The Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco
boam

The 9 Best Mexican Restaurants Near Lafayette

Updated: October 6, 2021

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

Rancho Cantina

Mexican, $$, LafayetteMexican, $$Lafayette
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

360 Gourmet Burritos

Mexican, $, LafayetteMexican, $Lafayette
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Meson Azteca Mexican Cuisine

Mexican, $, Pleasant HillMexican, $Pleasant Hill
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Taqueria Los Gallos Express #2

Mexican, $, Pleasant HillMexican, $Pleasant Hill
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Maguey Mexican Restaurant

Mexican, $$, AlamoMexican, $$Alamo
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Baja Cali Taqueria & Grill

Mexican, $$, OrindaMexican, $$Orinda
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Capullo Cocina Mexicana

Mexican, $$, Walnut CreekMexican, $$Walnut Creek
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0

La Mordida

Mexican, $, Pleasant HillMexican, $Pleasant Hill
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

El Tapatio Restaurant & Cantina

Mexican, $$, Pleasant HillMexican, $$Pleasant Hill
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

How did we curate this list?

Figuring out the best Mexican restaurants can take awhile. We analyzed 1901 lists and articles from top sources like , 28808 Lafayette restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 3104661 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. We cross-referenced with top lists, like . We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • A next-level match for mole

    Experts suggest pairing a mole with a glass of Negra Modelo, a popular beer.


Factoids

  • A traditional drink of Mexico

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

Parking tips

Lafayetteis 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.

Popular choices nearby

Similar spots in other areas

Show more