Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in New Orleans, according to Tripadvisor

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June 6, 2022
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Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in New Orleans, 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 New Orleans?

To find out, Stacker turned to Tripadvisor to compile a list of the highest-rated Mexican restaurants in New Orleans. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. Keep reading to see if your favorite spot made the list.

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#23. Panchita's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (30 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1434 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118-2810
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#22. La Mansion Restaurant

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (14 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 724 Dublin St, New Orleans, LA 70118-1022
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#21. Country Flame

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (165 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 620 Iberville St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2322
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#20. Taqueria Corona

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (69 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5932 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-3221
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#19. Sarita's Grill

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (23 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 4520 Freret St, New Orleans, LA 70115-6317
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#18. Felipes

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (49 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 405 Bienville Ave, New Orleans, LA
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#17. Taqueria Guerrero Mexico Incorporated

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (42 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 208 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-5109
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#16. Espiritu

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (15 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 520 Capdeville St, New Orleans, LA 70130-3402
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#15. El Gato Negro

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (82 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 300 Harrison Ave, New Orleans, LA 70124-3126
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#14. El Pavo Real

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (34 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4401 S Broad St, New Orleans, LA 70125-3665
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#13. Del Fuego

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (49 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4518 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-1543
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#12. The velvet Cactus

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (151 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6300 Argonne Blvd Harrison & Argonne Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124-3902
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#11. Casa Borrega: Fonda & Mezcaleria

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (81 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (5.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1719 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113-1312
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#10. Santa Fe Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (124 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3201 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-3129
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#9. Cunada

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (78 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 833 Conti St., New Orleans, LA 70112-3439
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#8. Tacos and Beer

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (187 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1622 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-4436
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#7. Juan's Flying Burrito

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (135 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4724 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-6027
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#6. Superior Bar & Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (481 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3636 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115-4690
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#5. Felipe's Mexican Taqueria

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (372 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 301 N Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1021
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#4. El Gato Negro Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (689 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 81 French Market Pl, New Orleans, LA 70116-2617
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#3. Johnny Sanchez

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (547 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 930 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70112-1041
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#2. Juan's Flying Burrito

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (268 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 515 Baronne St, New Orleans, LA 70113-1001
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#1. Juan's Flying Burrito

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (527 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 2018 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130-5018
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