Best mexican restaurants in San Diego

Check out the top mexican restaurants in San Diego, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
1. Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
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39 local reviews
4002 Wallace St, San Diego
+1 619-220-5422
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Scott
This is a historic state park, restored to resemble the old west when San Diego was first settled. There are w…
Janet & Scott
This is a historic state park, restored to resemble the old west when San Diego was first settled. There are w…
Liz
Fun place to spend an afternoon. Plenty of good Mexican restaurants and fun gift shops.
1. Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
1. Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
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39 local reviews
4002 Wallace St, San Diego
+1 619-220-5422
Scott
Scott
This is a historic state park, restored to resemble the old west when San Diego was first settled. There are wood sidewalks and dirt roads. …
Janet & Scott
Janet & Scott
This is a historic state park, restored to resemble the old west when San Diego was first settled. There are wood sidewalks and dirt roads. …
Liz
Liz
Fun place to spend an afternoon. Plenty of good Mexican restaurants and fun gift shops.
2. Old Town
2. Old Town
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160 local reviews
Old Town, San Diego
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Janet & Scott
This is a historic state park, restored to resemble the old west when San Diego was first settled. There are w…
William
Located five miles from the cottage, Historic Old Town San Diego, the Birthplace of California, where the firs…
Aliece Julie
This is where San Diego originated. It is full of great Mexican restaurants! Tuesday late afternoon and nights…
2. Old Town
2. Old Town
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160 local reviews
Old Town, San Diego
Janet & Scott
Janet & Scott
This is a historic state park, restored to resemble the old west when San Diego was first settled. There are wood sidewalks and dirt roads. …
William
William
Located five miles from the cottage, Historic Old Town San Diego, the Birthplace of California, where the first Europeans settled. History …
Aliece Julie
Aliece Julie
This is where San Diego originated. It is full of great Mexican restaurants! Tuesday late afternoon and nights are really fun, and most rest…
3. Ponce's
3. Ponce's
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27 local reviews
4050 Adams Ave, San Diego
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 619-282-4413
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Todd & Randy
This is a good Mexican restaurant less than 5 minutes from the house in the Kensington district. It's an easy …
Alicia
Awesome Mexican restaurant. But get there early or plan on spending time at the bar enjoying a margarita whil…
Chris
Great local Mexican restaurant owned and operated by the same family since 1969. Great atmosphere, good price…
3. Ponce's
3. Ponce's
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27 local reviews
4050 Adams Ave, San Diego
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 619-282-4413
Todd & Randy
Todd & Randy
This is a good Mexican restaurant less than 5 minutes from the house in the Kensington district. It's an easy drive with limited parking at …
Alicia
Alicia
Awesome Mexican restaurant. But get there early or plan on spending time at the bar enjoying a margarita while you wait to be seated.
Chris
Chris
Great local Mexican restaurant owned and operated by the same family since 1969. Great atmosphere, good prices and wide variety of tequilas…
4. Ranchos Cocina
4. Ranchos Cocina
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15 local reviews
3910 30th Street, San Diego
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 619-574-1288
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Ebraheem & Danielle
Cute little Mexican restaurant in North Park. Everything I have tried was delicious. I love the fish burrito w…
Ed
Wonderful Mexican restaurant. Great breakfast too. Many vegetarian and vegan options.
Heather
Delicious Mexican - extensive vegetarian and vegan options, reasonable prices.
4. Ranchos Cocina
4. Ranchos Cocina
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15 local reviews
3910 30th Street, San Diego
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 619-574-1288
Ebraheem & Danielle
Ebraheem & Danielle
Cute little Mexican restaurant in North Park. Everything I have tried was delicious. I love the fish burrito with mole sauce.
Ed
Ed
Wonderful Mexican restaurant. Great breakfast too. Many vegetarian and vegan options.
Heather
Heather
Delicious Mexican - extensive vegetarian and vegan options, reasonable prices.
5. La Torta Cafe
5. La Torta Cafe
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6 local reviews
8356 Allison Avenue, La Mesa
Closed · Opens 8:30 AM
+1 619-741-6230
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Melinda
Casual Mexican restaurant with more than 40 varieties of Mexican tortas (sandwiches), plus breakfast fare. Gre…
Rosa
Casual Mexican restaurant with more than 40 varieties of Mexican tortas (sandwiches), plus breakfast fare. Gre…
Ryan
Tasty Tortas (Mexican sandwiches) with a cute outdoor patio, good Mexican beer and great prices.
5. La Torta Cafe
5. La Torta Cafe
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6 local reviews
8356 Allison Avenue, La Mesa
Closed · Opens 8:30 AM
+1 619-741-6230
Melinda
Melinda
Casual Mexican restaurant with more than 40 varieties of Mexican tortas (sandwiches), plus breakfast fare. Great little outdoor courtyard, a…
Rosa
Rosa
Casual Mexican restaurant with more than 40 varieties of Mexican tortas (sandwiches), plus breakfast fare. Great little outdoor courtyard, a…
Ryan
Ryan
Tasty Tortas (Mexican sandwiches) with a cute outdoor patio, good Mexican beer and great prices.
6. La Playa Taco Shop
6. La Playa Taco Shop
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10 local reviews
3973 Mission Blvd, San Diego
Closed · Opens 8:30 AM
+1 858-488-7405
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Marlena
Award winning little mexican restaurant! There is always a line but it is worth the wait!!!
David
Mexican restaurant with excellent food. Sit down or take out. Great carne asada, carnitas, california burrito,…
Luke
The Best Mexican food in San Diego
6. La Playa Taco Shop
6. La Playa Taco Shop
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10 local reviews
3973 Mission Blvd, San Diego
Closed · Opens 8:30 AM
+1 858-488-7405
Marlena
Marlena
Award winning little mexican restaurant! There is always a line but it is worth the wait!!!
David
David
Mexican restaurant with excellent food. Sit down or take out. Great carne asada, carnitas, california burrito, etc.
Luke
Luke
The Best Mexican food in San Diego
7. Casa De Pico
7. Casa De Pico
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9 local reviews
5500 Grossmont Center Dr, La Mesa
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 619-463-3267
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Kr
My favorite Mexican restaurant in San Diego--very colorful--great service--lots of color, beautiful decor. Fre…
Melinda
Fun, family friendly Mexican restaurant that relocated from historic Old Town to La Mesa.
Rosa
Fun, family friendly Mexican restaurant that relocated from historic Old Town to La Mesa.
7. Casa De Pico
7. Casa De Pico
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9 local reviews
5500 Grossmont Center Dr, La Mesa
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 619-463-3267
Kr
Kr
My favorite Mexican restaurant in San Diego--very colorful--great service--lots of color, beautiful decor. Frequently there are Mariachi or …
Melinda
Melinda
Fun, family friendly Mexican restaurant that relocated from historic Old Town to La Mesa.
Rosa
Rosa
Fun, family friendly Mexican restaurant that relocated from historic Old Town to La Mesa.
8. El Comal Mexican Restaurant
8. El Comal Mexican Restaurant
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8 local reviews
3946 Illinois Street, San Diego
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 619-294-8292
BarRestaurantFood
Jennifer
This is one of our favorite places to eat! Freshly made tortillas and salsas, fresh chips and the food is defi…
Sanjay
Family run authentic Mexican restaurant just 2 blocks from home.
Jim
Authentic regional Mexican food and delicious margaritas
8. El Comal Mexican Restaurant
8. El Comal Mexican Restaurant
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8 local reviews
3946 Illinois Street, San Diego
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 619-294-8292
Jennifer
Jennifer
This is one of our favorite places to eat! Freshly made tortillas and salsas, fresh chips and the food is definitely good. Big portions so b…
Sanjay
Sanjay
Family run authentic Mexican restaurant just 2 blocks from home.
Jim
Jim
Authentic regional Mexican food and delicious margaritas
9. Casa Sol y Mar
9. Casa Sol y Mar
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2 local reviews
12865 El Camino Real, San Diego
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 858-792-4100
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Juliana & Graham
A new Mexican Restaurant for the area. Good for a sit-down dinner.
Scott & Anna
Upscale but fun and festive Mexican restaurant with Mariachi band. We go here on the Weekends.
Scott & Anna
Upscale but fun and festive Mexican restaurant with Mariachi band. We go here on the Weekends.
9. Casa Sol y Mar
9. Casa Sol y Mar
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2 local reviews
12865 El Camino Real, San Diego
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 858-792-4100
Juliana & Graham
Juliana & Graham
A new Mexican Restaurant for the area. Good for a sit-down dinner.
Scott & Anna
Scott & Anna
Upscale but fun and festive Mexican restaurant with Mariachi band. We go here on the Weekends.
Scott & Anna
Scott & Anna
Upscale but fun and festive Mexican restaurant with Mariachi band. We go here on the Weekends.