Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Knoxville, according to Tripadvisor

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July 25, 2022
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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. 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. Habaneros Mexican Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (39 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4620 Greenway Dr, Knoxville, TN 37918-2117
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#29. Casa Don Gallo Mexican Cuisine

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (32 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7741 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919-8672
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#28. 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)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3325 N Broadway St, Knoxville, TN 37917-2734
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#27. Panchos Mexican Restaurant #2

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

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

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (22 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 4221 Sam Walton Way, Knoxville, TN 37938-4283
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#24. Fiesta Garibaldi Mexican Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (19 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 8520 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-5353
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#23. 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)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 10681 Hardin Valley Rd, Knoxville, TN 37932-1504
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#22. El Mezcal Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (44 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 11110 Kingston Pike Ste 130, Knoxville, TN 37934-2866
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#21. 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)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1516 Downtown West Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37919-5406
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#20. Potrillos Taqueria & Neveria

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (19 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 11151 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37934-2853
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#19. Country Burrito Fresh Mex

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (14 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Price: not available
- Address: 10636 Hardin Valley Rd, Knoxville, TN 37932-1503
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#18. Oscar's Taco Shop

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (27 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 2121 Cumberland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916-2817
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#17. Amigo's & Beer Mexican Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (40 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5020 Washington Pike, Knoxville, TN 37917-1414
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#16. Taqueria La Herradura

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (14 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Price: $
- Address: 2625 N Broadway St, Knoxville, TN 37917-3804
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#15. 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)
- Price: $
- Address: 6631 Clinton Hwy Ste 105, Knoxville, TN 37912-1025
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#14. El Burro Flojo

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (48 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 8079 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-3901
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#13. Soccer Taco Northshore

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (64 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- 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)
- 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)
- 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 (108 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 6701 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-4830
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#9. Mexico Lindo

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (38 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 462 N Cedar Bluff Rd, Knoxville, TN 37923-3612
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#8. Monterrey Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (106 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- 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)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5707 Western Ave, Knoxville, TN 37921-2225
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#6. El Chico

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (117 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 116 Cedar Ln, Knoxville, TN 37912-3505
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#5. SoKno Taco Cantina

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (100 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- 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)
- 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)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 9235 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37922-2318
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#2. Soccer Taco

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (273 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 9 Market Sq Ste 101, Knoxville, TN 37902-1440
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#1. Chivo Taqueria

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (143 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 314 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1101
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