2019 Best Mexican Restaurants in Los Angeles Area

Best Mexican Food
in Los Angeles

Mexican food has so much to offer, with traditions that span 31 states, plus the capital of Mexico City (known as Distrito Federal).

Culinary influences even predate Christopher Columbus' “discovery” of the United States. Luckily for Angelenos, the city has absorbed many of these influences, meaning you can find authentic, regional Mexican cuisine across L.A. County, along with some restaurants that deliver uniquely SoCal touches.

Learn about L.A.'s Top Mexican Restaurants, presented in alphabetical order.

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Aqui es Texcoco
14/20
Francisco "Paco" Perez carries on his family’s lamb barbecue traditions. See More
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Mexican, Latin American, Small Plates
Broken Spanish
14/20
Progressive Mexican fare from chef Ray Garcia in downtown Los Angeles. See More

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Frida Mexican Cuisine
13/20
The décor may be modern, but this Beverly Hills restaurant will satisfy your craving for homey Mexican cuisine. See More
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Guelaguetza
13/20
Oaxacan cuisine with a core of flavorful mole dishes. See More
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Javier's
14/20
A fun and tasty escape to Mexico in the middle of Century City --- worth the trip. See More

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Maradentro
13/20
This Brentwood restaurant pays homage to classic Mexican seafood dishes (mariscos) with a modern twist. See More
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Petty Cash Taqueria
14/20
Chef Walter Manzke created this taqueria inspired by Tijuana trips in his younger days. See More

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Playa Amor
14/20
Chef Thomas Ortega’s quasi-hidden Mexican eatery garners plenty of attention through its modern Mexican cuisine. See More
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Rocio's Mexican Kitchen
14/20
Oaxaca native Rocio Camacho runs this ambitious café in a humble Bell Gardens setting. See More
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Salazar
13/20
Frogtown’s popular patio spot for standout tacos and fine craft cocktails. See More
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