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The 7 Best Mexican Restaurants Near Georgetown, Washington

Updated: August 22, 2022

After the best al pastor and corn tortilla in Georgetown? These are our favorite restaurants for Mexican cuisine. We assimilated millions of diner and critic reviews from top review sites to find the best tortillas in Georgetown. 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

Chaia

Mexican, $, WashingtonMexican, $Washington, Georgetown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    The 5 best Mexican restaurants in Washington

    Hoodline, 2019
  • TimeOut, 2016

    The 10 best Georgetown restaurants

    TimeOut, 2016

Guapo's of Georgetown

Mexican, $$, WashingtonMexican, $$Washington, Georgetown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Craving Mexican? Check out these 3 new Washington eateries

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Get these trending Washington restaurants on your radar today

    Hoodline, 2019

Los Cuates

Mexican, $$, WashingtonMexican, $$Washington, Georgetown
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5
  • Trip 101, 2021

    10 Mexican Restaurants In And Near Georgetown, Washington DC

    Trip 101, 2021

El Centro

Mexican, $$, WashingtonMexican, $$Washington, Georgetown
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5
  • Trip 101, 2021

    10 Mexican Restaurants In And Near Georgetown, Washington DC

    Trip 101, 2021

Amigo Mio

Mexican, $$, WashingtonMexican, $$Washington, Georgetown
Google: 3.9
Yelp: 3.0

Cafe Cantina

Mexican, $, WashingtonMexican, $Washington, Georgetown
Google: 3.2
Yelp: 3.0

If you travel further

Taco Rock

Mexican, $, ArlingtonMexican, $Arlington, North Rosslyn
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

How did these spots get chosen?

Figuring out the best Mexican restaurants can take awhile. We pored over ratings for 16302 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 restaurant reviews in Washington and 518 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what Hoodline, TimeOut and Trip 101 had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Hoodline - Get these trending Washington restaurants on your radar today, TimeOut - The 10 best Georgetown restaurants and Trip 101 - 10 Mexican Restaurants In And Near Georgetown, Washington DC. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Recurring questions

Guapo's of Georgetown, Los Cuates, and El Centro are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants that are good for groups in Georgetown.

Chaia, Guapo's of Georgetown, and Los Cuates are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants that serve breakfast in Georgetown.

There are 7 Mexican restaurants in Georgetown.

Chaia, Los Cuates, and El Centro are vegetarian-friendly Mexican restaurants in Georgetown.

The highest-rated Mexican restaurants for delivery in Georgetown are Chaia, Guapo's of Georgetown, and Los Cuates.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect match for cheesy chicken and rice burrito

    Experts often pair cheesy chicken and rice burrito with a glass of Indian Pale Ale, a popular beer.

  • Pale Ale and 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.


  • Pair Grenache with pork carnitas

    A red wine and some nice, tasty pork carnitas - specifically a Grenache - go really well together. This drink will help bring out the most of the bold in your food, trust us!

Fun facts

  • History lesson

    The next time you bite into a deliciousfish taco remember to thank Mexico who are responsible for this tasty culinary invention.

  • Wallet breaking olive wagu beef

    If you have recently won the lottery, or you just happen to have $300 lying around, why not spend it on indulging in the world’s most glamorous, and most expensive, olive wagu beef?

  • The traditional mole

    Have you ever had a tasty mole? Well it’s an absolute classic in Mexico!

Parking in the area

Few things are as aggravating as circling around the block, looking for parking when you’re hungry. 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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