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The 9 Best Mexican Restaurants Near Downtown, Seattle

Updated: October 6, 2021

Fancy a fajita? How about a burrito? You will find the best Downtown has to offer at these Mexican restaurants. We analyzed millions of reviews from top review sites so you could find the best Mexican options in Downtown. 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

El Borracho

Mexican, $, DowntownMexican, $Seattle, Downtown
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
  • Seattle Magazine, 2014

    The Best Mexican Restaurants in Seattle

    Seattle Magazine, 2014
  • Fitt, 2019

    The Best Spots For Deliciously Healthy Tacos In Seattle

    Fitt, 2019

Los Agaves

Mexican, $, DowntownMexican, $Seattle, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

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Little Neon Taco

Mexican, $$, First HillMexican, $$Seattle, First Hill
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
  • Eater, 2020

    13 of Seattle's Most Marvelous Mexican Restaurants

    Eater, 2020
  • SeattleMet, 2018

    18 Mexican Restaurants to Know and Love

    SeattleMet, 2018

Tacos Chukis

Mexican, $, South Lake UnionMexican, $Seattle, South Lake Union
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • SeattleMet, 2018

    18 Mexican Restaurants to Know and Love

    SeattleMet, 2018
  • Fitt, 2019

    The Best Spots For Deliciously Healthy Tacos In Seattle

    Fitt, 2019

Cactus Restaurants

Mexican, $$, South Lake UnionMexican, $$Seattle, South Lake Union
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Seattle Magazine, 2014

    The Best Mexican Restaurants in Seattle

    Seattle Magazine, 2014
  • Fitt, 2019

    The Best Spots For Deliciously Healthy Tacos In Seattle

    Fitt, 2019

Villa Escondida

Mexican, $, BelltownMexican, $Seattle, Belltown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2020

    13 of Seattle's Most Marvelous Mexican Restaurants

    Eater, 2020
  • Foursquare, 2020

    The 15 Best Places for Tamales in Seattle

    Foursquare, 2020

Taqueria Cantina

Mexican, $$, BelltownMexican, $$Seattle, Belltown
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Foursquare, 2020

    The 15 Best Places for Fish Tacos in Seattle

    Foursquare, 2020

El Grito Taqueria

Mexican, $$, South Lake UnionMexican, $$Seattle, South Lake Union
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

La Palmera Family Restaurant

Mexican, $$, South Lake UnionMexican, $$Seattle, South Lake Union
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Why is this list better than others?

Finding the right Mexican restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 10951 restaurants in Seattle, 1095134 restaurant reviews, and exactly 1286 lists and articles from experts at Foursquare and Fitt and more. All with some boam magic. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Foursquare - The 15 Best Places for Fish Tacos in Seattle, Foursquare - The 15 Best Places for Tamales in Seattle and Fitt - The Best Spots For Deliciously Healthy Tacos In Seattle. 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. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • A next-level match for chicken taco

    Experts suggest pairing a chicken taco with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, a popular white wine.


Fun facts

  • What Mexico drinks

    Often considered one of the most typical drinks in Mexico, cerveza preparada is a common choice across the country, often prepared with beer, lime juice, hot sauce, chili spices.

Parking info

Parking has always been a challenge in Downtown. 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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