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The 8 Best Mexican Restaurants Near Covington

Updated: July 5, 2022

Mad about Mole? These are our go-to Mexican places in Covington for Mole, carnitas, and tortas. We assimilated millions of diner and critic reviews from top review sites to find the best tortillas in Covington. Don your sombrero, order a margarita, and enjoy chile relleno and other Mexican classics at one of the spots below.

Find the perfect Mexican restaurant

Papi Jocho's Street Dogs & Cantina

Mexican, $$, CovingtonMexican, $$Covington
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Frida 602

Mexican, $$, CovingtonMexican, $$Covington
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Wander Cincinnati, 2019

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    Wander Cincinnati, 2019
  • Wander Cincinnati, 2020

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Agave & Rye - Covington

Mexican, $$, CovingtonMexican, $$Covington
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Zapata Cantina

Mexican, $, CovingtonMexican, $Covington
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Taqueria San Miguel

Mexican, $, CovingtonMexican, $Covington
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Mexican Restaurante y Taqueria El Valle Verde

Mexican, $$, CovingtonMexican, $$Covington
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

If you travel further

Montoyas Mexican Restaurant

Mexican, $, Fort MitchellMexican, $Fort Mitchell
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Mi Tierra

Mexican, $$, Fort MitchellMexican, $$Fort Mitchell
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Why these restaurants?

Finding the best Mexican restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. We pored over ratings for 5724 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 restaurant reviews in Covington and 232 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what Wander Cincinnati had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. These spots have been featured in Wander Cincinnati - The 10 Best Restaurants in Covington, Kentucky and Wander Cincinnati - The 17 Best Places to Get Tacos in Cincinnati. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Frequently asked questions

Frida 602, Agave & Rye - Covington, and Zapata Cantina are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants that are good for groups in Covington.

Olla, Papi Jocho's Street Dogs & Cantina, and Frida 602 are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants that serve breakfast in Covington.

Olla, Frida 602, and Agave & Rye - Covington are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants for take-out in Covington.

Frida 602, Agave & Rye - Covington, and Zapata Cantina are vegetarian-friendly Mexican restaurants in Covington.

Frida 602 is the highest-rated vegan-friendly Mexican restaurant in Covington.

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.


  • ESB with your beef burrito

    Experts would recommend a beer as a pairing to your beef burrito, specifically ESB because it balances fatty flavours.

  • The perfect match for your pork carnitas

    When ordering pork carnitas, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Grenache, a popular red wine.

Factoids

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  • The United States's National Burrito Day

    If you have a soft spot for burrito, you’ll appreciate National Burrito Day, a The United States tradition every year on April4.

  • Name a more iconic duo: tea & steak

    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 information

There’s nothing like finding the perfect parking spot right away when you’re going out for a meal. 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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