Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Salt Lake City, according to Tripadvisor

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October 4, 2021
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Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Salt Lake 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 Salt Lake City?

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

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#28. El Meno's Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (10 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Price: not available
- Address: 73 W 1700 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84115-1961
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#27. Tacos Daniel

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (15 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Price: $
- Address: 1013 N 900 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84116-1715
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#26. Cafe Rio

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (78 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6998 S Park Centre Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84121-6649
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#25. Cafe Silvestre

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (36 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3041 E 3300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109-2140
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#24. Costa Vida

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (50 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Spanish
- Price: $
- Address: 171 S Rio Grande, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
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#23. Taco Taco

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (14 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Street Food
- Price: $
- Address: 208 E 500 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-3204
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#22. Taqueria 27

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (23 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Fusion
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 149 E 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-1508
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#21. Spedelli's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (20 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Mexican
- Price: $
- Address: 2991 E 3300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109-2162
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#20. Rancheritos Mexican Food

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (20 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Price: $
- Address: 3450 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84115-4516
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#19. La Cocina Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (35 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6965 S 2300 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84121-3124
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#18. Sonoma Grill & Wine Bar

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (21 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Mexican
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 110 W Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1913
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#17. El Asadero

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (20 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Spanish
- Price: $
- Address: 1011 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116-3303
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#16. Cancun Cafe

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (37 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1891 E Fort Union Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT 84121-3041
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#15. Nico's Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (24 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Price: $
- Address: 1458 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116-3153
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#14. Tres Hombres Mexican Grill and Cantina

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (83 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3298 S Highland Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84106-3045
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#13. Rio Grande Cafe

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (112 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 258 S 1300 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1104
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#12. Maria's Mexican Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (43 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3336 South 2300 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
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#11. La Hacienda

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (34 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1248 S Redwood Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84104-3707
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#10. Boltcutter

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (24 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 57 E Gallivan Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-5201
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#9. Taste of Red Iguana

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (67 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (2.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Fast Food
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 28 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-1551
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#8. Rico Cocina & Tequila Bar

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (145 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 545 W 700 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-2228
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#7. Cafe Rio Mexican Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (274 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Price: $
- Address: 3215 3300 South Suite A, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
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#6. Chunga's Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (89 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Price: $
- Address: 180 S 900 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84104-1126
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#5. Taqueria 27

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (189 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1615 S Foothill Dr Ste G, Salt Lake City, UT 84108-2777
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#4. Blue Iguana

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (563 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 165 S West Temple Ste 2, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1407
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#3. Chile- Tepin

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (156 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3035 Peachtree Rd NE Crane Building, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1212
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#2. Red Iguana 2

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (910 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 866 W South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84104-1137
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#1. Red Iguana

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (4,052 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 736 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116-3352
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