Restaurants

Top Choice Mexican in Near North & Navy Pier

Topolobampo/Frontera Grill

You’ve probably seen chef-owner Rick Bayless on TV, stirring up pepper sauces and other jump-off-the-tongue Mexican creations. His isn’t your typical taco menu: Bayless uses seasonal, sustainable ingredients for his…
Top Choice Mexican in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

La Palma Mexicatessen

Follow the applause: that's the sound of organic tortilla-making in progress at La Palma. You've found the Mission mother lode of handmade tamales, pupusas (tortilla pockets) with potato and chicharones (pork crackl…
Top Choice Mexican in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

La Taqueria

SF's definitive burrito has no saffron rice, spinach tortilla or mango salsa – just perfectly grilled meats, slow-cooked beans and tomatillo or mesquite salsa wrapped in a flour tortilla. They're purists at James Be…
Top Choice Mexican in Laredo

Taco N' Madre

These are, without hyperbole, some of the best tacos we've ever eaten. The meat is juicy and perfectly seasoned, the tortillas fresh, the salsa piquant without being overbearing. Two or three is a reasonable meal, b…
Top Choice Mexican in El Paso

L&J Cafe

One of El Paso's best-loved Mexican joints, L&J serves up delicious tacos, fajitas and famous green-chile chicken enchiladas – plus a legendary menudo (tripe stew) on weekends. It's next to the historic Concordi…
Top Choice Mexican in Salt Lake City

Red Iguana

Mexico at its most authentic, aromatic and delicious – no wonder the line is usually snaking out the door at this family run restaurant. Ask for samples of the mole to decide on one of seven chili- and chocolate-bas…
Top Choice Mexican in Pittsburgh

Smoke BBQ Taqueria

Two Austin, TX, natives combine barbecue skills with Mexican flour-tortilla tech for super-savory food and even good veg options. Once BYOB, they've added a great cocktail menu to the list of excellent reasons to de…
Top Choice Mexican in Kerrville

Taco To Go

You can take your tacos to-go or eat inside this tiny joint beside Walgreens, but don't miss out on the excellent soft tacos – including breakfast tacos served all day – made with homemade tortillas and salsa. Frien…
Top Choice Mexican in Fairview & South Granville

La Taquería Pinche Taco Shop

This popular taco spot expanded from its tiny Hastings St location (which is still there) with this larger storefront. It's just as crowded but luckily many of the visitors are going the take-out route. Nab a bright…
Top Choice Mexican in Queens

Tortilleria Nixtamal

The red-and-yellow picnic benches at this lo-fi gem are never short of a roaming gastronome, here for super-authentic Mexican snacks. The secret weapon is the Rube Goldbergian machine, which transforms additive-free…