Miami's 10 Best Spots For Mexican Eats, From Taquerias to Gourmet Treats

Do you love Mexican food? We do too, and that's why we dedicate ourselves to finding the best places to enjoy Mexican cuisine in Miami. We've diligently scouted out the top eateries, and we've listened to our readers and their reviews of their favorite Mexican restaurants and compiled this list of lo mejor de lo mejor (that's the best of the best) to share with you all.

In this round-up, we share the places that get great buzz, like the gorgeously decorated Rosa Mexicano, and we showcase the ones that have proven themselves over time, like Taqueria El Mexicano, a Little Havana favorite that will instantly cause you to forget all the Cuban food that surrounds you.

Also on our list are places with late-night, cult-like followings, like the infamous Ernesto's Taco Shop, whose California Fries are the stuff of legend for some residents of the Magic City.

We also ventured into the top neighborhood to find authentic Mexican fare, all the way down south in Homestead, where taquerias are a dime a dozen. We picked out all-out winners like La Cruzada, which is known for its ambiance (including serenading mariachis), and La Quebradita, the only authentic Mexican joint that offers the convenience of a drive-thru window. That's all just a sample of what's to be found on our mouthwatering selection of Mexican favorites. 

Bodega is South Beach's newest taqueria bringing cheap eats and stiff drinks to locals and tourists alike. It's vibrant interior makes you hungry for those delicious pork belly tacos everyone's raving about. But it isn't just tacos. Try their...  Read More

Upper East Side

Presenting a contemporary spin on typical Mexican fare, this eatery places a premium on the freshness of their ingredients and the delectable quality of each dish. Salsa Fiesta is closer to fast-casual chains like Qdoba and Lime than they are to...  Read More

A culinary icon in New York City, this high-end restaurant was imported to Miami to the applause of locals and vacationers alike. The entire dining experience is meant to recreate a sub-tropical paradise, from the atmosphere (dominated by a...  Read More

When you're craving a good taco without the frills, Taqueria Viva Mexico is where you want to be. Like a true taqueria, this place serves a variety of soft tortilla tacos, straight up meats sans toppings. Most of the options are some form of...  Read More

This tasteful Mexican cafe in West Kendall foregoes the typical trappings of Mexican eateries, such as bright colors and sombreros, and instead takes a more contemporary, toned-down approach. Pastel colors, interesting art and coveted outdoor...  Read More


Authentic Mexican food can be difficult to find in Miami. But in Homestead, Mexican restaurants are a dime a dozen, and few compare to La Quebradita. The main attraction to La Quebradita is, of course, their drive-thru window. Nowhere else in...  Read More

Miamians know that all the best Mexican food is in Homestead, and among the top choices down south is a little place called Taqueria Morelia. This taqueria serves up some of the tastiest tacos and quite possibly the best burrito al pastor in all...  Read More

If you're searching for a Mexican restaurant offering incredibly flexible hours, affordable prices and terrific on-the-go options, drop by Ernesto's. Located in the heart of Kendall (with an additional location in Country Walk), this fantastic...  Read More

This Mexican restaurant combines traditional, tasty favorites with innovative dishes, and it's all served up in a fun environment that is ideal for celebrations, families or festive crowds. The decor isn't fussy or upscale, but provides just the...  Read More


When you find yourself wandering around Homestead in search of authentic Mexican fare, you'd be foolish not eat at La Cruzada. Walk inside and you'll find one area with hot, prepared foods, or else one of the servers (all women, all dressed in...  Read More


Meet Priscilla Blossom

Pris Blossom is a freelance writer and feminist mama with a love for travel, writing, music, film, craft beer, yoga, museums, cultural anthropology, and her awesome kid.

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