The Best Mexican Restaurants in Quito

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Mexican restaurants in Quito run the gamut from several American-inspired Tex-Mex joints to a family-run establishment featuring regional dishes from Michoacán. This list provides the best options for Mexican food lovers looking for their next taco hit.

Taquería La Michoacana

Restaurant, Mexican

The owner of Taquería La Michocana prepares dishes in the style of her home state of Michoacán, Mexico, attracting so many dedicated customers that reservations are recommended during the limited hours of operation. Posole offered on weekends only.

La Vecindad de Los Cuates

Restaurant with Rooms, Mexican

Hidden around the corner from Plaza Chile, La Vecindad de los Cuates is the place to go for Mexican food and soccer. The extensive menu includes traditional favorites like tacos al pastor and the longest burritos in town.


Restaurant, Mexican

A newer addition to the restaurant scene in Quito, Burricote prides itself on using fresh, local ingredients to make the best Mexican food in the capital city.

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Restaurant, Mexican

Located in the heart of backpacker central, La Mariscal, Red Hot Chili Peppers is popular with tourists and locals alike. Specializing in Tex-Mex plates, this restaurant also makes shareable margaritas in a variety of flavors.

Frida Tacos

Restaurant, Mexican

Frida Tacos offers a wide range of filling choices, including vegetarian and vegan options, on their otherwise limited menu. This is a taco-only kind of place.

Mexicali Baja Grill

Restaurant, Mexican

Looking for enchiladas smothered in cheese with a side of black beans? Mexicali Baja Grill is the restaurant for you. Their full menu includes taquitos, flautas and quesadillas, as well as a full selection of Mexican drinks from Corona to frozen margaritas.

Lucha Libre Mexican Food & Drinks

Restaurant, Mexican

While the decor is pure Mexican wrestling, the food is 100% Tex-Mex. Nachos and margaritas are the most popular items recommended by satisfied customers.

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