Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Austin, according to Tripadvisor

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June 6, 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. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. Keep reading to see if your favorite spot made the list.

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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 (1,073 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 (216 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 (532 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 (1,150 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 (628 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 (221 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 (1,062 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 (208 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 (484 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 (213 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 (188 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 (988 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 (239 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 (670 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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