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The 13 Best Mexican Restaurants Near Mission Beach, San Diego

Updated: May 2, 2022

After the best al pastor and corn tortilla in Mission Beach? These are our favorite restaurants for Mexican cuisine. We assessed top review sites and incorporated millions of diner and critic reviews for the best guac in Mission Beach. Grab a Mexican beer and tuck into the enchilada and corn chips at one of these fantastic Mission Beach eateries.

Find the perfect Mexican restaurant

La Perlita

Mexican, Mission BeachMexicanSan Diego, Mission Beach
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Acapulco Bay Seafood

Mexican, $$, Mission BeachMexican, $$San Diego, Mission Beach
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Ruriberto's Taco Shop

Mexican, $, Mission BeachMexican, $San Diego, Mission Beach
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Oscars Mexican Seafood

Mexican, $, Pacific BeachMexican, $San Diego, Pacific Beach
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2020

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    Eater, 2020
  • Eater, 2016

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    Eater, 2016

El Agave Restaurant & Tequileria

Mexican, $$, Old TownMexican, $$San Diego, Old Town
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

    2021 Best Mexican Restaurants in San Diego Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life
  • Eater, 2015

    10 Places To Drink Mezcal, Tequila & Sotol In San Diego

    Eater, 2015

Tahona Bar

Mexican, $$, Old TownMexican, $$San Diego, Old Town
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • San Diego Magazine, 2020

    23 Mexican Restaurants Offering Outdoor Dining in San Diego

    San Diego Magazine, 2020

Casa Guadalajara

Mexican, $$, Old TownMexican, $$San Diego, Old Town
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5
  • USA Today

    Old Town: Birthplace of California Is Famous for Mexican Food and More

    USA Today
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

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    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

Fiesta de Reyes

Mexican, $$, Old TownMexican, $$San Diego, Old Town
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

    Old Town: Birthplace of California Is Famous for Mexican Food and More

    USA Today
  • San Diego Tourism Authority

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Mike's Taco Club

Mexican, $, Ocean BeachMexican, $San Diego, Ocean Beach
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2020

    Where to Get Takeout Right Now in Ocean Beach

    Eater, 2020

La Doña

Mexican, Ocean BeachMexicanSan Diego, Ocean Beach
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2020

    Where to Get Takeout Right Now in Ocean Beach

    Eater, 2020

Pueblo

Mexican, $$, Pacific BeachMexican, $$San Diego, Pacific Beach
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Zagat, 2017

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    Zagat, 2017
  • Eater, 2017

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    Eater, 2017

Armonía Kitchen

Mexican, Pacific BeachMexicanSan Diego, Pacific Beach
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Sunnie's Ocean Beach Local Mexican Cuisine & Coffee

Mexican, $, Ocean BeachMexican, $San Diego, Ocean Beach
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

How does it work?

Figuring out the best Mexican restaurants can take awhile. We analyzed 624 lists and articles from top sources like Eater, 10162 San Diego restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 823905 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. Yes, we even looked at Eater - 10 New Spots to Try During San Diego Restaurant Week, Eater - Where to Get Takeout Right Now in Ocean Beach and Eater - 12 Of The Most Epic Breakfast Burritos In San Diego to pull this list together. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. 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.

FAQ

La Perlita, Acapulco Bay Seafood, and Sara's Mexican Food are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants for take-out in Mission Beach.

There are 6 Mexican restaurants in Mission Beach.

La Perlita, Acapulco Bay Seafood, and Tacos el Trompo are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants for a quick lunch in Mission Beach.

La Perlita, Acapulco Bay Seafood, and Tacos el Trompo are some of the highest-rated late-night Mexican spots in Mission Beach.

The highest-rated Mexican restaurants for delivery in Mission Beach are La Perlita, Acapulco Bay Seafood, and Marcy's Mexican Food.

Drink pairing tips

  • A next-level pairing for ESB

    Experts often pair beef burrito with a glass of ESB, a popular beer.

  • 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.


  • Grenache with your pork carnitas

    A nice red wine that will bring the most out of the bold flavors of your pork carnitas would be Grenache.

Factoids

  • fish taco history

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

  • A new burrito record

    burrito is pretty tasty, to say the least, and Joey Chestnut agrees. If you want to break their record for most burritos eaten in 10, you’re gonna have to help yourself to more than 47!

  • A day about burrito

    What makes April 4 special for everyone with a soft spot for burrito? The celebration of National Burrito Day, a tradition in The United States.

Parking info

Parking in Mission Beach can be a challenge. 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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