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The Best Mexican Restaurant In Every State

Source: Courtesy of Xicamiti La Taquería Bistro

Colorado
> Restaurant: Xicamiti La Taquería Bistro
> Location: Golden
> Yelp rating: 5

“Street Mexican cuisine” is the specialty at this taquerí­a, tequilería, and mezcalerí­a in a strip mall in the Rocky Mountain foothill town of Golden. From breakfast burritos to melted cheese with chorizo to tacos al pastor, this is the real thing.

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Source: Courtesy of Aztec Grill & Grocery

Connecticut
> Restaurant: Aztec Grill & Grocery
> Location: North Haven
> Yelp rating: 4.5

Offering gorditas, chalupas, alambres, huaraches, and sopes, as well as better-known choices like nachos and an array of tacos, this counter-service place offers authentic Mexican food of good quality at budget-friendly prices.

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Source: Photo by Brittany K. via Yelp

Delaware
> Restaurant: Los Portales
> Location: Middletown
> Yelp rating: 4.5

Tacos come soft or crisp, with corn or flour tortillas, in half-moon shape or rolled, and even in salad form at this hidden gem, which fans call “the perfect Mexican restaurant.” The guacamole and fresh salsa get high marks, and the churros are an essential for dessert.

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Source: Courtesy of Casa Maya Grill by Emilio Dominguez

Florida
> Restaurant: Casa Maya Grill
> Location: Deerfield Beach
> Yelp rating: 4.5

This friendly restaurant in a Boca Raton suburb offers large portions, reasonable prices, and an appealing menu. Octopus ceviche, poc chuc (sour-orange-marinated pork), fajitas, and crisp-fried tuna tacos are among the more unusual items served.

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Source: Courtesy of Taqueria La Oaxaquena

Georgia
> Restaurant: Taquerí­a La Oaxaqueña
> Location: Jonesboro
> Yelp rating: 4.5

Mexican street tacos with 10 different fillings plus three American-style tacos are on the menu at this restaurant just south of Atlanta. But it’s the Oaxacan specialties — like chicken in mole sauce and tlayudas (a bit like pizzas on oversize corn tortillas) — that make this place stand out. Hand-made tortillas are an added attraction.

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