Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Honolulu, according to Tripadvisor

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

To find out, Stacker turned to Tripadvisor to compile a list of the highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Honolulu. 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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#21. Taco Del Mar

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (14 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 333 Keahole Street #2b1, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825
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#20. El Burrito

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (13 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 550 Piikoi St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-3508
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#19. Taco Bell

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (14 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Price: $
- Address: 4211 Waialae Ave Ste 5080, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816
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#18. Taco Bell

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (17 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 615 Waiakamilo Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-4423
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#17. Senor Pepe

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (32 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1450 Ala Moana Blvd Ste 1160F Suite 1160F, Makai Market food court, Ala Moana Center, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-4606
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#16. Maria Bonita Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (19 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 15 N Hotel St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-5103
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#15. Jose's Cafe & Cantina

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (48 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1134 Koko Head Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-3710
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#14. Kono's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (21 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 2310 Kuhio Ave #1-a, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2983
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#13. Encore Saloon

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (28 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 10 N Hotel St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-5102
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#12. Dokkaebi

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (10 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Price: $
- Address: 2300 S King St, Honolulu, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-2329
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#11. Margaritas

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (26 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 808 Sheridan St Suite 111, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-2322
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#10. Azteca Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (61 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3617 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-3224
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#9. Wahoo's Fish Taco

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (84 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 940 Auahi St Ste 140, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-4135
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#8. Alejandro's Mexican Food

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (30 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 2831 Kalihi St # East, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96819-3074
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#7. Serg's Mexican Kitchen

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (98 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 2740 E Manoa Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96822-1818
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#6. Aloha Burrito Shop

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (51 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 314 Lewers St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2343
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#5. Mexico Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (113 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1247 N School St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-2014
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#4. Los Chaparros Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (104 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2140 S Beretania St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-1401
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#3. Buho Cocina y Cantina

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (838 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2250 Kalakaua Ave Rooftop, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2542
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#2. Oahu Mexican Grill (OMG)

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (246 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 2520 Kalakaua Ave 2nd Floor, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3641
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#1. Surf N Turf Tacos

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (468 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 2310 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2983
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