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The 13 Best Mexican Restaurants In Portland

Updated: September 6, 2022

After the best al pastor and corn tortilla in Portland? 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 Portland. 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

Republica

Mexican, $$, Pearl DistrictMexican, $$Portland, Pearl District
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Taqueria Nueve

Mexican, $$, BuckmanMexican, $$Portland, Buckman
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Güero

Mexican, $, KernsMexican, $Portland, Kerns
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Taqueria Los Puñales

Mexican, $$, SunnysideMexican, $$Portland, Sunnyside
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
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Nightingale

Mexican, $$, KernsMexican, $$Portland, Kerns
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Por Qué No? Taqueria

Mexican, $$, BoiseMexican, $$Portland, Boise
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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Xico

Mexican, $$$, RichmondMexican, $$$Portland, Richmond
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
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Salt & Pepper

Peruvian, $$, South TaborPeruvian, $$Portland, South Tabor
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Portland Mercado

Latin, $, Mount ScottLatin, $Portland, Mount Scott
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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La Tia Juana Taqueria

Mexican, $, PortlandMexican, $Portland
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Mixteca Mexican Restaurant

Mexican, $, MontavillaMexican, $Portland, Montavilla
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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La Parrilla Kitchen

Mexican, $, Madison SouthMexican, $Portland, Madison South
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Tamale Boy

Mexican, $$, WoodlawnMexican, $$Portland, Woodlawn
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Finding the best Mexican restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. We pored over ratings for 9087 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 restaurant reviews in Portland and 717 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what City Seeker, Eater and Trip 101 had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. These top contenders have appeared in City Seeker - Best Mexican Restaurants in Portland, Eater - Where to Drink and Dine in Historic Montavilla and Trip 101 - 10 Mexican Restaurants In Portland, Oregon. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Most common questions

Republica, Güero, and Taqueria Nueve are some of the highest-rated late-night Mexican spots in Portland.

Xico and Mi Cava & Cocina are the highest-rated upscale Mexican restaurants for cuisine in Portland.

There are 199 Mexican restaurants in Portland.

Taqueria Nueve, Nuestra Cocina, and Salt & Pepper are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants that are good for groups in Portland.

Republica, Güero, and Taqueria Nueve are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants that serve breakfast in Portland.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair bean, cheese, rice burrito with Pale Ale

    To elevate your bean, cheese, rice burrito experience, we recommend some Pale Ale to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this beer cuts through richness.

  • The ideal pairing for beef burrito

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

  • Grenache and pork carnitas


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

Factoids

  • An iconic duo: tea & steak

    One should always compliment their food with a drink that doesn't take away from the meal. If it’s steak you’re eating, we recommend pairing it with a tea. The tannin-rich flavors of the tea won’t detract from the flavors of your steak.

  • fish taco history

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

  • 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?

Parking information

Parking has always been a challenge in Portland. 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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