Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Philadelphia, according to Tripadvisor

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

To find out, Stacker turned to Tripadvisor to compile a list of the highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Philadelphia. 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. Sancho Pistolas

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (29 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 19 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19123-1747
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#29. Taqueria La Veracruzana

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (34 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (5.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 908 Washington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3825
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#28. Copabanana University City

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (43 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4000 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-4117
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#27. El Fuego

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (50 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 723 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3208
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#26. Giwa

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (34 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1608 Sansom St Previous address 1608 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5404
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#25. Cantina Dos Segundos

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (76 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 931 N 2nd St Frnt, Philadelphia, PA 19123-2326
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#24. las margaritas mexican restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (88 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2538 Welsh Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19152-1403
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#23. Honest Tom's Taco Shop

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (29 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 261 S 44th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2945
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#22. El Rey

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (89 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2013 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3335
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#21. Mole Poblano

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (25 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1144 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-4629
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#20. Cantina Los Caballitos

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (93 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1651 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148-1121
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#19. El Azteca

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (63 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 714 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3201
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#18. Paloma Mexican Haute Cuisine

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (60 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 763 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2832
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#17. Taqueria Feliz

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (76 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4410 Main St Manayunk, Philadelphia, PA 19127-1312
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#16. Los Gallos Mexican Taqueria

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (34 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 951 Wolf St, Philadelphia, PA 19148-3111
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#15. Loco Pez

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (40 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2401 E Norris St, Philadelphia, PA 19125-2922
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#14. Jose Pistolas

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (63 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 213 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-3804
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#13. Las Bugambilias

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (96 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 148 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2415
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#12. Mission Taqueria

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (62 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1516 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-2811
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#11. South Philly Barbacoa

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (44 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1140 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-4675
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#10. Lucha Cartel

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (167 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 207 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2808
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#9. Blue Corn

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (60 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 940 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3935
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#8. Buena Onda

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (107 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1901 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-4150
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#7. La Calaca Feliz

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (117 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2321 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130-2515
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#6. Distrito

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (294 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3945 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3621
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#5. Bar Bombon

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (107 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 133 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5238
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#4. El Vez

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,245 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 121 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4904
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#3. Lolita

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (372 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 106 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4522
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#2. Tequilas Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (409 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1602 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6305
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#1. Reading Terminal Market

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (10,678 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 12th and Arch Sts., Philadelphia, PA 19107
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