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The 15 Best Mexican Restaurants In Phoenix

Updated: August 22, 2022

After the best al pastor and corn tortilla in Phoenix? These are our favorite restaurants for Mexican cuisine. We assimilated millions of diner and critic reviews from top review sites to find the best tortillas in Phoenix. Don your sombrero, order a margarita, and enjoy chile relleno and other Mexican classics at one of the spots below.

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Barrio Café

Mexican, $$, EncantoMexican, $$Phoenix, Encanto
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Casa Corazon Restaurant

Mexican, $$, EncantoMexican, $$Phoenix, Encanto
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Mariscos Playa Hermosa

Mexican, $$, Central CityMexican, $$Phoenix, Central City
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Tacos Chiwas

Mexican, $, EncantoMexican, $Phoenix, Encanto
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Ta'Carbon

Mexican, $, MaryvaleMexican, $Phoenix, Maryvale
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Cocina Madrigal

Mexican, $$, South MountainMexican, $$Phoenix, South Mountain
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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The Original Carolina's Mexican Food

Mexican, $, Central CityMexican, $Phoenix, Central City
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Taco Chelo

Mexican, $$, Central CityMexican, $$Phoenix, Central City
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Testal

Mexican, $, Central CityMexican, $Phoenix, Central City
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Gallo Blanco

Mexican, $$, Central CityMexican, $$Phoenix, Central City
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Rito's Mexican Food- Phoenix

Mexican, $$, Central CityMexican, $$Phoenix, Central City
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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CRUjiente Tacos

Latin, $$, Camelback EastLatin, $$Phoenix, Camelback East
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Presidio Cocina Mexicana

Mexican, $$, EncantoMexican, $$Phoenix, Encanto
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Richardson's

Mexican, $$, Camelback EastMexican, $$Phoenix, Camelback East
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5
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Mi Pueblo Mexican Food

Mexican, $, Deer ValleyMexican, $Phoenix, Deer Valley
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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How did we curate these results?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best Mexican restaurants in Phoenix. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 11589 Phoenix restaurants, 823905 reviews, and 692 top lists and articles from the likes of Hoodline and Thrillist. Yes, we even looked at Hoodline - Check out the 5 top spots in Phoenix's Deer Valley neighborhood, Hoodline - Explore the 5 top spots in Phoenix's Encanto neighborhood and Thrillist - Where to Eat in Phoenix Right Now to pull this list together. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. These ten options are sure to delight.

Frequently asked questions

Testal, Chantico, and Rito's Mexican Food- Phoenix are some of the highest-rated late-night Mexican spots in Phoenix.

Testal, Chantico, and Rito's Mexican Food- Phoenix are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants that serve breakfast in Phoenix.

Testal, Chantico, and Rito's Mexican Food- Phoenix are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants for take-out in Phoenix.

Fuego at The Clarendon, Asi Es La Vida, and Richardson's are the highest-rated upscale Mexican restaurants for cuisine in Phoenix.

Testal, Chantico, and Rito's Mexican Food- Phoenix are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants for a quick lunch in Phoenix.

Drink pairing tips

  • A next-level match for fish burrito

    When having fish burrito, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Pale Ale, 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.


  • Pair Grenache with pork carnitas

    Try coupling pork carnitas with a red wine like pork carnitas to balance its bold flavours.

Interesting facts

  • A classic dish

    If you take a trip to mole, then the well-known, tasty mole should be on your radar! It is a local classic.

  • Most taco ever?

    If you think you could break the record set by Joey Chestnut for most taco eaten in 8, then you’re gonna have to do better than 126 tacos.

  • November = Mexican festival

    Have you ever seen people decorate graves? It’s a sight to see at the Day of the Dead, where they also have Mexico. Keep it in mind if you ever plan a trip to Mexico.

Parking info

We’ve all experienced the struggle of finding good parking near restaurants in Phoenix. 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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