Top-75 Mexican Restaurants in Minneapolis – St. Paul

I recently took at look at what Mexican restaurants are most popular with Urbanspoon users in the Twin Cities to see what people seem to be enjoying these days. I’ve included the top-75 below.

Why 75? It turns out that the reality based, quisling community has 74 restaurants that they enjoy more than the first Mexican restaurant owned by Minnesota’s master of false outrage.

Rank

Rating

Restaurant

1

+100%

Midtown/Phillips
Latin American and Mexican

2

+100%

Eagan
Mexican

3

+100%

Midtown/Phillips
Tacos and Mexican

4

+95%

Buffalo
Mexican and American

5

+95%

West St Paul
Mexican

6

+95%

West St Paul
Tacos and Mexican

7

+94%

West 7th
Mexican

8

+94%

Shakopee
Tacos and Mexican

9

+94%

Apple Valley
Mexican

10

+94%

Oakdale
Mexican

11

+93%

Buffalo
Mexican

12

+93%

Midtown/Phillips
Mexican

13

+93%

St Anthony
Mexican

14

+93%

Anoka/Andover
Mexican

15

+93%

Downtown Minneapolis
Mexican and Tacos

16

+93%

Plymouth
Tacos and Mexican

17

+93%

West St Paul
Mexican

18

+92%

Southwest Minneapolis
Mexican

19

+92%

Crystal
Mexican

20

+92%

Forest Lake
Mexican

21

+92%

Uptown
Tacos and Mexican

22

+92%

Shakopee
Mexican

23

+91%

Richfield
Tacos and Mexican

24

+90%

Robbinsdale
Mexican

25

+90%

Champlin
Tex-Mex and Mexican

26

+90%

West St Paul
Mexican

27

+90%

Chanhassen
Mexican and Fast Food

28

+90%

Roseville
Mexican

29

+90%

Northeast Minneapolis
Tacos, Mexican and Vegetarian

30

+90%

Eden Prairie
Mexican

31

+90%

Northeast Minneapolis
Mexican

32

+90%

South Minneapolis
Mexican

33

+89%

Southwest Minneapolis
Latin American and Mexican

34

+89%

White Bear Lake
Mexican

35

+89%

Burnsville
Mexican

36

+89%

Crystal
Mexican

37

+89%

Chanhassen
Mexican

38

+89%

West Side
Mexican and Southwestern

39

+88%

Blaine
Mexican

40

+88%

Bayport
Mexican

41

+88%

Cottage Grove
Mexican

42

+88%

Scandia
Mexican

43

+88%

Plymouth
Mexican

44

+88%

Champlin
Mexican

45

+88%

Richfield
Mexican

46

+88%

Eat Street
Mexican

47

+88%

Richfield
Mexican

48

+87%

Southwest Minneapolis
Mexican and Seafood

49

+87%

West Side
Mexican, Southwestern and Sandwiches/Subs

50

+87%

Downtown Minneapolis
Fast Food and Mexican

51

+87%

Downtown Minneapolis
Mexican

52

+87%

Savage
Mexican

53

+87%

Northfield
Mexican

54

+86%

Maple Grove/Osseo
Mexican

55

+86%

Southwest Minneapolis
Mexican, Italian and Pizza

56

+86%

Prior Lake
Mexican, American and Pub Food

57

+86%

Downtown Minneapolis
Mexican, Southwestern and International

58

+86%

Loring Park
Mexican

59

+85%

Merriam Park/Highland Park
Mexican

60

+85%

White Bear Lake
American, Burgers and Mexican

61

+85%

Eagan
Mexican

62

+85%

Burnsville
Mexican

63

+85%

St Louis Park
Mexican

64

+85%

Lakeville
Mexican

65

+85%

Apple Valley
Mexican

66

+85%

Midtown/Phillips
Southwestern, Mexican and Sandwiches/Subs

67

+84%

Blaine
Mexican

68

+84%

Shakopee
Mexican

69

+84%

Blaine
Mexican

70

+84%

White Bear Lake
Mexican

71

+84%

West St Paul
Mexican

72

+84%

Chaska
Mexican

73

+83%

Columbia Heights
Mexican

74

+83%

Coon Rapids
Mexican

75

+83%

Inver Grove Heights
Mexican and Southwestern

My personal recommendation: Check out Lake Street in Minneapolis. From Uptown to the Mississippi River, there are a ton of authentic, delicious, Mexican restaurants that kick some serious butt.

18 thoughts on “Top-75 Mexican Restaurants in Minneapolis – St. Paul”

  1. Ed–El Parian is quite excellent in Eagan. Make sure to ask for their hotter salsas though–the basic stuff they bring out tastes a little like tomato sauce.

  2. We need to do a Lake St taco tour. Maybe it could replace the Blizzard Pub Crawl this winter. I know Taylor would be in.

    hmm, tacos.

  3. Chipolte and Qdoba? Seriously?

    At least La Cucharacha did not make the list. That would have been sadder than Taco John’s and Taco Bell.

  4. Chipotle and Qdoba is better than Zantigo. Zantigo is just Taco Bell, but with green chili.

    I just had dinner at Taqueria La Hacienda on Lake and Clinton. It is my second favorite taqueria in Minneapolis. Al Pastor is their specialty and so good.

  5. Can I just say how awesome it is that Dora’s made #5? Especially since it closed last year.

    I was trying to help Dora with some online marketing to keep the restaurant afloat, but it just wasn’t enough. Maybe this is proof my efforts were at least doing something.

    Sad to see it go. That was the first restaurant I’ve been a regular at. Dora would start making a quesadilla for my daughter as soon as we walked in the door. So good.

  6. While not in Minneapolis / St Paul if you are out in Elk River, please check out Mucho Loco which just opened in Elk River. The food is awesome! Best i’ve had in years and I eat alot of Mexican food. The margaritas and atmosphere are great as well but oh the food đŸ™‚ What I like is that food like the Chimichanga’s typically heavy are fairly light at least the tortilla is. The cheese sauce is excellent and the sides of beans or rice are extremely well done. Glad to have this new restaurant opening in Elk River Minnesota. They are located in the mall near Applebee’s and the old Target. In the space where the Hirschfields used to be.

  7. Is one Chipotle really all that different from another? Why is the one in Apple Valley #9 while the one in Merriam Park/Highland Park #59. I suppose if you live in Apple Valley, Chipotle may be the best Mexican you can find.

  8. This is why you can’t trust a vote, things like La Casita and Qdoba and Chipotle make it on the list. If those represent the best Mexican you’ve ever had I feel sad for you.

  9. Spot on with Rancho Grande in Buffalo at #4, it’s truly south of the border solid. If you head out west on 55, hit it up, you won’t be disappointed. Heck, you can even holler at me to meet you for a beer.

  10. Good list! Will keep it handy.

    I don’t get this reference: Minnesota’s master of false outrage. Who is that?

  11. I’m a big fan of authentic Mexican food and recently discovered Cooperativa Mercado Central. This is definitely one of the best Mexican restaurants in the Twin Cities. After living in Minneapolis for most of my life we’re making a move to the suburbs this month which is going to make finding a local Mexican place pretty challenging. Why is it that Chipotle seems to be the only Mexican restaurant people in the burbs seem to enjoy. Come on people, open your minds a bit.

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