Minneapolis is quickly becoming a hub for some of the best Mexican cuisine in the Midwest. This bustling city boasts a variety of Mexican restaurants with mouth-watering dishes that will take you to Mexico without ever having to leave the city. Check out our top picks for the best Mexican restaurants in Minneapolis.
Maya Cuisine provides a refreshing experience that you won’t forget in a hurry. The menu boasts a variety of flavorful traditional Mexican dishes with a clever twist like the house special Maya Plate. The homemade hot sauces are incredible and the cocktail menu is certainly not to be overlooked. It’s a vibrant spot that will leave you satisfied.
📍1840 Central Ave N E, Minneapolis, MN 55418
Centro’s menu features a diverse range of dishes inspired by both contemporary Mexican cuisine and street-style classics. Customers love the chicken tinga and braised beef tacos in particular. There are three locations in Minneapolis and this delicious spot also offers a brunch menu! Cocktails on tap provide the perfect excuse to sample one (or two).
📍1414 Quincy St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Visit El Norteño Authentic Mexican is a really special spot. The lush indoor garden is a relaxing oasis in which to enjoy the restaurant’s brilliant ambiance and attentive staff, who are more than happy to take you through its expansive menu. The dishes are made fresh to order, ensuring great taste and an experience that will have you craving more.
📍4000 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406
4. Casa Maria
Casa Maria offers more than just fantastic food. Step inside this lovely spot and you’ll find a cozy atmosphere with gorgeous decor and a lively vibe. Their menu boasts an array of flavorful classic Mexican street-style eats, like the inventive walnut and cauliflower chorizo tacos. The street corn is a fantastic side option to accompany these tacos, ensuring a satisfying meal.
📍5001 S 34th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417
5. Sonora Grill
Sonora Grill is another of Minneapolis’ incredible Mexican restaurants. The plating is almost as pretty as the food is delicious – but not quite! The fish tacos and shrimp tempura tacos are particularly tempting and this place isn’t a strictly Mexican spot. If you feel like straying from Mexican food, try the Argentinian pork empanadas which pair perfectly with a refreshing margarita.
📍3300 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Salsa A La Salsa, is an exceptional spot offering tasty tasty Mexican food. Their enchiladas a la salsa and shrimp tacos will have you salivating. Plus this place has a vegan menu that has me (who dreams about steak) hankering for some tasty vegan Mexican food. Now, that is impressive in my book at least.
📍920 E Lake St #155, Minneapolis, MN 55407
El Jefe Cocina & Bar modern Mexican cuisine amongst dishes from other Latin American countries. The fantastic menu offers a range of delectable dishes, from juicy ribeye steak to moreish tortilla soup. Everything is better washed down with a margarita and you can sample some of the finest in Minneapolis at El Jefe.
📍5309 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419
Dominguez Family Restaurant, a classic Mexican restaurant, has warm and cheery staff that will make anyone feel at home. The menu is packed full of all-time Mexican favorites. Mouth-watering chicken tacos and juicy, aromatic shrimp fajitas as must-try dishes. The signature sides are just as appetizing and pair well with any of their dishes.
📍3313 E 50th St, Minneapolis, MN 55417
Grande Sunrise Seafood and Mexican Restaurant is a lovely spot. The nachos and birria quesadillas are fan favorites and there’s an incredible selection of Mexican beer to choose from. Check out the daily offers for budget-friendly, tasty food. Plus, the restaurant is wheelchair accessible so everybody can enjoy a meal here.
📍5554 S 34th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417
Órale Mexican Eats is a small, inviting restaurant that offers vibrant flavors. From esquitas to taquitos dorados, every bite is like a mini trip to Mexico. Spicy salsas bring that extra kick of flavor to the plate and there’s a super friendly, attentive team of servers on hand to provide any recommendations.
📍5447 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419
Whether you are in the mood for spicy salsa, tangy guacamole, or savory tamales, Minneapolis’s Mexican restaurants have got you covered. Come for the food, stay for the atmosphere, and maybe find your new favorite restaurant.