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 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…
Top Choice Mexican in Back Bay

Lolita Cocina

This spicy little Mexican number is full of surprises (which we won't ruin for you). We will reveal that the menu is packed with unusual and enticing Mexican fare that does not disappoint: lobster enchiladas, charre…
Top Choice Mexican in Georgetown & West Seattle

Fonda la Catrina

The search to find a decent Mexican restaurant in Seattle comes to an end in Georgetown in the busy confines of Fonda la Catrina, where Day of the Dead iconography shares digs with Diego Rivera–like murals and – mor…
Top Choice Mexican in Lahaina

Frida's Mexican Beach House

Not your cheap taco joint, Frida's (with plenty of imagery from the namesake Frida Kahlo) has a superb waterfront location, with a large open dining area on a terrace that will have your blood pressure falling minut…
Top Choice Mexican in Kenmore Square & Fenway

El Pelon

If your budget is tight, don't miss this chance to fill up on Boston's best burritos, tacos and tortas, made with the freshest ingredients. The tacos de la casa are highly recommended, especially the pescado, made w…
Top Choice Mexican in Laʻie

Guadalajara Grill

One of the Windward Coast's best food trucks, this one is set near beaches and is surrounded by lush plants. There's also a nice shady picnic area. The burritos, tacos and quesadillas are fresh and excellent. There …
Top Choice Mexican in The Mission & Potrero Hill

La Taqueria

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

Añejo

This buzzing bistro and tequila bar brings a little year-round heat to the main-street scene, with a big selection of margaritas and tequilas, and a menu of fab street food – enchiladas, tacos, tostadas – that spins…
Top Choice Mexican in San Diego

Puesto at the Headquarters

This upscale eatery serves Mexican street food that knocked our zapatos off: innovative takes on traditional tacos like chicken (with hibsicus, chipotle, pineapple and avocado) and some out-there fillings like potat…