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The 13 Best Mexican Restaurants Near Lemon Grove

Updated: May 2, 2022

Mad about Mole? These are our go-to Mexican places in Lemon Grove for Mole, carnitas, and tortas. We assessed top review sites and incorporated millions of diner and critic reviews for the best guac in Lemon Grove. With extensive mezcal and tequila menus and the best birria in Lemon Grove, a good time is guaranteed at these taquerias.

Find the perfect Mexican restaurant

Lemon Grove Cafe

Asian, $, Lemon GroveAsian, $Lemon Grove
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

El Pollo Grill

Mexican, $, Lemon GroveMexican, $Lemon Grove
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Antojitos Tenampa

Mexican, Lemon GroveMexicanLemon Grove
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Rosarito's Mexican Food 7 - Lemon Grove

Mexican, $, Lemon GroveMexican, $Lemon Grove
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Sabor

Mexican, $, Lemon GroveMexican, $Lemon Grove
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Burros & Fries

Mexican, $, Lemon GroveMexican, $Lemon Grove
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Nando's Taco Shop

Mexican, $, Lemon GroveMexican, $Lemon Grove
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

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

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    Eater, 2020

Mi Pana

Latin, $, National CityLatin, $National City, Olivewood
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0

Silvia Pupuseria

Latin, $, National CityLatin, $National City, Central
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Guanatos Mexican And Sea Food

Mexican, $$, National CityMexican, $$National City, Olivewood
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

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

Raspados Michoacan

Mexican, $, National CityMexican, $National City
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Figuring out the best Mexican restaurants can take awhile. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 10162 Lemon Grove restaurants, 823905 reviews, and 624 top lists and articles from the likes of CultureTrip and Eater. The restaurants you see have been featured in 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. 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 money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Questions & answers

Rosarito's Mexican Food 7 - Lemon Grove, Sabor, and Nando's Taco Shop are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants that are good for groups in Lemon Grove.

Antojitos Tenampa and Del Taco are vegetarian-friendly Mexican restaurants in Lemon Grove.

Antojitos Tenampa, Rosarito's Mexican Food 7 - Lemon Grove, and Sabor are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants for take-out in Lemon Grove.

Lemon Grove Cafe, Herrera's Mexican & Sea Food, and El Pollo Grill are some of the highest-rated late-night Mexican spots in Lemon Grove.

The highest-rated Mexican restaurants for delivery in Lemon Grove are Antojitos Tenampa, Rosarito's Mexican Food 7 - Lemon Grove, and Del Taco.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect match for pork carnitas

    When having pork carnitas, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Grenache, a popular red wine.

  • Go for ESB with beef burrito

    For an elevated experience, pair your beef burrito with ESB. This combination works particularly well because this beer balances fatty flavours.


  • Pair Pale Ale with bean, cheese, rice burrito

    When considering how to best enjoy your bean, cheese, rice burrito, we would highlight how well a glass of Pale Ale complements the dish as it cuts through richness.


Interesting facts

  • 126 tacos of taco, please!

    Do you like taco? Probably not as much as Joey Chestnut. They ate a whopping 126 in 8 minutes, A world record!

  • History lesson

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

  • A typical drink from Mexico

    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.

Parking tips

We’ve all struggled to find good parking near restaurants in Lemon Grove. 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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