Best Mexican Restaurants in Cleveland

When it comes to food, Clevelanders are a very passionate bunch. No matter what type of food you crave
, there is a seemingly endless array of choices available. For Mexican lovers, Cleveland has an impressive collection of restaurants you can patronize to get your fix for Mexican cuisine. Enchiladas, tacos, burritos, nachos as well as a plethora of authentic dishes are plentiful in the 216.

If you are a Taco Tuesday enthusiast like myself, this line up of Best Mexican Restaurants in Cleveland with being bookmarked in your cell phone or taped to your fridge for frequent use. If you want to find a place in your neighborhood or if you want to do a citywide tour, We here at The Cleveland Leader are happy to oblige.

Lakewood/Westlake/Rocky River/Parma/Berea

Maya Mexican Restaurante

With locations in Parma and Berea, Maya is one of the most highly recommended Mexican restaurants in Cleveland. This explains why they were recently voted Best Mexican Restaurant in Northeast Ohio. It is one thing to have scrumptious food, but Maya has created and maintained a “familia” environment that permeates through all that they do. Their Taco Tuesday features 99 cent Tacos all day and all Bottled Beer $2. Some featured entrees that keep patrons coming back are the Chicken Burritos, Beef Tips Quesadillas, Shredded Beef Enchiladas and Chicken Soft Tacos.

368 Bagley Rd Berea, OH 44017

Si Senor Mexican Restaurant

Voted one of the hottest Mexican Restaurants in Cleveland in 2017, Si Senor has 3 locations in town. In addition to Dine In and Take Out, Si Senor can cater your next event. Some of the meals that have helped Si Senor become one of the area’s best establishments are The Fajita Lunch Special, Burrito Enchilado, Their Tacos, which they have 10 variations, La Bamba Nachos, Cazuelada, Tampiquena and the Seafood Chipotle.

25048 Sperry Drive Westlake, OH 44145

16800 Lorain Avenue Cleveland, OH 44111

7729 Broadview Rd Seven Hills, OH 44131

El Carnicero

One of the most popular restaurants in Lakewood, El Carnicero has an intimidating list of entrees that will keep most foodies stuffed. Their Weekend brunch is a prime location for those who want a south of the border influence with their eggs and coffee. Tequila Tuesdays are one of their best nights where you can indulge in the Tequila Sampler for $15. The Tequila list is one of the city’s largest. Some featured entrees are the Al Pastor Tamales, Pescado Taquitos, Chicharron Antojitos and the Queso Fundido Bocaditas.

16918 Detroit Avenue Lakewood, OH 44107

Taco Tontos

Since 1972 Taco Tontos has been a staple of Kent, Oh residents. The fresh food and custom made approach have helped them grow to Lakewood. Today this approach has not changed and fans are able to enjoy great food at reasonable prices. Some Lakewood favorites include Their Steak and Sweet Potato Tacos, Burritos, Taco Salads and Tostadas.

13321 Madison Avenue Lakewood, OH 44107

Cozumel Restaurante and Cantina

People in Lakewood come to Cozumel for the Jumbo pitchers of margaritas and generous helpings of Mexican fare. Even the children’s plates look huge! Some of the top selections include the Guadalajara Especial, Mexican Chilaquiles, Burrito A La Diabla, Quesadilla Verde, Cozumel Fajita and the Cajun Cheesesteak.

16521 Detroit Avenue Lakewood, OH 44107

El Jalapenos Authentic Mexican Restaurant

One of many Family Owned and Operated Restaurants in Cleveland, The Hernadez Family has focused on service and top-notch ingredients to build their great reputation in Lakewood. Between their daily specials and delicious margaritas, El Jalapenos has a dizzying collection of Mexican entrees that are one of a kind. Some of the highly recommended dishes include the Enchilada Fiesta, The El Jalapenos Special, Seafood Fajitas, Tacos de Asada or al Pastor, Camarones a la Diabla, El Tapatio and the Flautas.

1313 West 117th Street Cleveland, OH 44107

Luchita’s Mexican Restaurant

Luchita’s has been serving Lakewood Area residents since 1982. In addition to Dine In and Takeout, You can order Luchita’s through your Ubereats App ( The menu has plenty of family-friendly priced entrees so taking the family out will not break the budget. Some of these offerings include their Faitas, Flauta, Rajas con Pollo, Baja Tacos, Camarnes Borrachos, Burro de Tabasco, Tostados de Tinga and their Quesadillas.

3456 West 117th

Street Cleveland, OH 44107


Downtown Cleveland/Tremont/West 25th


One of my favorite Mexican restaurants, Barrio has a great atmosphere, outstanding service and the tacos are amazing. This has resulted in Barrio being voted Best Restaurant in Downtown Cleveland by the Downtown Residents Association. One thing that separates Barrio is their custom made tacos and menus where you can tell them what you want on your taco. Their weekend brunch is one of Cleveland’s best.

503 Prospect Cleveland, OH 44114

806 Literary Rd Cleveland, OH 44113


Zocalo Tequileria

With over 100 tequilas to choose from it may seem that the food at Zocalo is a bonus. However the decor is unique as you feel like you just walked into an upscale restaurant in Mexico City. With one of the best Taco Tuesdays in town due to 1/2 off tacos from open to 4pm, Zocalo has been a prime destination since 2007. Some of the highlighted entrees are Diablo Shrimp Taco, Chicken Bacon Chonger, Fajitas, Tres Enchiladas and the Street Fries.

2071 East 4th Street Cleveland, OH 44115

Nuevo Modern Mexican and Tequila Bar

With some of the best views of the Cleveland Skyline and Lake Erie, Nuevo Cleveland has ambiance covered. Its patios and fire pits help set the mood for great times with friends and significant others in a major way. Their extensive tequila list and traditional dishes make Nuevo a top pick for Mexican food fans. Some recommended entrees are Gallo Blanco, Cerdo Pacana, Rabano Negra Tacos, Coca-Cola Beef Tacos and Vieras.

1000 East 9th Street Cleveland, OH 44114


Brought to you by the wonderful people behind El Carnicero in Lakewood, Momocho is one of Ohio City’s most distinctive restaurants. Some of the featured entrees include Beef Brisket Taquitos, Lamb Enchiladas, Pepita and  Pecan Encrusted Trout, and the Crab and Smoked Trout Tostadas.

1835 Fulton Rd Cleveland, OH 44113

Beachwood/University Heights/South Euclid/Lyndhurst/Mayfield Heights/Richmond Heights

Tres Potrillos Restaurante Mexicano

Beachwood has a sterling reputation for great restaurants of all genres. Tres Potrillos is no exception and fits in nicely among the many prime establishments in the area. The marble-top tables, custom-made chairs made out of tequila barrels and authentic Tex/Mex decor help bring alive the flavor of the food and the spirit of Mexico. Listed here are some of the more popular entrees that include Cuco’s Special, Seafood Parillada, Pollo ala Crema Y Espinaca, Camarones Al Ajillo, Enchiladas Supremas and the Tres Potrillos Special.

25675 Chagrin Blvd Beachwood, OH 44122

Los Arcos Mexican Restaurant Bar and Grill

This past April, University Heights Mayor Susan Infield declared April 25th to be “Los Arcos Day”. If having an entire day recognized for your food is not a testament to excellence in business, I don’t know what is. That being said, Los Arcos is beloved by residents in University Heights and surrounding towns. Some of the dishes that have helped make April 25th notable are Special Texas, La Gringa Sincronizada, Camarones al Ajo, Mojarra, Pollo Adobo, Enchila Rancheras and the Steak al Mexicana.

2175 South Green Rd University Heights, OH 44121

La Taqueria/La Fiesta

Heralded as Cleveland’s FIRST Mexican Restaurant, La Taqueria has been serving Northeast Ohio Since 1952. Their unparallel longevity is due to its insistence on quality ingredients, a passion for what they do and a love for the bold. In addition to outstanding food, they have a full selection of Mexican beers, margaritas and one of their specialties Mexican Viagra. Some of the most requested meals are Shredded Chicken Tinga, Naked Burrito, Quesarito, Shredded Chicken Mole, and Quesadillas.

5115 Wilson Mills Rd Richmond Heights, OH 44143

Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant

One of the nations largest and most respected Mexican Restaurant Chains, Abuelo’s has been an esteemed member of the Cleveland Mexican restaurant community since coming to Ohio. Based in Texas, Abuelo’s has mastered the art of having authentic Mexican food without the “Chain” feel to it. In addition to wonderful food, Abuelo’s has an impressive line of signature drinks. Some are the Skinny Mojito, The Platinum Margarita and the Spanish Sangria Rojas. Some featured meals include The Monterrey, Mi Abuelos Manjar, Firecracker Shrimp Tacos, the Del Rio and the Los Mejores De La Casa.

26100 Harvard Road Warrensville Heights, Oh 44122

Shaker Heights/Cleveland Heights/University Circle

Senor Tequila Mexican Grill and Cantina

Located in beautiful Shaker Square, Senor Tequila is one of the favorite hangouts for local residents. You can order their food through Skip The Dishes ( if you want to enjoy authentic Mexican food in the comfort of your own home. One of the best places to enjoy a summer day in Cleveland is on their patio. Some of the top selections here are Arroz Con Pollo, Azteca Steak, Mojarra Frita, Ceviche, the Burrito Durango and Tres Hermanos.

13114 Shaker Square Cleveland, OH 44120


Cleveland Heights is one of the most eclectic places in Ohio. One of many hot spots for quality dining so it is tough to stand out. Lopez has been able to do the seemingly impossible for quite some time. This is due to great leadership, delicious food and the flexibility to change with the times. You can have Lopez delivered to you through Grub Hub(, Ubereats ( and Deliver Me Food ( Some of the best entrees at Lopez are the BMF Burritos which has many variations such as the Angry Hippie and Pig Fire, Butter Poached Lobster Tacos, Mezcal Chicken, Lobster Enchiladas and Roasted Trout.

2196 Lee Rd Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

Maple Heights/Bedford Heights/Solon

Senorita Bonitas

One of Solon’s best restaurants, Senorita Bonitas combines authentic Mexican cuisine with a sports bar feel with its large amounts of TVs to catch the game along with the patio where you can sip margaritas and enjoy the summer days of Cleveland. Since 2004, Solon residents have flocked to Senorita Bonitas for their quality food. Some of the top choices include the Ceviche Traditional, Big Papa Burrito, Yolandas Enchiladas, Quesadilla Los Cabos Dinner, La Qaxaquena, Chile Verde and Fajitas Del Mar.

6000 Enterprise Parkway Solon, OH 44139

Don Ramon’s

One of the fastest growing Mexican Restaurant chains in Cleveland, Don Ramon’s has four locations in town. Their success is directly tied to their great service, awesome food and commitment to preparing food daily. Some featured entrees that have helped Don Ramon’s grow steadily over the years are the Chile Colorado, EL Potosino, Jalisco Special, Gran Fiesta Special, Camarones A la Diabla and the Parillida for Two.

4866 Richmond Road Cleveland, OH 44128


Coastal Taco Bar+Chill

Located on the East Bank of The Flats, Coastal Taco Bar+Chill is one of the most frequented restaurants in the area. Because of the fine food, location and weekly programming, Coastal stays packed. And just because you are Downtown, Coastal’s prices make you feel like you did Taco Tuesday at home. Some of the most ordered meals are Grilled Steak Bowl, the Chef’s Big Board, the Market Fish and Short Rib Tacos.

1146 Old River Road Cleveland, OH 44113

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Ohio City Burrito

Home of the Silver Bullet, Ohio City Burrito arguably has the best burritos in the city. Family owned and operated and Cleveland-based, OCB has a true partnership with the community. This is evident by their many alliances with local charities and schools. This and serving excellent food has earned OCB many positive reviews in the press and tons of happy customers. Some top choices are the Talia’ A Taco, Brother’s Burrito, 25th street Taco and the Tilapia Burrito.

844 West 25th Street Cleveland, OH 44113

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Mike & Abby Sweeney


Mike & Abby Sweeney are our resident foodies. Their thought process on food is "to give everything a chance." Matt loves craft beers, Italian food, and any play on bar bites. Abby is into wine, cheese, and anything Asian. Together they form a dynamic duo eager to weigh in on any new restaurant!


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Mike & Abby Sweeney

Mike & Abby Sweeney are our resident foodies. Their thought process on food is "to give everything a chance." Matt loves craft beers, Italian food, and any play on bar bites. Abby is into wine, cheese, and anything Asian. Together they form a dynamic duo eager to weigh in on any new restaurant!

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