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The 7 Best Mexican Restaurants Near St. Petersburg

Updated: October 29, 2021

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

Find the perfect Mexican restaurant

Taquitos Mexican

Mexican, $, St. PetersburgMexican, $St. Petersburg
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • U-Nation, 2020

    9 Best Mexican Restaurants in Tampa Bay

    U-Nation, 2020

Nueva Cantina

Mexican, $$, St. PetersburgMexican, $$St. Petersburg, Bartlett Park
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • CBS, 2017

    Best Tacos in Tampa Bay

    CBS, 2017
  • Tampa Bay Times, 2020

    20 places to get a taco in Tampa Bay

    Tampa Bay Times, 2020

Red Mesa Mercado

Mexican, $, St. PetersburgMexican, $St. Petersburg
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • U-Nation, 2020

    Best Tacos in Tampa Bay: UNATION Picks

    U-Nation, 2020

Nitallys ThaiMex

Asian, $$, St. PetersburgAsian, $$St. Petersburg, Historic Uptown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Grand Hacienda

Mexican, St. PetersburgMexicanSt. Petersburg, Jungle Terrace
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Señor Taco

Mexican, $, Pinellas ParkMexican, $Pinellas Park
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • CBS, 2014

    Best Mexican Restaurants In Tampa Bay

    CBS, 2014
  • CBS, 2017

    Best Tacos in Tampa Bay

    CBS, 2017

El Huarache Veloz

Mexican, $, Pinellas ParkMexican, $Pinellas Park
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Why these restaurants?

Picking the right Mexican restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. We analyzed 312 lists and articles from top sources like CBS, U-Nation and Tampa Bay Times, 7903 St. Petersburg restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 823905 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. The spots that made the cut have been featured in CBS - Best Tacos in Tampa Bay, U-Nation - Best Tacos in Tampa Bay: UNATION Picks and Tampa Bay Times - 20 places to get a taco in Tampa Bay. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. 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

  • Pair Pale Ale with bean, cheese, rice burrito

    If your food palns include Burrito, then you should consider helping it along with some beer. We find that a Pale Ale, with its hits of hops, serves as the best pairing to the dish.

  • The perfect match for your cheesy chicken and rice burrito

    When having cheesy chicken and rice burrito, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Indian Pale Ale, a popular beer.

  • Go for ESB with beef burrito

    To elevate your beef burrito experience, we recommend some ESB to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this beer balances fatty flavours.

Interesting facts

  • A delicious pairing

    steak is usually paired with tea, matching the fatty flavor of steak with the tannin-rich taste of tannin-rich.

  • National Tacos Day in The United States

    It’s National Tacos Day on October 4. You better not forget! Grab your taco and celebrate!

  • A hefty price-tag

    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?

Parking in the area

Parking in St. Petersburg can be notoriously tough. 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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