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The 15 Best Mexican Restaurants Near Silver Spring

Updated: August 22, 2022

Mad about Mole? These are our go-to Mexican places in Silver Spring for Mole, carnitas, and tortas. We assessed top review sites and incorporated millions of diner and critic reviews for the best guac in Silver Spring. With extensive mezcal and tequila menus and the best birria in Silver Spring, a good time is guaranteed at these taquerias.

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Silvestre Chicken

Mexican, $, Silver SpringMexican, $Silver Spring
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.5

Samantha's Restaurant

Mexican, $$, Silver SpringMexican, $$Silver Spring
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

La Malinche

Spanish, $$, Silver SpringSpanish, $$Silver Spring
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Mi Rancho

Mexican, $$, Silver SpringMexican, $$Silver Spring
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

La Rumba Restaurant

Mexican, $$, Silver SpringMexican, $$Silver Spring
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Pollo-Mex

Mexican, $$, Silver SpringMexican, $$Silver Spring
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5

Odalis Restaurant

Latin, $, Silver SpringLatin, $Silver Spring
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5

Don Ramon

Latin, $$, Silver SpringLatin, $$Silver Spring
Google: 3.9
Yelp: 3.5

Veronica's Bakery & Cafe

Latin, $$, Silver SpringLatin, $$Silver Spring
Google: 3.8
Yelp: 3.5

Azucar Restaurant Bar and Grill

Latin, $$, Silver SpringLatin, $$Silver Spring
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.0

El Aguila Restaurant

Mexican, $$, Silver SpringMexican, $$Silver Spring
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0

Q’Padre Cantina

Mexican, Silver SpringMexicanSilver Spring
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.0

Pansa Llena

Mexican, $$, Silver SpringMexican, $$Silver Spring
Google: 3.9
Yelp: 3.0

Taco Mex

Mexican, $$, Silver SpringMexican, $$Silver Spring
Google: 3.6
Yelp: 3.0

If you travel further

Cielo Rojo

Mexican, $$, Takoma ParkMexican, $$Takoma Park
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Why is this list better than others?

Figuring out the best Mexican restaurants can take awhile. For these results, 823905 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 16302 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 518 lists and articles from Thrillist and others were carefully reviewed by boam. Yes, we even looked at Thrillist - The Absolute Best Mexican Restaurants in DC to pull this list together. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Most common questions

La Malinche, Azucar Restaurant Bar and Grill, and El Aguila Restaurant are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants for a date night in Silver Spring.

The highest-rated Mexican restaurants for delivery in Silver Spring are Silvestre Chicken, La Malinche, and Mi Rancho.

Silvestre Chicken, Samantha's Restaurant, and La Malinche are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants for a quick lunch in Silver Spring.

Silvestre Chicken, Samantha's Restaurant, and La Malinche are some of the highest-rated late-night Mexican spots in Silver Spring.

Samantha's Restaurant, La Malinche, and Mi Rancho are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants that are good for groups in Silver Spring.

Drink pairing tips

  • Go for Pale Ale with bean, cheese, rice burrito

    For an elevated experience, pair your bean, cheese, rice burrito with Pale Ale. This combination works particularly well because this beer cuts through richness.


  • Pair ESB with 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.


  • Pair Grenache with pork carnitas

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

Interesting facts

  • The ideal pairing

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

  • A taste for luxury

    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?

  • 1,653 pounds of flour taco

    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!

Parking information

Nobody likes to circle around the block looking for 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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