Best Mexican Food Around Detroit

December 15, 2011 9:03 AM

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Get a south of the border taste in the north at some of the Detroit area’s best Mexican restaurants.
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Taqueria Lupitas

3443 Bagley St
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 843-1105

The sign out front reads, “The House of the original Mexican taco” — and they deliver. The prices are awesome. They serve pinto beans on the side instead of refried, which is a refreshing change. Be warned that the menu may contain some items that gringos are not used to seeing like tripe and tongue.  No alcohol, so if you’re craving a margarita, go to Xochimilco. Cash only

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Xochimilco Restaurant

3409 Bagley St
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 843-0179

The Margaritas are very reasonably priced at Xochimilco (just say “so-shi’s”). The food is also good although some would say it’s “Americanized”, meaning you’ll find lots of tacos, nachos, cheese and sour cream. Who says that’s such a bad thing though. Yum!

Mexican Village Restaurant

2600 Bagley Street
Detroit, MI 48216-1722
(313) 237-0333

Mexican Village is Detroit’s oldest Mexican restaurant located in Mexicantown. Their specialties include Caldo Can-can, burritos, steaks, and homemade desserts. They can also help you plan a perfect fiesta with their banquet rooms, or at your home with a variety of party trays.

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Mexican Fiesta

24310 Ford Road
Dearborn Heights, MI 48127-3232
(313) 274-3066

Mexican Fiesta offers wonderful Mexican fare at affordable prices and it a great spot to take the family. Portions are huge, like the botana, and their burritos, enchiladas and soft tacos are piled high with cheese. Try the cole slaw on the side. It’s delicious and adds a refreshing tang to the bold Mexican flavors.

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Monterrey Cantina

312 South Main Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 545-1940

This restaurant has long been a staple of the popular downtown restaurant scene in Royal Oak. Monterrey Cantina generates a giant menu, and even bigger margaritas, in a smartly decorated dining room. Monterrey Cantina offers huge chimichangas and hot fajitas, along with a nice list of drinks and one of the most popular outdoor dining patios.

Old Mexico Restaurant

28407 5 Mile Road
Livonia, MI 48154-3819
(734) 421-3310

This restaurant is tiny in size, but the potions are definitely not tiny. Long a Livonia favorite, Old Mexican Restaurant features authentic Mexican food at modest prices. The tacos are always a favorite and the small botana is the size of large ones elsewhere. Because of its size, you may have to wait for a table, but it will be worth it.

Looking for a meal on the go? Don’t miss the phenomenal “taco trucks” of Southwest Detroit.

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  • mhenry

    If you are out in the Western suburbs you have to try an out of the way place on Grand River just west of Milford Rd. It is called Rio Grande. They give you a lot of quality food, but beyond that the service is great. The prices are very reasonable too!

  • Lisa

    Mexican Gardens in Southgate is an excellent family-owned restaurant and bar!!! Give it a try, you will not be disappointed!

    • Lenore

      The best!

  • Nadalie

    Xochmilco is the best in Mexican Town in Detroit.

    I also agree with Lisa Mexican Gardens in Southgate!!

  • Eric Podzorski

    There more good Mexican places if you only drive a few more blocks away from the freeway. Taqueria Mi Pueblo has a 3 taco plus rice and beans dinner for like $5. And these are street tacos with onions, cilantro, and a lime.

  • Natetheskate

    Mexico Way in Ecorse. It is on Southfield and 7th street. They only have take-out but it is worth the drive. I used to go there when I was younger and crave it every once in awhile. Now I live in Royal Oak and occasionally visit Zumba on Main street.

  • M Frisbee

    Definitely hit the New Mexico Restaurant on Ford Road in Westland! They have the absolute best and most authentic Mexican food in the area. They aren’t a huge restaurant and can get very busy at times. They run daily plate specials and have a wonderful staff. I live in the Washington, DC, area and this place was recommended to me by my hotel concierge during a visit to the Motor City. Anytime I make it up north now I always make it a point to stop in here!

  • knowsrestaurants

    Los Amigos in Ypsilanti (but close to Canton) has the best Mexican in the burbs. And why didn’t they mention Evie’s Tamales in Mexicantown for their tamales (60 cents apiece) and their Caldo de Res? People steal their tamales for their restaurants, that’s how good they are.

  • Terri

    Mexicantown Restaurant – 24th & Bagley – has absolutely THE BEST fajitas anywhere!

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