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The 12 Best Mexican Restaurants Near Ocean Beach, San Diego

Updated: May 2, 2022

Fancy a fajita? How about a burrito? You will find the best Ocean Beach has to offer at these Mexican restaurants. We assimilated millions of diner and critic reviews from top review sites to find the best tortillas in Ocean Beach. With extensive mezcal and tequila menus and the best birria in Ocean Beach, a good time is guaranteed at these taquerias.

Find the perfect Mexican restaurant

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

Sunnie's Ocean Beach Local Mexican Cuisine & Coffee

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

Hugo's Cocina

Mexican, $$, Ocean BeachMexican, $$San Diego, Ocean Beach
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2019

    19 Vegan Tacos To Try in San Diego

    Eater, 2019

If you travel further

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

    2021 Best Mexican Restaurants in San Diego Area

    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

    Favorite Mexican Restaurants in San Diego

    San Diego Tourism Authority

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

Royal Rooster

Mexican, Mission Bay ParkMexicanSan Diego, Mission Bay Park
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Rockin' Baja Lobster Coastal Cantina

Mexican, $$, Old TownMexican, $$San Diego, Old Town
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5
  • San Diego Tourism Authority

    Favorite Mexican Restaurants in San Diego

    San Diego Tourism Authority

Why these restaurants?

Finding the right Mexican restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 10162 spots across San Diego, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 624 lists and articles from the likes of USA Today, San Diego Tourism Authority and Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life – applying our boam magic to sift through results. The restaurants you see have been featured in USA Today - Old Town: Birthplace of California Is Famous for Mexican Food and More, San Diego Tourism Authority - Favorite Mexican Restaurants in San Diego and Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - 2021 Best Mexican Restaurants in San Diego Area. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Recurring questions

Mike's Taco Club, La Doña, and Sunnie's Ocean Beach Local Mexican Cuisine & Coffee are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants for take-out in Ocean Beach.

Mike's Taco Club, La Doña, and Sunnie's Ocean Beach Local Mexican Cuisine & Coffee are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants that serve breakfast in Ocean Beach.

Mike's Taco Club, La Doña, and Sunnie's Ocean Beach Local Mexican Cuisine & Coffee are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants for a quick lunch in Ocean Beach.

There are 10 Mexican restaurants in Ocean Beach.

La Doña, Sunnie's Ocean Beach Local Mexican Cuisine & Coffee, and Margarita's Restaurant are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants that are good for groups in Ocean Beach.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pale Ale and bean, cheese, rice burrito


    A glass of something that cuts through richness should be what you pair your bean, cheese, rice burrito with. You can’t go wrong pairing your food with a beer like Pale Ale.

  • Pair 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.


  • The ideal pairing for cheese enchilada with beef

    When having cheese enchilada with beef, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Amber Ale, a popular beer.

Factoids

  • The United States's National Tacos Day

    If it’s October 4, then you best not forget to grab a little taco for National Tacos Day.

  • Think you love prime rib

    Molly Schuyler knows that you can never have too much of a good thing. They proved this by eating 23 pounds of prime rib, setting a world record in the process!

  • The The United States Steak Cook-Off Festival

    Did you know that every year in August foodies in Tulsa, The United States celebrate their passion for Mexican? The The United States Steak Cook-Off Festivalis held annually.


Parking in the area

Nobody likes to circle around the block looking for parking, especially if you’re hungry or in a rush. 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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