Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Waco, according to Tripadvisor

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

To find out, Stacker turned to Tripadvisor to compile a list of the highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Waco. 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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#26. Sergio's Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (27 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 608 Austin Ave, Waco, TX 76701-2018
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#25. Rufi's Cocina

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (15 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1801 N 25th St, Waco, TX 76707-2019
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#24. Chipotle Mexican Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (14 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1115 N Valley Mills Dr Ste A, Waco, TX 76710
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#23. The Ranchito

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (21 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 2310 W Waco Dr, Waco, TX 76701-1046
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#22. Lolitas

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (24 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1911 Franklin Ave, Waco, TX 76701
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#21. On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (64 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4320 W Waco Dr, Waco, TX 76710-7043
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#20. Taqueria Zacatecas

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (14 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Price: $
- Address: 2311 La Salle Ave, Waco, TX 76706-3925
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#19. El Charro's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (22 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: LaSalle, Waco, TX
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#18. Don Carlos Restaurant

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (134 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4651 Interstate 35 S, Waco, TX 76706-4608
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#17. El Conquistador Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (59 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 901 N Loop 340, Waco, TX 76710
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#16. Casa De Castillo

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (49 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4820 Sanger Ave, Waco, TX 76710-5865
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#15. Abuelita's Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (31 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1623 N Valley Mills Dr, Waco, TX 76710-2552
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#14. Butter My Biscuit

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (29 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1427 S Valley Mills Dr King's Landing Games, Waco, TX 76711-1682
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#13. El Conquistador Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (66 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4508 W Waco Dr, Waco, TX 76710-7047
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#12. Fuzzy's Taco Shop

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (42 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 215 S University Parks Dr Suite 107, Waco, TX 76701
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#11. Los Cucos Mexican Cafe - Waco

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (58 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2805 W. Loop 340, Waco, TX 76712
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#10. Rosa's Cafe & Tortilla Factory

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (99 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 4200 Franklin Ave, Waco, TX 76710-6944
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#9. Leal's Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (32 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 9000 Panther Dr, Waco, TX 76712-3623
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#8. Fuego Tortilla Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (50 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1524 South IH 35, Waco, TX 76706-2055
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#7. Jesse's Tortilla Factory

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (44 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1226 Webster Ave, Waco, TX 76706-1706
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#6. Hecho En Waco

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (185 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 300 S 6th St Suite B, Waco, TX 76701-2063
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#5. La Fiesta Restaurant & Cantina

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (179 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3815 Franklin Ave, Waco, TX 76710
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#4. Ninfa's Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (268 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 220 S 3rd St, Waco, TX 76701-2221
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#3. Ninfa's Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (781 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 215 Mary Ave, Waco, TX 76701-2233
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#2. Chuy's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (300 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5501 Legend Lake Pkwy, Waco, TX 76712-6983
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#1. Torchys Tacos

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (512 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 801 S 5th St, Waco, TX 76706-1109
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