The 5 Best Mexican Restaurants In Poway

Updated: August 7, 2022

Fancy a fajita? How about a burrito? You will find the best Poway has to offer at these Mexican restaurants. We analyzed millions of reviews from top review sites so you could find the best Mexican options in Poway. Grab a Mexican beer and tuck into the enchilada and corn chips at one of these fantastic Poway eateries.

Find the perfect Mexican restaurant

Don Pollo

Mexican, $, PowayMexican, $Poway
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Lienzo Charro

Mexican, $, PowayMexican, $Poway
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Rigoberto's Taco Shop

Mexican, PowayMexicanPoway
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Tio Leo's Cantina & Mexican Restaurant

Mexican, $$, PowayMexican, $$Poway
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5


Mexican, $, PowayMexican, $Poway
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0

How did these spots get chosen?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best Mexican restaurants in Poway. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 10162 spots across Poway, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 624 lists and articles from the likes of – applying our boam magic to sift through results. The restaurants you see have been featured in . Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Questions & answers

Taco Taco Poway and Taco Bell are vegetarian-friendly Mexican restaurants in Poway.

There are 19 Mexican restaurants in Poway.

Salsa Mexican Food, El Ranchito Taco Shop, and Taco Taco Poway are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants for take-out in Poway.

El Ranchito Taco Shop, Lienzo Charro, and Rene's Mexican Grill & Cantina are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants that are good for groups in Poway.

Don Pollo, Lupe's Cafe, and Salsa Mexican Food are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants for a quick lunch in Poway.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pale Ale with your 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.

  • Enjoy beef burrito with ESB

    To elevate your beef burrito experience, we recommend some ESB to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this beer balances fatty flavours.

  • The ideal pairing for pork carnitas

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

Fun facts

  • The largest flour taco ever

    1,653 pounds is the record for the biggest flour taco. We hope people were hungry!

  • The origin of burrito

    The burrito was only thought up in 1900s! We wonder what people ever did without some good burrito in their lives...

  • A long-held tradition

    The delicious, renowned dish mole needs to be had if you take a trip to Mexico!

Parking tips

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