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The 7 Best Mexican Restaurants Near El Cerrito

Updated: October 6, 2021

After the best al pastor and corn tortilla in El Cerrito? 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 El Cerrito. Don your sombrero, order a margarita, and enjoy chile relleno and other Mexican classics at one of the spots below.

Find the perfect spot

Los Moles Beer Garden

Mexican, $$, El CerritoMexican, $$El Cerrito
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

If you travel further

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


Tacos Sinaloa

Mexican, $, BerkeleyMexican, $Berkeley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline

    5 top options for cheap Mexican fare in Berkeley

  • Michelin Guide

    The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019)

    Michelin Guide

Syma's Mexican Grill

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


Mexican, RichmondMexicanRichmond, Point Richmond
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

The Hot Shop

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

Casa Latina

Latin, $, BerkeleyLatin, $Berkeley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 28808 El Cerrito restaurants, 3104661 reviews, and 1901 top lists and articles from the likes of Michelin Guide, Infatuation and Hoodline. Don’t bother looking for Michelin Guide - The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019), Infatuation - Where To Eat In Berkeley and Hoodline - 5 top options for cheap Mexican fare in Berkeleywe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Since boam gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • A next-level match for pork carnitas

    Experts recommend pairing a pork carnitas with a glass of Grenache, a popular red wine.

  • Pair ESB with beef burrito

    A beer, like ESB, is a good partner drink to with beef burrito because balances fatty flavours.

  • Pair Pale Ale with bean, cheese, rice burrito

    When considering how to best enjoy your bean, cheese, rice burrito, we would highlight how well a glass of Pale Ale complements the dish as it cuts through richness.

Interesting facts

  • Worth every penny?

    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?

  • A delicious pairing

    Surely you’ve tried tea with your steak? It’s a classic pairing.

  • A long time ago

    The next time you bite into a deliciousfish taco remember to thank Mexico who are responsible for this tasty culinary invention.

Parking info

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