Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Knoxville, according to Tripadvisor

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November 1, 2021
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Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Knoxville, 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 Knoxville?

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

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#30. La Esperanza

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (11 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Price: $
- Address: 2412 Washington Pike, Knoxville, TN 37917-3320
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#29. Chipotle Mexican Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (28 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $
- Address: 11380 Parkside Dr, Knoxville, TN 37934
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#28. Habaneros Mexican Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (38 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4620 Greenway Dr, Knoxville, TN 37918-2117
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#27. Casa Don Gallo Mexican Cuisine

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (31 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7741 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919-8672
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#26. Senor Taco

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (48 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3325 N Broadway St, Knoxville, TN 37917-2734
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#25. Panchos Mexican Restaurant #2

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (28 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7509 Chapman Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37920-6655
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#24. Moe's Southwest Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (20 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $
- Address: 1800 Cumberland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916-3010
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#23. El Metate

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (21 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Price: $
- Address: 4221 Sam Walton Way, Knoxville, TN 37938-4283
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#22. El Mezcal Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (41 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 11110 Kingston Pike Ste 130, Knoxville, TN 37934-2866
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#21. Don Gallo Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (56 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 10681 Hardin Valley Rd, Knoxville, TN 37932-1504
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#20. Pelanchos Mexican Grill

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (130 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1516 Downtown West Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37919-5406
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#19. Potrillos Taqueria & Neveria

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (19 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 11151 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37934-2853
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#18. Fiesta Garibaldi Mexican Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (17 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 8520 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-5353
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#17. Country Burrito Fresh Mex

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (13 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Price: not available
- Address: 10636 Hardin Valley Rd, Knoxville, TN 37932-1503
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#16. La Palma Del Oro

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (66 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Price: $
- Address: 6631 Clinton Hwy Ste 105, Knoxville, TN 37912-1025
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#15. Amigo’s & Beer Mexican Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (38 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5020 Washington Pike, Knoxville, TN 37917-1414
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#14. El Burro Flojo

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (47 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 8079 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-3901
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#13. Soccer Taco Northshore

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (61 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2031 Thunderhead Rd, Knoxville, TN 37922-9488
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#12. Chez Guevara Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (145 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 8025 Kingston Pike Ste A, Knoxville, TN 37919-5525
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#11. Taco Boy Sports Bar and Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (48 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 747 N Campbell Station Rd, Knoxville, TN 37934-1603
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#10. Soccer Taco Sports Bar & Tc's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (106 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: 6701 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-4830
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#9. Mexico Lindo

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (37 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Price: $
- Address: 462 N Cedar Bluff Rd, Knoxville, TN 37923-3612
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#8. Monterrey Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (103 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $
- Address: 105 Cedar Ln, Knoxville, TN 37912-3506
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#7. La Fiesta

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (52 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5707 Western Ave, Knoxville, TN 37921-2225
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#6. El Chico

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (111 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 116 Cedar Ln, Knoxville, TN 37912-3505
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#5. SoKno Taco Cantina

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (97 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Price: $
- Address: 3701 Sevierville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920-4591
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#4. Habaneros

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (119 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4704 Asheville hwy, Knoxville, TN 37914
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#3. Chuy's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (381 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: 9235 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37922-2318
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#2. Soccer Taco

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (269 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $
- Address: 9 Market Sq Ste 101, Knoxville, TN 37902-1440
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#1. Chivo Taqueria

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (138 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 314 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1101
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