Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Madison, according to Tripadvisor

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

To find out, Stacker turned to Tripadvisor to compile a list of the highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Madison. 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. Chipotle Mexican Grill

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (18 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 4628 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53704
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#25. Pasquals

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (41 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1344 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53703-3008
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#24. Casa de Lara

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (44 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 341 State St Ste 2, Madison, WI 53703-2057
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#23. A La Brasa Mexican Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (13 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 15 N Broom St, Madison, WI 53703-2705
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#22. Blue Agave

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (15 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 117 S Butler St, Madison, WI 53703-3415
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#21. La Rosita Latina

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (15 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 6005 Monona Dr, Madison, WI 53716-3930
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#20. El Sabor De Puebla

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (19 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 305 N 4th St, Madison, WI 53704-4985
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#19. Francisco's Cantina

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (19 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 121 E Main St, Madison, WI 53703-3351
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#18. El Pastor Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (45 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 2010 S Park St, Madison, WI 53713-1218
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#17. El Poblano Resturant and Pan & Pan Bakery

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (26 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 3737 Milwaukee St, Madison, WI 53714-2401
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#16. Habanero's Mexican Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (26 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 2229 S Stoughton Rd, Madison, WI 53716-2853
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#15. La Hacienda Restaurant

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (64 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 515 S Park St, Madison, WI 53715-1619
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#14. El Rancho Mexican Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (11 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 819 S Park St, Madison, WI 53715-1831
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#13. Chipotle Mexican Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (34 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 8422 Old Sauk Rd, Madison, WI 53562
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#12. La Michoacana

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (15 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 6712 Odana Rd, Madison, WI 53719-1014
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#11. Laredos Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (80 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 694 S Whitney Way, Madison, WI 53711-1035
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#10. Highland Corner Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (22 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2424 University Ave, Madison, WI 53726-3811
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#9. Gloria's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (31 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 610 Junction Rd, Madison, WI 53717-2312
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#8. Bartaco

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (45 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 464 N Midvale Blvd, Madison, WI 53705-3264
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#7. Taqueria El Jalapeno

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (40 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1318 S Midvale Blvd, Madison, WI 53711-2848
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#6. Tienda Los Gemelos

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (26 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 6713 Odana Rd, Madison, WI 53719-1052
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#5. La Mestiza

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (108 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6644 Odana Rd, Madison, WI 53719-1012
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#4. Canteen

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (66 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 111 S Hamilton St, Madison, WI 53703-3267
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#3. Tex Tubb's Taco Palace

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (155 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2009 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5324
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#2. Taqueria Guadalajara

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (89 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1033 S Park St, Madison, WI 53715-1747
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#1. Eldorado Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (217 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 744 Williamson St Ste 2, Madison, WI 53703-4577
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