The Best Mexican Spots in NYC

best mexican in nyc

There’s nothing like a giant pitcher of margaritas and a heaping pile of chips with guac to get your weekend kicked off to a great start. Mexican is always a crowdpleaser. When you’re working with 3 ingredients: cheese, avocado, and chips, what could really go wrong? In New York City, there is certainly no shortage of excellent Mexican spots to choose from. From casual festive digs in Murray Hill, to more trendy locales in Soho, there’s a spot for every occasion. However, we’re not going to list them all here. We’re only going to list the best of the best. The TopFive (and maybe a few more) spots that were voted the best Mexican in NYC by hundreds of New Yorkers. Here we go…


TopFive Best Mexican in NYC

  1. Dos Caminos– the perfect go-to for Mexican food and with multiple spots throughout the city, there’s bound to be one around the corner. Great spot for happy hour if you’re looking for drinks and small bites.

  2. La Esquina– This place can be whatever you want it to be. Want to drop by for a taco and some casual street corn? Done. La Esquina Corner Deli has got you covered on street level. Want a sexy reservation-only speakeasy vibe with fish tacos galore? Done. Take a trip downstairs and La Esquina Brasserie has got you covered.

  3. Tacombi Nolita– This place is pure fun. Have you ever wanted to have a Mexican picnic under the stars? This place is probably the closest you’re going to get. Super casual, the food is good but it’s really all about being served under strung lights and beside a food truck that’s parked indoors.

  4. Dos Toros Taqueria– This place is basically chipotle with higher quality ingredients. It’s perfect for lunch, when you’re solo or grabbing a very quick bite.

  5. Empellón Taqueria– This place is all about the authentic street style tacos served in a spot with a great ambiance.Great for a date or a night on the town with friends. We hear the brunch is phenomenal as well.

Honorable Mentions

  1. Blockheads

  2. Chipotle

  3. Baby Bo’s Cantina

  4. Cascabel Taqueria

  5. Tortilla Flats

A big thanks to everyone who voted for the best Mexican in NYC!

If you know a Mexican spot that you think is better than the ones on our list, cast your vote below.

Best Mexican in NYC


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