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The 15 Best Mexican Restaurants Near Riverside, Austin

Updated: June 28, 2022

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

Pueblo Viejo Riverside

Mexican, $$, RiversideMexican, $$Austin, Riverside
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2022

    17 Essential Austin Breakfast Tacos

    Eater, 2022

Taco More - Austin

Mexican, $, RiversideMexican, $Austin, Riverside
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2021

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    Eater, 2021

El Tacorrido

Mexican, $, RiversideMexican, $Austin, Riverside
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

El Jacalito Restaurant

Mexican, $, RiversideMexican, $Austin, Riverside
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

Taquerias Arandinas

Mexican, $, RiversideMexican, $Austin, Riverside
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

Baby Acapulco

Mexican, $$, RiversideMexican, $$Austin, Riverside
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0

If you travel further

Suerte

Mexican, $$$, East Cesar ChavezMexican, $$$Austin, East Cesar Chavez
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2020

    Here are Austin's top 4 Mexican spots

    Hoodline, 2020
  • Thrillist, 2022

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    Thrillist, 2022

Fresa's - South 1st

Mexican, $$, BouldinMexican, $$Austin, Bouldin
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5
  • Infatuation

    The Best Tacos In Austin

    Infatuation
  • Eater, 2021

    Where to Find Tamales in Austin for the Holidays

    Eater, 2021

Marcelino's

Mexican, $, GovalleMexican, $Austin, Govalle
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Thrillist, 2022

    The 16 Austin Breakfast Tacos You Need to Try Before You Die

    Thrillist, 2022
  • Eater, 2022

    17 Essential Austin Breakfast Tacos

    Eater, 2022

Cisco's Restaurant Bakery & Bar

Mexican, $, East Cesar ChavezMexican, $Austin, East Cesar Chavez
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Trip Savvy, 2019

    The Best Breakfast Tacos in Austin

    Trip Savvy, 2019
  • Thrillist, 2022

    The 16 Austin Breakfast Tacos You Need to Try Before You Die

    Thrillist, 2022

Mr. Natural

Mexican, $, HollyMexican, $Austin, Holly
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2015

    Where to Eat Tacos, Tex Mex, And Mexican Near SXSW

    Eater, 2015
  • Eater, 2021

    Where to Find Tamales in Austin for the Holidays

    Eater, 2021

Licha's Cantina

Mexican, $$, East Cesar ChavezMexican, $$Austin, East Cesar Chavez
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist, 2022

    Austin’s Best Mexican Restaurants for Cinco de Mayo and Beyond

    Thrillist, 2022
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Ceviche, mezcal cocktails and more: What's trending on Austin's food scene?

    Hoodline, 2019

Joann’s Fine Foods

American, $$, BouldinAmerican, $$Austin, Bouldin
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2014

    Where to Eat Tacos in Austin Right Now, Spring 2014

    Eater, 2014

De Nada Cantina

Mexican, $, GovalleMexican, $Austin, Govalle
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Female Foodie

    23 Best Tacos in Austin

    Female Foodie

Habanero Mexican Cafe

Mexican, $, DawsonMexican, $Austin, Dawson
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • TimeOut, 2021

    The 12 best Mexican restaurants in Austin

    TimeOut, 2021
  • USA Today

    Tex-Mex

    USA Today

How did these spots get chosen?

Finding the right Mexican restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. We analyzed 7042 Austin restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 Austin restaurant reviews, and 1014 lists and articles – looking closely at what USA Today, Hoodline and Eater had to say – and applied our boam magic. The spots that made the cut have been featured in USA Today - Tex-Mex, Hoodline - Ceviche, mezcal cocktails and more: What's trending on Austin's food scene? and Eater - Where to Find Tamales in Austin for the Holidays. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Since boam gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Common questions

The highest-rated Mexican restaurants for delivery in Riverside are Pueblo Viejo Riverside, Taco More - Austin, and El Taquito.

Pueblo Viejo Riverside, El Tacorrido, and Taco More - Austin are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants for a quick lunch in Riverside.

There are 11 Mexican restaurants in Riverside.

Pueblo Viejo Riverside, El Tacorrido, and Taco More - Austin are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants for take-out in Riverside.

El Taquito, Taquerias Arandinas, and Chipotle Mexican Grill are vegetarian-friendly Mexican restaurants in Riverside.

Drink pairing tips

  • ESB with your beef burrito

    When considering how to best enjoy your beef burrito, we would highlight how well a glass of ESB complements the dish as it balances fatty flavours.


  • Pale Ale with your bean, cheese, rice burrito

    If your food palns include Burrito, then you should consider helping it along with some beer. We find that a Pale Ale, with its hits of hops, serves as the best pairing to the dish.

  • The perfect match for your pork carnitas

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

Fun facts

  • Think you can handle some prime rib?

    Are you a fan of prime rib? The current record for eating the most prime rib is 23 pounds! Do you love prime rib enough to beat this record?

  • The record holder

    Don’t you hate it when there is not enough food for seconds? This wasn’t a concern when the record was broken for the biggest flour taco. Weighing in at 1,653 pounds there was more than enough flour tacos to go around!

  • A typical drink from Mexico

    Often considered one of the most traditional drinks in Mexico, cerveza preparada is a crowd-favorite choice across the country, often made with beer, lime juice, hot sauce, chili spices.

Parking information

Parking has always been a challenge in Riverside. 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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