Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Tampa, according to Tripadvisor

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May 2, 2022
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Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Tampa, 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 Tampa?

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

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#28. Chili's Grill & Bar

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (19 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 8510 W Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, FL 33615-3817
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#27. Victoria Tacos & Cerveza Co

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (11 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 11625 Sheldon Rd, Tampa, FL 33626-4306
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#26. Tijuana Flats

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (26 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 10019 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618-4452
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#25. Centro Cantina

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (29 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.0/5), Service (3.0/5), Value (3.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1600 E 8th Ave Centro Ybor, Tampa, FL 33605-3737
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#24. Chipotle Mexican Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (15 reviews)
- Detailed ratings:
- Price: not available
- Address: 533 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606
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#23. Cantina Mexican Grill & Bar

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (32 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 10032 Cross Creek Blvd, Tampa, FL 33647-2595
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#22. Margaritas Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (46 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 209 E Davis Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606-3728
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#21. Don Julio's Authentic Mexican Cuisine

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (22 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2808 E Bearss Ave, Tampa, FL 33613-2653
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#20. Tijuana Flats

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (40 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: Linebaugh, Tampa, FL 33626
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#19. Catrinas Tacos and Tequila Bar

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (60 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1611 N Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33607-3427
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#18. Casa Mexicana Bar & Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (12 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 3642 W Gandy Blvd # B, Tampa, FL 33611-2601
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#17. Senor Tequila Mexican Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (28 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 12950 Race Track Rd, Tampa, FL 33626-1309
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#16. Taqueria Emanuel Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (25 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 2800 N Macdill Ave # ETAMPA, Tampa, FL 33607-2208
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#15. Monserrate Restaurant Bar & Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (35 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 2311 W Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, FL 33603-1052
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#14. Tequilas

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (128 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1613 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605-3705
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#13. La Hacienda

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (32 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5537 Sheldon Rd Ste O, Tampa, FL 33615-3167
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#12. Senor Tequila's Mexican Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (78 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 11115 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618-3803
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#11. Los Comparres

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (18 reviews)
- Detailed ratings:
- Price: $
- Address: 5305 N Armenia Ave, Tampa, FL 33603-1409
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#10. Taco Dirty

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (26 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 2221 W Platt St, Tampa, FL 33606-1739
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#9. Miguelitos Taqueria Y Tequilas

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (68 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2702 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609-3204
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#8. Mekenita Cantina

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (32 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6707 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33604-6024
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#7. Mole y Abuela

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (62 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1202 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602-3314
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#6. Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (132 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2223 N West Shore Blvd International Plaza, Tampa, FL 33607-1411
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#5. Urban Cantina

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (265 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 200 E Madison St, Tampa, FL 33602-4802
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#4. Bartaco

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (365 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1601 West Snow Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606
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#3. Miguel's Mexican Seafood & Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (599 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3035 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609-3136
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#2. Besito Mexican

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (520 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 205 Westshore Plz, Tampa, FL 33609-1810
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#1. Green Lemon

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (406 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 915 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606-2418
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