On the streets of the Polish capital Warsaw, you can find so many choices of international restaurants these days. So, in order to make your life easier when hunting for top-notch Mexican grub in Warsaw, this tasty list offers up the best tacos, burritos and quesadillas in the city. All to be devoured with a shot of Tequila, an icy cocktail or a Michelada Mexican beer.
El Popo is yet another little slice of Mexico nestled into the streets of the Polish capital. Delightful cocktails with salt-rimmed glasses, live Latino music and dancing, sensational Mexican food and a cosy decor ensure this is a great advert for Mexican cuisine in Warsaw. If you’re feeling peckish, go for a starter, a main course and a dessert all washed down with a good cocktail and a strong shot of Tequila. Try the handmade tortilla stuffed with chicken and vegetables and guacamole and served with spicy sauce. The trademark Margarita comes highly recommended, and there are seasonal specials on the sumptuous menu.
One of the most famous and most colourful restaurants in all of Warsaw is the aptly named Blue Cactus Restauracja. This Mexican restaurant has won numerous awards down the years for its exquisite food, superb hospitality and its special events. Even just a quick glimpse at the website or the Facebook page is enough to entice you. With a totally Mexican style interior design, VIP rooms and completely irresistible food, Blue Cactus comes highly recommended. Feast your eyes on the menu, which has a huge variety of Mexican, Tex-Mex and even European style dishes with a Mexican twist. Steaks, burgers and salads can also be ordered, all to be washed down with a shot of genuine Mexican Tequila or an ice-cold beer or wine.
There are actually three Loco Mexicano venues in Warsaw, which makes it the largest Mexican restaurant chain in the capital. The most central and popular of these is on Marszałkowska Street. This Mexican restaurant has daily promotions including a 2-for-1 beer offer on a Monday, barbecued portions from 1 złotych (30 US cents) on a Wednesday and 50 percent off desserts on a Saturday. A huge Mexican flag adorns the walls in what is one of the best decorated Mexican restaurants in the city. The menu is a huge booklet with no shortage of spicy options in their tacos, burritos, quesadillas and enchiladas. As well as Tequila and Mezcal shots, there is a good range of local draft beer and some exotic cocktails.
Situated shyly on a side street near the popular Świętokrzyska Boulevard, this gem feels like a little part of Oaxaca in the heart of Warsaw. With colourful table covers, two floors and a typical Mexican atmosphere, Dos Tacos is one of the best Mexican restaurants in Poland. The food menu is vast, with all sorts of meat, fish and vegetarian options to suit all tastes. From quesadillas to tacos to burritos, most aspects of Mexican cuisine are represented here. Your waiter/waitress will provide you with complimentary nachos and sauce while you wait. The Dos Tacos menu also boasts fabulous cocktails and their Michelada (spiced beer) is worth trying.
Just outside the walls of the Old Town sits The Mexican. This is part of a large Mexican restaurant chain which also have venues in cities like Sopot and Łódź. Warsaw also has two venues with the Old Town one being the most touristic. It sits just a few metres from the entrance to the Old Town itself. Inside, a typical Mexican appearance and atmosphere is apparent. There are sombreros to wear, great Tequila and Mezcal and of course delicious Mexican food. The menu choices include typical Mexican dishes such as burritos, nachos, quesadillas and tacos but also burgers and salads. A range of local and international cocktails are also served plus the usual selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks from Poland, Mexico and beyond.
Margarita Colendra is a small, yet cosy Mexican restaurant situated in Warsaw’s up and coming Praga district. Just a few minutes walk from Dworzec Wileński train station, this is a good option for those wanting great Mexican food without crowds and away from the main streets of central Warsaw. The menu is like the venue – small and to the point. It’s a one-room, Mexican-themed restaurant with a small bar. The Mexican chefs cook up daily specials, with an accompanying sauce. Ice-cold Mexican Corona is served from the fridge with a fresh slice of lime, and a salt-rimmed michelada, a treat here. On the tasty food menu, try the chorizo quesadillas or the chicken chilaquiles. There are some nice vegetarian options too, including the vege tacos which come with an abundance of fresh vegetables. There are also quotes in Spanish adorning the walls of this quiet little restaurant.