Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Boston, according to Tripadvisor

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

To find out, Stacker turned to Tripadvisor to compile a list of the highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Boston. 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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#29. Papagayo West St

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (55 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 15 West St, Boston, MA 02111-1203
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#28. Yellow Door Taqueria

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (26 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2297 Dorchester Ave Lower Mills, Boston, MA 02124-5625
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#27. Mija Cantina & Tequila Bar

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (279 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1 Faneuil Hall Market Pl, Boston, MA 02109-6117
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#26. Mi Pueblito

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (32 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 333 Border St, Boston, MA 02128-2401
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#25. Purple Cactus Burrito & Wrap Bar

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (46 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 674 Centre St, Boston, MA 02130-2516
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#24. Casa Verde

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (39 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 711 Centre St Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, Boston, MA 02130-2520
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#23. Citrus & Salt

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (68 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 142 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116-5100
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#22. Chipotle Mexican Grill

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (106 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 283 Washington St, Boston, MA 02108
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#21. Sol Azteca Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (79 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 914A Beacon St, Boston, MA 02215-3033
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#20. Lolita

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (85 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 253 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210-1114
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#19. Boloco

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (59 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 569 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116-3745
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#18. El Centro Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (89 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 472 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118-3309
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#17. Angela's Cafe Orient Heights

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (31 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1012 Bennington St Orient Heights, Boston, MA 02128-1139
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#16. El Pelon Taqueria

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (91 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 2197 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02135-3853
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#15. Temazcal

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (63 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: Seaport Avenue, Boston, MA
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#14. bartaco

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (44 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 25 Thomson Place, Boston, MA 02210
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#13. Casa Romero

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (273 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 30 Gloucester St, Boston, MA 02115
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#12. Fajitas & 'Ritas

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (236 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 25 West St, Boston, MA 02111-1213
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#11. Anna's Taqueria

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (111 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 242 Cambridge St, Boston, MA 02114-3122
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#10. El Pelon Taqueria

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (94 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 92 Peterborough St Fenway, Boston, MA 02215-4847
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#9. Lone Star Taco Bar

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (108 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 479 Cambridge St, Boston, MA 02134-2019
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#8. Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (92 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 412 W Broadway, Boston, MA 02127-2215
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#7. Mezcala Tex Mex Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (249 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7 N Market St Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston, MA 02109-6200
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#6. Rosa Mexicano

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (465 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 155 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210-2698
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#5. Temazcal Cantina

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (314 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 250 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210-2027
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#4. Angela's Cafe - Eagle Hill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (81 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 131 Lexington St Eagle Hill, Boston, MA 02128-1604
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#3. Masa

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (273 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 439 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-6304
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#2. Chilacates

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (59 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 224 Amory St, Boston, MA 02130-2353
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#1. Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (558 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 271 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116-2837
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