Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Chicago, according to Tripadvisor

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

To find out, Stacker turned to Tripadvisor to compile a list of the highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Chicago. 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. Canton Regio

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (54 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1510 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608-2824
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#29. Maria's Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (212 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 9440 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60656-1002
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#28. Barrio

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (131 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 65 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654
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#27. Mom's Old Recipe

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (49 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5760 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60646-6216
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#26. Taco Joint

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (89 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1969 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614-5008
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#25. The Marq

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (113 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 60 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603-5107
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#24. Carnitas Uruapan

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (37 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1725 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608
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#23. Burrito Beach

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (84 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 200 E Ohio St Fl 2, Chicago, IL 60611
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#22. Uncle Julio's Hacienda

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (213 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 855 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60642-2504
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#21. Cruz Blanca Brewery

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (92 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 904 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607-2208
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#20. Flo

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (98 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1434 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642-5232
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#19. Dos Urban Cantina

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (47 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2829 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647-3967
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#18. Flaco's Tacos

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (128 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 725 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60605-1837
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#17. El Nuevo Mexicano

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (90 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2914 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657-5210
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#16. Mas alla del Sol

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (54 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5848 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60660-3518
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#15. Chipotle Mexican Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (168 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 316 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601-3773
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#14. Su Casa Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (550 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 49 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611-2727
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#13. La Cantina Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (128 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1911 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60616-4629
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#12. 5 Rabanitos Restaurante & Taqueria

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (74 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1758 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608-1914
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#11. Latinicity

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (203 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 108 N State St 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60602-1608
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#10. Broken English Taco Pub

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (229 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 75 E Lake St South side of Lake Street, between Garland Ct and Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601-5904
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#9. Antique Taco

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (182 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1360 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-9108
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#8. Mercadito

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (609 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 108 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654-4508
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#7. Lena Brava

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (185 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 900 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607-2208
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#6. Adobo Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (294 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1610 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60614-6002
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#5. Frontera Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,219 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 445 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654-4683
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#4. Big Star

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (431 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1531 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-1906
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#3. Topolobampo

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (444 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 445 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654-4682
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#2. Xoco

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (935 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 449 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654-4500
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#1. Velvet Taco

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (306 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1110 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610
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