Mexican Restaurants in South Whittier

45% Off Mexican Cuisine at Ricardo's El Ranchito

Lowell

$20 $11

(132)

Mexican specialties such as sautéed shrimp, enchiladas in mole sauce, and huevos rancheros served all day

Half Off Mexican Food at Los Tacos

Multiple Locations

$22 $11

(109)

Founder’s family recipes yield menu of authentic Mexican street food, including chicken mole and 10 types of soft tacos

Half Off at Nikos Tacos

Compton

$10 $5

Quesadillas loaded with guacamole and green onions, burritos stuffed with meat, rice, and beans, and buckets with fried chicken

Up to 50% Off at Best Fish Taco In Ensenada

Los Feliz

$20 $10

(387)

Crispy sweet-water basa fish and shrimp stuff tacos topped with housemade salsa or Magic Cream at revamped version of traditional taco stand

50% Off Mexican Food at El Gallo Grill

San Gabriel Valley

$30 $15

(19)

Wood-fired steak, chicken, and seafood showcased in authentic Mexican dishes, such as tacos, tortas, and platters loaded with beans and rice

Up to 52% Off at Tamale Man

El Sereno

$10 $6

(40)

Homemade tamales take on eclectic fillings and toppings, including green chile, pork, and chicken and can be topped with cheeses and salsa

50% Off Mexican Cuisine at Moles La Tia

San Gabriel Valley

$30 $15

(171)

Mexican meat and seafood dishes, including duck breast topped with tamarind mole, boneless pork tenderloin, and scallops with fruity mole

50% Off Mexican Food at El Pollo Norteno

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

(37)

Mesquite charcoal flavors homestyle Mexican dishes, including charbroiled chicken, tacos, and burritos

50% Off at Azteca Mexican Restaurant

Downtown Garden Grove

$24 $12

(182)

South-of-the-border comfort food such as pork tamales and taquitos served amidst quirky Elvis memorabilia and a karaoke lounge

Up to Half Off Mexican Food at Papa's Taco House & Cantina

Yorba Linda

$20 $11

House-made al pastor tacos, Manzarita cocktail with muddled lemon and cinnamon, and breakfasts such as the enchilada topped with two eggs

Half Off at Taco Factory Inc

Multiple Locations

$8 $4

A menu of authentic Mexican family recipes includes tacos, burritos, tortas, breakfast, and veggie options

Select Local Merchants

Joe Garcia has worked a lot of different jobs. As a child in California, he and his father sold fresh food to local markets. When he was 18, he was drafted into World War II, where he served as a paratrooper, and after the war, he founded a bilingual magazine, Mas Graphicas. He later went on to open his first Mexican restaurants in Huntington Beach and Castaic, and then founded two successful Mexican food companies to supply supermarkets with authentic Mexican cuisine. In 2009, he decided to open Famous Joe’s—a place where guests can stop in for the same traditionally prepared Mexican dishes that made him so successful in the past.

Famous Joe’s enchants taste buds with house specialties such as the fish tacos topped with a chipotle cream sauce and the extra-large burritos filled with anything from carne asada to chiles rellenos in a red sauce. These pair with traditional appetizers such as flautas or less traditional appetizers such as the Food Coma cheese fries topped with your choice of meat, cheese, bacon, guacamole, and sour cream. Mouths cool off by sipping imported beers, gulping glasses of horchata, or licking the napkins.

15334 Whittier Blvd
Whittier,
CA
US

In drawing from a long tradition of Mexican recipes, particularly street food, the chefs at Cabo Taco Baja Grill frequently find creative ways to change their menus. They may wrap corn or flour tortillas around five types of burritos or a quartet of tacos, each stuffed with piquant sauces and fillings such as chicken, carnitas, shrimp, and vegetables. They also craft their own interpretations of street-style tacos, stuffed with ingredients such as pork tossed in mango puree, Caribbean jerk-style chicken, or carne asada with grilled onions and balsamic reduction. The eatery also boasts more than 40 rotating craft beers.

15294 Rosecrans Ave
La Mirada,
CA
US

The first Baja Fresh opened in 1990 as a rebuttal to the country's spate of traditional burger-and-fries chains. Today, each location upholds the eatery’s original mission of providing an alternative to traditional fast food with a kitchen that fires meats, chops farm-fresh produce, and pours house-made salsa over grilled tortillas. Guests can nosh on tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and fajitas amid a dining room with decor more bright and cheery than the sun after it eats a bag of pixie stix for breakfast.

1360 S Beach Blvd
La Habra,
CA
US

Harbor Mexican Cafe's chefs stoke ovens and tend grills to build a menu with some of Mexican cuisine's most iconic staples. To fill each burrito and enchilada with authentic, homestyle flavors, the chefs simmer chunks of beef in salsa roja, make guacamole in-house, and hand-flatten ears of corn to make tortillas.

1460 South Harbor Boulevard
La Habra,
CA
US

Authentic Mexican food from San Diego County!

11732 Artesia Blvd
Artesia,
CA
US

Chefs at La Cocina pick fresh ingredients sourced from the surrounding area to build Mexican and Cuban plates as colorful as the eatery's bright orange walls or a firework-filled piñata. After rounds of fresh ceviche or ham croquetas, rustic wooden tabletops fill with made-to-order rice dishes such as the palomilla empanizada—thin-pounded top sirloin steak breaded and pan-fried—or stone mortars known as molcajete filled with chorizo or seafood and fresh cheese. For dessert, chefs hand-craft creamy flan or natural shakes made with mango or tropical mamey fruit. A tiled chair rail runs along the restaurant's tangerine walls, which are studded with Mexican-style art and framed photographs of famous burritos that have visited the restaurant.

10502 Artesia Blvd
Bellflower,
CA
US