Best Mexican Restaurants in Mesa

Backyard Taco

1524 E University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85203, USA
Get Directions
(480) 464-8226
Price range: Under $10


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


Rating: 4.6
Rating: 4.5
Rating: 9.0

Amazing tacos. Some of the greatest tacos I've had in the valley. The atmosphere is great. They have Mexican Cokes for sale. The family deal is a great value 1lb of meat with 16 tortillas for 25 dollars. They have a fantastic salsa bar. All in all a wonderful experience.
Great tacos at a decent price. My wife and I have been here 3 times now and loved the food. It's difficult to find really great Mexican food in Arizona. Well worth the cost, not a very long wait either.
Backyard Tacos is the best! I would eat here everyday if I could. The street tacos are just the right size and are packed with the best meats! The salsa bar always spices things up too. I can't resist a good bean and cheese burrito and they've got amazing ones!
BEST BEEF TACO I HAVE EVER HAD! The beef was so tender and juicy. I personally wasn't crazy about the seasonings on the chicken but it was all very fresh. The portions were small but for the price it was totally worth it.
You could get addicted to the food here! You must try the Papa Loca! The salsa bar is amazing. So many options like cucumbers, radishes, many different salsas. It's usually pretty busy but worth the wait!

Adrian's #2

1011 W Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201, USA
Get Directions
(480) 610-1231
Price range: Under $10


Monday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Rating: 4.8
Rating: 4.5
Rating: 7.7

The Chocomil is delicious. The breakfast burritos are huge and quite tasty. Ive been here on multiple occasions and I've never had a bill over $25 with 3 people. Great little hole in the wall ran by a clan of siblings that are sweet as pie. Always super friendly and courteous. Only 5 tables on the inside so get there early or be prepared to wait about 20 minutes.
This is the real deal. You may have to wait for one of the five tables or order to go, but with food this good no one minds. This little place is open for breakfast and lunch. Check hours. When you step in the doors, you will feel like you have been transported to a real Mexican venue across the line.
So epically delicious. Loved the flavor. Reminded me of the authentic Mexican restaurant back in Northern CA. I hate leftovers that I devoured completely later that night. Definitely a hole in the wall, but you conpletely don't care about that with how great the food is and the service.
Really great food. Super small building, has 4 or 6 tables. Service is wonderful and the horchata is delicious!
I had really high expectations for the taste quality of the food. Having grown up in Texas and with parents from Mexico City I know great Mexican food. I have been searching for that here in AZ. The staff was friendly and service was prompt. Ordered a burrito which was the typical burrito although I must say that the tortilla on the burrito was very good. Care Asada taco was sub par and the Barbaco taco tasted like it was seasoned with the seasoning put in menudo.

Restaurant Huauchinangos Mexican Food

1620 W University Dr #5, Mesa, AZ 85201, USA
Get Directions
(480) 835-2054


Monday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday: Closed


Rating: 4.8
Rating: 4.5

Very authentic. I went to this restaurant because a yelp review described it something like "meal tasted like a little Mexican grandmother cooked the food" ... and this review held to be very accurate. The food is far from the Tex-Mex from a can you'd get at a chain, and the owner served our food with a pleasant demeanor. He took the time to translate the menu as neither of us had heard of many of the items, and made excellent suggestions based on what we enjoyed eating in the past. This restaurant is a perfect example of what a family-owned establishment should strive to be, and I sincerely hope they remain around forever so that I can take everyone I know here.
1st we travel to central Mexico several times a year. This restaurant serves authentic and very tasty Mexican food. Worth the drive. Best "mole" in the Phoenix area. Owner is from Pueblo, MX. Uses his family recipes.
This is THE ONLY PLACE for 100% authentic central Mexican (Huauchinango) cuisine and antojitos in Arizona. You will not be disappointed. Eating here is like a culinary journey to northern Puebla.
The most authentic and tasty Mexican food I have ever tasted. Large helpings and great service. Wonderful atmosphere and serve beer.
My favorite little place. They serve tacos de tripa, consumé and burritos de chicharrón, cant get enough of them. Very good people, family owned and friendly.

Los Dos Molinos

260 S Alma School Rd #137, Mesa, AZ 85210, USA
Get Directions
(480) 969-7475
Price range: $11-30


Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday: Closed


Rating: 4.2
Rating: 4.0
Rating: 8.8

Food is great. Been here twice so far and gotten enchiladas both times. This place is spicy too. You will get the sniffles and clear your sinuses. But it doesn't take away from the flavor. Great flavor. I would recommend it to anyone.
Santa Fe style New Mex cuisine like no other you'll find in Arizona. Spicy, flavorful, great drinks.... if that's you then you are at the right place! Some like it hot and I'm one of the thousands here who love and crave this place as well. give it a shot if you haven't yet !
Great restaurant find- known for being spicy, and Los Dos Molinos doesn't disappoint. The salsas they first bring out to you set the stage - both red and green - for their delicious spicy reputation. The food is good and unlike a lot of other Mexican restaurants I've visited. Highly recommend their margaritas as well, especially the stronger versions, which only cost $1 more.
I had very high hopes since it looked like a great little restaurant. Sat down and grabbed some drinks while we picked our food. The service was quick but sloppy, we had to ask for a few things twice and they were not crowded. The pricing for the food was too high, the chicken was dry and chewy, and my tamal was undercooked. The kids meals didn't even include a drink so we had to pay three bucks extra per drink, per kid. We will not be returning. For the amount of money we paid, I was expecting at least decent food.
The absolute best Mexican food I've ever had. Lots of flavor and spice. I keep asking the owner when he's gonna open one up in San Diego, but it doesn't sound likely, so I'm moving back to Arizona. It's that good!!!

Alfonso's Mexican Food

1140 S Country Club Dr, Mesa, AZ 85210, USA
Get Directions
(480) 284-5188


Monday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday: Closed


Rating: 4.5
Rating: 4.5

Ordered thru GrubHub. Didn't even know this place existed until I ordered and let me just say. My daughter,who is a very picky eater, loved the food. Definitely recommend the food it is delicious.
Clean great food excellent price points. You will not be let down.
Piss poor experience. Ordered an item specifically with no sour cream and no guacamole and for what ever reason the cook decides to put EXTRA sour cream and guacamole in my food. First experience, last experience.
Omg had their 3 rolled tacos with cheese and guacamole it was so good. Seriously like 10 times better than filibertos on his good day
Good food, friendly staff, prices are right!

Best Restaurants in Mesa

Avatar image
Avatar image


Because being hungry makes things harder, Restaurantji makes it easier.