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The 8 Best Mexican Restaurants Near Solana Beach

Updated: May 2, 2022

After the best al pastor and corn tortilla in Solana Beach? These are our favorite restaurants for Mexican cuisine. We analyzed millions of reviews from top review sites so you could find the best Mexican options in Solana Beach. Grab a Mexican beer and tuck into the enchilada and corn chips at one of these fantastic Solana Beach eateries.

Find the perfect Mexican restaurant

Alce 101 Kitchen + Tequileria

Peruvian, Solana BeachPeruvianSolana Beach
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2020

    20 Essential San Diego Happy Hours

    Eater, 2020

Tony's Jacal

Mexican, $$, Solana BeachMexican, $$Solana Beach
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

    2021 Best Mexican Restaurants in San Diego Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

Rudy's Taco Shop

Mexican, $, Solana BeachMexican, $Solana Beach
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

If you travel further

Death by Tequila

Latin, $$, EncinitasLatin, $$Encinitas
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Los Tacos

Mexican, $, EncinitasMexican, $Encinitas
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Raul's Shack

Mexican, $, EncinitasMexican, $Encinitas
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Cotixan Mexican & Seafood

Mexican, $, EncinitasMexican, $Encinitas
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
  • Eater, 2021

    San Diego’s Top Drive-Thru Taco Shops

    Eater, 2021

El Nopalito Restaurant

Mexican, $, EncinitasMexican, $Encinitas
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Finding the right Mexican restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. We analyzed 10162 Solana Beach restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 Solana Beach restaurant reviews, and 624 lists and articles – looking closely at what Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life and Eater had to say – and applied our boam magic. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - 2021 Best Mexican Restaurants in San Diego Area, Eater - 20 Essential San Diego Happy Hours and Eater - San Diego’s Top Drive-Thru Taco Shops. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. These ten options are sure to delight.

Common questions

Rudy's Taco Shop and Rubio's Coastal Grill are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants offering delivery options in Solana Beach.

Alce 101 Kitchen + Tequileria, Tony's Jacal, and Rudy's Taco Shop are some of the highest-rated late-night Mexican spots in Solana Beach.

Alce 101 Kitchen + Tequileria, Rudy's Taco Shop, and Rubio's Coastal Grill are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants that are good for groups in Solana Beach.

Rubio's Coastal Grill is a vegetarian-friendly Mexican restaurant in Solana Beach.

Alce 101 Kitchen + Tequileria, Tony's Jacal, and Rudy's Taco Shop are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants that serve breakfast in Solana Beach.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair ESB with beef burrito

    When considering what goes best with beef burrito, we recommend a glass of ESB, it truly complements the dish as it balances fatty flavours.


  • The perfect match for fish burrito

    Experts recommend pairing a fish burrito with a glass of Pale Ale, a popular beer.

  • Pair Pale Ale with 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.

Interesting facts

  • The best day for taco

    National Tacos Day in The United States is when people celebrate_taco. It falls on October 4.

  • The original fish taco

    The next time you bite into a deliciousfish taco remember to thank Mexico who are responsible for this tasty culinary invention.

  • A must-visit festival in Corpus Christi

    If you’re a big fan of Mexican, then you should definitely consider visiting the Tequila, Taco & Cerveza Festivale in Texas, The United States

Parking info

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