Five Best Mexican Restaurants in Miami

Categories: Holidays, Top List

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Bill Wisser
In the age of Dorito-shell tacos, burrito bowls, and mango margaritas, it's no wonder most people have no idea what constitutes authentic Mexican cuisine. To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, the anniversary of Mexico's 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla (not the nation's independence, whose anniversary is in September), we've compiled a list of the best places to dine like a native. Buen provecho, and de nada.

Jacalito Taqueria Mexicana
5. Jacalito Taqueria Mexicana
Located on West Flagler, this spot is unpretentious, casual, and delicious. Try the sope, a thick tortilla filled with meat, cheese, veggies, and Mexican sour cream. The tacos are three for $6, and we like that Jacalito offers harder-to-find animal parts such as lengua (tongue) and cachete (beef cheeks). Whatever you order, be sure to get a side of queso fundido with chorizo ($6.25). The soft, stringy cheesy with the slightly spicy chorizo is great with chips or from spoon to mouth.

Taquerias El Mexicano
4. Taquerias El Mexicano
The interior of Taquerias is what one might describe as a converted crack den/piñata chic. In other words, it's a place to see and be seen and have some damn good Mexican food. Try the bistec Oaxaca ($12.95) -- beef covered in melted Oaxaca cheese and served with beans, rice, and a corn tortilla -- a specialty for more than 23 years.

Location Info

El Jacalito Taqueria Mexicana

3622 W. Flagler St., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Mi Rinconcito Mexicano

1961 SW 8th St., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Viva Mexico

542 SW 12th Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Ernesto's Taco Shop

8845 SW 107th Ave., Palmetto Bay, FL

Category: Restaurant

Taquerias El Mexicano

521 SW 8th St., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

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Those tacos looks incredible! My wife and I love to try out new Mexican restaurants. There's nothing better than chicken fajitas with pork tamales. Those are my absolute favorite.

Sheree Marie
Sheree Marie

Michael Lawson this weekend if we head up there I wanna go !!!! : )))


You can't exclude Homestead restaurants on a Best Mexican Restaurants list. Rosita's, La Pasadita, and Toro Taco in Homestead, are better than most of the restaurants on this list. 

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