Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Salt Lake City, according to Tripadvisor

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May 2, 2022
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Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Salt Lake City, 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 Salt Lake City?

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

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#28. Chubby's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (39 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 955 N 1400 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84116-2034
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#27. El Meno's Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (10 reviews)
- Detailed ratings:
- Price: not available
- Address: 73 W 1700 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84115-1961
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#26. Tacos Daniel

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (15 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1013 N 900 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84116-1715
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#25. Cafe Rio

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (78 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6998 S Park Centre Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84121-6649
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#24. Cafe Silvestre

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (36 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3041 E 3300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109-2140
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#23. Costa Vida

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (50 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 171 S Rio Grande, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
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#22. Taco Taco

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (14 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 208 E 500 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-3204
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#21. Taqueria 27

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (23 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 149 E 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-1508
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#20. Spedelli's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (20 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 2991 E 3300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109-2162
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#19. La Cocina Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (35 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6965 S 2300 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84121-3124
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#18. Sonoma Grill & Wine Bar

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (22 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 110 W Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1913
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#17. El Asadero

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (20 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1011 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116-3303
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#16. Cancun Cafe

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (37 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1891 E Fort Union Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT 84121-3041
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#15. Rio Grande Cafe

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (113 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 258 S 1300 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1104
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#14. Nico's Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (24 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1458 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116-3153
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#13. La Hacienda

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (34 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1248 S Redwood Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84104-3707
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#12. Maria's Mexican Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (44 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3336 South 2300 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
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#11. Tres Hombres Mexican Grill and Cantina

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (84 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3298 S Highland Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84106-3045
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#10. Boltcutter

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (24 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 57 E Gallivan Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-5201
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#9. Taste of Red Iguana

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (67 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (2.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 28 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-1551
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#8. Rico Cocina & Tequila Bar

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (145 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 545 W 700 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-2228
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#7. Cafe Rio Mexican Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (275 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 3215 3300 S Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
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#6. Chunga's Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (90 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 180 S 900 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84104-1126
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#5. Taqueria 27

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (189 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1615 S Foothill Dr Ste G, Salt Lake City, UT 84108-2777
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#4. Blue Iguana

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (567 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 165 S West Temple Ste 2, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1407
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#3. Chile- Tepin

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (159 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3035 Peachtree Rd NE Crane Building, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1212
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#2. Red Iguana 2

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (915 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 866 W South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84104-1137
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#1. Red Iguana

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (4,062 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 736 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116-3352
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