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The 10 Best Mexican Restaurants In San Jose

Updated: October 6, 2021

Fancy a fajita? How about a burrito? You will find the best San Jose has to offer at these Mexican restaurants. We assessed top review sites and incorporated millions of diner and critic reviews for the best guac in San Jose. Grab a Mexican beer and tuck into the enchilada and corn chips at one of these fantastic San Jose eateries.

Find the perfect Mexican restaurant

LUNA Mexican Kitchen - The Alameda

Mexican, $$, DowntownMexican, $$San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Dia de Pesca

Mexican, $, Rose GardenMexican, $San Jose, Rose Garden
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
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Angelou's Mexican Grill

Mexican, $, DowntownMexican, $San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Chavelas Restaurant

Mexican, $, FairgroundsMexican, $San Jose, Fairgrounds
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5
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El Camaron De Sinaloa

Mexican, $$, FairgroundsMexican, $$San Jose, Fairgrounds
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5
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Adelita's Taqueria & Bar

Mexican, $, Cambrian ParkMexican, $San Jose, Cambrian Park
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
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Zona Rosa

Mexican, $$, DowntownMexican, $$San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
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Taqueria El Ranchito

Mexican, $, Cambrian ParkMexican, $San Jose, Cambrian Park
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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La Victoria Taqueria

Mexican, $, DowntownMexican, $San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
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El Rincon de Rita

Mexican, North ValleyMexicanSan Jose, North Valley
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0

How does it work?

Picking the right Mexican restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. We pored over ratings for 28808 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 3104661 restaurant reviews in San Jose and 1901 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what Hertz, TimeOut and Three Best Rated had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. For example, we considered Hertz - Where To Find The Best Tacos In San Jose, TimeOut - The 10 Best Mexican Restaurants In San Jose and Three Best Rated - Best Mexican Restaurants in San Jose as we sourced this ultimate list. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect match for your mole

    Experts suggest pairing a mole with a glass of Negra Modelo, a popular beer.


Did you know?

  • A typical drink from Mexico

    Often considered one of the most go-to drinks in Mexico, cerveza preparada is a popular choice across the country, often prepped with beer, lime juice, hot sauce, chili spices.

Parking in the area

We’ve all struggled to find good parking near restaurants in San Jose. 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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