Santa Maria in Kreuzberg is the go to spot for Taco Tuesday. The Mexican food temple is located between the bars of Kreuzberg’s Oranienstrasse. The restaurant has a simple interior and the wooden tables and bar decoration give it a bit of a Mexican flair. Santa Maria clearly knows how to get spices right and how to cook tender chicken and beef. Try one of their margaritas and enjoy a night full of great food and good vibes.
Santa Maria, Oranienstrasse 170, Berlin, Germany, +49 309 221 0027
Santa Maria Eastside, Krossener Strasse 18, Berlin, Germany, +49 302 936 0555
Named after a district in Mexico City, Xochimilco Café is a reason to head all the way down to the Steglitz district. It’s the kind of place that makes you want to book a flight to Mexico right away. The German-Mexican owners have done a fantastic job bringing some of the Mexican vibe and culture to Steglitz. If you head there, make sure to have enough time to listen to the owners’ travel stories and enjoy their house blend coffee. And don’t forget to try their sandwiches, they are all made in the Mexican style with a good pinch of chili.
Xochimilco Café, Steglitzer Damm 19, Berlin, Germany, +49 306 431 8770
The Mexican street food restaurant Neta serves the full variety of Mexican classics: tacos, burritos and quesadillas as well as ensaladas. Every dish they serve is made only from fresh ingredients and most of their dishes are vegan. If you are a spice lover (and brave enough) you should ask for the spicy sauce. Neta is a cozy little spot that is perfect for a quick lunch or easy dinner with friends.
Neta, Weinbergsweg 5, Berlin, Germany, +49 306 883 3080
The restaurant is more like a food stall. But, this gem located in Neukölln is one of the places that deserves the hype around it. Typical for Berlin, the owners like to work to the beat of their own drum so make sure you check their opening hours on Facebook before visiting. Burrito Baby, as the name suggests, serves the most delicious burritos. All burritos are vegetarian and can also be served vegan.
Burrito Baby, Pflüger Strasse 11, Berlin, Germany, +49 303 385 1520
‘Eat more Tacos’ claims Maria Bonita‘s website, and as soon as you get a bite of a their tacos you will it’ll be hard to resist the request. This tiny joint in Prenzlauer Berg serves authentic Mexican food and even classic breakfast dishes such as huevos rancheros. Maria Bonita is a small but colorful place. Their menu is meat-heavy, but vegetarians will have enough options to choose from.
Dolores is the number one canteen of the hungry Mitte crowd around lunchtime. Inspired by the overstuffed wraps served in San Francisco’s Mission district, the owners have paved the way for the Mexican wave that has hit Berlin over the last few years. Dolores serves burritos, quesadillas and ensaladas, and is the perfect spot for a quick lunch or dinner. It is no surprise that the small shop has been around for more than a decade.
Dolores, Rosa-Luxemburg-Strasse 7, Berlin, Germany, +49 302 809 9597
Whatever your Latin American fare you’re craving, Taquería Ta’Cabrón serves it up in the most delicious way. It’s the kind of restaurant that makes you somehow feel like you’re eating at a friend’s place. It is located in Skalitzer Strasse, right where the party crowd raves during the weekend. Make sure to go with a group of friends so you can order a bit of everything and share. Taquería Ta’Cabrón is a charming little restaurant with mouthwatering food.
Taquería Ta’Cabrón, Skalitzer Strasse 60, Berlin, Germany, +49 303 266 2439
Chaparro Cocina Mexicana
Whoever is looking to spend a night surrounded by mostly Mexicans while drinking tequila will be in good hands at Chaparro Cocina Mexicana in Kreuzberg. The restaurant is more like a canteen, cozy and welcoming. Make sure to add some toppings like jalapeños to your dish if you want to have the full Mexican taste. This place will woo your spirit back to Mexico.
Chaparro Cocina Mexicana, Wiener Strasse 14A, Berlin, Germany, +49 303 036 8730