Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Rockford, according to Tripadvisor

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

To find out, Stacker turned to Tripadvisor to compile a list of the highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Rockford. 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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#12. Alvarex Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (30 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1600 S Bell School Rd, Cherry Valley, IL 61016-9311
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#11. Fiesta Cancun Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (16 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1508 E Riverside Blvd, Loves Park, IL 61111-4743
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#10. El Burrito Loco

- Rating: 3.0 / 5 (17 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 2430 Auburn St, Rockford, IL 61103-4458
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#9. Alvarez Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (19 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 205 E Riverside Blvd, Loves Park, IL 61111-4545
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#8. Pancheros Mexican Grill

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (16 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 3015 N Perryville Rd., Rockford, IL 61114
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#7. Fuego Nuevo Grill

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (21 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6867 Spring Creek Rd Suite 136, Rockford, IL 61114
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#6. Chili's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (19 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6330 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108-2517
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#5. Fiesta Cancun Authentic

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (31 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 631 Highgrove Pl, Rockford, IL 61108-2506
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#4. Chipotle Mexican Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (40 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 751 S Perryville Rd, Rockford, IL 61108
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#3. Dos Reales Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (88 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5855 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108-2427
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#2. Mexico Clasico

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (93 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3929 Broadway, Rockford, IL 61108
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#1. Lucha Cantina

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (138 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1641 N Alpine Rd Suite 212, Rockford, IL 61107
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