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The 13 Best Mexican Restaurants Near Tierrasanta, San Diego

Updated: May 2, 2022

Mad about Mole? These are our go-to Mexican places in Tierrasanta for Mole, carnitas, and tortas. We analyzed millions of reviews from top review sites so you could find the best Mexican options in Tierrasanta. Grab a Mexican beer and tuck into the enchilada and corn chips at one of these fantastic Tierrasanta eateries.

Find the perfect Mexican restaurant

Tierrasanta Mexican Restaurant

Mexican, $$, TierrasantaMexican, $$San Diego, Tierrasanta
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

El Costeño Mexican Food

Mexican, Serra MesaMexicanSan Diego, Serra Mesa
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

El Rodeo Taco Shop

Mexican, $, Allied GardensMexican, $San Diego, Allied Gardens
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Lolita's Mexican Food

Mexican, $, Kearny MesaMexican, $San Diego, Kearny Mesa
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Casa Machado

Mexican, $$, Kearny MesaMexican, $$San Diego, Kearny Mesa
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Emiliano's Mexican Restaurant

Mexican, $$, Allied GardensMexican, $$San Diego, Allied Gardens
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

El Gordo Mexican Food

Mexican, Kearny MesaMexicanSan Diego, Kearny Mesa
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Castaneda's Mexican Food

Mexican, $, Kearny MesaMexican, $San Diego, Kearny Mesa
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
  • Eater, 2021

    San Diego’s Top Drive-Thru Taco Shops

    Eater, 2021

Taco Fiesta

Mexican, $, GrantvilleMexican, $San Diego, Grantville
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0
  • Eater, 2021

    San Diego’s Top Drive-Thru Taco Shops

    Eater, 2021

Burros & Fries

Mexican, $, Kearny MesaMexican, $San Diego, Kearny Mesa
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

La Fuente Mexican Grill and Seafood

Mexican, $, Kearny MesaMexican, $San Diego, Kearny Mesa
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

El Toro Del Cerro

Mexican, $, Del CerroMexican, $San Diego, Del Cerro
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

Gualberto's Taco Shop No 4

Mexican, $, Kearny MesaMexican, $San Diego, Kearny Mesa
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Finding the best Mexican restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 10162 spots across San Diego, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 624 lists and articles from the likes of Eater – applying our boam magic to sift through results. Yes, we even looked at Eater - San Diego’s Top Drive-Thru Taco Shops to pull this list together. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. 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.

Most common questions

Chile Peppers Mexican Eatery - Tierrasanta, Tierrasanta Mexican Restaurant, and Cotijas Taco Shop are some of the highest-rated late-night Mexican spots in Tierrasanta.

Chile Peppers Mexican Eatery - Tierrasanta, Tierrasanta Mexican Restaurant, and Cotijas Taco Shop are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants that serve breakfast in Tierrasanta.

Chile Peppers Mexican Eatery - Tierrasanta, Tierrasanta Mexican Restaurant, and Cotijas Taco Shop are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants for a quick lunch in Tierrasanta.

Tierrasanta Mexican Restaurant is the highest-rated Mexican restaurant for delivery in Tierrasanta.

Cotijas Taco Shop is a vegetarian-friendly Mexican restaurant in Tierrasanta.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair Pale Ale with bean, cheese, rice burrito

    If your food palns include Burrito, then you should consider helping it along with some beer. We find that a Pale Ale, with its hits of hops, serves as the best pairing to the dish.

  • 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.


  • A next-level pairing for Indian Pale Ale

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


Did you know?

  • fish taco history

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

  • A day about taco

    Grab your taco to celebrate National Tacos Day! Don’t forget, it’s on October 4.

  • The traditional mole

    Have you ever had a tasty mole? Well it’s an absolute classic in Mexico!

Parking tips

Parking in Tierrasanta can be a challenge. 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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