The 3 Best Mexican Restaurants Near California

Updated: August 23, 2022

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

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Mexi Taco

Mexican, $, CharleroiMexican, $Charleroi
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 5.0

Old Mexico

Mexican, $, Belle VernonMexican, $Belle Vernon
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Hugo's Restaurant

Italian, $, BrownsvilleItalian, $Brownsville
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Figuring out the best Mexican restaurants can take awhile. We analyzed 6837 California restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 California restaurant reviews, and 409 lists and articles – looking closely at what had to say – and applied our boam magic. Don’t bother looking for we’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Questions & answers

The highest-rated late-night Mexican spot is Don Patron in California.

There are 1 Mexican restaurants in California.

Don Patron is the highest-rated Mexican restaurant for take-out in California.

Don Patron is the highest-rated Mexican restaurant for a quick lunch in California.

Don Patron is the highest-rated Mexican restaurant that serves breakfast in California.

Drink pairing tips

  • 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 perfect match for your cheesy chicken and rice burrito

    When ordering cheesy chicken and rice burrito, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Indian Pale Ale, a popular beer.

  • Grenache with your pork carnitas

    Food with bold flavors, like pork carnitas, should be paired with a red wine like Grenache if you want the most to be brought out of the flavors of the dish.

Fun facts

  • The largest flour taco ever

    1,653 pounds is the record for the biggest flour taco. We hope people were hungry!

  • November = Mexican festival

    Have you ever seen people decorate graves? It’s a sight to see at the Day of the Dead, where they also have Mexico. Keep it in mind if you ever plan a trip to Mexico.

  • A killer pairing

    One should always compliment their food with a drink that doesn't take away from the meal. If it’s steak you’re eating, we recommend pairing it with a tea. The tannin-rich flavors of the tea won’t detract from the flavors of your steak.

Parking info

Parking can be tough around California 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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