Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Austin, according to Tripadvisor

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

To find out, Stacker turned to Tripadvisor to compile a list of the highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Austin. 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. Gueros Taco Bar

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (223 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: South Congres Street, Austin, TX
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#29. Austin Taco Project

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (105 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 500 E. 4th St., Austin, TX 78701
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#28. Tacodeli

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (174 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 12001 N Mo Pac Expy, Austin, TX 78758
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#27. Torchys Tacos

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (135 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 4211 Spicewood Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78759
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#26. Torchys Tacos

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (115 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 3005 S. Lamar Blvd Suite 116, Austin, TX 78704
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#25. Trudy's Texas Star

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (305 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 409 W 30th St, Austin, TX 78705
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#24. Licha's Cantina

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (120 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1306 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702-3302
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#23. Suerte

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (117 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1800 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702-2704
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#22. Hula Hut

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (1,074 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3825 Lake Austin Blvd Ste 101, Austin, TX 78703-3510
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#21. Pappasito's Cantina

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (364 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6513 N Interstate 35, Austin, TX 78752
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#20. Javi's Best of Tex-Mex

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (217 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 7709 E Ben White Blvd, Austin, TX 78744-1786
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#19. La Condesa

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (533 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 400 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701-3898
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#18. Iron Cactus Mexican Restaurant and Margarita Bar

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (1,153 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 606 Trinity St, Austin, TX 78701
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#17. Chuy's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (294 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 11680 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78759-4032
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#16. Matt's El Rancho

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (629 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2613 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704-4732
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#15. El Naranjo

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (222 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2717 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704-5044
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#14. Gloria's Latin Cuisine

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (316 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3309 Esperanza Crossing Suite #100 Suite 100, Austin, TX 78758
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#13. Guero's Taco Bar

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (1,066 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1412 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
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#12. El Alma Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (210 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1025 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704-1148
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#11. Z'Tejas 6th Street

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (429 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1110 West 6th Street, Austin, TX 78703
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#10. Manuel's Downtown

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (571 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 310 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-4024
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#9. Juan in a Million

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (485 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 2300 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702-4604
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#8. Tacodeli

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (214 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1500 Spyglass Dr Suite B, Austin, TX 78746-7590
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#7. Veracruz All Natural

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (189 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1704 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702-4402
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#6. Chuy's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (990 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1728 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704-1037
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#5. Torchys Tacos

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (479 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 2801 Guadalupe St St 5-b, Austin, TX 78705-3764
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#4. Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (242 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 11500 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78748-2712
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#3. Torchys Tacos

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (675 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1822 S Congress, Austin, TX 78704
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#2. Torchy's Tacos

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (209 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 2809 S. 1st St., Austin, TX 78704
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#1. Fonda San Miguel

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (752 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2330 W North Loop Blvd, Austin, TX 78756-2360
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