19 Best Mexican Restaurants in Rockford

Restaurantji presents Rockford's standout Mexican dining destinations. Enjoy a range of Mexican flavors, from Steak Tacos to Chips and Salsa, and relish top-notch Thai dishes in the area.

Lucha Cantina Mexican • $
1641 N Alpine Rd, Rockford

Customers` Favorites

Chicken and Spinach Enchiladas
Guacamole w Chips - 2 Pounds
Spicy Hawaiian Shrimp Tacos
Blackened Wahoo Fish Tacos
Killer Kilo 3lb Burrito
Moo Peep Oink Enchilada
BBQ Pulled Pork Nachos
The Cheesesteak Chimi
Tuesday Birria Nachos
Chicken Fajita Tacos

“We love this place, and we really love Erin!! She is the best server, bartender, and wonderful person!! She makes this place one of our happy places!! I had the Mission Burrito with shrimp. It was so delicious: tons of perfectly cooked shrimp and veggies. I will definitely get that again. The potatoes with the black beans and cheese on top were soooo yummy!! The Natural with Heradura Resposado was perfect too!! We will always come back for such a good time and great food and drink!!“

4.7 Superb132 Reviews
Sweets N' Eats Mexican • $
7096 Walton St, Rockford

Customers` Favorites

Build Your Own Smoothie
Ice Cream Sundae
Burrito Dinner
3 Steak Taco's
Funnel Cake
Taco Dinner
Steak Tacos

“The food was excellent! I got the steak taco dinner and a tamale. I ordered too much! They have a great variety of ice cream flavors that make you want to come back to try more. I brought cheesecake home for another day and it was great too! Very highly recomend and will be back!Wheelchair accessibility: Establishment is wheelchair accessible“

4.4 Superb65 Reviews
El Zócalo Taqueria Mexican • $
2519 Broadway, Rockford

Customers` Favorites

Green Enchiladas Verdes
Enchilada De Mole
De Huitlacoche
Rice and Beans
Chile Relleno
Tom Yum

“The Jamaica was natural,you could taste that it was not made from powder. The huitlache quesadilla was huge and very good and flavorful. You would only find this one at an an authentic Mexican restaurant. We also had their caldo de pescado. Well balanced flavor and portion. The tacos are good as well. And last but not least the handmade tortillas. They enhance all the dishes they're used in. Thank you guys and keep it up“

4.6 Superb37 Reviews
Jalisco & Tequila Mexican Restaurant Mexican • $
805 E State St, Rockford

Customers` Favorites

Street Tacos

“excellent food great authentic taste and top notch service. the carne asda skirt steak was so tender and delicious. their homemade chorizo is out of this world, it really took me back to my father's cooking, their steak tacos are fire.. worth every penny.“

4.4 Superb47 Reviews
Mexico Clasico Mexican • $
3929 Broadway, Rockford

Customers` Favorites

Tortilla Chips and Salsa
Chimichanga Tradicional
Steak Tacos De Asada
Guacamole and Chips
Enchiladas Acapulco
Guacamole Abuelita
Enchiladas Verdes
Molcajete Clasico
Shrimp Quesadilla
Chicken Fajitas

“Good food and service. Definitely call ahead if you are planning on eating in the evening on the weekends. Try the fresh guacamole that they make right at your table it is very good. Reasonable pricing. I will be coming back to try other dishes.“

4.2 Good89 Reviews
Taqueria La Katrina Mexican • $$
3605 Auburn St, Rockford

Customers` Favorites

3 Quesabirrias Con Consome Y Un Jalapeño Tortilla Regular
Shredded Beef Rib Tips Rice and Beans
Mojarra Frita Fried Tilapia
Tortillas Echas A Mano
Mexican Tacos Dinner
Mojarra Ala Diabla
Chiles Rellenos 2
Chips & Salsa

“New to the area, walked in and was greeted right away by the young man I ordered a burrito dinner, 3 steak tacos, guacamole and chips. Didn’t wait to long for my order the norm 20 mins. Everything we ordered was delicious with good flavor and huge portions. Next time my family and I are dining in.“

4.5 Superb28 Reviews
Isla Del Mar Seafood • $$
623 Kishwaukee St, Rockford

Customers` Favorites

Empanadas de Camaron
Ceviche De Pescado
Molcajete Nayarit
Guacamole Avocado
Coctel De Camaron
Margarita Doble
Modelo Chelada
Seafood Paella
Fish Ceviche
Fried Shrimp

“I personally think this is the best Mexican restaurant in Rockford. The menu is extensive, especially for seafood lovers. I have had their seafood soup and shrimp before, both were amazing. The starters they offer are delicious. Server is always very sweet and attentive. The only thing is location - I wish it were closer to me so I could there go often!“

4.4 Superb34 Reviews
La Chiquita Mexican • $$
1414 S Main St, Rockford

“The steak burritos tacos and other at their hot food cafeteria are off the hook. Great food served hot eat in, take out, very short wait time. There is seating available if you want to eat there. And it was very clean. Will definitely be going here regularly.“

4.2 Good60 Reviews
Cantina Taco Mexican • $
117 S Main St, Rockford

Customers` Favorites

Screw City Taco
Burrito Bowl
Shrimp Taco
Steak Taco

“Pork Screw City Taco is awesome, the chicken and steak was pretty lackluster. Service was pretty decent but not as I've come to expect after visiting their truck multiple times. Needed some tables cleaned off but it was just a bit after lunch time so maybe they were really busy.Parking: difficult to find parking but that's a downtown problem“

4.1 Good65 Reviews
Javi's Tacos Fast Food • $
Located inside CJ's Public House, 300 E State St, Rockford

Customers` Favorites

Homemade Chips & Salsa

“Absolutely amazing! The staff are super friendly and the food is delicious. I love that you get a lot of food as well for the price. It's definitely not like other mexican restaurants where you only get a small amount of food. I am definitely going back. Huge shout out to the owners; Javier and Kimberly. ¡Absolutamente increible! El personal es muy amable y la comida es deliciosa. Me encanta que también tengas mucha comida por el precio. Definitivamente no es como otros restaurantes mexicanos donde solo obtienes una pequeña cantidad de comida. Estoy decidido a volver. Enorme saludo a los propietarios; javier y kimberly“

4.8 Superb13 Reviews
Chavez Mexican Restaurante Mexican • $
5494 E State St, Rockford

Customers` Favorites

National Margarita Day
Philly Steak Burrito
Chimichanga Regular
Grilled Steak Tacos
Seafood Chimichanga
Fajita Chimichanga
Chips and Salsa
Shrimp Cocktail
Mole Enchiladas
Burrito Mexico

“Stopped in for late a lunch.Was not disappointed at all.Great food !I ordered the steak chimichanga. It was fantastic. Cheese dip was also great. Rice and beans were good as well. Service was exceptional, very on top of drinks and very accommodating.My wife ordered the super burrito with chicken. It did not disappoint either. We will be back to explore their menu.I definitely recommend giving it a try.“

4 Good97 Reviews
El Pueblo Restaurant Mexican • $
1527 Broadway, Rockford

Customers` Favorites

Chicken Torta with Spanish Rice and Refried Beanss
Taco Arroz Y Frijoles
Salsas and Chips
Steak Tacos
Chips Salsa
Carne Asada
Al Pastor

“We drive an hour here for the bakery and the adjoining restaurant as often as we can. And it is so worth it. There must be an old loving abuela in that kitchen because the food is GOOD. The cicina, pastor, chilaquiles verde have all been *chefs kiss*. Really enjoy this place. Highly recommend.Edit: the roasted salsa they served with the chips was SO refreshing and light and delicious.“

4.2 Good33 Reviews
Taco Bell Fast Food • $
2182 S Perryville Rd, Rockford

Customers` Favorites

Breakfast Quesadilla Combo
Mtn Dew Baja Blasttm Freeze
Spicy Potato Soft Taco
Breakfast Crunchwrap
Ground Beef Burrito
Burrito Supreme
Nacho Fries
Hash Brown

“This was my first time at this Taco Bell I only go to Taco Bell for the tacos because I needed to get something to eat to get my sugars up and I was in this area today so I found this Taco Bell I like that they were pretty friendly and the restaurant was clean and tidy“

4.1 Good36 Reviews
Pancheros Mexican Grill - Rockford Mexican • $
3015 N Perryville Rd, Rockford

Customers` Favorites

That Was One Stuffed Burrito
Blue Chips and Queezo
Chips and Queso
Small Guacamole
Steak Burrito
Burrito Bowl
Tacos 2

“I really liked the EXCELLENT burrrrrrito that they make. Consider THIS, they mis together the ingredients when they are about to fold the burrito. Cheifs kiss amazing ? The atmosphere is lacking in my opinion. They need something else in there, maybe music?“

4 Good44 Reviews
Tortacos Soto Mexican • $
1138 Broadway, Rockford

Customers` Favorites

Tacos De Tripas
Mole Enchiladas
Chicken & Rice
Steak Buritto
Taco Combo

“If you want authentic Mexican food this is a good spot to go. Service was friendly and polite . A little rough inside just needs a little update but nothing that would keep me from going back . Because the food and portion size was awesome!“

4.2 Good19 Reviews
Fresca Mexican Grill Mexican •
S Mall Dr, Rockford

Customers` Favorites

Tortas Combo w Fries
Fries w Cheese&Meat
Quesadilla Combo
Burritos Dinner
Huarache Dinner
Burritos Combo
Gordita Dinner
Huarache Combo
Coca Cola Can
Fresh Salad

“By far my favorite restaurant in the food court(best Mexican in the surrounding are). Not only is the food excellent but the owners/workers go out of their way to make you feel like family. If you’re ever at the mall please go say hello to Alex and support a local business(opposed to all the chains). I promise you will not regret it!“

4.2 Good15 Reviews
La Esquinita De Oro restaurant Mexican • $
4225 Charles St, Rockford

Customers` Favorites

Gordita de Pollo Chicken Gordita
Quesadilla de Chorizo
Burrito de Asada

“This place used to have the best chicken tacos ever! But they had gotten a different cook and the food wasn’t the same. It still isn’t but this cook has improved. This food regardless of the cook is rich in flavor, full, and just overall FANTASTIC! I LOVE this place food. They really give you LOTS of meat and it’s very inexpensive. I only paid $11 for 3 chicken tacos (chunks of chicken) with cilantro, onion, and cheese and a side of rice. I can’t explain how good they are. Make sure you try this place before another in Rockford.“

3.8 Good7 Reviews
Mr. Burger American • $
605 W State St, Rockford

Customers` Favorites

Bacon Cheeseburger Meal
Jerk Salmon over Rice
Chicken Tacos
French Fries

“Soooo I had the jerk shrimp chicken and salmon rice bowl it was a 100/10 then I went back and had the tacos, the bbq chicken and I don’t like fries but the crinkle fries they serve are the best I’ve ever had. This month was my first time going in there out of all the time they’ve been located there and I must say I love the food they will always get my lil dollars!!!Vegetarian options: They have meals that don’t have meat for the veggie loversKid-friendliness: They have tables so you can sit and do homework or enjoy a meal with your family“

3.6 Good29 Reviews
Olivo Taco - Rockford Mexican • $
330 College Ave, Rockford

Customers` Favorites

3 for 5 Steak Tacos with Everything Homemade Chips and Guacamole
Chicken and Steak Tacos
3 for 5 Chicken Tacos
Guacamole and Chips
Steak Taco Order
Chicken Tamal
Chips & Guac
Fiesta Bowl
3 Tacos

“Amazing tacos!! Perfect, authentic flavors! Our boys tried them from one of the food trucks then our whole family went to the restaurant the next day. The owner was so hospitable and even gave us some free entrees to sample. He treated us like family and we felt the love. Very satisfying experience!“

3.6 Good52 Reviews
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