrito Uk

    Barburrito is a popular British chain of Mexican-style fast food restaurants, which specializes in burritos, and has become a firm favorite of customers who want fresh Mexican food. The Barburrito menu allows you to build your own meal, by selecting your burrito style and fillings. The company also serves a range of sides, including chicken wings and fries, and to finish it off the company serves desserts.

  23. Chipotle   Uk

    Chipotle Uk

    Chipotle (also known as Chipotle Mexican Grill) is an American fast casual chain of restaurants that primarily offers Mexican and Tex-Mex food, such as tacos, burritos, and quesadillas, though burritos are their most consumed menu item.

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