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The 10 Best Mexican Restaurants In Tucson

Updated: September 6, 2022

Mad about Mole? These are our go-to Mexican places in Tucson for Mole, carnitas, and tortas. We assimilated millions of diner and critic reviews from top review sites to find the best tortillas in Tucson. With extensive mezcal and tequila menus and the best birria in Tucson, a good time is guaranteed at these taquerias.

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El Guero Canelo

Mexican, $, Balboa HeightsMexican, $Tucson, Balboa Heights
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

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Street- Taco and Beer Co.

Mexican, $, TucsonMexican, $Tucson
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    5 top options for inexpensive Mexican eats in Tucson

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Lyft

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Guadalajara Original Grill

Mexican, $$, Mountain ViewMexican, $$Tucson, Mountain View
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

    Best Mexican Restaurants in Tucson

    USA Today
  • Three Best Rated

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    Three Best Rated

Seis Kitchen

Mexican, $, Menlo ParkMexican, $Tucson, Menlo Park
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Here are Tucson's top 5 Mexican spots

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Your guide to the 4 top spots in Tucson's Menlo Park neighborhood

    Hoodline, 2019

Tumerico

Mexican, $$, Sam HughesMexican, $$Tucson, Sam Hughes
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0
  • Eater, 2021

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    Eater, 2021
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019

Barrio Charro

Mexican, $, Campus FarmMexican, $Tucson, Campus Farm
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2021

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    Eater, 2021

Taqueria Juanito's

Mexican, $, Miracle ManorMexican, $Tucson, Miracle Manor
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    5 top options for inexpensive Mexican eats in Tucson

    Hoodline, 2019

Salsa Verde Restaurant

Mexican, $, TucsonMexican, $Tucson
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019

Aqui Con El Nene

Mexican, $, ElviraMexican, $Tucson, Elvira
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • USA Today

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    USA Today

Tacos Apson

Mexican, $, WakefieldMexican, $Tucson, Wakefield
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5
  • USA Today

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    USA Today
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019

How does it work?

Finding the right Mexican restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 2296 restaurants in Tucson, 823905 restaurant reviews, and exactly 188 lists and articles from experts at Hoodline and Eater and more. All with some boam magic. These top contenders have appeared in Hoodline - Your guide to the 4 top spots in Tucson's Menlo Park neighborhood, Hoodline - Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Tucson's best Mexican restaurants and Eater - The 15 Hottest New Restaurants in Tucson Right Now. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. These ten options are sure to delight.

Most common questions

Charro Steak & Del Rey, Penca, and Reforma Modern Mexican Mezcal Tequila are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants for a date night in Tucson.

Tumerico, The Blacktop Grill, and The Quesadillas are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants for a quick lunch in Tucson.

Tumerico, Barrio Charro, and Baja Cafe on Campbell are vegetarian-friendly Mexican restaurants in Tucson.

Tumerico, The Blacktop Grill, and The Quesadillas are some of the highest-rated late-night Mexican spots in Tucson.

Charro Steak & Del Rey, Penca, and El Cisne Restaurant are the highest-rated upscale Mexican restaurants for cuisine in Tucson.

Drink pairing tips

  • The ideal pairing for bean, cheese, rice burrito

    When ordering bean, cheese, rice burrito, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Pale Ale, a popular beer.

  • 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.

  • Pair Grenache with pork carnitas

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

Did you know?

  • Who made the first fish taco?

    fish taco has an interesting history, but it is generally agreed upon that it originates from Mexico. The tasty dish has become immensely popular and sought after throughout the world.

  • A match made in heaven: tea & steak

    Experts recommend pairing steak with tea to complement the food’s fatty taste with the tannin-rich flavors of the drink.

  • National Burrito Day in The United States

    Looking for an excuse to have burritofor breakfast, lunch, and dinner? National Burrito Day, celebrated every April 4, is the perfect opportunity to indulge in as much burrito as you can handle!

Parking information

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