April 29, 2021

25 of the best Mexican restaurants in the Detroit area, according to Yelp

Mexican food is, how do we say this without being offensive ... the fucking best. No, really. Tacos? Burritos? Margaritas?! Like, come on. Dip us in refried beans, slather us in salsa and guac and let us die in our happy place which might as well be this flavorful list of the best Mexican restaurants according to Yelp users. We get it. You probably have a favorite Mexican restaurant that you swear by. Well, so do these fine and very opinionated folks who sounded off on some of their favorite places to get their Mexican food fix. Sure, you'll notice some popular places that just about everyone can agree on as being great (we're looking at you Taqueria El Rey!) but thanks to Yelp users, we now have a mouth-watering list of places you might otherwise drive by without paying them any mind due to their nondescript, unassuming storefronts. What about taco trucks? Well, click through and see for yourself. But do not click while hungry. Don't say we didn't warn you.

(For transparency,  this is an all-time list of the best Mexican restaurants in the greater Detroit area according to Yelp. We identified businesses in the restaurants and Mexican food categories, then ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews. All businesses were marked open on Yelp as of April 27, 2021. When available, all businesses on this list have a passing health score as of April 27, 2021.) 

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25 of the best Mexican restaurants in the Detroit area, according to Yelp
25. Taqueria Alma
25343 Van Dyke Ave., Center Line; 586-393-1676; facebook.com/ironhorsero
“It's the best Mexican food in Michigan I've found. I moved back from LA and couldn't find a good taco to save my life. Tamales are incredible, the salsa is homemade and the pico is so good too. I can't decide what my favorite food is here but tacos are amazing and the wet burrito is amazing.” — Kaitlin S. on Yelp
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25. Taqueria Alma

25343 Van Dyke Ave., Center Line; 586-393-1676; facebook.com/ironhorsero
“It's the best Mexican food in Michigan I've found. I moved back from LA and couldn't find a good taco to save my life. Tamales are incredible, the salsa is homemade and the pico is so good too. I can't decide what my favorite food is here but tacos are amazing and the wet burrito is amazing.” — Kaitlin S. on Yelp

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24. Iron Horse
316 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak; 248-291-6313; facebook.com/ironhorsero
“Chicken Enchiladas were amazing. Chicken and steak tacos were amazing. I'm sure all their food is good, but out favorite were the chicken tacos. They were the best I've had in Detroit.” — Lincoln E. on Yelp
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24. Iron Horse

316 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak; 248-291-6313; facebook.com/ironhorsero
“Chicken Enchiladas were amazing. Chicken and steak tacos were amazing. I'm sure all their food is good, but out favorite were the chicken tacos. They were the best I've had in Detroit.” — Lincoln E. on Yelp

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23. Beyond Borders
810 S. Main St., Plymouth; 734-259-8415; beyondbordersplymouth.com
“Just ordered from here this morning it was sooo good I can't believe I didn't find this place sooner!!! I'm pissed I've even been wasting my time eating at other Mexican places. I got a vegan burrito and it had so many fresh vegetables in it and the ratio of beans, rice, veggies and other condiments was perfection. My husband loved his quesadilla too. Next meal we've had since the pandemic  happened!! We will be back often!!” — Mira M. on Yelp
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23. Beyond Borders

810 S. Main St., Plymouth; 734-259-8415; beyondbordersplymouth.com
“Just ordered from here this morning it was sooo good I can't believe I didn't find this place sooner!!! I'm pissed I've even been wasting my time eating at other Mexican places. I got a vegan burrito and it had so many fresh vegetables in it and the ratio of beans, rice, veggies and other condiments was perfection. My husband loved his quesadilla too. Next meal we've had since the pandemic happened!! We will be back often!!” — Mira M. on Yelp

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22. La Noria Bistro
5517 Michigan Ave., Detroit' 313-338-3545;  lanoriabistro.com
“This spot is a hidden gem. The staff is so caring, thoughtful and spot on. It was my friends 21st birthday and our server made sure we had the best time and we didn't have to ask for anything it's like he could just read our minds! I loved their lights and big vintage garage doors. their drinks were good and they weren't expensive drinks. The appetizers and main courses were amazing and fresh.” — Payton S. on Yelp
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22. La Noria Bistro

5517 Michigan Ave., Detroit' 313-338-3545; lanoriabistro.com
“This spot is a hidden gem. The staff is so caring, thoughtful and spot on. It was my friends 21st birthday and our server made sure we had the best time and we didn't have to ask for anything it's like he could just read our minds! I loved their lights and big vintage garage doors. their drinks were good and they weren't expensive drinks. The appetizers and main courses were amazing and fresh.” — Payton S. on Yelp

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21. O.W.L.
27302 Woodward Ave., Royal Oak; 248-808-6244; owlwoodward.com
“Probably my favorite restaurant in the area! Every time I come here, I order the tacos of the day and I am always impressed with them! The flavor is always impeccable and the fries are always great as well. I stop by a lot of late-nights and I plan to do so in the future!” — Vic S. on Yelp
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21. O.W.L.

27302 Woodward Ave., Royal Oak; 248-808-6244; owlwoodward.com
“Probably my favorite restaurant in the area! Every time I come here, I order the tacos of the day and I am always impressed with them! The flavor is always impeccable and the fries are always great as well. I stop by a lot of late-nights and I plan to do so in the future!” — Vic S. on Yelp

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20. Barrio Cocina y Tequileria
555 Forest Ave., Plymouth; 734-738-6754; barrioplymouth.com
“This was our first time here. We made reservations online which was very convenient! Clear social distance was observed. The restaurant looks very clean and we felt comfortable. The food and drinks were EXCELLENT!!!! I could taste every ingredient; everything was so fresh. My fiancé has now denounced his previous favorite Mexican spot.” — Jameta B. on Yelp
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20. Barrio Cocina y Tequileria

555 Forest Ave., Plymouth; 734-738-6754; barrioplymouth.com
“This was our first time here. We made reservations online which was very convenient! Clear social distance was observed. The restaurant looks very clean and we felt comfortable. The food and drinks were EXCELLENT!!!! I could taste every ingredient; everything was so fresh. My fiancé has now denounced his previous favorite Mexican spot.” — Jameta B. on Yelp

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19. Burrito Express Mexican Grill
19288 Eureka Rd., Southgate; 734-785-8447; facebook.com/burritoexpressmexgrill
“I would have never noticed this place that I pass by everyday if it was not for finding it on Yelp. Super clean, friendly little spot. I've only had the super taco and street taco with ground beef. Street taco is my favorite. However they season that ground beef is just the best! It's simply that good. Look forward to trying other items.” — Bernard H. on Yelp
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19. Burrito Express Mexican Grill

19288 Eureka Rd., Southgate; 734-785-8447; facebook.com/burritoexpressmexgrill
“I would have never noticed this place that I pass by everyday if it was not for finding it on Yelp. Super clean, friendly little spot. I've only had the super taco and street taco with ground beef. Street taco is my favorite. However they season that ground beef is just the best! It's simply that good. Look forward to trying other items.” — Bernard H. on Yelp

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18. Los Dos Amigos
7115 Parkwood St., Detroit; 313-218-3360; facebook.com/losdosamigostacotruckdetroit
“I'm going to make this short and sweet. Hands down the best Mexican food truck I have ever experienced. The family that runs this truck is so nice. The pricing is well worth it  and the location makes for a unique experience.” — Jillian L. on Yelp
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18. Los Dos Amigos

7115 Parkwood St., Detroit; 313-218-3360; facebook.com/losdosamigostacotruckdetroit
“I'm going to make this short and sweet. Hands down the best Mexican food truck I have ever experienced. The family that runs this truck is so nice. The pricing is well worth it and the location makes for a unique experience.” — Jillian L. on Yelp

Photo via Los Dos Amigos Taco Truck Detroit/Facebook
17. Amigos Street Tacos
5823 17 Mile Rd., Sterling Heights; 313-429-9090; facebook.com/tacos333
“This place is the bomb.com! I only have a few authentic Mexican places I go to and have found a new one to add to the list. I got the birria tacos and they were phenomenal. Very crispy shells which is impressive since I got a carry out. The sauce was very flavorful as well. I'm a big fan of their chips. They're definitely made in house. They're crisp, it's a pinch of salt. I asked for the hottest salsa when I called the order in and it didn't disappoint. It's green and has just the right amount of heat. The guacamole is amazing. They are able to do elote on the cob or in a cup. I got it in a cup and it's so tasty. I drove from Royal Oak to come here and it was well worth it! Once I got there, I saw they had tamales. I got pork but haven't tried them yet. Even though I am very certain they will be as good as everything else!” — Ashley C. on Yelp
Photo via Amigos Street Tacos/Facebook

17. Amigos Street Tacos

5823 17 Mile Rd., Sterling Heights; 313-429-9090; facebook.com/tacos333
“This place is the bomb.com! I only have a few authentic Mexican places I go to and have found a new one to add to the list. I got the birria tacos and they were phenomenal. Very crispy shells which is impressive since I got a carry out. The sauce was very flavorful as well. I'm a big fan of their chips. They're definitely made in house. They're crisp, it's a pinch of salt. I asked for the hottest salsa when I called the order in and it didn't disappoint. It's green and has just the right amount of heat. The guacamole is amazing. They are able to do elote on the cob or in a cup. I got it in a cup and it's so tasty. I drove from Royal Oak to come here and it was well worth it! Once I got there, I saw they had tamales. I got pork but haven't tried them yet. Even though I am very certain they will be as good as everything else!” — Ashley C. on Yelp

Photo via Amigos Street Tacos/Facebook