Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Seattle, according to Tripadvisor

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May 2, 2022
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Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Seattle, 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 Seattle?

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

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#30. Las Palmas

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (66 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 19840 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98188-5414
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#29. Chavez

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (40 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1734 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-2436
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#28. Gracia

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (50 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5313 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4061
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#27. Taqueria Cantina

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (50 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2630 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121-1305
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#26. Sal Y Limon

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (31 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 10 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109-4006
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#25. Copal

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (28 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 323 Occidental Ave S Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA 98104-2839
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#24. Matador

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (59 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4546 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116-4111
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#23. La Cocina Oaxaquena

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (63 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1216 Pine St Ste 100, Seattle, WA 98101
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#22. Blue Water Taco Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (67 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 515 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101-2308
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#21. Plaza Garibaldi

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (63 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 129 1st Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-4902
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#20. El Camino

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (89 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 607 N 35th St, Seattle, WA 98103-8608
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#19. El Moose

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (127 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5242 Leary Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
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#18. Blue Water Taco Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (121 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 515 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-4521
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#17. Rosita's Mexican Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (73 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7210 Woodlawn Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115-5336
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#16. Agave Cocina & Tequilas

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (144 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 100 Republican St Ste. 100, Seattle, WA 98109
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#15. The Matador

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (121 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2221 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107-4025
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#14. La Catrina

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (125 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5905 Airport Way S, Seattle, WA 98108-2714
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#13. Agua Verde Cafe

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (290 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1303 NE Boat St, Seattle, WA 98105-6701
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#12. Poquitos

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (224 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1000 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122-3819
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#11. Cantina Lena

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (134 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2105 5th Ave 5th and Lenora, Seattle, WA 98121-2932
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#10. El Borracho

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (236 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1521 1st Ave Between Pike and Pine Streets, Seattle, WA 98101-1523
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#9. Laredo's Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (114 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 555 Aloha St, Seattle, WA 98109-3925
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#8. Barrio Mexican Kitchen & Bar

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (211 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1420 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-3906
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#7. Peso's Kitchen & Lounge

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (316 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 605 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-4013
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#6. Cactus

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (169 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4220 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112-3237
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#5. Casco Antiguo

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (140 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 115 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104-2517
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#4. La Carta de Oaxaca

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (260 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5431 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4052
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#3. Fogon Cocina Mexicana

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (174 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 600 E Pine St, Seattle, WA 98122-2324
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#2. Cactus

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (212 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 350 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-5209
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#1. Cactus Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (265 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2820 Alki Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116-2788
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