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The 8 Best Mexican Restaurants Near Stanford

Updated: November 19, 2021

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

Find the perfect Mexican restaurant

Ray's Grill

American, $, StanfordAmerican, $Stanford
Google: 3.8
Yelp: 3.0

If you travel further

Reposado

Mexican, $$$, Palo AltoMexican, $$$Palo Alto, University South
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
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La Viga Seafood & Cocina Mexicana

Mexican, $$, Redwood CityMexican, $$Redwood City, Middlefield
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Vive Sol

Mexican, $$, Mountain ViewMexican, $$Mountain View
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Fiesta Del Mar Too

Mexican, $$, Mountain ViewMexican, $$Mountain View, Old Mountain View
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
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La Cocina de la Abuela

Mexican, Redwood CityMexicanRedwood City, Downtown
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Cuco’s Burritos

Mexican, $12 avg. main dish, Redwood CityMexican, $12 avg. main dishRedwood City
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Taqueria La Cazuela

Mexican, $, Palo AltoMexican, $Palo Alto
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

How did we curate these results?

Picking the right Mexican restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 28999 spots across Stanford, analyzed 3104661 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 2955 lists and articles from the likes of Mountain View Voice, Michelin Guide and CultureTrip – applying our boam magic to sift through results. For example, we considered Mountain View Voice - Best Of Mountain View, Michelin Guide - The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019) and CultureTrip - 10 Best Cultural Restaurants In Palo Alto as we sourced this ultimate list. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. 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

  • Enjoy bean, cheese, rice burrito with Pale Ale

    For an elevated experience, pair your bean, cheese, rice burrito with Pale Ale. This combination works particularly well because this beer cuts through richness.


  • Take pork carnitas to the next level

    Experts recommend pairing a pork carnitas with a glass of Grenache, a popular red wine.

  • Pair ESB with beef burrito

    When considering how to best enjoy your beef burrito, we would highlight how well a glass of ESB complements the dish as it balances fatty flavours.


Fun facts

  • Wallet breaking olive wagu beef

    If you have recently won the lottery, or you just happen to have $300 lying around, why not spend it on indulging in the world’s most glamorous, and most expensive, olive wagu beef?

  • The Tequila, Taco & Cerveza Festival

    You will not regret going to see the lucha libre wrestling competition at the Tequila, Taco & Cerveza Festival. It happens every March in Corpus Christi!

  • A long time ago

    The next time you bite into a deliciousfish taco remember to thank Mexico who are responsible for this tasty culinary invention.

Parking information

Stanfordis notorious for tricky parking. 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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