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The 7 Best Mexican Restaurants In St. Louis

Updated: October 8, 2021

Mad about Mole? These are our go-to Mexican places in St. Louis for Mole, carnitas, and tortas. We analyzed millions of reviews from top review sites so you could find the best Mexican options in St. Louis. 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

Chaparritos

Mexican, $, Gravois ParkMexican, $St. Louis, Gravois Park
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2020

    The 4 best Tex-Mex spots in St. Louis

    Hoodline, 2020
  • Hoodline, 2019

    St. Louis' 4 top spots for low-priced tacos

    Hoodline, 2019

Tower Taco

Mexican, $, Benton Park WestMexican, $St. Louis, Benton Park West
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    St. Louis' 4 top spots for low-priced tacos

    Hoodline, 2019

The Taco and Ice Cream Joint

Mexican, $, Gravois ParkMexican, $St. Louis, Gravois Park
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

El Mexiquense

Mexican, $, St. LouisMexican, $St. Louis
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0

Lucha II Authentic Mexican Food

Mexican, $$, Covenant Blu-Grand CenterMexican, $$St. Louis, Covenant Blu-Grand Center
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

El Paisano Mexican Restaurant

Mexican, $, Lindenwood ParkMexican, $St. Louis, Lindenwood Park
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

Diablitos Cantina

Mexican, $$, Central West EndMexican, $$St. Louis, Central West End
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5

How did these spots get chosen?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best Mexican restaurants in St. Louis. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 5278 restaurants, and 147 lists and articles from top sources like Hoodline. These top contenders have appeared in Hoodline - The 4 best Tex-Mex spots in St. Louis and Hoodline - St. Louis' 4 top spots for low-priced tacos. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect complement to cheesy chicken and rice burrito


    Experts often pair cheesy chicken and rice burrito with a glass of Indian Pale Ale, a popular beer.

  • Pale Ale with your bean, cheese, rice burrito

    When considering what goes best with bean, cheese, rice burrito, we recommend a glass of Pale Ale, it truly complements the dish as it cuts through richness.


  • Grenache with your pork carnitas

    Try coupling pork carnitas with a red wine like pork carnitas to balance its bold flavours.

Interesting facts

  • A must-visit festival in Phoenix

    If you are visiting Phoenix in March, don’t miss the Flying Burrito Music and Food Festival, one of the largest events built around Mexican, also famous for its bands performing.

  • 1,653 pounds of flour taco

    1,653 pounds is the record for the biggest flour taco. We hope people were hungry!

  • A classic dish

    If you love of mole runs deep, why not plan a visit to Mexico, the home of the original mole? The locals are so proud of their mole that it is widely recognized as one of the national dishes.

Parking info

Parking in St. Louis 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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