Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Birmingham, according to Tripadvisor

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September 7, 2021
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Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Birmingham, 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 Birmingham?

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

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#15. El Poblano Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (17 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Price: $
- Address: 2499 Rocky Ridge Rd, Birmingham, AL 35243-2862
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#14. Pablo's Restaurante & Cantina

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (62 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3439 Colonnade Pkwy Ste 1300, Birmingham, AL 35243-3381
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#13. Moe's Southwest Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (27 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 231 State Farm Pkwy, Birmingham, AL 35209-0171
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#12. Cantina

- 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: 2901 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233-2900
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#11. El Cazador

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (41 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1540 Montclair Rd, Birmingham, AL 35210-2225
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#10. Zapata Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (22 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2005 Valleydale Rd Ste 3, Birmingham, AL 35244-2069
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#9. Mexico Lindo

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (35 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 350 Hollywood Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35209-2019
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#8. Little Donkey

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (53 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5363 Highway 280, Birmingham, AL 35242-0308
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#7. Little Donkey

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (274 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2821 Central Ave, Homewood, AL 35209-2503
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#6. Don Pepe Incorporated

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (47 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 230 Doug Baker Blvd Ste 300, Birmingham, AL 35242-2691
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#5. Leon la Taberna

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (43 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 8000 Liberty Pkwy, Birmingham, AL 35242-7561
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#4. Superior Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (231 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4701 Highway 280, Birmingham, AL 35242-5149
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#3. Chuy's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (278 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 216 Summit Blvd Ste 135, Birmingham, AL 35243-1300
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#2. Rojo

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (166 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2921 Highland Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205-1901
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#1. El Barrio

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (530 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2211 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3880
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