Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Gainesville, according to Tripadvisor

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July 25, 2022
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Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Gainesville, 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 Gainesville?

To find out, Stacker turned to Tripadvisor to compile a list of the highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Gainesville. 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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#18. El Indio

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (14 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 5011 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
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#17. La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (63 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7038 NW 10th Pl, Gainesville, FL 32605-3147
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#16. Chipotle Mexican Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (42 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1432 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32603
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#15. Chipotle Mexican Grill

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (48 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 3841 SW Archer Rd Unit A, Gainesville, FL 32608
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#14. La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (62 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 9513 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32606-5098
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#13. El Dorado Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (13 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 4005 SW 40th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32608-2373
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#12. Burrito Famous

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (43 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 3412 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607-2403
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#11. El Indio

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (38 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 407 NW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32601-2901
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#10. Tijuana Flats

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (41 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1720 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32603-1839
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#9. Tijuana Flats

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (48 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 3205 Clark Butler Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32608-2435
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#8. Blue Agave Inc

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (103 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4401 NW 25th PL Suite A, Gainesville, FL 32606
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#7. Boca Fiesta

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (88 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 232 SE 1st St, Gainesville, FL 32601-6571
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#6. Linda Vista

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (38 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7070 SW Archer Rd Suite 3102, Gainesville, FL 32608-4235
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#5. Las Margaritas

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (268 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4405 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32606-5957
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#4. La Pasadita

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (87 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 4126 NW 6th St, Gainesville, FL 32609-1748
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#3. Pepper's Mexican Grill and Cantina

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (116 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7750 W Newberry Rd, Gainesville, FL 32606-6724
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#2. La Tienda Latina

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (273 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 2204 SW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32608-2005
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#1. Chuy's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (420 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3410 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608-2409
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