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The 15 Best Mexican Restaurants Near San Juan

Updated: June 21, 2022

After the best al pastor and corn tortilla in San Juan? 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 San Juan. With extensive mezcal and tequila menus and the best birria in San Juan, a good time is guaranteed at these taquerias.

Find the perfect Mexican restaurant

Delia's- San Juan

Mexican, $, San JuanMexican, $San Juan
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Mijitos Cocina

Mexican, $, San JuanMexican, $San Juan
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Eddie's Drive In

Mexican, $, San JuanMexican, $San Juan
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Gorditas Doña Tota

Mexican, $, San JuanMexican, $San Juan
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 4.0

Mariscos La Costa

American, $$, San JuanAmerican, $$San Juan
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Tacos Al Pastor Don Cuco

Mexican, $$, San JuanMexican, $$San Juan
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Taco Palenque San Juan

Mexican, $$, San JuanMexican, $$San Juan
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

Taqueria La Mexicana

Mexican, $, San JuanMexican, $San Juan
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5

El Rancho Grande Restaurant

Mexican, $$, San JuanMexican, $$San Juan
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.0

Tortilleria Silva

Mexican, San JuanMexicanSan Juan
Google: 3.5
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Delia's

Mexican, $, McAllenMexican, $McAllen
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Three Best Rated

    3 Best Mexican Restaurants in McAllen, TX

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Rosmani

Mexican, McAllenMexicanMcAllen
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 5.0

Barbacoa Torito

Mexican, $$, PharrMexican, $$Pharr
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0

El Real Restaurante

Mexican, PharrMexicanPharr
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 5.0

Taqueria El Jaspiao

Mexican, $, EdinburgMexican, $Edinburg
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 5.0

How does it work?

Finding the best Mexican restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 1254 spots across San Juan, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 9 lists and articles from the likes of Three Best Rated – applying our boam magic to sift through results. These spots have been featured in Three Best Rated - 3 Best Mexican Restaurants in McAllen, TX. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Recurring questions

Taqueria El Buen Gusto Ii, La Cocinita, and Delia's- San Juan are some of the highest-rated late-night Mexican spots in San Juan.

Taqueria El Buen Gusto Ii, La Cocinita, and Delia's- San Juan are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants that serve breakfast in San Juan.

Taqueria El Buen Gusto Ii, La Cocinita, and Delia's- San Juan are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants for a quick lunch in San Juan.

There are 22 Mexican restaurants in San Juan.

Taqueria El Buen Gusto Ii, La Cocinita, and Delia's- San Juan are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants that are good for groups in San Juan.

Drink pairing tips

  • ESB and 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.


  • The perfect match for bean, cheese, rice burrito

    Experts suggest pairing a bean, cheese, rice burrito with a glass of Pale Ale, a popular beer.


  • Pair Grenache with pork carnitas

    Food with bold flavors, like pork carnitas, should be paired with a red wine like Grenache if you want the most to be brought out of the flavors of the dish.

Fun facts

  • A perfect match: tea & steak

    Experts recommend pairing steak with tea, complementing the fatty taste of the food with the tannin-rich flavors of the drink.

  • A popular dish

    Certain dishes are so iconic that they can become a part of a country’s identity. In Mexico, mole is recognized as one of the most popular national dishes.

  • The record holder

    In La Paz, Mexico, Mexican-lovers celebrated a special day on November 3, 2012. Some still remember this as the day when the burrito was made, weighing no less than 12,786 pounds.


Parking tips

Few things are as aggravating as circling around the block, looking for parking when you’re hungry. 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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