Best Mexican restaurants in Los Angeles

Check out the top Mexican restaurants in Los Angeles, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. El Compadre
1. El Compadre
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119 local reviews
7408 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles
Open · Closes 2:00 AM
+1 323-874-7924
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
D. Marilyn
A very lively and fun Mexican restaurant and bar with the best chips and salsa and great Margaritas. Most of …
Scott
An amazing Mexican restaurant that has a live mariachi band. In addition to the delicious food, try the flami…
Emmanuel
Mexican restaurant, with great food. Probably the best (and closest) when it comes to borderline kitschy, a ni…
1. El Compadre
1. El Compadre
host-0host-1host-2
119 local reviews
7408 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles
Open · Closes 2:00 AM
+1 323-874-7924
D. Marilyn
D. Marilyn
A very lively and fun Mexican restaurant and bar with the best chips and salsa and great Margaritas. Most of my guests love this place. An…
Scott
Scott
An amazing Mexican restaurant that has a live mariachi band. In addition to the delicious food, try the flaming margaritas, it's what they …
Emmanuel
Emmanuel
Mexican restaurant, with great food. Probably the best (and closest) when it comes to borderline kitschy, a nice treat for locals and touris…
2. La Cabaña
2. La Cabaña
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89 local reviews
738 Rose Ave, Los Angeles
Open · Closes 3:00 AM
+1 310-392-7973
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Cathy
Family owned Mexican restaurant in operation for decades. Great food and best guacamole you'll ever have -- t…
E.J.
Iconic Mexican restaurant that has been a landmark for decades. OK food, Tijuana atmosphere. Taco Tuesdays a…
Lisa
Funky Mexican restaurant open late - until 3AM - which is a rare thing in Los Angeles! Ambiance is authentic a…
2. La Cabaña
2. La Cabaña
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89 local reviews
738 Rose Ave, Los Angeles
Open · Closes 3:00 AM
+1 310-392-7973
Cathy
Cathy
Family owned Mexican restaurant in operation for decades. Great food and best guacamole you'll ever have -- they make it to order right at …
E.J.
E.J.
Iconic Mexican restaurant that has been a landmark for decades. OK food, Tijuana atmosphere. Taco Tuesdays are a deal. It is one of the o…
Lisa
Lisa
Funky Mexican restaurant open late - until 3AM - which is a rare thing in Los Angeles! Ambiance is authentic and the food is good. Try the …
3. Abuelita's Restaurant
3. Abuelita's Restaurant
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28 local reviews
137 S Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga
+1 310-455-8788
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Hanna & Marek
Award winning Home Cooking Style authentic Mexican restaurant with live entertainment many eves
Tsion
Fun Mexican restaurant and bar that sometime features live music. Happy Hour is great!
Andrea
Abuelita's is a Mexican restaurant with a bar.
3. Abuelita's Restaurant
3. Abuelita's Restaurant
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28 local reviews
137 S Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga
+1 310-455-8788
Hanna & Marek
Hanna & Marek
Award winning Home Cooking Style authentic Mexican restaurant with live entertainment many eves
Tsion
Tsion
Fun Mexican restaurant and bar that sometime features live music. Happy Hour is great!
Andrea
Andrea
Abuelita's is a Mexican restaurant with a bar.
4. El Cholo - The Original on Western Avenue
4. El Cholo - The Original on Western Avenue
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31 local reviews
1121 South Western Avenue, Los Angeles
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 323-734-2773
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Shelli
The original El Cholo opened 1923, and as Los Angeles' oldest continuously operated Mexican restaurant, it pro…
LA Rentals
Having opened in 1923, El Cholo is Los Angeles' oldest continuously operated Mexican restaurant. Must-have op…
Sarah
This Mexican restaurant has been an LA staple since the 1920s. Great for Happy Hour and margaritas. The green …
4. El Cholo - The Original on Western Avenue
4. El Cholo - The Original on Western Avenue
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31 local reviews
1121 South Western Avenue, Los Angeles
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 323-734-2773
Shelli
Shelli
The original El Cholo opened 1923, and as Los Angeles' oldest continuously operated Mexican restaurant, it probably hasn't been at the cutti…
LA Rentals
LA Rentals
Having opened in 1923, El Cholo is Los Angeles' oldest continuously operated Mexican restaurant. Must-have options include guacamole (made …
Sarah
Sarah
This Mexican restaurant has been an LA staple since the 1920s. Great for Happy Hour and margaritas. The green corn tamales are awesome when …
5. El Compadre
5. El Compadre
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53 local reviews
1449 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles
Open · Closes 12:00 AM (midnight)
+1 213-250-4505
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Jaime
Mmmmmmm mmmmm !!!! The best Mexican restaurant around! One of my favorite places to dine at. I just love ev…
Ava
Old school echo park mexican restaurant, sip a flaming margarita whiles sitting at the bar amongst lit haciend…
Robert
This is a great Mexican Restaurant & bar, best flaming margaritas. This is my hang out, friends & I will pull …
5. El Compadre
5. El Compadre
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53 local reviews
1449 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles
Open · Closes 12:00 AM (midnight)
+1 213-250-4505
Jaime
Jaime
Mmmmmmm mmmmm !!!! The best Mexican restaurant around! One of my favorite places to dine at. I just love everything about it! The ambian…
Ava
Ava
Old school echo park mexican restaurant, sip a flaming margarita whiles sitting at the bar amongst lit hacienda rooftops while enjoying the …
Robert
Robert
This is a great Mexican Restaurant & bar, best flaming margaritas. This is my hang out, friends & I will pull up to bar order our jalapeno M…
6. Gracias Madre
6. Gracias Madre
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120 local reviews
8905 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 323-978-2170
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Jackie
A fully vegan Mexican restaurant, famous for its gourmet cocktails. This place has the most beautiful outdoor …
Jaz
Very hip. Very LA and in the heart of West Hollywood. This is a healthy, vegan Mexican restaurant that is deli…
Paul
Insanely good -- from the owners of Cafe Gratitude, a delicious and innovative organic/vegan Mexican restaura…
6. Gracias Madre
6. Gracias Madre
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120 local reviews
8905 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 323-978-2170
Jackie
Jackie
A fully vegan Mexican restaurant, famous for its gourmet cocktails. This place has the most beautiful outdoor patio in the area, fully of tr…
Jaz
Jaz
Very hip. Very LA and in the heart of West Hollywood. This is a healthy, vegan Mexican restaurant that is delicious. I love the fake crab c…
Paul
Paul
Insanely good -- from the owners of Cafe Gratitude, a delicious and innovative organic/vegan Mexican restaurant. Full bar, beautiful outdo…
7. El Coyote
7. El Coyote
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39 local reviews
7312 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 323-939-2255
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Lorena
This is a very old Mexican restaurant. Sort of a hip scene, you can often see minor celebrities eating the ho…
Johnny & Mark
Our fave Mexican restaurant, LA institution for over 80 years. Good, cheap margaritas, vegans order the taco …
Shana
This neighborhood Mexican restaurant is a treasure. It's kitschy, lively, has decent food and big portions, an…
7. El Coyote
7. El Coyote
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39 local reviews
7312 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 323-939-2255
Lorena
Lorena
This is a very old Mexican restaurant. Sort of a hip scene, you can often see minor celebrities eating the homestyle cooking and drinking t…
Johnny & Mark
Johnny & Mark
Our fave Mexican restaurant, LA institution for over 80 years. Good, cheap margaritas, vegans order the taco salad minus the taco, the guac…
Shana
Shana
This neighborhood Mexican restaurant is a treasure. It's kitschy, lively, has decent food and big portions, and is affordable. Margaritas ar…
8. Lares
8. Lares
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26 local reviews
2909 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+1 310-829-4550
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Manny
Authentic and family own Mexican restaurant, it is my favorite place to have dinner with my family, and drinks…
Lena
My favorite Mexican restaurant in the city! Family owned and run - with strolling musicians and great margarit…
Vilaivanh
This is the best Mexican Restaurant in LA. There, I said it. Birria and Carnitas are the winners here.
8. Lares
8. Lares
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26 local reviews
2909 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+1 310-829-4550
Manny
Manny
Authentic and family own Mexican restaurant, it is my favorite place to have dinner with my family, and drinks with friends. If you love m…
Lena
Lena
My favorite Mexican restaurant in the city! Family owned and run - with strolling musicians and great margaritas!
Vilaivanh
Vilaivanh
This is the best Mexican Restaurant in LA. There, I said it. Birria and Carnitas are the winners here.
9. Olvera Street
9. Olvera Street
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149 local reviews
Olvera St, Los Angeles
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Julie
Historic Olvera Street is the oldest neighborhood in LA, and home to several great little mexican restaurants…
Christelle & Vanik
El Pueblo and the calle Olivera are a historic district located at the oldest section of LA. A lot of typical …
Camilo
Tourist plaza and walk way of old Los Angeles that has tons of shops and Mexican restaurants. This is the old…
9. Olvera Street
9. Olvera Street
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149 local reviews
Olvera St, Los Angeles
Julie
Julie
Historic Olvera Street is the oldest neighborhood in LA, and home to several great little mexican restaurants. Wander through and see the gr…
Christelle & Vanik
Christelle & Vanik
El Pueblo and the calle Olivera are a historic district located at the oldest section of LA. A lot of typical Mexican restaurants and souven…
Camilo
Camilo
Tourist plaza and walk way of old Los Angeles that has tons of shops and Mexican restaurants. This is the old section of Los Angeles.
10. Baja Cantina
10. Baja Cantina
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85 local reviews
311 Washington Blvd, Marina del Rey
Open · Closes 2:00 AM
+1 310-821-2252
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Morgan
Baja Cantina is an authentic Tropical Mexican restaurant featuring Oaxacan salsas and tropical sauces. A local…
Daniel
Baja Cantina is a Mexican Restaurant with a sizable outdoor patio. Strong Margaritas, but somewhat average fo…
Aunt Betty
A Fun, Family-run Mexican restaurant with fun ambiance, great food and live music on weekends. A perfect sport…
10. Baja Cantina
10. Baja Cantina
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85 local reviews
311 Washington Blvd, Marina del Rey
Open · Closes 2:00 AM
+1 310-821-2252
Morgan
Morgan
Baja Cantina is an authentic Tropical Mexican restaurant featuring Oaxacan salsas and tropical sauces. A local restaurant favorite for over …
Daniel
Daniel
Baja Cantina is a Mexican Restaurant with a sizable outdoor patio. Strong Margaritas, but somewhat average food. For strict Mexican food, …
Aunt Betty
Aunt Betty
A Fun, Family-run Mexican restaurant with fun ambiance, great food and live music on weekends. A perfect sport for groups or families.
11. Mi Corazon
11. Mi Corazon
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13 local reviews
1402 West Kenneth Road, Glendale
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 818-500-8100
BarRestaurantFood
Susan
Great neighborhood Mexican restaurant that only uses fresh and locally sourced ingredients.
Martin
Great Mexican restaurant, quick walk from the house.
Ann & Jenna
A nice locally ran Mexican restaurant.
11. Mi Corazon
11. Mi Corazon
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13 local reviews
1402 West Kenneth Road, Glendale
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 818-500-8100
Susan
Susan
Great neighborhood Mexican restaurant that only uses fresh and locally sourced ingredients.
Martin
Martin
Great Mexican restaurant, quick walk from the house.
Ann & Jenna
Ann & Jenna
A nice locally ran Mexican restaurant.
12. Casita Del Campo
12. Casita Del Campo
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35 local reviews
1920 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles
Open · Closes 12:00 AM (midnight)
+1 323-662-4255
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Agustin
A big pink house on the prettiest stretch of Hyperion Avenue is a Mexican restaurant called Casita del Campo. …
Sasha
Fabulous and beautiful Mexican restaurant, sit out back on the terrace on a sunny afternoon and enjoy a margar…
Jansen
Iconic neighborhood Mexican restaurant. Been here forever - 50 years and counting. Great drinks. Just across t…
12. Casita Del Campo
12. Casita Del Campo
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35 local reviews
1920 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles
Open · Closes 12:00 AM (midnight)
+1 323-662-4255
Agustin
Agustin
A big pink house on the prettiest stretch of Hyperion Avenue is a Mexican restaurant called Casita del Campo. Casita is located in Silver La…
Sasha
Sasha
Fabulous and beautiful Mexican restaurant, sit out back on the terrace on a sunny afternoon and enjoy a margarita and some guacamole. The f…
Jansen
Jansen
Iconic neighborhood Mexican restaurant. Been here forever - 50 years and counting. Great drinks. Just across the street from the little unit…