Best Mexican restaurants in New York

Check out the top Mexican restaurants in New York, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Chavela's
1. Chavela's
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372 local reviews
736 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 718-622-3100
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Genevieve & Brett
We love this Mexican restaurant for brunch, lunch, dinner and everything in between! They have a killer…
Alexi And Stacey
Very popular Mexican restaurant. Great decor. Long lines. Tends to be more healthy than authentic, but…
Emily
Mexican restaurant with solid food and fun decor. Don Pepino is my favorite cocktail there! They have a Happy…
1. Chavela's
1. Chavela's
host-0host-1host-2
372 local reviews
736 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 718-622-3100
Genevieve & Brett
Genevieve & Brett
We love this Mexican restaurant for brunch, lunch, dinner and everything in between! They have a killer smoked trout guacamole, tacos to…
Alexi And Stacey
Alexi And Stacey
Very popular Mexican restaurant. Great decor. Long lines. Tends to be more healthy than authentic, but still probably one of the best…
Emily
Emily
Mexican restaurant with solid food and fun decor. Don Pepino is my favorite cocktail there! They have a Happy Hour and reasonable lunch…
2. Charrito's Weehawken
2. Charrito's Weehawken
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104 local reviews
974 John Fitzgerald Kennedy Blvd, Weehawken
Closed · Opens 11:30 AM
+1 201-330-1130
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Mary And Red
A local favorite Mexican restaurant. They have an outdoor balcony overlooking NYC, with views spanning from…
Justin
A cute Mexican restaurant one minute walk from our house. Unbeatable location on the JFK Blvd East with an…
Nadine
Mexican Restaurant where you can have a lovely dinner or drinks at the bar while enjoying the view of New York…
2. Charrito's Weehawken
2. Charrito's Weehawken
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104 local reviews
974 John Fitzgerald Kennedy Blvd, Weehawken
Closed · Opens 11:30 AM
+1 201-330-1130
Mary And Red
Mary And Red
A local favorite Mexican restaurant. They have an outdoor balcony overlooking NYC, with views spanning from the George Washington Bridge to…
Justin
Justin
A cute Mexican restaurant one minute walk from our house. Unbeatable location on the JFK Blvd East with an amazing view of Manhattan. …
Nadine
Nadine
Mexican Restaurant where you can have a lovely dinner or drinks at the bar while enjoying the view of New York City. Located on 48th and…
3. El Paso
3. El Paso
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57 local reviews
1643 Lexington Ave, Manhattan
+1 212-831-3104
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Andrea
Off the beaten track Mexican restaurant in "El Barrio", steps away from the 103rd st station on the 6 train…
Elmar
One of NYC's best, most authentic Mexican restaurants. It's a quick 20-minute subway ride, in an elegant…
Juan-Pablo (JP)
Authentic Mexican Restaurant! Not a texmex pace. You get dishes from the South and North, Best Mole Poblano…
3. El Paso
3. El Paso
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57 local reviews
1643 Lexington Ave, Manhattan
+1 212-831-3104
Andrea
Andrea
Off the beaten track Mexican restaurant in "El Barrio", steps away from the 103rd st station on the 6 train. Excellent and authentic food in…
Elmar
Elmar
One of NYC's best, most authentic Mexican restaurants. It's a quick 20-minute subway ride, in an elegant setting.
Juan-Pablo (JP)
Juan-Pablo (JP)
Authentic Mexican Restaurant! Not a texmex pace. You get dishes from the South and North, Best Mole Poblano EVER!
4. Mesa Coyoacan
4. Mesa Coyoacan
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195 local reviews
372 Graham Ave, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 718-782-8171
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Dustin
Solid sit-down Mexican restaurant priced reasonably for the neighborhood. Food has always been legit. Service…
Chelsea
As a Mexican food lover, I've scoured NY and beyond for all of the best Mexican restaurants. This one ranks in…
Eileen And Michael
One of the best authentic mexican restaurants in NYC. This is not TexMex but one of the best representations…
4. Mesa Coyoacan
4. Mesa Coyoacan
host-0host-1host-2
195 local reviews
372 Graham Ave, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 718-782-8171
Dustin
Dustin
Solid sit-down Mexican restaurant priced reasonably for the neighborhood. Food has always been legit. Service doesn't blow you away, but has…
Chelsea
Chelsea
As a Mexican food lover, I've scoured NY and beyond for all of the best Mexican restaurants. This one ranks in the top 5. You will not be…
Eileen And Michael
Eileen And Michael
One of the best authentic mexican restaurants in NYC. This is not TexMex but one of the best representations of regional mexican cuisine. Be…
5. La Esquina - SoHo
5. La Esquina - SoHo
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165 local reviews
114 Kenmare St, Manhattan
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 646-613-7100
CafeRestaurantPoint of interest
Phil
OUTSTANDING Mexican restaurant just near Little Italy - well worth the wait - and the tacqueria is open until…
Natalia
Another fun Mexican restaurant! There is a take out/casual restaurant upfront and a more upscale version…
Walter
Excellent modern Mexican restaurant, among the best in NYC. Enter the basement restaurant by walking through…
5. La Esquina - SoHo
5. La Esquina - SoHo
host-0host-1host-2
165 local reviews
114 Kenmare St, Manhattan
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 646-613-7100
Phil
Phil
OUTSTANDING Mexican restaurant just near Little Italy - well worth the wait - and the tacqueria is open until 2am for late night feasts! …
Natalia
Natalia
Another fun Mexican restaurant! There is a take out/casual restaurant upfront and a more upscale version downstairs if you want to have a…
Walter
Walter
Excellent modern Mexican restaurant, among the best in NYC. Enter the basement restaurant by walking through the kitchen door in the taco…
6. Zona Rosa
6. Zona Rosa
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62 local reviews
571 Lorimer St, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 917-324-7423
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Taylor
Mexican restaurant in a converted Airstream trailer. Delicious food, a little expensive, and amazing…
Maike
Fun mexican restaurant a few blocks away. I recommend making a reservation. There is a patio with a bar…
Olivia
Upscale Mexican restaurant and bar with great happy hour, an airstream kitchen and open rooftop
6. Zona Rosa
6. Zona Rosa
host-0host-1host-2
62 local reviews
571 Lorimer St, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 917-324-7423
Taylor
Taylor
Mexican restaurant in a converted Airstream trailer. Delicious food, a little expensive, and amazing cocktails. Roof deck perfect for summer…
Maike
Maike
Fun mexican restaurant a few blocks away. I recommend making a reservation. There is a patio with a bar outside, supercool location!
Olivia
Olivia
Upscale Mexican restaurant and bar with great happy hour, an airstream kitchen and open rooftop
7. Fonda
7. Fonda
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68 local reviews
434 7th Ave, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 718-369-3144
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Elizabeth
Arguably the best mexican restaurant in Brooklyn. Try the "rancheros divorciados" and ask them to scramble…
Danny
A great higher end Mexican restaurant. The food is great, the drinks are amazing, and the happy hour (4-7PM…
Alia & Igor
Incredibly tasty upscale Mexican restaurant. Not cheap, but great for a nice night out! Margaritas are…
7. Fonda
7. Fonda
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68 local reviews
434 7th Ave, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 718-369-3144
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
Arguably the best mexican restaurant in Brooklyn. Try the "rancheros divorciados" and ask them to scramble your eggs. And don't forget to…
Danny
Danny
A great higher end Mexican restaurant. The food is great, the drinks are amazing, and the happy hour (4-7PM weekdays 4-6PM Fri-Sat) is a…
Alia & Igor
Alia & Igor
Incredibly tasty upscale Mexican restaurant. Not cheap, but great for a nice night out! Margaritas are fabulous, as is the little back…
8. Mojave
8. Mojave
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22 local reviews
22-36 31st St, Queens
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 718-545-4100
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Angelo
Delicious mexican restaurant with a beautiful garden.
8. Mojave
8. Mojave
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22 local reviews
22-36 31st St, Queens
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 718-545-4100
Angelo
Angelo
Delicious mexican restaurant with a beautiful garden.
9. Añejo
9. Añejo
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47 local reviews
668 10th Ave, Manhattan
Closed · Opens 11:30 AM
+1 212-920-4770
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Gino
Top Chef Angelo Sosa's Mexican restaurant known for their eclectic dishes including short rib tacos and…
Andrew
Great tapas-style Mexican restaurant with pretty authentic food - a bit on the pricier side but well worth…
Hans
Another Mexican restaurant. Nice to sit inside and outside. Pricier.
9. Añejo
9. Añejo
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47 local reviews
668 10th Ave, Manhattan
Closed · Opens 11:30 AM
+1 212-920-4770
Gino
Gino
Top Chef Angelo Sosa's Mexican restaurant known for their eclectic dishes including short rib tacos and guacamole. Tequila is their…
Andrew
Andrew
Great tapas-style Mexican restaurant with pretty authentic food - a bit on the pricier side but well worth the premium!
Hans
Hans
Another Mexican restaurant. Nice to sit inside and outside. Pricier.
10. Calexico
10. Calexico
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120 local reviews
645 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens 11:30 AM
+1 347-763-2129
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Nellie & Lauren
This is my favorite Mexican restaurant. They hit it big with their mobile food truck, and then built this…
Joe And Coty
One of our favorite Mexican restaurants. Not truly authentic by any stretch but that doesn't matter when the…
SooYoung
Mexican restaurant. They always seem to have fresh avocado, and even though it's $6-7 for an app, it's huge!…
10. Calexico
10. Calexico
host-0host-1host-2
120 local reviews
645 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens 11:30 AM
+1 347-763-2129
Nellie & Lauren
Nellie & Lauren
This is my favorite Mexican restaurant. They hit it big with their mobile food truck, and then built this brick and mortar location. This is…
Joe And Coty
Joe And Coty
One of our favorite Mexican restaurants. Not truly authentic by any stretch but that doesn't matter when the food is this good (and drinks)…
SooYoung
SooYoung
Mexican restaurant. They always seem to have fresh avocado, and even though it's $6-7 for an app, it's huge! Food is always delicious…
11. Gran Eléctrica
11. Gran Eléctrica
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29 local reviews
5 Front St, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 718-852-2700
BarParkRestaurant
Justin
Very delicious and popular Mexican restaurant right under the Brooklyn Bridge. The guacamole, margaritas, and…
Tristan
Insanely good Mexican restaurant. When the weather's nice, go to the beautiful back patio, nestled under the…
Laura
Trendy fun Mexican restaurant with nice cocktails (and great wallpaper), same owners as Colonie on Atlantic
11. Gran Eléctrica
11. Gran Eléctrica
host-0host-1host-2
29 local reviews
5 Front St, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 718-852-2700
Justin
Justin
Very delicious and popular Mexican restaurant right under the Brooklyn Bridge. The guacamole, margaritas, and tacos make for a very tasty…
Tristan
Tristan
Insanely good Mexican restaurant. When the weather's nice, go to the beautiful back patio, nestled under the Brooklyn Bridge.
Laura
Laura
Trendy fun Mexican restaurant with nice cocktails (and great wallpaper), same owners as Colonie on Atlantic
12. La Superior
12. La Superior
host-0host-1host-2
145 local reviews
295 Berry St, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 718-388-5988
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Helene & Michael
The best authentic Mexican restaurant in the area. Cheap and stupendously delicious street-food very authentic…
Diana
Best Mexican restaurant in Williamsburg. Authentic tacos, soups, enchiladas, etc. Good margaritas and juices…
Nicolas
Great Mexican Restaurant. One of the original places that is still open before Williamsburg became a hot…
12. La Superior
12. La Superior
host-0host-1host-2
145 local reviews
295 Berry St, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 718-388-5988
Helene & Michael
Helene & Michael
The best authentic Mexican restaurant in the area. Cheap and stupendously delicious street-food very authentic and close to what you find in…
Diana
Diana
Best Mexican restaurant in Williamsburg. Authentic tacos, soups, enchiladas, etc. Good margaritas and juices as well.
Nicolas
Nicolas
Great Mexican Restaurant. One of the original places that is still open before Williamsburg became a hot spot.