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The 15 Best Mexican Restaurants Near Erlanger

Updated: July 5, 2022

Fancy a fajita? How about a burrito? You will find the best Erlanger has to offer at these Mexican restaurants. We assessed top review sites and incorporated millions of diner and critic reviews for the best guac in Erlanger. Grab a Mexican beer and tuck into the enchilada and corn chips at one of these fantastic Erlanger eateries.

Find the perfect Mexican restaurant

El Ocho Loco Mexican Restaurant

Mexican, $, ErlangerMexican, $Erlanger
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

El Nopal

Mexican, $$, ErlangerMexican, $$Erlanger
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.0

If you travel further

La Torta Loca

Mexican, $, FlorenceMexican, $Florence
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0

Litas Tacos

Mexican, $$, FlorenceMexican, $$Florence
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

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

    The 17 Best Places to Get Tacos in Cincinnati

    Wander Cincinnati, 2019
  • Wander Cincinnati, 2020

    The 10 Best Restaurants in Covington, Kentucky

    Wander Cincinnati, 2020

El Rio Grande

Mexican, FlorenceMexicanFlorence
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Agave & Rye - Covington

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

Acapulco

Mexican, $$, FlorenceMexican, $$Florence
Google: 4.4
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

Montoyas Mexican Restaurant

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

Patron Mexican Grill

Mexican, $$, FlorenceMexican, $$Florence
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Mi Tierra

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

How was this list created?

Figuring out the best Mexican restaurants can take awhile. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 5724 spots across Erlanger, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 232 lists and articles from the likes of Wander Cincinnati – applying our boam magic to sift through results. For example, we considered Wander Cincinnati - The 10 Best Restaurants in Covington, Kentucky and Wander Cincinnati - The 17 Best Places to Get Tacos in Cincinnati as we sourced this ultimate list. 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. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Common questions

El Ocho Loco Mexican Restaurant, Amigos Mexican Restaurant, and Chipotle Mexican Grill are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants that serve breakfast in Erlanger.

El Ocho Loco Mexican Restaurant, Amigos Mexican Restaurant, and Chipotle Mexican Grill are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants that are good for groups in Erlanger.

There are 6 Mexican restaurants in Erlanger.

El Ocho Loco Mexican Restaurant, Amigos Mexican Restaurant, and Chipotle Mexican Grill are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants for take-out in Erlanger.

El Ocho Loco Mexican Restaurant, Amigos Mexican Restaurant, and Chipotle Mexican Grill are some of the highest-rated late-night Mexican spots in Erlanger.

Drink pairing tips

  • Take fish burrito to the next level

    Experts suggest pairing a fish burrito with a glass of Pale Ale, a popular beer.


  • Enjoy beef burrito with ESB

    To elevate your beef burrito experience, we recommend some ESB to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this beer balances fatty flavours.

  • Pair Pale Ale with bean, cheese, rice burrito

    When considering what goes best with bean, cheese, rice burrito, we recommend a glass of Pale Ale, it truly complements the dish as it cuts through richness.


Factoids

  • Ready for some taco?

    Never get between Joey Chestnut and their taco. Joey Chestnut holds the record for most taco eaten in 8 minutes, an incredible 126.

  • What Mexico drinks

    Often regarded as one of the most traditional drinks in Mexico, cerveza preparada is a favorite choice across the country, often prepared with beer, lime juice, hot sauce, chili spices.

  • 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.

Parking tips

Finding parking in Erlanger can be tricky, especially if you are going out for food. 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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