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The 6 Best Mexican Restaurants In Newark

Updated: June 28, 2022

Mad about Mole? These are our go-to Mexican places in Newark for Mole, carnitas, and tortas. We assimilated millions of diner and critic reviews from top review sites to find the best tortillas in Newark. 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

Taqueria Atexcac

Mexican, $, NewarkMexican, $Newark
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

El Diablo Burritos

American, $, NewarkAmerican, $Newark
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

K C's Pizza

Pizza, $, NewarkPizza, $Newark
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 3.5

El Jefe Restaurant & Mexican Grill

Mexican, $$, NewarkMexican, $$Newark
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

Santa Fe Mexican Grill

Mexican, $$, NewarkMexican, $$Newark
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0

La Tonalteca - Christiana

Mexican, $, NewarkMexican, $Newark
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.0

Why these restaurants?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best Mexican restaurants in Newark. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 16402 restaurants in Newark, 823905 restaurant reviews, and exactly 770 lists and articles from experts at and more. All with some boam magic. For example, we considered as we sourced this ultimate list. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. 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

Taqueria Atexcac, Taqueria Los Compadres, and El Diablo Burritos are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants that are good for groups in Newark.

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

Taqueria Atexcac, El Diablo Burritos, and Border Cafe are vegetarian-friendly Mexican restaurants in Newark.

There are 17 Mexican restaurants in Newark.

Taqueria Atexcac, Taqueria Los Compadres, and El Diablo Burritos are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants for a quick lunch in Newark.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pale Ale and bean, cheese, rice burrito


    A beer, like Pale Ale, is a good partner drink to with bean, cheese, rice burrito because cuts through richness.

  • Enjoy beef burrito with ESB

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


  • Take pork carnitas to the next level

    Experts recommend pairing a pork carnitas with a glass of Grenache, a popular red wine.

Factoids

  • Think you love taco

    Joey Chestnutate the most taco in the world by finishing no fewer than 126. Who’s up for breaking this record?

  • Priceless or overpriced?

    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?

  • A day about burrito

    burrito-lovers in The United States come together annually on 44 to celebrate National Burrito Day

Parking tips

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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