Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Asheville, according to Tripadvisor

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May 2, 2022
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Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Asheville, 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 Asheville?

To find out, Stacker turned to Tripadvisor to compile a list of the highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Asheville. Keep reading to see if your favorite spot made the list.

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#29. El Paraiso Mexican Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (14 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1047 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806-2650
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#28. Moe's Southwest Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (17 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 360 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
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#27. La Carreta

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (57 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 61 Weaver Blvd - Suite B, Asheville, NC 28804-3412
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#26. La Carreta

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (39 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1916 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803-2105
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#25. Ole’s Guacamoles AVL

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (14 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 90 S Tunnel Rd Suite A, Asheville, NC 28805-2219
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#24. Polanco

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (70 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 10 N Market St, Asheville, NC 28801-2908
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#23. Urban Burrito

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (57 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 640 Merrimon Ave #203, Asheville, NC 28804-3400
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#22. Ay Caramba Mexican Grill & Bar

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (53 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 801 Fairview Rd, Asheville, NC 28803-1167
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#21. Ay Caramba Mexican Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (32 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 503 New Leicester Hwy, Asheville, NC 28806-2122
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#20. The Grey Eagle Taqueria

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (44 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 185 Clingman Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3207
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#19. Tacos Jalisco

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (46 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1328 Patton Ave Ste A, Asheville, NC 28806-2662
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#18. El Chapala Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (146 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 282 Smokey Park Hwy, Asheville, NC 28806-1162
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#17. Chupacabra Latin Cafe

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (80 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 50 N Merrimon Ave Suite 101, Asheville, NC 28804-1383
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#16. El Chapala Mexican

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (39 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 777 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28803-2556
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#15. Cantina Louie

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (50 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2 Gerber Rd suite #C101, Asheville, NC 28803-1059
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#14. Mamas & Beer

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (83 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1235 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 28805-2108
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#13. Cocula Mexican Restaurant II

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (103 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1297 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 28805-1628
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#12. Nachos & Beer

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (97 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 230 Charlotte Hwy, Asheville, NC 28803-8628
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#11. El Que Pasa

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (141 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 891 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28806-3660
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#10. Mountain Madre

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (194 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 13 Walnut Street, Asheville, NC 28801
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#9. Zia Taqueria

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (260 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 521 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806-3538
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#8. Sonora

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (102 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 89 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3316
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#7. White Duck Taco Shop

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (94 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 388 Riverside Dr, Asheville, NC 28801-3141
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#6. Papas & Beer

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (774 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 17 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 28805-1229
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#5. Papa's & Beer Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (390 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1000 Brevard Rd, Asheville, NC 28806-2249
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#4. The Cantina Biltmore

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (1,095 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 10 Biltmore Plz l0 Biltmore Plaza, Asheville, NC 28803-2696
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#3. Mamacita's Taqueria

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (315 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 77 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3626
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#2. Salsa's Mexican Caribbean Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,211 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3302
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#1. Limones

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,706 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 13 Eagle St, Asheville, NC 28801-3727
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