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The 15 Best Mexican Restaurants Near Arlington

Updated: September 21, 2022

Mad about Mole? These are our go-to Mexican places in Arlington for Mole, carnitas, and tortas. We assimilated millions of diner and critic reviews from top review sites to find the best tortillas in Arlington. With extensive mezcal and tequila menus and the best birria in Arlington, a good time is guaranteed at these taquerias.

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La Victoria Taqueria

Mexican, $, ArlingtonMexican, $Arlington
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Thrillist, 2022

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  • TimeOut, 2021

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Acitron Cocina Mexicana

Mexican, $$, ArlingtonMexican, $$Arlington
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Jose's Torta Mexicana

Mexican, $$, ArlingtonMexican, $$Arlington
Google: 3.9
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Rincón Mexicano

Mexican, $, SomervilleMexican, $Somerville, East Somerville
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2022

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Tu Y Yo

Mexican, $$, SomervilleMexican, $$Somerville, Davis Square
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

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Lone Star Taco Bar

Mexican, $$, CambridgeMexican, $$Cambridge, East Cambridge
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
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Tenoch Mexican

Mexican, $, MedfordMexican, $Medford
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2022

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The Painted Burro

Mexican, $$, SomervilleMexican, $$Somerville, Davis Square
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist, 2022

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  • TimeOut, 2021

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Taqueria Mexico

Mexican, $, WalthamMexican, $Waltham
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2022

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Naco Taco

Mexican, $$, CambridgeMexican, $$Cambridge, The Port - Area 4
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
  • Thrillist, 2022

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Taco Party

Mexican, $, SomervilleMexican, $Somerville
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Thrillist, 2022

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Felipe's Taqueria

Mexican, $, CambridgeMexican, $Cambridge, West Cambridge
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5
  • TimeOut, 2021

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    TimeOut, 2021
  • Eater, 2019

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ORALE Mexican Grill

Mexican, $$, CambridgeMexican, $$Cambridge, Wellington-Harrington
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2021

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Olé

Mexican, $$, CambridgeMexican, $$Cambridge, Wellington-Harrington
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
  • USA Today

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Amuleto Mexican Table

Mexican, $$, WalthamMexican, $$Waltham
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2021

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    Eater, 2021

How did we curate this list?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best Mexican restaurants in Arlington. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 15185 spots across Arlington, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 1052 lists and articles from the likes of Hoodline, Thrillist and Eater – applying our boam magic to sift through results. The restaurants you see have been featured in Hoodline - Here are Cambridge's top 4 Mexican spots, Thrillist - 19 Standout Mexican Restaurants in Boston and Eater - 15 Outstanding Mexican Restaurants In and Around Boston. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. These ten options are sure to delight.

Frequently asked questions

Acitron Cocina Mexicana is the highest-rated Mexican restaurant for a date night in Arlington.

There are 3 Mexican restaurants in Arlington.

The highest-rated Mexican restaurants for delivery in Arlington are La Victoria Taqueria, Acitron Cocina Mexicana, and Jose's Torta Mexicana.

La Victoria Taqueria, Acitron Cocina Mexicana, and Jose's Torta Mexicana are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants for take-out in Arlington.

La Victoria Taqueria, Acitron Cocina Mexicana, and Jose's Torta Mexicana are some of the highest-rated late-night Mexican spots in Arlington.

Drink pairing tips

  • ESB and beef burrito


    A beer, like ESB, is a good partner drink to with beef burrito because balances fatty flavours.

  • Pair bean, cheese, rice burrito with Pale Ale

    For an elevated experience, pair your bean, cheese, rice burrito with Pale Ale. This combination works particularly well because this beer cuts through richness.


  • The ideal pairing for cheese enchilada with beef

    Experts recommend pairing a cheese enchilada with beef with a glass of Amber Ale, a popular beer.

Fun facts

  • The fastest eater

    Joey Chestnut holds the record for eating the most burrito in the world by finishing no fewer than 47 in one sitting. Could you top that?

  • burrito history

    The burrito was only thought up in 1900s! We wonder what people ever did without some good burrito in their lives...

  • National Tacos Day in The United States

    October in The United States, people celebrate taco and chow down for National Tacos Day!

Parking in the area

We’ve all experienced the struggle of finding good parking near restaurants in Arlington. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Mexican spot.

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