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The 15 Best Mexican Restaurants Near South Lamar, Austin

Updated: June 28, 2022

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

Find the perfect Mexican restaurant

Papalote Taco House

Mexican, $, South LamarMexican, $Austin, South Lamar
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Taco Xpress

Mexican, $, South LamarMexican, $Austin, South Lamar
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2017

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  • Visit Austin, 2022

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    Visit Austin, 2022

Azul Tequila

Mexican, $$, South LamarMexican, $$Austin, South Lamar
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

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Fresa's - South 1st

Mexican, $$, BouldinMexican, $$Austin, Bouldin
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5
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Tacodeli

Mexican, $, Barton HillsMexican, $Austin, Barton Hills
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Sazón

Mexican, $, ZilkerMexican, $Austin, Zilker
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2020

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Joann’s Fine Foods

American, $$, BouldinAmerican, $$Austin, Bouldin
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2014

    Where to Eat Tacos in Austin Right Now, Spring 2014

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Habanero Mexican Cafe

Mexican, $, DawsonMexican, $Austin, Dawson
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • TimeOut, 2021

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  • USA Today

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Baby Acapulco

Mexican, $$, ZilkerMexican, $$Austin, Zilker
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5
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Tacos Las Amazonas

Mexican, $, East CongressMexican, $Austin, East Congress
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

El Mesón

Mexican, $$, ZilkerMexican, $$Austin, Zilker
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5
  • Thrillist, 2022

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El Pollo Rico

Mexican, $, South ManchacaMexican, $Austin, South Manchaca
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.5

Trudy's Del Mar

American, $$, BouldinAmerican, $$Austin, Bouldin
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.5

San Juanita Tacos

Mexican, $, East CongressMexican, $Austin, East Congress
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Jaliscienses Mexican Restaurant

Mexican, $, East CongressMexican, $Austin, East Congress
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

How did we curate these results?

Finding the right Mexican restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 7042 spots across Austin, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 1014 lists and articles from the likes of USA Today and Eater – applying our boam magic to sift through results. For example, we considered USA Today - Tex-Mex, Eater - Where to Find Tamales in Austin for the Holidays and Eater - Where to Eat Tacos in Austin Right Now, Spring 2014 as we sourced this ultimate list. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Frequently asked questions

El Naranjo South Lamar is the highest-rated Mexican restaurant for a date night in South Lamar.

Papalote Taco House, El Naranjo South Lamar, and Matt's El Rancho are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants for a quick lunch in South Lamar.

There are 6 Mexican restaurants in South Lamar.

El Naranjo South Lamar is the highest-rated upscale Mexican restaurant in South Lamar.

The highest-rated Mexican restaurants for delivery in South Lamar are Papalote Taco House, Matt's El Rancho, and Taco Xpress.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pale Ale with your bean, cheese, rice burrito

    A beer, like Pale Ale, is a good partner drink to with bean, cheese, rice burrito because cuts through richness.

  • 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 cheesy chicken and rice burrito

    Experts recommend pairing a cheesy chicken and rice burrito with a glass of Indian Pale Ale, a popular beer.

Interesting facts

  • The go-to pairing

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

  • National Tacos Day in The United States

    What makes October 4 special for everyone with a soft spot for taco? The celebration of National Tacos Day, a tradition in The United States.

  • The most expensive ever

    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?

Parking information

South Lamaris 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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