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The 15 Best Mexican Restaurants Near South Boston

Updated: September 21, 2022

Mad about Mole? These are our go-to Mexican places in South Boston for Mole, carnitas, and tortas. We assessed top review sites and incorporated millions of diner and critic reviews for the best guac in South Boston. Grab a Mexican beer and tuck into the enchilada and corn chips at one of these fantastic South Boston eateries.

Find the perfect Mexican restaurant

Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar

Mexican, $$, South BostonMexican, $$Boston, South Boston
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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  • Thrillist, 2022

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Temazcal Tequila Cantina

Mexican, $$$, South BostonMexican, $$$Boston, South Boston
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.0
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bartaco Seaport

Mexican, $$, South BostonMexican, $$Boston, South Boston
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • TimeOut, 2021

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    TimeOut, 2021

Rosa Mexicano

Mexican, $$, South BostonMexican, $$Boston, South Boston
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.0
  • USA Today

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    USA Today
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Pink Taco Boston

Mexican, $$, South BostonMexican, $$Boston, South Boston
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.0
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Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar Fort Point

Mexican, $$$, South BostonMexican, $$$Boston, South Boston
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Para Maria

Mexican, South BostonMexicanBoston, South Boston
Google: 3.6
Yelp: 4.0

If you travel further

Villa Mexico Cafe

Mexican, $, DowntownMexican, $Boston, Downtown
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
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  • TimeOut, 2021

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    TimeOut, 2021

El Centro

Mexican, $$, South EndMexican, $$Boston, South End
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5
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    Thrillist, 2022
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Cósmica

Mexican, $, South EndMexican, $Boston, South End
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist, 2022

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    Thrillist, 2022

Yellow Door Taqueria - South End

Mexican, $$$, South EndMexican, $$$Boston, South End
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
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Ghost Pepper Taco + Tequila Bar

Mexican, $$, North DorchesterMexican, $$Boston, North Dorchester
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
  • Infatuation

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    Infatuation

Burro Bar South End

Mexican, $$, South EndMexican, $$Boston, South End
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

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Boloco

Mexican, $, Bay VillageMexican, $Boston, Bay Village
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

El Barrio Mexican Grill

Mexican, $, South EndMexican, $Boston, South End
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

How does it work?

Finding the right Mexican restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. We pored over ratings for 15185 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 restaurant reviews in Boston and 1052 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what Infatuation, Thrillist and USA Today had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. These top contenders have appeared in Infatuation - The Best Restaurants In The South End, Thrillist - 19 Standout Mexican Restaurants in Boston and USA Today - Best Restaurants near the Cruise Port in Boston. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Common questions

Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar, Temazcal Tequila Cantina, and Rosa Mexicano are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants that are good for groups in South Boston.

Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar, Temazcal Tequila Cantina, and Rosa Mexicano are vegetarian-friendly Mexican restaurants in South Boston.

Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar, Temazcal Tequila Cantina, and Rosa Mexicano are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants for a quick lunch in South Boston.

There are 9 Mexican restaurants in South Boston.

Temazcal Tequila Cantina, Rosa Mexicano, and Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar Fort Point are the highest-rated upscale Mexican restaurants for cuisine in South Boston.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair Pale Ale with 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.


  • Enjoy beef burrito with ESB

    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.

  • Grenache and pork carnitas


    A nice red wine that will bring the most out of the bold flavors of your pork carnitas would be Grenache.

Fun facts

  • A must-visit festival in Corpus Christi

    The lucha libre wrestling competition in Texas, The United States, is one of the key attractions of the Tequila, Taco & Cerveza Festival.

  • The best day for taco

    It’s National Tacos Day on October 4. You better not forget! Grab your taco and celebrate!

  • A long-held tradition

    The delicious, renowned dish mole needs to be had if you take a trip to Mexico!

Parking information

Parking in South Boston can be notoriously tough. 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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