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The 6 Best Mexican Restaurants In Oakland

Updated: October 6, 2021

After the best al pastor and corn tortilla in Oakland? These are our favorite restaurants for Mexican cuisine. We assessed top review sites and incorporated millions of diner and critic reviews for the best guac in Oakland. Don your sombrero, order a margarita, and enjoy chile relleno and other Mexican classics at one of the spots below.

Find the perfect Mexican restaurant

Rico Rico Taco

Mexican, $$, LakeshoreMexican, $$Oakland, Lakeshore
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • San Francisco Chronicle

    ¡Viva la raza! - Mexican

    San Francisco Chronicle
  • Eater

    22 Destination-Worthy Tacos in the East Bay

    Eater

Cholita Linda

Latin, $$, TemescalLatin, $$Oakland, Temescal
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Thrillist

    The 13 Best Tacos in SF

    Thrillist
  • Hoodline

    The 5 best spots to score tacos in Oakland

    Hoodline

Cosecha

Mexican, $$, Old CityMexican, $$Oakland, Old City
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Three Best Rated

    Best Mexican Restaurants in Oakland

    Three Best Rated
  • Lyft

    Top 10 Most Visited Mexican Restaurants in Oakland

    Lyft

Calavera

Mexican, $$, NorthgateMexican, $$Oakland, Northgate
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

    Best Mexican Food in San Francisco/Bay Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life
  • Lyft

    Top 10 Most Visited Mexican Restaurants in Oakland

    Lyft

Afghan Burrito

Mexican, ClawsonMexicanOakland, Clawson
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 5.0

Xolo

Mexican, $, DowntownMexican, $Oakland, Downtown
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
  • Lyft

    Top 10 Most Visited Mexican Restaurants in Oakland

    Lyft
  • Eater

    Where to Eat and Drink in Uptown Oakland

    Eater

Why is this list better than others?

Figuring out the best Mexican restaurants can take awhile. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 28808 restaurants in Oakland, 3104661 restaurant reviews, and exactly 1901 lists and articles from experts at Eater, Hoodline and Thrillist and more. All with some boam magic. Don’t bother looking for Eater - Where to Eat and Drink in Uptown Oakland, Hoodline - The 5 best spots to score tacos in Oakland and Thrillist - The 13 Best Tacos in SFwe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Since boam gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect match for chicken taco

    Experts recommend pairing a chicken taco with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, a popular white wine.

Did you know?

  • What Mexico drinks

    Often regarded as one of the most traditional drinks in Mexico, cerveza preparada is a favorite choice across the country, often prepared with beer, lime juice, hot sauce, chili spices.

Parking in the area

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