Special Report

The Best Mexican Restaurants in Every State

Source: Courtesy of Taquería Jalisco

> Restaurant: Taquería Jalisco
> Location: Boston
> Yelp rating: 4.5

“I just got back from a week-long trip to Mexico and I have to say…these tacos were better than any tacos I had in Mexico,” according to one local, writing on Yelp. And Boston Magazine reports that “Marinated carnitas tacos are a must at this low-frills Eastie mainstay, but don’t overlook traditional comforts, like the pozole rojo, a porky stew with hominy and vibrant red chilis.”

Source: Courtesy of Mi Pueblo

> Restaurant: Taquería Mi Pueblo
> Location: Detroit
> Yelp rating: 4.5

“Huaraches, birria, gorditas, chicharrones, mole… all of it. Not one bite has been disappointing.” That’s one Yelp reviewer’s take on this something-for-everybody establishment with its endless menu. “As someone from Arizona who grew up with fantastic Mexican food on every corner,” wrote another commentator, “this was really good Mexican food!”

Source: Courtesy of Andale Taqueria & Mercado

> Restaurant: Andale Taquería y Mercado
> Location: Richfield
> Yelp rating: 4.5

“This is my new favorite taco place in the Twin Cities,” wrote one Yelper of this combination restaurant and well-stocked Mexican market in suburban Minneapolis. A wide selection of meat, chicken, and other fillings is available for burritos, quesadillas, tortas, alambres (meat topped with chopped vegetables, bacon, cheese, and salsa), and of course tacos. Guy Fieri loved the place when he visited, if that means anything.

Source: Courtesy of El Torero Mexican Grill via Facebook

> Restaurant: El Torero Mexican Grill
> Location: Flowood
> Yelp rating: 4.5

Among the accolades posted by Yelp reviewers for this casual establishment near Jackson: “Food was very flavorful and service was good;” “This place is AWESOME;” “Everything was outstanding…;” and “The food is so mouth-filling and scrumptious every bit was better than the last bite.” The menu offers an assortment of quesadillas, burritos, tacos, and enchiladas with various combinations of ingredients — for instance, the super quesadilla, filled with steak, chicken, cheese, and mushrooms.

Source: Courtesy of Ixtapa Fine Mexican

> Restaurant: Ixtapa Fine Mexican Cuisine
> Location: Kansas City
> Yelp rating: 4

A Yelp reviewer who moved to Missouri from Texas was having trouble finding decent Mexican food in her new home state. Then…”Our friends took us here and oh my goodness, from the min we walked in till we left it was a fabulous dinner experience.” Another diner here told readers that “It’s not the bland mainland Mexican food, but an explosion of flavors and choices.” The owner gets special praise for his hospitality and for creating special meals based on his customers’ preferences. Margaritas, tortilla soup, vegetarian tacos, and enchiladas and burritos get special notice. (There is another location nearby in Overland Park, Kansas.)