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The 7 Best Mexican Restaurants Near Albany

Updated: October 6, 2021

After the best al pastor and corn tortilla in Albany? These are our favorite restaurants for Mexican cuisine. We assimilated millions of diner and critic reviews from top review sites to find the best tortillas in Albany. With extensive mezcal and tequila menus and the best birria in Albany, a good time is guaranteed at these taquerias.

Find the perfect Mexican restaurant

Syma's Mexican Grill

Mexican, $19 avg. main dish, AlbanyMexican, $19 avg. main dishAlbany, Dartmouth
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

The Hot Shop

Mexican, $, AlbanyMexican, $Albany, Lower Solano
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Gordo Taqueria

Mexican, $, AlbanyMexican, $Albany, East Washington
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Rico Rico Taco

Mexican, $$, OaklandMexican, $$Oakland, Lakeshore
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • San Francisco Chronicle

    ¡Viva la raza! - Mexican

    San Francisco Chronicle
  • Eater

    22 Destination-Worthy Tacos in the East Bay


Cholita Linda

Latin, $$, OaklandLatin, $$Oakland, Temescal
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Thrillist

    The 13 Best Tacos in SF

  • Hoodline

    The 5 best spots to score tacos in Oakland



Mexican, $$, OaklandMexican, $$Oakland, Old City
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Three Best Rated

    Best Mexican Restaurants in Oakland

    Three Best Rated
  • Lyft

    Top 10 Most Visited Mexican Restaurants in Oakland


La Mission

Mexican, $, BerkeleyMexican, $Berkeley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Three Best Rated

    Best Mexican Restaurants in Berkeley

    Three Best Rated
  • Infatuation

    Where To Eat In Berkeley


How does it work?

Picking the right Mexican restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 28808 spots across Albany, analyzed 3104661 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 1901 lists and articles from the likes of Infatuation, Hoodline and Thrillist – applying our boam magic to sift through results. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Infatuation - Where To Eat In Berkeley, Hoodline - The 5 best spots to score tacos in Oakland and Thrillist - The 13 Best Tacos in SF. 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. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • Take cheese enchilada with beef to the next level

    Experts recommend pairing a cheese enchilada with beef with a glass of Amber Ale, a popular beer.

Fun facts

  • A traditional drink of Mexico

    Often considered one of the most go-to 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

Albanyis 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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