Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Cincinnati, according to Tripadvisor

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

To find out, Stacker turned to Tripadvisor to compile a list of the highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Cincinnati. 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. El Rancho Grande

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (31 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4476 Glen Este Withamsville Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45245-1356
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#28. El Rancho Grande

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (15 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Price: not available
- Address: 6475 E Galbraith Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236-2364
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#27. Tostado's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (27 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 3500 Eastern Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2150
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#26. Mesa Loca

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (15 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2645 Erie Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45208-2039
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#25. Rincon Mexicano Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (62 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4450 Eastgate Blvd Unit F5 Suite 200, Cincinnati, OH 45245-1532
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#24. El Taco Veloz

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (11 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7 Martin Luther King Dr E, Cincinnati, OH 45219-2009
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#23. El Pueblo

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (48 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4270 Hunt Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242-6612
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#22. El Coyote

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (167 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7404 State Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45230-2159
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#21. La Jaiba Seafood and Taqueria

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (25 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 11941 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45249-2019
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#20. Django Western Taco

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (54 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4046 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223-2678
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#19. El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (54 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4590 Cornell Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45241
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#18. The Comet

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (38 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 4579 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223-1752
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#17. El Rancho

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (46 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 11765 Lebanon Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45241-2038
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#16. Veracruz Mexican Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (18 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3108 Price Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45205-1927
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#15. Cactus Pear Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (97 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3215 Jefferson Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220-2216
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#14. Frida 602

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (79 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 602 Main St, Covington, KY 41011-1332
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#13. El Jinete

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (50 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 10780 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242-3213
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#12. Lalo

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (49 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 709 Main St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
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#11. La Mexicana

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (79 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 642 Monmouth St, Newport, KY 41071-1811
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#10. jefferson social ohio

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (95 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 101 E Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3438
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#9. Taqueria Mercado

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (70 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 100 E 8th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2129
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#8. Agave & Rye

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (81 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 635 Madison Ave, Covington, KY 41011-2421
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#7. Agave & Rye

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (39 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3825 Edwards Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45209-1287
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#6. Gomez Salsa

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (64 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 107 E 12th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7203
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#5. Tortilleria Garcia

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (49 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 11774 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45246-2312
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#4. Condado Tacos

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (74 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 195 E Freedom Way Across the street from the Reds Hall of Fame, Cincinnati, OH 45202
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#3. Nada

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (943 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 600 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2511
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#2. Bakersfield OTR

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (371 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1213 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7287
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#1. Mazunte Taqueria

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (249 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 5207 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45227-1481
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