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The Best Mexican Restaurant in Every State

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> Restaurant: Tacos El Costalilla
> Location: Alexandria
> Yelp rating: 4.5

There are quesadillas, burritos, tortas, carne asada, and other dishes on the menu here, but tacos are the thing — filled with everything from carnitas or chorizo to beef tongue or calf’s brains. Yelpers warn that the place is in “a very confusing little strip mall” and that “It’s not visible directly from the street, [and] the parking is frightening.” Nonetheless, “The chicken tacos are amazing,” it’s the “closest thing to a California taquería you’ll find,” and “this place is so delicious.”

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> Restaurant: Fogón Cocina Mexicana
> Location: Seattle
> Yelp rating: 4.5

“We ordered the ceviche, carne asada burrito, carne asada plate and guacamole,” wrote a Yelp reviewer visiting from Southern California. “Absolutely delicious. Oh and the margaritas were top notch.” A Texan, meanwhile, liked the “cool bar and delicious food,” and a diner from Chicago called out the (house-made) tortillas, whose “quality and taste definitely show.” The happy hour gets raves, too.

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West Virginia
> Restaurant: Los Amigos
> Location: Charleston
> Yelp rating: 4.5

Nachos galore, a selection of fajitas, and 30 different combination plates ($9.15 each) are among the draws here. Yelp reviewers have said (actually exclaimed) things like “Great food with many vegetarian/vegan options!,” “The best Mexican I have ever had outside of Mexico!,” and “I would recommend this every day of the week!”

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> Restaurant: Tapatíos Cocina Mexicana
> Location: Fitchburg
> Yelp rating: 4.5

Opened in 2018 in this suburb of Madison, this Guadalajaran-inspired restaurant counts Mexican-style skirt steak, char-grilled chicken, and cheese, chicken, or beef enchiladas in red or green sauce among its specialties. “Food was delicious!” enthused one local on Yelp, while another Madison resident admitted that while she doesn’t care for Mexican food in general, she was “blown away” by the place.

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> Restaurant: Rodolfo’s Mexican Grill
> Location: Cheyenne
> Yelp rating: 4

A 24-hour-a-day roadside counter-service place serving California-style Mexican fare in a former KFC, Rodolfo’s earns the approval of reviewers posting on Yelp for food that’s “solid, cheap and abundant,” for the “best breakfast burritos in Cheyenne,” and for its “great salsa bar with a bunch of choices to doctor up your food just the way you want it.”

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