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The 13 Best Mexican Restaurants In Riverside

Updated: May 2, 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. Grab a Mexican beer and tuck into the enchilada and corn chips at one of these fantastic Riverside eateries.

Find the perfect Mexican restaurant

Habanero Mexican Grill

Mexican, $$, EastsideMexican, $$Riverside, Eastside
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Machos Grill

Peruvian, $$, RiversidePeruvian, $$Riverside
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

La Cruda Mariscos

Mexican, VictoriaMexicanRiverside, Victoria
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Green Taco

Mexican, $, La Sierra SouthMexican, $Riverside, La Sierra South
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Tony’s Mexican Grill

Mexican, ArlingtonMexicanRiverside, Arlington
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Mariscos Del Pacifico

Peruvian, $$, La SierraPeruvian, $$Riverside, La Sierra
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Yoli's Mexican Grill

Mexican, $$, DowntownMexican, $$Riverside, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

El Habanero

Mexican, $, RamonaMexican, $Riverside, Ramona
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Costa Delmar

Mexican, $$, La SierraMexican, $$Riverside, La Sierra
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

El Trigo

Mexican, $, EastsideMexican, $Riverside, Eastside
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

El Fogon Mexican Grill Riverside

Mexican, $, UniversityMexican, $Riverside, University
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Genkiyaki

Asian, $, UniversityAsian, $Riverside, University
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Mi Lindo Apatzingan

Mexican, $$, ArlingtonMexican, $$Riverside, Arlington
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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How did we curate these results?

Picking the right Mexican restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. We analyzed 264 lists and articles from top sources like Lyft and Three Best Rated, 10624 Riverside restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 823905 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. The restaurants you see have been featured in Lyft - Top 9 Most Visited Mexican Restaurants in University, Riverside and Three Best Rated - 3 Best Mexican Restaurants in Riverside, CA. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. 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.

Recurring questions

Anchos Southwest Grill & Bar, Machos Grill, and La Cruda Mariscos are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants that are good for groups in Riverside.

Anchos Southwest Grill & Bar, Habanero Mexican Grill, and Kimchichanga are vegetarian-friendly Mexican restaurants in Riverside.

Anchos Southwest Grill & Bar, Tacos Bahia, and Machos Grill are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants for a quick lunch in Riverside.

Anchos Southwest Grill & Bar, Tacos Bahia, and Machos Grill are some of the highest-rated late-night Mexican spots in Riverside.

Lucies Locadas and Los Alazanes Mexican Food are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants for dessert in Riverside.

Drink pairing tips

  • Go for ESB with beef burrito

    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 perfect match for your pork carnitas

    When ordering pork carnitas, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Grenache, a popular red wine.

  • Pale Ale with your bean, cheese, rice burrito

    When considering how to best enjoy your bean, cheese, rice burrito, we would highlight how well a glass of Pale Ale complements the dish as it cuts through richness.


Factoids

  • The record holder

    On November 3, 2012, Mexico’s Mexican fans celebrated a new world record by the burrito, weighing 12,786 pounds.

  • Expensive taste

    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?

  • 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

Riversideis notorious for tricky 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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