The 4 Best Mexican Restaurants Near Temple

Updated: September 21, 2022

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

Find the perfect Mexican restaurant

El Tapatio's Mexican Restaurant

Mexican, $, TempleMexican, $Temple
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

If you travel further

Taqueria Tapatio's Authentic Mexican Restaurant

Mexican, Villa RicaMexicanVilla Rica
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

La Chiquita Authentic Mexican Food

Mexican, $$, Villa RicaMexican, $$Villa Rica
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant

Mexican, $, Villa RicaMexican, $Villa Rica
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

How was this list created?

Picking the right Mexican restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. We pored over ratings for 15738 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 restaurant reviews in Temple and 863 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. Don’t bother looking for we’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Since boam gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. These ten options are sure to delight.


The highest-rated late-night Mexican spot is El Tapatio's Mexican Restaurant in Temple.

El Tapatio's Mexican Restaurant is the highest-rated Mexican restaurant for a quick lunch in Temple.

El Tapatio's Mexican Restaurant is the highest-rated Mexican restaurant that is good for groups in Temple.

There are 1 Mexican restaurants in Temple.

El Tapatio's Mexican Restaurant is a vegetarian-friendly Mexican restaurant in Temple.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pale Ale with your 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.

  • The perfect match for mole

    When ordering mole, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Negra Modelo, a popular beer.

  • Pair ESB with beef burrito

    A beer, like ESB, is a good partner drink to with beef burrito because balances fatty flavours.


  • The traditional mole

    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.

  • Ready for some burrito?

    Joey Chestnut broke the world record by eating the most burrito in one sitting. The new record - that has not been beaten since - is 47 burritos.

  • National Tacos Day

    taco-lovers in The United States come together annually on 44 to celebrate National Tacos Day

Parking information

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