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The 11 Best Mexican Restaurants In Oceanside

Updated: May 2, 2022

After the best al pastor and corn tortilla in Oceanside? 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 Oceanside. Grab a Mexican beer and tuck into the enchilada and corn chips at one of these fantastic Oceanside eateries.

Find the perfect Mexican restaurant

Miramar Fish Tacos & Beer

Mexican, $, OceansideMexican, $Oceanside
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2017

    Where to Eat and Drink in Oceanside

    Eater, 2017

Carte Blanche Bistro & Bar

French, $$, OceansideFrench, $$Oceanside
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 5.0

Sancho’s Tacos

Mexican, $, OceansideMexican, $Oceanside
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Hello Betty

Mexican, $$, OceansideMexican, $$Oceanside
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5
  • Thrillist, 2015

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    Thrillist, 2015
  • Eater, 2021

    Where to Dine Outdoors in San Diego

    Eater, 2021

Birrias El Padrino

Mexican, $$, OceansideMexican, $$Oceanside
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.5

La Familia Callejas Restaurant Market

Mexican, $, OceansideMexican, $Oceanside
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Rockin' Baja Lobster

Mexican, $$, OceansideMexican, $$Oceanside
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

King Burrito

Mexican, $, OceansideMexican, $Oceanside
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Marieta's Fine Mexican Food & Cocktails

Mexican, $$, OceansideMexican, $$Oceanside
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5
  • Lyft

    Top 10 Most Visited Mexican Restaurants in Oceanside

    Lyft

Mariscos El Pulpo Loko

Mexican, $$, OceansideMexican, $$Oceanside
Google: 3.9
Yelp: 4.0

Johnny Mañanas

Mexican, $, OceansideMexican, $Oceanside
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Why these restaurants?

Finding the right Mexican restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. We analyzed 624 lists and articles from top sources like Lyft and Eater, 10162 Oceanside restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 823905 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. Don’t bother looking for Lyft - Top 10 Most Visited Mexican Restaurants in Oceanside, Eater - Where to Dine Outdoors in San Diego and Eater - Where to Eat and Drink in Oceansidewe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. 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

Hello Betty, Rockin' Baja Lobster, and El Pollo Loco are vegetarian-friendly Mexican restaurants in Oceanside.

The highest-rated Mexican restaurants for delivery in Oceanside are Miramar Fish Tacos & Beer, Sancho’s Tacos, and Birrias El Padrino.

Miramar Fish Tacos & Beer, Hello Betty, and Carte Blanche Bistro & Bar are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants for a quick lunch in Oceanside.

Miramar Fish Tacos & Beer, Hello Betty, and Carte Blanche Bistro & Bar are some of the highest-rated late-night Mexican spots in Oceanside.

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

Drink pairing tips

  • 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.


  • Take pork carnitas to the next level

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

  • 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.

Interesting facts

  • Once upon a time

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

  • The most expensive ever

    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 long-held tradition

    Certain dishes are so iconic that they can become a part of a country’s identity. In Mexico, mole is recognized as one of the most popular national dishes.

Parking information

Nobody likes to circle around the block looking for parking. 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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