Best Mexican Restaurants in Downey

Porto's Bakery & Cafe

8233 Firestone Blvd, Downey, CA 90241, USA
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(562) 862-8888
Price range: Under $10


Monday: 6:30 AM – 8:30 PM
Tuesday: 6:30 AM – 8:30 PM
Wednesday: 6:30 AM – 8:30 PM
Thursday: 6:30 AM – 8:30 PM
Friday: 6:30 AM – 8:30 PM
Saturday: 6:30 AM – 8:30 PM
Sunday: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM


Rating: 4.6
Rating: 4.5
Rating: 9.3

Simply amazing. You can't go wrong with anything here. Fresh baked greatness and such friendly service. The woman who helped us gave us some amazing food to sample without even asking. She wanted us to try their most popular items since we had never been here before. The cheese rolls and potato balls are to die for!!!
This place will never not be crowded. I went before "peak hours" so the lines were fairly short. I have had the pastries and they were always good. This time I went for lunch and it worked out great. I would recommend trying out something different besides their pastries. It was quite good.
Porto's is the best bakery I've ever been to. I live in Arizona and love to travel and have never found any bakery that even comes close to matching the quality, taste, and presentation of their baked goods! So we make it a point to come all the way to California just to get Porto's coffee and baked goods. I have to say there is always a wait but it moves pretty quick and definitely worth the wait!
Excellent - no words can describe this place. There's a huge crowd so expect a wait but it will be worth it. The ordering part can be a bit clunky.. In the sandwich lines, you order the stuff in the display cases, and the wait staff will gather them up. You then get into cashier line to order the drinks and items on their menu. But, their system works once you get the hang of it. Their food are great. Their plantain chips are one of the BEST I've had. Their version of Express that they make with condense milk is very very awakening.. just the way I like it. It comes in a small about three ounce size cup designed for small sip. It has a very pleasant coffee after taste. Their Porto's House Specialties, they're priced right and comes in small bite size. A meat pie pastry is only $0.98, and most their Croquettes are less than $1.00 each. The sandwiches are a nice size and even cheaper than the subway across the street.
THE best Cuban pastries you can find in all of southern California. Expect to wait in line for a while, especially if you feel like getting a cheese roll after work. The workers there however are very efficient and do their best to accommodate as many people as possible

Fatimas Grill

7840 Firestone Blvd, Downey, CA 90241, USA
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(562) 659-7585


Monday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM


Rating: 4.9
Rating: 4.5

After seeing all the pictures online of this place I had to eat here. It's not far from where I live too. Super friendly owner and very helpful with making suggestions and offering me water and to try the hot sauce which is delicious!!! I had the BBQ brisket ranchero burrito and French fries. This burrito is huge! I could only eat half. The brisket was super flavorful and tender and the corn and sauce was tasty. The house made hot sauce takes it and the fries to the next level! I will be back to try the pita sandwiches! Can't wait!
Perfect fusion not hung over the top and not blandly done either. Food is great have had multiple items and every one has been great. Can't get enough of this place.
Halal Lebanese-Mexican fusion cuisine. This place was amazing, the Philly Cheesesteak is to die for. I will definitely be coming back many more times to try everything else on the menu!
If you live or work anywhere in the area, there simply isn't a better spot to grab a bite to eat. Owner Ali is the definition of a gracious and inviting owner, always making sure to remind all customers that they're valued. The establishment is pristine, and there's ample seating and parking spaces. For the tech-inclined, they accept NFC mobile payments from your phone. Most importantly, the Mediterranean Halal cuisine is out-of-this-world!
Best Halal fast food 🥘 give it a try I bet you will love it.

Antojitos Mexicanos Restaurant

15526 Paramount Blvd, Paramount, CA 90723, USA
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(562) 712-5992
Price range: Under $10


Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM


Rating: 4.6
Rating: 4.5
Rating: 7.5

This place is the ultimate hidden gem!! They have the BEST enchiladas I've ever tried at a restaurant.  Almost as good as my moms. Their chicken is all chicken breast, their sauce has the perfect amount of flavor, and their rice and beans taste like. Im absolutely in love with this restaurant and will definitely be back to try ALL of their dishes. On top of the AMAZING food, their service was spectacular 😊 this place is a MUST !!
Very bad place ... I was looking into having a quick good lunch nearby area .. and looked at reviews here and decided to give it a try since most reviews were good.... once there the first impression was bad place was dirty benches to sit were falling apart the high chairs were really bad too didnt even have straps to hold down a child ... once you try to order there is not even a menu you only get to see pictures posted up ( without ) a price! Had a lunch for 2 bill was almost 40$ ... this place is no where near giving out a plate for $14 i will much recommend to go a better mexican place not this dirty small place that just serve nasty food with small portion and give prices as if your eating at a good restaurant (yard house, cheesecake, etc) never coming back ! Only gave it 1 star because of the hand made tortilla ... because even my plate had a hair on it ... ridiculous....
Great tasting food good servive Hand made tortillas Good prices. Clean place. Only think it needs is a small starter soup..or small entree plate
Great authentic food, home made tortillas you can't go wrong with this place
Always great food and hospitality. The propriator and his kids/employees are really nice.

Rocio's Mexican Kitchen

7891 Garfield Ave, Bell Gardens, CA 90201, USA
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(562) 659-7800
Price range: Under $10


Monday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM


Rating: 4.7
Rating: 4.5
Rating: 6.8

Close to the authentic home cooking. I was hoping for a little more flavorful. Better than most, yet I was hoping for a little more. The service was great and friendly. The price was decent. Tortillas fresh off the griddle and coffee good. I may be back one day.
Awesome place...great service and great food....The prices were very reasonable. It's a small place with good music that you can enjoy while having a conversation with you friends or family....will definitely be coming back!!
This is a great place very original. you can feel that is fresh food very friendly people. Hand Made tortillas.
Food wise it was fantastic! Everything was great and even got to try a few things I never tried before. The only negative I can think of is that it is a tad expensive for the location
Food taste Brought me back to my hometown... just delicious! (And healthy!)

Gloria's Cocina Mexicana

7401 Florence Ave, Downey, CA 90240, USA
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(562) 776-1488
Price range: $11-30


Monday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM


Rating: 4.0
Rating: 3.5
Rating: 8.6

Was there on May 10th They said that the wait time was going to be 45 min. To an hour after the hour I went back to check then they said that it was going to take another hour. After they saw my frustration they called us in sooner. Once there, they bring out a “Mother’s Day Menu,” not the usual one. It had the exact same dishes as every other day, but the prices were much higher. I have never been to a restaurant where prices on the food go up because of the occasion. Not to mention that id you need to get up to use the restroom, you pretty much have to squeeze your way through countless people, tables, and chairs. Extremely over-crowded. Never going back. They have no value and respect for the customers.
The food is really good and the portions are big. It can get a bit pricey depending on what you get but it's all worth it. The service was very good.
Good food but they took 2 hours to seat a party of 10 even though it wasn't full. There were 2 ladies drinking at a large table and didn't leave so we couldn't get a table. After complaining multiple times and being the only group left to wait they finally moved the 2 women to the bar.
I had a plate of "birria de chivo" and it was really good. Its very authentic flavor and their serving portion was huge plate. Staff is friendly, service is good, and price is just right.
Fast service great quality food good tortillas great mexican food rest

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