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The 9 Best Mexican Restaurants In La Mesa

Updated: May 2, 2022

After the best al pastor and corn tortilla in La Mesa? 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 La Mesa. 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

City Tacos

Mexican, $, La MesaMexican, $La Mesa
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2019

    19 Vegan Tacos To Try in San Diego

    Eater, 2019
  • Eater, 2020

    Where to Eat in La Mesa

    Eater, 2020

Casa De Pico

Mexican, $$, La MesaMexican, $$La Mesa
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • CultureTrip, 2017

    The 10 Best Restaurants In La Mesa, San Diego

    CultureTrip, 2017

Señor Burro

Mexican, $, La MesaMexican, $La Mesa
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Albert's Fresh Mexican Food

Mexican, $, La MesaMexican, $La Mesa
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

El Torito

Mexican, $$, La MesaMexican, $$La Mesa
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Macho's Taco Shop

Mexican, $, La MesaMexican, $La Mesa
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5

La Esquina Mexican Grill

Mexican, La MesaMexicanLa Mesa
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

Cilantro's Taco Shop

Mexican, $, La MesaMexican, $La Mesa
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

Sombrero Mexican Food

Mexican, $, La MesaMexican, $La Mesa
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.0

How did these spots get chosen?

Finding the right Mexican restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 10162 spots across La Mesa, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 624 lists and articles from the likes of CultureTrip and Eater – applying our boam magic to sift through results. We cross-referenced with top lists, like CultureTrip - The 10 Best Restaurants In La Mesa, San Diego, Eater - Where to Eat in La Mesa and Eater - 19 Vegan Tacos To Try in San Diego. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

FAQ

There are 31 Mexican restaurants in La Mesa.

Carnitas Uruapan Mexican Food, City Tacos, and D' Sotos are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants for take-out in La Mesa.

Chipotle Mexican Grill is the highest-rated vegan-friendly Mexican restaurant in La Mesa.

City Tacos, Casa De Pico, and Los Pinos Taco Shop are vegetarian-friendly Mexican restaurants in La Mesa.

The highest-rated Mexican restaurants for delivery in La Mesa are Carnitas Uruapan Mexican Food, City Tacos, and D' Sotos.

Drink pairing tips

  • ESB with your beef burrito

    A glass of something that balances fatty flavours should be what you pair your beef burrito with. You can’t go wrong pairing your food with a beer like ESB.

  • 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 ideal pairing for pork carnitas

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

Did you know?

  • The traditional mole

    If you love of mole runs deep, why not plan a visit to Mexico, the home of the original mole? The locals are so proud of their mole that it is widely recognized as one of the national dishes.

  • Craving some prime rib?

    Are you a fan of prime rib? The current record for eating the most prime rib is 23 pounds! Do you love prime rib enough to beat this record?

  • The go-to pairing

    If you’re gonna be eating steak, then we’d advise washing it down with a nice tea.

Parking in the area

We’ve all struggled to find good parking near restaurants in La Mesa. 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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