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The 15 Best Mexican Restaurants Near Wilmington

Updated: June 28, 2022

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

Find the perfect Mexican restaurant

Mr. Taco Mexican Grill 2

Mexican, WilmingtonMexicanWilmington
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

Rincón Mexicano Antojitos

Mexican, WilmingtonMexicanWilmington, Union Park Gardens
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 5.0

Tacos Don Vicente

Mexican, $, WilmingtonMexican, $Wilmington
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 5.0

El Diablo Burritos

American, $$, WilmingtonAmerican, $$Wilmington
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Tex-Mex Burrito

Mexican, $$, WilmingtonMexican, $$Wilmington
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Jalapeno Grill

Mexican, $, WilmingtonMexican, $Wilmington, Little Italy
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

La Cabana

Mexican, $, WilmingtonMexican, $Wilmington
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.5

Santa Fe Mexican Grill - Wilmington

Mexican, $$, WilmingtonMexican, $$Wilmington, Wawaset
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Cactus Cantina

Mexican, $, WilmingtonMexican, $Wilmington, Trinity Vicinity
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5

Restaurant El Molcajete

Mexican, WilmingtonMexicanWilmington, Little Italy
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 4.0

El Camino Mexican Kitchen

Mexican, $$, WilmingtonMexican, $$Wilmington
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Mexican Post

Mexican, $$, WilmingtonMexican, $$Wilmington
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Taco Grande

Latin, $$, WilmingtonLatin, $$Wilmington, Riverfront
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Taqueria El Amigo

Mexican, $, NewportMexican, $Newport
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

El Cantaro

Mexican, $, New CastleMexican, $New Castle
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

How did we curate this list?

Figuring out the best Mexican restaurants can take awhile. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 16402 restaurants, and 770 lists and articles from top sources like . For example, we considered as we sourced this ultimate list. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Frequently asked questions

El Diablo Burritos, Burrito Bandido, and Jalapeno Grill are vegetarian-friendly Mexican restaurants in Wilmington.

Mr. Taco Mexican Grill 2, Rincón Mexicano Antojitos, and Tex Mex Burriro are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants that serve breakfast in Wilmington.

Mr. Taco Mexican Grill 2, Rincón Mexicano Antojitos, and Tex Mex Burriro are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants for take-out in Wilmington.

The highest-rated Mexican restaurants for delivery in Wilmington are Mr. Taco Mexican Grill 2, Tex Mex Burriro, and Tex-Mex Burrito.

Mr. Taco Mexican Grill 2, Rincón Mexicano Antojitos, and Tex Mex Burriro are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants for a quick lunch in Wilmington.

Drink pairing tips

  • Go for Pale Ale with bean, cheese, rice burrito

    To elevate your bean, cheese, rice burrito experience, we recommend some Pale Ale to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this beer cuts through richness.

  • The perfect match for your beef burrito

    Experts suggest pairing a beef burrito with a glass of ESB, a popular beer.


  • Grenache and pork carnitas


    Food with bold flavors, like pork carnitas, should be paired with a red wine like Grenache if you want the most to be brought out of the flavors of the dish.

Factoids

  • Celebrating Mexican

    Have you ever seen people decorate graves? It’s a sight to see at the Day of the Dead, where they also have Mexico. Keep it in mind if you ever plan a trip to Mexico.

  • A tasty history lesson

    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.

  • The best day for taco

    If you have a soft spot for taco, you’ll appreciate National Tacos Day, a The United States tradition every year on October4.

Parking in the area

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