Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in New York City, according to Tripadvisor

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July 25, 2022
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Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in New York City, 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 York City?

To find out, Stacker turned to Tripadvisor to compile a list of the highest-rated Mexican restaurants in New York City. 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. Rocco's Tacos and Tequila Bar Brooklyn

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (375 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 339 Adams St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-3728
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#29. Arriba Arriba Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (351 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 762 9th Ave Corner of 51th st., New York City, NY 10019-6335
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#28. Ponche Taqueria & Cantina

- 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: 420 W 49th St, New York City, NY 10019-7255
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#27. Empellon Al Pastor @ Pod 39

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (260 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (5.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 145 E 39th St, New York City, NY 10016-0913
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#26. Toloache Upper East Side

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (181 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 166 E 82nd St, New York City, NY 10028-1822
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#25. Chipotle Mexican Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (272 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 350 5th Ave Lbby 6, New York City, NY 10118
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#24. Dos Caminos

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (452 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 475 W Broadway Frnt A, New York City, NY 10012-5309
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#23. Sinigual

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (416 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 640 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10017
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#22. Pampano New York

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (340 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 209 E 49th St, New York City, NY 10017-1501
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#21. Mad Dog & Beans Mexican Cantina

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (309 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 83 Pearl St, New York City, NY 10004-2602
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#20. MEXiCUE

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (195 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1440 Broadway, New York City, NY 10018
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#19. Chipotle Mexican Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (945 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 304 W 34th St Frnt 2, New York City, NY 10001-1632
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#18. Rosa Mexicano

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (1,380 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 61 Columbus Ave 62nd St, New York City, NY 10023-6901
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#17. Cecconi's Dumbo

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (518 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 55 Water Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
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#16. Los Mariscos

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (86 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 409 W 15th St Chelsea Market, New York City, NY 10011-7003
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#15. Jajaja

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (76 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 162 E Broadway, New York City, NY 10002-6309
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#14. La Contenta

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (89 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 102 Norfolk St, New York City, NY 10002-3310
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#13. Rosa Mexicano

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (473 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 9 E 18th St, New York City, NY 10003-1903
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#12. Time Out Market New York

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (221 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 55 Water Street Empire Stores, Brooklyn, NY 11201
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#11. El Vez and Burrito Bar

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (342 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 259 Vesey St, New York City, NY 10282
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#10. La Esquina - SoHo

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (1,198 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 114 Kenmare St b/n Lafayette and Centre, New York City, NY 10012-4076
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#9. Tacombi - Nolita

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (568 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 267 Elizabeth St Nolita, New York City, NY 10012-3530
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#8. ABC Cocina

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (701 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 38 E 19th St, New York City, NY 10003
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#7. Toloache

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,117 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 251 W 50th St, New York City, NY 10019-6701
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#6. Anejo

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (383 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 668 10th Ave. At 47th St Hell's Kitchen, New York City, NY 10036
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#5. Urbanspace

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (418 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 230 Park Ave Access New York Group, New York City, NY 10169
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#4. Cafe Habana

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (761 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 17 Prince Street @ Elizabeth, New York City, NY 10012-3507
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#3. El Centro

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (861 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 824 9th Ave 54th & 9th Avenue, New York City, NY 10019-5554
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#2. Los Tacos No. 1

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,779 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 75 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10011-7006
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#1. Los Tacos No. 1

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (628 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 229 W 43rd St, New York City, NY 10036-3982
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