17 Best Mexican Restaurants in Gainesville

Navigate Gainesville's Mexican food scene with Restaurantji's recommendations. Try the best Chips Salsa, Chips and Salsa, Tacos, and more in town.

Las Carretas Mexican Restaurant Gainesville Mexican
3501 SW 2nd Ave, Gainesville

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Mulita Mojada de Birria Arroz Beans Sour Cream Pico de Gallo Queso
Steak Fajitas with Salad Rice and Refried Beans
Enchiladas Rancheras
Las Carretas Burrito
Chicken Quesadilla
Margarita Sampler
Molcajete Azteca
Modelo Pacífico
Fried Ice Cream
Tacos Al Pastor

“We had such a delightful time! we came here for their Valentine’s Day special, even though they were super busy, the service was friendly, fast , and efficient. Our server, Cecilia was phenomenal , the atmosphere was out of this world. Lively, happy, and engaging. Totally recommend this place❤️.“

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4.9 Superb457 Reviews
Las Margaritas Mexican
4405 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville

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2 for 1 House Margaritas
Homemade Salsa and Chips
Homemade Spicy Salsa
Chimichanga Dinner
Taco Salad Fajitas
Shrimp Cocktail
Chips and Salsa
Burrito Deluxe
Fried Ice Cream
Rice and Beans

“It was delicious and well worth the money. I will definitely be coming back in the future. The atmosphere is nice and pretty as well, and the staff friendly.1/29/24 Update: came towards the end of the day but still got our food fresh and tasted very good (I ordered a chimichanga).“

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4.5 Superb689 Reviews
La Tienda Mexican
2204 SW 13th St, Gainesville

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Steak Chimichanga with Rice and Beans
Corn Chips with Salsa and Queso
Enchiladas Rajas
Chips and Salsa
Chicken Soup
Refried Beans
Tortillas
Carnitas
Burritos
Nachos

“This place has the most hard working staff I have ever seen. Your drink never goes unfilled, your chips never emptie your plates come quick. And speaking of the dishes a great catalog of awesome Hispanic cuisine. I cannot recommend this place enough. It's a more expensive than most but well worth the the extra few bucks. Shout out to Pedro. Great server ???“

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4.4 Superb355 Reviews
Nopal by Cintrón Mexican
5112 NW 34th Blvd, Gainesville

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Mexican Street Corn
Corn Creme Brulee
Avocado Egg Rolls
Carne Asada Tacos
Pork Belly Tacos
Chocolate Mousse
Chips and Salsa
Taco Salad
Quesadilla
Chips Salsa

“Nopal has quickly become my favorite Mexican spot in town. The food is divine, and I love sitting on the back porch that overlooks a serene Florida creek and wooded area. It's not only a a peaceful ambiance and delicious food but the service is always very kind and goes above and beyond. Highly recommend!“

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4.5 Superb186 Reviews
Linda Vista Mexican
7070 SW Archer Rd Suite 3102, Gainesville

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Golden Enchiladas Michelada Y Margarona
Enchiladas with Ground Beef
Tacos De Carne Asada
Enchiladas Rancheras
Carne Asada Burritos
Vegetarian Fajitas
Chicken Acapulco
Chips and Salsa
Steak Ranchero
Chicken Palapa

“Vegetarian options: A good selection of vegetarian offerings. Most of them could also be made vegan, but I opted for the one menu item that was already vegan without any tweaking- the vegetarian burrito. The food was hot, fresh, and delicious.Dietary restrictions: I'm vegan and my mother and son are both allergic to dairy. They easily modified their food to accommodate us by leaving off the cheese and sour cream on some dishes. It was nice, and refreshing, to see a restaurant have a dedicated section on their menu for vegetarian.Kid-friendliness: My 1 year old loved all of the art and beautiful chairs. He was content to sit in one of their highchairs and watch everything and one around us. The staff were friendly and accommodating. They made sure his order from the kids menu was not too hot and brought us extra napkins.“

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4.4 Superb248 Reviews
El Indio Mexican Restaurant 13th St Fast Food
407 NW 13th St, Gainesville

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Grilled Chicken Burrito
Breakfast Burrito
Fajitas Platter
Apple Burrito
Chimichanga
Carne Asada
Black Bean
Taco Salad
Soft Taco
Enchilada

“this place is actually bussin’. the crispness of their burritos, quesadillas, and tacos are delectable. I got one of their desserts “apple burrito” and it was like an apple pie but within a burrito. i would fully recommend this place especially their chips and guacamole!Vegetarian options: there are plenty of vegetarian options such as rice and beans, apple burrito, and tempeh!“

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4.3 Superb284 Reviews
Tacos 352 Mexican •
8181 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville

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Street Corn on the Cob Asada Burrito Steak Nachos
Left Al Pastor Right Carne Asada
Chicken Quesadilla De Pollo
Chips and Queso Dip
Breakfast Burrito
Carne Asada Tacos
Birria Quesadilla
Street Corn Cob
Rice and Beans
Tacos De Asada

“The food is always amazing we moved here from Los Angeles looking for some good tacos and Tacos 352 never disappoints! The staff is always very friendly and the restaurant is very clean great atmosphere and delicious flavorful food this is one of my favorite places in town.“

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4.8 Superb81 Reviews
TonyDillas Mexican
1720 S Main St, Gainesville

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The Burrito and Lil Quesadilla
Breakfast Burrito
Spiced Carrots
Avocado Crema
Queso Fresco
First Timer
Chef Style
Manchego
Carnitas
Tony

“Been visiting friends in Gainesville for a couple weeks. Been to Tony's 3 times. The guy puts out some incredible, fresh, flaverful Mexican eats!I've had the Quesadillas and burritos. Beef and chicken.Both outstanding. Thanks Tony!!“

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4.9 Superb69 Reviews
La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant Mexican
9513 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville

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Two Tacos Rice and Beans Large Queso Dip
Their Surf and Turf Burrito
Side Salsa Verde
Chips and Salsa
Steak Mexicano
Chicken Fajitas
Fajita Burrito
Super Burrito
Shrimp Fajitas
Steak Fajitas

“This restaurant just remodeled and it is gorgeous! Service was awesome, food was delicious. They bring you a huge mug of Horchata and it's so good.There is outside dining in the front and a place on the back patio for a large group. This restaurant gives you the authentic Mexican feel!“

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4.2 Good252 Reviews

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Chuy's

Chuy's Tex-Mex
3410 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville

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Guacamole Queso and Chips and Salsa
Fajita Chicken or Fajita Beef
Taco & Enchilada Combo
Salsa and Chips
Tres Leches Cake
Steak Burrito
Refried Beans
Chimichanga
Chuychanga
Cheese Dip

“Traveling to southern Florida during a bad coastal storm we decided to drive down the middle of the state to avoid most of the rain and ended up at Chuy’s for dinner. We didn’t expect much as it looked like another chain mexican restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised by the meal. Yes, it's a Mexican chain restaurant but with excellent food, good service and nice decor.Our server was efficient and friendly. She came over right away to take our drink order and bring us chips and salsa. She answered a few of our questions and told us that almost anything can be customized. This was a great tip as I could change a combination meal to be meatless. I am not a vegetarian but don’t like meat on most Mexican items.We both ordered Skinny Margaritas with Hornitos Tequila. The Margaritas were good but even better after we ordered a shot of Hornitos that we shared in our Margaritas. The pour was large, which we expected to be an exact 1.5 oz shot.The meals were delicious. They have a glass enclosed booth where someone was making the tortillas. You can get flour or corn tortillas.Vegetarian options: Tacos, Enchiladas, Burritos can all be ordered with or without meat.Dietary restrictions: They are happy to cusomize any meals to your dietary needsParking: Easy parkingKid-friendliness: Kids will enjoy this place“

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4.1 Good355 Reviews
Boca Fiesta Mexican
232 SE 1st St, Gainesville

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Deep Fried Mac and Cheese
Rice Bowl with Fish
Chicken Chimichanga
Chips Salsa
Nachos
Gator

“Bogo marg deal is a MUST, the little dino tokens they give you are awesome! The pulled pork tacos were the best out of the chicken and beef (these two were kinda bland). Service and atmosphere were 10/10 though, great pregame or date spot for Karaoke Mondays at the backyard.“

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4.1 Good225 Reviews
Tijuana Flats Tacos
1720 W University Ave, Gainesville

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Chicken Quesadilla
Chips And
Dos Tacos
Burrito

“Love love the food here. Cashier's and service was excellent. Will be going back for our tacos. Thank yu.Parking: I love the 2 customer service cashier's. They we're friendly and patient with us.Wheelchair accessibility: Yes My friend and I had a handicap parking space in front of the restaurant. Easy to get in and out. Thank yu“

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4.1 Good147 Reviews
Peppers Mexican Grill & Cantina Mexican
7750 W Newberry Rd, Gainesville

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Steak Shrimp and Chicken Fajitas
Churros with Ice Cream
Grilled Quesadilla
Carne Asada Fries
Tacos Al Pastor
Fried Ice Cream
Salsa and Chips
Chips and Salsa
Veggie Fajitas
Chimichanga

“It was the perfect place to celebrate my birthday! The fajitas for two with steak, chicken, and shrimp was delicious! The queso is so good it was hard to stop eating the chips and dip. I highly recommend this restaurant for the food and, the prices are reasonable.“

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4 Good303 Reviews
La Pasadita Mexican Restaurant Mexican
4126 NW 6th St, Gainesville

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Mexican Style Carnitas Taco
Free Chips and Salsa
Fajita Al Pastor
Rice and Beans
Birria Tacos
Mole Sauce
Quesadilla
Guacamole
Taco Salad
Tortillas

“I almost never review restaurants, but our visit here yesterday was so absolutely PERFECT and AMAZING in every aspect that I feel compelled to give them a shout out. We were from out of town and looked online for a place for a late lunch. I love Mexican food so we decided to give it a try.Although it looks a little run-down on the outside, the inside is a total work of art. Every chair and the back of every booth is beautifully painted with a different extremely colorful design. The tables all have beautiful (different) paintings and are covered by lacquer. Everywhere you look, there is colorful beautiful art.From the second we walked in, we felt completely welcome. Although it was around 3:00, they don’t serve alcohol, and it is not a large place, there were about five tables already there. We were seated and efficiently served by the one waitress who repeatedly apologized (unnecessarily) for the wait - that we wasn’t even long.Then there is the food - which came quickly, btw. I had the lengua tacos, Mexican style. They were delicious and 3 were more than I could eat. My partner had a taco salad or something like that and said it was good. He ate every bit.Between the people, tha ambiance and the food - I highly recommend this place. I will definitely go back the next time I visit Gainesville!!!“

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4 Good245 Reviews
El Indio Mexican Restaurant 34th St Fast Food
5011 NW 34th Blvd, Gainesville

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Shredded Beef Burrito
Veggie Quesadilla
Carne Asada Taco
Enchilada Combo
Al Pastor Taco
Beans & Rice
Chimichanga
Taco Salad
Soft Taco
And Fries

“Met my family for lunch here, so there was 6 of us. Employees were polite and efficient. Food was quick and delicious. They have a drive-thru plus indoor and outdoor seating. Their veggie tacos are phenomenal. My husband loves the fish tacos here and my kid is obsessed with their chips and queso. My dad ordered a meal so he got 2 tacos plus beans and rice that was a good deal for the amount of food. They have a location on 13th St near UF that's tasty as well but it doesn't have indoor seating. If you like Mexican cuisine and you're visiting Gainesville you'd be doing yourself a disservice not stopping by one of their locations.Vegetarian options: I'm vegan, they have veggie options and are good about removing dairy if requested.Parking: It's a shopping plaza with ample parking spots“

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4 Good215 Reviews
ANF Gyros & Grill Cajun/Creole
826 W University Ave, Gainesville

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16 lrg Shrimp Combo
8 lrg Shrimp Combo
Phillysteak Combo
5 Boneless Wings
Fish Sandwch
French Fries
Corn Nuggets
Onion Rings
Gyro Combo
Cuban

“Found a diamond by UF right on University.ANF GYROS AND GRILLthey serve tradonal gyros and Greek salads but also have burgers, shrimp, crab legs, Phillies and more. The food is fantastic!!The taziki sauce is homemade and goes on the gyros like may on a BLT. The Philly cheese was delicious and the fried okra was hot fresh and crispy. Oh and I can’t forget the Battered onion rings, such great flavors. If you haven’t tried this place yet, I highly recommend it.Wheelchair accessibility: Ramp access“

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El Dorado Mexican Restaurant Mexican
4005 SW 40th Blvd, Gainesville

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Steak Chicken Fajitas
Enchiladas Mexicanas
Carne Asada Dinner
Chips and Salsa
Steak El Dorado
Fried Ice Cream
Carne Asada
Quesadillas
Taco Salad
Carnitas

“The photo doesn't do the salad justice. There is much goodness hiding below that guac, sour cream, and pico.This place should be packed! Saturday evening and there were only a few people inside - y'all are missing out!We had grilled tacos salad with chicken and it was the most flavorful taco salad I've had. The refried black beans were so creamy, the chicken was tender and the flavors worked together so well. Not overly spicy but they bring house sauces if you need that extra zing. I didn't think it needed a thing, only sad my stomach wasn't bigger so I could eat more.“

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4 Good194 Reviews
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