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The 15 Best Mexican Restaurants Near Independence

Updated: July 5, 2022

Fancy a fajita? How about a burrito? You will find the best Independence 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 Independence. Grab a Mexican beer and tuck into the enchilada and corn chips at one of these fantastic Independence eateries.

Find the perfect Mexican restaurant

El Cerro Grande

Mexican, $$, IndependenceMexican, $$Independence
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

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La Torta Loca

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

El Ocho Loco Mexican Restaurant

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

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

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    Wander Cincinnati, 2019
  • Wander Cincinnati, 2020

    The 10 Best Restaurants in Covington, Kentucky

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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

El Nopal

Mexican, $$, FlorenceMexican, $$Florence
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

How was this list created?

Figuring out the best Mexican restaurants can take awhile. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 5724 restaurants, and 232 lists and articles from top sources like Wander Cincinnati. Don’t bother looking for Wander Cincinnati - The 10 Best Restaurants in Covington, Kentucky and Wander Cincinnati - The 17 Best Places to Get Tacos in Cincinnatiwe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. These ten options are sure to delight.

Frequently asked questions

El Cerro Grande, Rio Grande, and Taco Bell are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants for take-out in Independence.

El Cerro Grande, Rio Grande, and Taco Bell are vegetarian-friendly Mexican restaurants in Independence.

El Cerro Grande, Rio Grande, and Taco Bell are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants that are good for groups in Independence.

El Cerro Grande, Rio Grande, and Taco Bell are some of the highest-rated late-night Mexican spots in Independence.

Taco Bell is the highest-rated Mexican restaurant for delivery in Independence.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pale Ale with your bean, cheese, rice burrito

    Experts would recommend a beer as a pairing to your bean, cheese, rice burrito, specifically Pale Ale because it cuts through richness.

  • Pair ESB with beef burrito

    When considering how to best enjoy your beef burrito, we would highlight how well a glass of ESB complements the dish as it balances fatty flavours.


  • A next-level match for 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.

Did you know?

  • National Tacos Day

    All good things should be celebrated! In The United States they understand this and have chosen to dedicate October, October to celebrating National Tacos Day.

  • The ideal pairing

    steak is often paired with tea, matching the fatty taste of steak with the tannin-rich taste of tannin-rich.

  • A must-visit festival in Phoenix

    Take a trip to The United States during March and you’re in for a surprise. They put on the Flying Burrito Music and Food Festivalaround March usually. burritio stands are a given.

Parking tips

Parking in Independence can be notoriously tough. 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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