Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Los Angeles, according to Tripadvisor

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May 2, 2022
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Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Los Angeles, according to Tripadvisor

Mexican fare ranks with Italian and Chinese as Americans' top-three favorite global cuisines, according to the National Restaurant Association. Mexican flavors and ingredients have permeated all corners of American cuisine, infusing vibrant and varied tastes into Americans’ daily diet. But while tacos and enchiladas may seem commonplace in America now, that wasn’t always the case.

To be sure, Americans have been influenced by the flavors of our neighbor to the south for hundreds of years. But it wasn't until refugees from southern and central Mexico brought their culinary traditions north to the U.S. during the Mexican Revolution that dishes like tacos found their way into the mainstream. An increasingly global culture (and a growing number of Mexican fast-food mainstays and high-end restaurants) have cemented Mexican food's beloved role in U.S. cuisine. Which begs the question: Where does one go for the best Mexican food in Los Angeles?

To find out, Stacker turned to Tripadvisor to compile a list of the highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Los Angeles. Keep reading to see if your favorite spot made the list.

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#30. La Fiesta Brava

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (48 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 259 Hampton Dr 423 Rose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90291-2622
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#29. LA Golondrina Mexican Cafe

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (185 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 17 Olvera St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2920
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#28. Paco's Tacos

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (126 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4141 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066-4908
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#27. Los Gringos Locos

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (670 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 631 Foothill Blvd, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011-3403
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#26. Yuca's Hut

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (93 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 2056 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027-2719
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#25. Chichen Itza

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (66 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 3655 S Grand Ave Ste C6, Los Angeles, CA 90007-4308
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#24. Casa Sanchez

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (131 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4500 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066-6206
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#23. The Original Farmer's Market

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (89 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 550 World Way, Los Angeles, CA 90045-5814
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#22. Bar Ama

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (105 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 118 W 4th St, Los Angeles, CA 90013-1308
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#21. Gracias Madre

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (727 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 8905 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069-5605
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#20. Guisados

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (64 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 8935 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069-4912
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#19. Casablanca

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (95 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 220 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291-2810
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#18. Loteria Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (226 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6627 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028-6285
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#17. El Paseo Inn

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (172 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 11 Olvera St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2920
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#16. Los Toros Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (154 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 21743 Devonshire St Chatsworth, Los Angeles, CA 91311-2938
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#15. Mercado Los Angeles

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (143 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7910 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048-4305
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#14. Salsa & Beer

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (94 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 11619 Sherman Way North Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 91605-5832
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#13. Green Onion

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (105 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 145 W 6th St San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA 90014-1903
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#12. Te'Kila

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (138 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6541 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028-6256
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#11. Border Grill Downtown LA

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (299 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 445 S Figueroa St Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90071-1602
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#10. SunCafe Organic

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (105 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 10820 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604-3338
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#9. Broken Spanish

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (147 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1050 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90015-5100
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#8. Sol y Luna

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (129 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 19601 Ventura Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
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#7. Joselito's Mexican Food

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (80 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7308 Foothill Blvd Tujunga, Los Angeles, CA 91042-2727
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#6. El Cholo Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (321 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1121 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90006-2314
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#5. Gjelina

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (1,225 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1427 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3740
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#4. El Coyote

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (322 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7312 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036-2535
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#3. El Tepeyac

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (226 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 812 N Evergreen Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90033-2620
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#2. Guelaguetza Restaurante

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (168 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3014 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006-2516
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#1. El Compadre

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (304 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7408 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046-3404
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