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The 10 Best Mexican Restaurants In Redwood City

Updated: October 6, 2021

After the best al pastor and corn tortilla in Redwood City? 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 Redwood City. 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

La Viga Seafood & Cocina Mexicana

Mexican, $$, MiddlefieldMexican, $$Redwood City, Middlefield
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Michelin Guide

    The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019)

    Michelin Guide

La Cocina de la Abuela

Mexican, DowntownMexicanRedwood City, Downtown
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

Cuco’s Burritos

Mexican, $12 avg. main dish, Redwood CityMexican, $12 avg. main dishRedwood City
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

LV Mar Tapas & Cocktails

Latin, $$$, DowntownLatin, $$$Redwood City, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist

    The Peninsula's 31 Best Restaurants

    Thrillist

Quinto Sol

Mexican, $$, DowntownMexican, $$Redwood City, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Sancho's Taqueria

Mexican, $, CanyonMexican, $Redwood City, Canyon
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Milagros

Mexican, $$, DowntownMexican, $$Redwood City, Downtown
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Tacos El Grullense

Mexican, $, MiddlefieldMexican, $Redwood City, Middlefield
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

El Grullense Grill

Mexican, $$, Redwood CityMexican, $$Redwood City
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.0

7 Mares Mexican Seafood Restaurant

Mexican, $$, Redwood CityMexican, $$Redwood City
Google: 3.9
Yelp: 3.0

Why these restaurants?

Figuring out the best Mexican restaurants can take awhile. We pored over ratings for 28808 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 3104661 restaurant reviews in Redwood City and 1901 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what Thrillist and Michelin Guide had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. For example, we considered Thrillist - The Peninsula's 31 Best Restaurants and Michelin Guide - The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019) as we sourced this ultimate list. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. 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.

Drink pairing tips

  • Take cheese enchilada with beef to the next level

    When having cheese enchilada with beef, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Amber Ale, a popular beer.

Did you know?

  • The go-to pairing

    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 tips

There’s nothing like finding the perfect parking spot right away when you’re going out for a meal. 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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