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
1. Old Town
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449 local reviews
Old Town, San Diego
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Ann
Old Town has it ALL...Great Mexican restaurants (our rehearsal dinner was at Guadelupes, so again, partial),…
William
Located five miles from the cottage, Historic Old Town San Diego, the Birthplace of California, where the…
Janet & Scott
This is a historic state park, restored to resemble the old west when San Diego was first settled. There are…
1. Old Town
1. Old Town
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449 local reviews
Old Town, San Diego
Ann
Ann
Old Town has it ALL...Great Mexican restaurants (our rehearsal dinner was at Guadelupes, so again, partial), shopping -you can find…
William
William
Located five miles from the cottage, Historic Old Town San Diego, the Birthplace of California, where the first Europeans settled. History…
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…
2. Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
2. Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
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87 local reviews
4002 Wallace St, San Diego
Open · Closes 4:00 PM
+1 619-220-5422
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Scott & Janet
This is a historic state park, restored to resemble the old west when San Diego was first settled. There are…
Janet & Scott
This is a historic state park, restored to resemble the old west when San Diego was first settled. There are…
Heather
This Historic Park has a Visitor's Center & a lot of early San Diego buildings. It's extremely close to…
2. Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
2. Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
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87 local reviews
4002 Wallace St, San Diego
Open · Closes 4:00 PM
+1 619-220-5422
Scott & Janet
Scott & Janet
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…
Heather
Heather
This Historic Park has a Visitor's Center & a lot of early San Diego buildings. It's extremely close to Heritage Park which has a marvelous…
3. Ponce's
3. Ponce's
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60 local reviews
4050 Adams Ave, San Diego
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 619-282-4413
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Liz
Our favorite Mexican restaurant. We come here for the Margarita's, the food, the staff and the great…
Todd & Randy
This is a good Mexican restaurant less than 5 minutes from the house in the Kensington district. It's an easy…
Chris
Great local Mexican restaurant owned and operated by the same family since 1969. Great atmosphere, good…
3. Ponce's
3. Ponce's
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60 local reviews
4050 Adams Ave, San Diego
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 619-282-4413
Liz
Liz
Our favorite Mexican restaurant. We come here for the Margarita's, the food, the staff and the great neighborhood vibe. If you have a party…
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…
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. Barrio Star
4. Barrio Star
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33 local reviews
2706 Fifth Avenue, San Diego
Closed · Opens in 14 minutes
+1 619-501-7827
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Lamia And Yan
A hip mexican restaurant. Try their tacos or Barrio Bowl.
Hortense
Mexican restaurant with great tacos.
4. Barrio Star
4. Barrio Star
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33 local reviews
2706 Fifth Avenue, San Diego
Closed · Opens in 14 minutes
+1 619-501-7827
Lamia And Yan
Lamia And Yan
A hip mexican restaurant. Try their tacos or Barrio Bowl.
Hortense
Hortense
Mexican restaurant with great tacos.
5. Jimmy Carter's Mexican Cafe
5. Jimmy Carter's Mexican Cafe
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17 local reviews
3172 Fifth Avenue, San Diego
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 619-295-2070
CafeRestaurantFood
Lamia And Yan
Great down-to-earth mexican restaurant. Kids love the cheese quesadillas.
5. Jimmy Carter's Mexican Cafe
5. Jimmy Carter's Mexican Cafe
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17 local reviews
3172 Fifth Avenue, San Diego
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 619-295-2070
Lamia And Yan
Lamia And Yan
Great down-to-earth mexican restaurant. Kids love the cheese quesadillas.
6. Miguel's Cocina
6. Miguel's Cocina
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18 local reviews
1351 Orange Ave, Coronado
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 619-437-4237
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Rainier
Miguel's is known for their famous white sauce. You know how you get chips and salsa at a Mexican restaurant?…
Anthony
My wife and mom's favorite Mexican restaurant. Kid friendly. Will walk away FULL!
Larry And Vanessa
Mexican restaurant with good chips and margueritas
6. Miguel's Cocina
6. Miguel's Cocina
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18 local reviews
1351 Orange Ave, Coronado
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 619-437-4237
Rainier
Rainier
Miguel's is known for their famous white sauce. You know how you get chips and salsa at a Mexican restaurant? These guys give you chips,…
Anthony
Anthony
My wife and mom's favorite Mexican restaurant. Kid friendly. Will walk away FULL!
Larry And Vanessa
Larry And Vanessa
Mexican restaurant with good chips and margueritas
7. El Zarape Restaurant
7. El Zarape Restaurant
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63 local reviews
4642 Park Blvd, San Diego
Open · Closes 12:00 AM (midnight)
+1 619-692-1652
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Thomas
A very casual Mexican restaurant with amazing food. It is mostly take out but also offers some seating.
Victoria
Great hole in the wall Mexican restaurant. I love the $.99 fish tacos.
Rich
Local Mexican restaurant, open late.
7. El Zarape Restaurant
7. El Zarape Restaurant
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63 local reviews
4642 Park Blvd, San Diego
Open · Closes 12:00 AM (midnight)
+1 619-692-1652
Thomas
Thomas
A very casual Mexican restaurant with amazing food. It is mostly take out but also offers some seating.
Victoria
Victoria
Great hole in the wall Mexican restaurant. I love the $.99 fish tacos.
Rich
Rich
Local Mexican restaurant, open late.
8. Casa De Pico
8. Casa De Pico
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20 local reviews
5500 Grossmont Center Dr, La Mesa
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 619-463-3267
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Kr
My favorite Mexican restaurant in San Diego--very colorful--great service--lots of color, beautiful decor…
Seiko
Very popular authentic Mexican restaurant. I love their foods, decor and friendly service. If you want to…
Rosa
Fun, family friendly Mexican restaurant that relocated from historic Old Town to La Mesa.
8. Casa De Pico
8. Casa De Pico
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20 local reviews
5500 Grossmont Center Dr, La Mesa
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+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…
Seiko
Seiko
Very popular authentic Mexican restaurant. I love their foods, decor and friendly service. If you want to try good authentic Mexican food,…
Rosa
Rosa
Fun, family friendly Mexican restaurant that relocated from historic Old Town to La Mesa.
9. Baja Betty's
9. Baja Betty's
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34 local reviews
1421 University Ave, San Diego
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+1 619-269-8510
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Allen
Super festive fun Mexican Restaurant where you go to have a margarita or let loose with a tequila shot.
David
Great Mexican restaurant and bar, mixed gay/lesbian/straight crowd. Beware of the Cadillac margarita!
Justin Ryan
Great Happy Hour. Every day from 4p-6pm . Fun and festive Mexican Restaurant. Try the Margarita!!
9. Baja Betty's
9. Baja Betty's
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34 local reviews
1421 University Ave, San Diego
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+1 619-269-8510
Allen
Allen
Super festive fun Mexican Restaurant where you go to have a margarita or let loose with a tequila shot.
David
David
Great Mexican restaurant and bar, mixed gay/lesbian/straight crowd. Beware of the Cadillac margarita!
Justin Ryan
Justin Ryan
Great Happy Hour. Every day from 4p-6pm . Fun and festive Mexican Restaurant. Try the Margarita!!
10. El Comal
10. El Comal
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16 local reviews
3946 Illinois St, San Diego
Open · Closes 3:00 PM
+1 619-294-8292
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Jennifer
This is one of our favorite places to eat! Freshly made tortillas and salsas, fresh chips and the food is…
Tal
Authentic little family run Mexican restaurant. You won't get a "California Burrito" here, but try the goat…
Sanjay
Family run authentic Mexican restaurant just 2 blocks from home.
10. El Comal
10. El Comal
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16 local reviews
3946 Illinois St, San Diego
Open · Closes 3:00 PM
+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…
Tal
Tal
Authentic little family run Mexican restaurant. You won't get a "California Burrito" here, but try the goat and you won't care. On Friday…
Sanjay
Sanjay
Family run authentic Mexican restaurant just 2 blocks from home.
11. El Indio Mexican Restaurant and Catering
11. El Indio Mexican Restaurant and Catering
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24 local reviews
3695 India St, San Diego
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 619-299-0333
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Christina
One of my favorite Mexican restaurants! The very best chips! I recommend the mordiditas (chopped up rolled…
Linda And Bill
Great Mexican Restaurant.....where the locals go....casual...not fancy
Erica + Stephen
Famous Mexican restaurant!
11. El Indio Mexican Restaurant and Catering
11. El Indio Mexican Restaurant and Catering
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24 local reviews
3695 India St, San Diego
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 619-299-0333
Christina
Christina
One of my favorite Mexican restaurants! The very best chips! I recommend the mordiditas (chopped up rolled tacos covered in nacho cheese),…
Linda And Bill
Linda And Bill
Great Mexican Restaurant.....where the locals go....casual...not fancy
Erica + Stephen
Erica + Stephen
Famous Mexican restaurant!
12. La Torta Cafe
12. La Torta Cafe
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8 local reviews
8356 Allison Avenue, La Mesa
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 619-741-6230
CafeRestaurantFood
Rosa
Casual Mexican restaurant with more than 40 varieties of Mexican tortas (sandwiches), plus breakfast fare…
Melinda
Casual Mexican restaurant with more than 40 varieties of Mexican tortas (sandwiches), plus breakfast fare…
Michelle
Casual Mexican restaurant with more than 40 varieties of sandwich on offer, plus breakfast fare. Address: 8356…
12. La Torta Cafe
12. La Torta Cafe
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8 local reviews
8356 Allison Avenue, La Mesa
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 619-741-6230
Rosa
Rosa
Casual Mexican restaurant with more than 40 varieties of Mexican tortas (sandwiches), plus breakfast fare. Great little outdoor courtyard,…
Melinda
Melinda
Casual Mexican restaurant with more than 40 varieties of Mexican tortas (sandwiches), plus breakfast fare. Great little outdoor courtyard,…
Michelle
Michelle
Casual Mexican restaurant with more than 40 varieties of sandwich on offer, plus breakfast fare. Address: 8356 Allison Ave, La Mesa, CA…