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The 8 Best Mexican Restaurants In Alameda

Updated: May 2, 2022

After the best al pastor and corn tortilla in Alameda? These are our favorite restaurants for Mexican cuisine. We assessed top review sites and incorporated millions of diner and critic reviews for the best guac in Alameda. 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

Cholita Linda

Latin, $$, Bronze CoastLatin, $$Alameda, Bronze Coast
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Alameda Magazine

    Best Of Alameda 2019: Best New Restaurant

    Alameda Magazine

Canasta Kitchen

Mexican, West EndMexicanAlameda, West End
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Island Taqueria

Mexican, $, CentralMexican, $Alameda, Central
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

El Caballo Wraps

Mexican, $, West EndMexican, $Alameda, West End
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

La Penca Azul

Mexican, $$, Harbor Bay IsleMexican, $$Alameda, Harbor Bay Isle
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Taqueria Viva Mexico

Mexican, $, CentralMexican, $Alameda, Central
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5


Mexican, $$, CentralMexican, $$Alameda, Central
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

360 Degrees Gourmet Burritos

Mexican, $, Marina VillageMexican, $Alameda, Marina Village
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

How did these spots get chosen?

Finding the right Mexican restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. We analyzed 28808 Alameda restaurants on Yelp and Google, 3104661 Alameda restaurant reviews, and 1901 lists and articles – looking closely at what Alameda Magazine had to say – and applied our boam magic. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Alameda Magazine - Best Of Alameda 2019: Best New Restaurant. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. 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.

Most common questions

Cholita Linda, Island Taqueria, and La Penca Azul are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants that are good for groups in Alameda.

Cholita Linda, El Caballo Wraps, and Canasta Kitchen are vegetarian-friendly Mexican restaurants in Alameda.

Cholita Linda, La Huerta Tacos, and Island Taqueria are some of the highest-rated late-night Mexican spots in Alameda.

The highest-rated Mexican restaurants for delivery in Alameda are Cholita Linda, La Huerta Tacos, and Island Taqueria.

Cholita Linda, La Huerta Tacos, and Island Taqueria are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants that serve breakfast in Alameda.

Drink pairing tips

  • Take chicken taco to the next level

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

Interesting facts

  • A typical drink from Mexico

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

Parking information

Parking has always been a challenge in Alameda. 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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