Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in San Diego, according to Tripadvisor

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July 25, 2022
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Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in San Diego, 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 San Diego?

To find out, Stacker turned to Tripadvisor to compile a list of the highest-rated Mexican restaurants in San Diego. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. Keep reading to see if your favorite spot made the list.

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#30. Rockin Baja Lobster

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (860 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3890 Twiggs St, San Diego, CA 92110-2842
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#29. Barra Barra Saloon

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (494 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4016 Wallace St Old Town, San Diego, CA 92110-2743
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#28. Casa de Reyes

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (999 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2754 Calhoun St Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, San Diego, CA 92110-2706
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#27. Cafe Coyote

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (3,131 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2461 San Diego Ave Ste 200, San Diego, CA 92110-2877
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#26. Rockin' Baja Coastal Cantina

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (451 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 310 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6910
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#25. Fiesta de Reyes

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (367 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2754 Calhoun St, San Diego, CA 92110-2706
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#24. The Blind Burro

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (481 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 639 J St East Village, San Diego, CA 92101-7017
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#23. Puesto at the Headquarters

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (1,153 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 789 W Harbor Dr Suite 155, San Diego, CA 92101-7710
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#22. Miguel's Cocina

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (671 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2444 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110-2836
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#21. Night & Day Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (169 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 847 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-2603
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#20. Taco Surf

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (238 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 4657 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109-2735
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#19. Mike's Taco Club

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (113 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 5060 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107-3010
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#18. The Taco Stand

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (127 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 645 B St, San Diego, CA 92101-4306
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#17. Miguel's Cocina

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (561 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2912 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-2740
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#16. Oscars Mexican Seafood

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (156 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 746 Emerald St Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA 92109-2404
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#15. Coasterra

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (768 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 880 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-1005
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#14. Casa Guadalajara

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (1,623 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4105 Taylor St, San Diego, CA 92110-2740
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#13. Lucha Libre Taco Shop

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (529 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1810 W Washington St, San Diego, CA 92103-3734
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#12. Las Hadas Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (277 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 558 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6905
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#11. El Indio Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (605 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 3695 India St, San Diego, CA 92103-4749
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#10. Miguel's Cocina

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,941 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1351 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-2916
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#9. Las Cuatro Milpas

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (201 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (5.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1875 Logan Ave, San Diego, CA 92113-2111
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#8. Puesto

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,024 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1026 Wall St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4418
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#7. El Agave Restaurant & Tequileria

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (443 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2304 San Diego Ave B, San Diego, CA 92110-2895
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#6. La Puerta

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,061 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 560 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6905
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#5. Tacos El Gordo De Tijuana

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (363 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 689 H St, Chula Vista, CA 91910-4222
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#4. Oscars Mexican Seafood

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (463 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 703 Turquoise St, San Diego, CA 92109-1058
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#3. Baja Betty's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (172 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (5.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1421 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-3404
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#2. La Playa Taco Shop

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (324 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 3973 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109-6958
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#1. The Taco Stand

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,136 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 621 Pearl St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-5014
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