Below is a list of the top and leading Mexican Restaurants in San Diego. To help you find the best Mexican Restaurants located near you in San Diego, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
San Diego’s Best Mexican Restaurants:
The top rated Mexican Restaurants in San Diego are:
- La Puerta – presents a unique harmony brought by tequila, music and tacos
- Cafe Coyote – Best Mexican Restaurant in Old Town for 18 straight years
- The Blind Burro – product of hard work and perseverance
- El Indio Mexican Restaurant and Catering – makes the intriguing yet sumptuous El Indio Package
- Ponce’s Mexican Restaurant – prepares dishes with care and passion
La Puerta keeps it simple with their company values leaning on tacos, tunes, and tequila. They aimed to establish a suitable spot for people wanting to chill and relax. Also part of their vision is to serve with utmost hospitality to allow diners to savor their favorite Mexican food. This scenario is pictured to be involving their selections of drinks as well. The restaurant’s recipes are all derived from a family recipe in Sinaloa. They are proud of their fresh preparation of meals daily and their zero artificial flavorings and enhancers rule. This is evident in how scrumptious their carne asada tacos and how good their margaritas were.
Mimosas, Breakfast Especiales, Burritos, Primeros, Quesadillas, Ensaladas & Sopa, Papas Fritas La Puerta, Tacos (Gourmet & Signature), 1LB Burritos Tradicionales, 1LB Burritos Especiales, El Santo Sides, Tequila, Drinks
“Awesome tequila selection and helpful staff to guide you. Burritos are absolutely massive. Happy hour deals are on point. Live upbeat atmosphere.” –Jason Silva
Cafe Coyote is conveniently located in the central area of the Old Town’s Walking District. San Diegans have developed a fondness and loyalty with the cafe. They continuously voted them as the “Best Mexican Restaurant in Old Town” for 18 years. To give back the community support they are getting, they vowed to offer only the best menu in the country. Their wide range of over 100 Tequilas is a perfect mix for your margarita cravings. The skilled bartenders are always ready to assist the customers. Diners can take a peek on how a fresh tortilla is prepared by the Mexican Tortilla Ladies. All these, while listening to a Mariachi band play their renditions of Mexican music and rhythms.
Tacos, Antojitos, Sopas & Ensaladas, Burritos, Enchiladas, Tamales, Chimichangas, Fajitas, Margaritas, Beer, Wine
“Came here for the first time visiting California. Absolutely loved it. The food was so good and the fresh tortillas were amazing. The waitress I had was fantastic and super friendly. Had my first margarita here and it was very tasty.” –Brendon Bay
The Blind Burro
The Blind Burro is inspired by the burros which are an essential part of Mexican agriculture. Burros play a vital role in the cultivation of lands. They tirelessly deliver their job with hard work and resiliency. Despite their size, they were able to deliver quality and efficient results. The animal is also associated with the image of an abundant and fresh produce. These traits are what the Blind Burro wants to show their customers. They would provide the best serving of Mexican specialties without restrictions. From their botanas, to their machetes, sopas, especiales and tacos, customers can taste the passion that they incorporated in every meal.
Appetizers, Machetes, Bowls & Sopas y Ensaladas, Especiales, Baja Style Tacos, Tortas, Sides to Share, Desserts, Burro Margaritas, Specialty Drinks
“Delicious food, excellent customer service, and great atmosphere. The menu has a wide variety of options and the servings are large. Stop by and share a plate with a friend. –Barbara Taylor
El Indio Mexican Restaurant and Catering
El Indio Mexican Restaurant and Catering started as a small spot in the basement of Ralph Sr. between the period of 1945 and 1946. From serving 30 dozen tortillas every day, he was able to increase the production to 30 dozen per hour. He started a partnership with local restaurants where he supplied their tortillas. The food joint then transferred to their present location, a 25-by-75 foot area. This spot has been considered a historical and memorable place for its El Indio Care Packages. These packages were voluntarily donated to American soldiers fighting in Desert Storm and Vietnam. Since then several politicians and even presidents have requested to sample their famous El Indio Package.
Combination Plates, Tacos, Taquitos, Burritos, Enchiladas, Quesadillas, Chimichangas, Tamales, Tostadas, Chips and Nachos, Desserts, Masa & Tamales
“Excellent food. The most important part for me was how friendly the cashier was when he greeted us upon ordering. He made it an awesome environment.” –Sean Robertson
Ponce’s Mexican Restaurant
Ponce’s Mexican Restaurant is keen on making the people around them nurtured and cared for. This starts with their staff members when they get the best employee benefits from the restaurant. Continuing with their commitment, they also aim to at least help in their own way to make the dining experience refreshing and stress-free. That way customers get to be detached from their worries while at the premises of the restaurant and subsequently continue to be relaxed throughout the rest of the day. Diners can enjoy their authentic Mexican cuisines and sample their great collection of tequila.
Comida, Bebida, Especiales, Catering
“Wonderful eatery for group gathering. Nice mexican food. Reasonable price. A long time family own restaurant. Service was good and attentive.” –absolut YVR
Jeanie Burford is a reporter for Kev’s Best. After graduating from UCLA, Amy got an internship at a local radio station and worked as a beat reporter and producer. Jeanie has also worked as a columnist for The Brookings Register. Amy covers economy and community events for Kev’s Best.