Mexican Restaurants in San Juan

We scouted San Juan in search of Mexico and found more than we bargain for. We found great Mexican fare, sharp service and unbelievably cheap prices (for sizable portions).These list presents great options for families, friends with some having ample bars that attract the drinking crowd. Come for the food, stay for the ambiance. This is Mexico in Puerto Rico and it tastes awesome.


Carli Café Concierto


This dark, sophisticated spot in the baroque Banco Popular also offers a terrace with great views of the ships in the harbor. Black and white dominate in a bistro space accented with marble tables and a Steinway grand piano. Owner Carli...  Read More

Augusto Restaurant


Courtyard by Marriott is home to this wonderful spot which features creative yet traditional fare by award-winning master chef Augusto Schreiner. The space is contemporary and elegant, yet comfortable. The menu, international with hints of...  Read More



A little out of the metropolitan area, but well worth the drive. Lolita's is by far the best Mexican eatery in the east side of the island. Good prices, good portions and family-friendly vibes all make this place very popular among tourists and...  Read More



Big portions and cheap prices make Tijuana's one of the most convenient Mexican restaurants in San Juan. Go during the weekend to enjoy live music. Take advantage of their outside terrace with vies of the San Juan Bay. Their staff is usually...  Read More



Located on Roosevelt avenue, Margarita's features a casual atmosphere and upscale menu, famous for their fajitas and legendary Margaritas with fresh lemon. Margarita's opens everyday at 12 noon until 10 p.m. Entertainment provided by Mariachis...  Read More



In Domenech avenue, Frida's has the most upscale mexican menu in the metropolitan city of Puerto Rico, balancing Mexican traditions with modern cuisine of the Aztec land. Frida Kahlo inspired the space, of course, and the decor shows that with...  Read More

Old San Juan
El Charro


Right in the heart of San Juan, on San Agust�n street in Puerta de Tierra. El Charro is a small restaurant with authentic Mexican food and great environment with what some call the best Margaritas in town. The menu features the usual...  Read More


Meet Melissa Alvarado Sierra

Melissa is a native Puerto Rican who enjoys sharing her island experiences and discoveries with readers everywhere. She studied Journalism and Art in San Francisco and London and has worked...  More About Melissa