Mexican Restaurants in California

50% Off Mexican Food at Bolillo Tortas

Bolillo Tortas

$14 $7

(178)

16 types of tortas layer chicken milanesa and steak asada between slabs of traditional bread, served with deep-fried stuffed jalapeños

Up to 61% Off Catering from Lucy’s Tamale Factory

Alum Rock

$340 $149

Masa and shredded meats are rolled by hand to cook up award-winning pork and chicken

Up to 41% Off Mexican Dinner at Regalito Rosticeria

Mission Dolores

$55.50 $33

(493)

Chefs in open kitchen roast free-range chicken, slow-roast citrus-marinated pork shoulder, and sauté North Carolina blue prawns in salsa

Up to 44% Off Mexican Cuisine at Florez Bar & Grill

Southwestern Sacramento

$25 $14

(110)

Classic fajitas, burritos, and enchiladas, plus American and Mexican breakfast served till 3 p.m.

Up to 49% Off at La Salsa Fresh Mexican Grill

Multiple Locations

$10.08 $5.20

Mexican food served during breakfast through dinner includes eggs with chorizo, tacos and burritos, and fresh salads

Half Off Mexican Cuisine and Drinks at Mauricio's Grill and Cantina

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

(51)

Grilled chicken or vegetarian burritos, pork chili verde, and sautéed chipotle shrimp served inside brightly colored bar and grill

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

$11 for Mexican Food at Casa Don Diego

Castle Park

$20 $11

(47)

Called an "old-school Mexican gathering spot," authentic restaurant satisfies appetites with fajitas, steak skillets, and margaritas

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

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

Up to 50% Off Mexican Food at La Cabañita

Glendale

$20 $11

(451)

Huevos rancheros, chilaquiles, migas, and other Mexican breakfast specialties; classic south-of-the-border entrees for dinner

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

Half Off Mexican Food & Seafood at Tequila Bar & Grill

Ontario

$20 $10

(18)

Authentic Mexican specialties, such as two types of hard- and soft-shell tacos with five types of fillings

50% Off at El Mariachi Mexican Food

Bluffton

$20 $10

Mexican favorites such as burritos, chimichangas, and tortas served in a bright and festive restaurant, with sopapillas and flan for dessert

40% Off Mexican Cuisine at El Caminito

Sunnyvale

$20 $12

(155)

Mexican meals prepared with low-cholesterol vegetable oil and chased with salt-rimmed margaritas in a family-run eatery

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

Up to 47% Off at Sabores Mexican Cuisine in Roseville

Roseville

$15 $8

Chefs whip up authentic Mexican fare for dinner and lunchtime meals, which range from enchiladas and chimichangas to fried ice-cream dessert

Up to 43% Off Nacho Fries or Five-Pound Burritozilla at Iguanas

Multiple Locations

$21 $12

(1644)

5-lb. 18-inch burritozilla featured on Man v. Food, stuffed with meats such as hand-trimmed angus carne asada or grilled marinated chicken

Up to 42% Off Mexican Food at Sol y Luna Taqueria

North Berkeley

$22.50 $13

(42)

Michoacan-style cuisine, such as handmade tacos, fried-chicken tortas, and fish tacos, plus vegan options, including a vegan burrito

45% Off Mexican Cuisine at Casa Jimenez

Murrieta

$20 $11

Eatery evokes rural Mexico with a burnt-orange shingled roof and dishes of pork, steak, and shrimp wrapped in warm tortillas

50% Off at La Bamba Island Cuisine

Burbank

$30 $15

Cuban sandwiches, flame-broiled tamales, pork taquitos, and fried plantains can be enjoyed on an open patio or indoors near TV screens

Half Off Mexican Food at Little Manuel's

Antioch

$20 $10

(46)

Chefs cook up Mexican, Italian, and American dishes such as from-scratch tamales, housemade menudo soup, and pasta

Up to 53% Off at Estrada's Mexican & Caribbean Restaurant

Original Daly City

$31.90 $15

(93)

Mexican dishes with sautéed meats join forces with homemade sangria and Caribbean food, such as plantains and fried yucca, in vibrant eatery

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 Mexican Food at La Paloma Restaurante

Vista

$20 $11

(77)

Menu features classic Mexican dishes, as well as inventive plates such as the charbroiled ostrich filet marinated in house seasoning

43% Off House Margaritas and Snacks at Baja Sharkeez

Santa Barbara

$24.49 $14

(122)

Baja-style Mexican appetizers such as shrimp ceviche or mini chicken tacos pair with hand-shaken margaritas that can be infused with fruit

52% Off Mexican Cuisine at Tacos and Company

Multiple Locations

$25 $12

(187)

Family-owned Tacos and Company is dedicated to authenticity, expressed in recipes for burritos, tacos, and guacamole

35% Off Mexican Food at Frida's Mexican Grill

Napa

$40 $26

Traditional Mexican dishes such as tacos loaded with shredded beef, Jalisco-style carnitas, and chicken smothered in mole sauce

40% Off Mexican Food at Huerta's Restaurant

Indio

$10 $6

(5)

Cozy restaurant has been serving classic Mexican seafood dishes for more than 10 years

Half Off at Felipe's Mexican Restaurant

Folsom Local

$20 $10

(30)

Chimichangas, housemade pork tamales, and flautas complement imported beers

Up to 42% Off Mexican Food at Baja Fresh

Pleasanton

$23.94 $15

Flame-grilled flavors of never-frozen chicken and steak fill tacos and burritos made to order with farm-fresh ingredients

Half Off Mexican Food at Royal Taco

Milpitas

$20 $10

(68)

Authentic taquitos with avocado; spicy chiles rellenos; breakfast, lunch, and dinner burritos

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

50% Off Mexican Food at Los Patios

San Clemente

$30 $15

This colorful Mexican eatery serves classics like tosatdas, fajitas, and lobster burritos, and also boasts a dog friendly patio

50% Off Mexican Food at Antigua Bar & Grill

Montebello

$30 $15

(34)

Classic Mexican dishes include chicken in mole sauce, tostadas de ceviche, and fresh coconut-breaded bass with mango salad

45% Off Mexican Food at El Rosal Restaurant Lodi

Lodi

$20 $11

(22)

Cooks turn to more than 40 family recipes for direction to craft specialties such as tacos, enchiladas, carne asada, seafood, and guacamole

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

Up to Half Off Mexican Cuisine at Mikey V's

Tulare

$20 $11

(6)

Owner Mike Vejar often helms the grill at this cozy and casual Mexican spot, serving up carne asada, chicken fajitas, and shrimp tacos

Half Off Mexican Food at Casa Mañana Restaurant

San Rafael

$14 $7

(70)

Authentic Mexican and Salvadoran dishes of pork, chicken, and beef alongside sautéed red snapper and crab-stuffed enchiladas

Half Off Mexican Food at La Torta Cafe

La Mesa

$20 $10

(175)

Mexican eatery specializing in more than 30 styles of tortas; other Mexican staples include quesadillas, burritos, and tacos

Half Off Mexican Food at Hecho en Mexico

Woodland

$10 $5

Chefs prepare Mexican cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a diner setting with a fresh salsa bar

45% Off at Gordy's Mexican Grill

Colton

$10 $5.50

(15)

Menu of Mexican favorites such as burritos, fish tacos, and combination plates with enchiladas or taquitos sided by rice and beans

Up to 53% Off at Sonoma Latina Grill

Novato

$10 $5

Chefs draw on locally sourced meats and veggies to craft chicken tacos, wrap fresh tortillas into burritos, and cook huevos rancheros.

48% Off Mission-Style Tacos and Burritos at Taco Del Mar

Brentwood

$10.50 $5.50

Baja-California inspired tacos and burritos made with fresh ingredients

Up to 42% Off Mexican and Peruvian Cuisine at El Toro Loco

Sharp Park

$30 $19

Fish tacos, shrimp burritos, and vegetarian offerings fill the Mexican menu; Peruvian offerings lean toward savory grilled meat

50% Off at Tacos & Beer

Downtown Beaumont

$14 $7

Handmade flour tortillas are filled with proteins such as carne asada, lamb, and shrimp, with options for vegetarians as well

Up to 43% Off Mexican Food at Dona Esther Restaurant

San Juan Bautista

$30 $17

(88)

Traditional Mexican dishes, such as carne asada and steaming menudo, warm stomachs

Up to 50% Off Mexican Food at Sabor A Mi

La Verne

$20 $11

Tacos, burritos, and chimichangas served alongside creamy horchata and Jarritos sodas

45% for Mexican Cuisine at Carmelita's Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

(263)

Freshly made guacamole, soft tacos stuffed with tender shredded pork, and Angus New York steak and vegetables sizzle in fajita skillets

Up to 53% Off Mexican Cuisine at Red Pepper Grill

South Los Altos

$20 $10

(96)

Mexican and Californian cuisines come together for creative entrees such as crab enchiladas, pork chops, burritos, and margaritas

45% Off at Jocy's Mexican Restaurant

Fowler

$20 $11

Flavorful Mexican dishes such as enchiladas, chilies rellenos, tacos, burritos, or tamales

52% Off Mexican Cuisine at Tacos and Company

Ladera Ranch

$25 $12

(19)

Family-owned Tacos and Company is dedicated to authenticity, expressed in recipes for burritos, tacos, and guacamole

Up to 54% Off a Mexican Meal at Gonzo Tacos

Yucca Valley

$25.91 $12

(18)

Tacos are stuffed with skirt steak and wasabi aioli, chicken tikka with chutney, wine-simmered veggies, pork and pineapple, or carnitas

Up to 42% Off Mexican Cuisine at El Jardin

Sonora

$30 $18

(39)

Feast on Mexican classics inside a cozy dining room or outside on the tree-lined patio

40% Off Healthy Mexican Food

Eastern Malibu

$30 $18

(336)

Healthy Mexican dishes with a Malibu twist include the protein-packed Cross Fit Bowl and antioxidant-rich Rainbow Kale salad

40% Off Genuine Gourmet Texas-Style Tamales and More

Blue Jay

$20 $12

(116)

Tamales stuffed with spicy brisket, green chili chicken, and other Tex Mex classics, paired with sides such as chorizo refried beans

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 Half Off Mexican Cuisine at The Amigo Spot

Mission Valley West

$20 $11

(44)

Chefs create Mexican and American favorites such as carne asada fries, burritos, tacos, Philly cheesesteaks, and grilled cheese sandwiches

Half Off Mexican Cuisine at Plaza Garibaldi Restaurant

San Jose

$30 $15

(169)

More than 100 tequilas complement handmade regional dishes in colorful eatery with weekend mariachi performances

Up to 51% Off Mexican Food at Mango's Taqueria & Cantina

Fisherman's Wharf

$40 $20

(18)

Jalisco-style Mexican food such as marinated pork tacos, burritos with housemade mango sauce, fajitas, and guacamole made tableside

50% Off Mexican Food at Vallejo’s

Multiple Locations

$15 $7.49

(83)

Mexican cuisine served at the business-casual 11th Street location or in the remodeled early-1920s building of the 4th Street location

50% Off Chicken and Mexican Food at Don Jacinto Pollo Grill

Santa Ana

$10 $5

(25)

"Home of the Mesquite Chicken" also serves up wet and dry burritos, beef tongue tacos, Mexican soups, and more

Up to 52% Off Mexican Meals at Rosa Maria's

Fontana

$20.90 $10

(71)

Tacos, enchiladas, and taquitos served alongside beans and rice on combo plates, or a 3-foot party burrito that can feed 30 people

50% Off Mexican Food at Rose Café on the Mesa

Alta Mesa

$30 $15

(52)

Housemade chorizo from a family recipe spices up chilaquiles, quesadillas, and huevos rancheros served all day

Up to 42% Off Mexican Food at El Mariachi Restaurant

San Clemente

$30 $18

(81)

Authentic Mexican entrees, such as shrimp sautéed in garlic and butter, carnitas marinated in chimichurri, and chicken smothered in mole

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

Up to 52% Off Mexican Meal at El Comal

North Park

$41 $20

(289)

Tacos made from barbecue goat, grilled steak, fish, or marinated pork, paired with margaritas and traditional Mexican dishes

Half Off Mexican Food at Chico's Grill

San Francisco

$10 $5

(9)

Chef Hilario Chico creates a menu of authentic Mexican fare and dishes from his native town of Puebla

50% Off Mexican Food at Baja Fresh

RP Sports Compex

$20 $10

(24)

Flame-grilled flavors of never-frozen chicken and steak fill tacos, burritos, and taquitos made to order with farm-fresh ingredients

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 at Pancho's Cocina Mexicana and Grill

Curtis Park

$20 $10

(96)

Pancho himself serves diners heaping combo platters, traditional dishes, and refreshing margaritas

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At the French restaurant where they both got their start, Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger discovered decidedly un-French cuisine in the privacy of the kitchen: homespun Oaxacan and Yucatan recipes prepared by their fellow chefs. The duo promptly untied their aprons, loaded them into a VW Beetle, and took off for a road trip to Mexico in 1985, where they sampled and studied delicacies prepared at beachside taco stands and family barbecues. Three restaurants, two gourmet food trucks, five cookbooks, hundreds of episodes of Food Network's Too Hot Tamales, and sizzling appearances on Top Chef Masters later, their Border Grill eateries add contemporary twists to authentic Mexican cuisine. Guests are greeted by dining rooms originally designed by the architect Josh Schweitzer, who is Mary Sue's husband and Susan's childhood friend. Within their walls, healthful plates enhanced by seasonal fruits and vegetables and fresh salsas roll into handmade tortillas or revel beneath cotija cheese. Devoted to sustainable eating, Border Grill infuses its dishes with sustainable seafood, organic rice and beans, and hormone-free meats, as well as Good for the Planet, Good for You meals made from at least 80% plant-based ingredients, just like Captain Planet's faux-leather jacket.

445 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Chef Isabel Cruz's unique edible offerings are served straight from the Venn-diagram center of Latin and Asian cuisine. Vegetarians and omnivores alike can nosh healthy breakfast options such as the homemade Cantina croissant with scrambled eggs, cheese, tomatoes, and scallions ($8.25), or have a lunchtime-leaning crispy lettuce wrap cradling marinated chicken and tangy peanut sauce ($9.75). Toast with a fresh mimosa ($5 per glass, $20 per pitcher) or sweet thai coffee ($3.75). In the evening, revive flagging taste buds with palate-tickling plantains with sour cream and caviar ($9). Entrees include globetrotting, edible explorations such as the flat-iron steak with cilantro garlic mojo pico, which is accompanied by loyal cartographers portobello mushrooms ($20).

4111 Ocean Blvd
San Diego,
CA
US

Since 1994, the chefs at Chacho's have been guarding the secrets of their time-honored family recipes for tacos, enchiladas, and burritos. They craft fresh ceviche, spicy salsas, and tamales from scratch as al pastor, chorizo, carne asada, and even soy substitutes sizzle on the grill. Outside the kitchen, bartenders concoct tangy margaritas, micheladas, and their signature chavelas upon a gleaming wooden bar, which reflects the star-shaped pendant lamps and thirsty ghosts that hang above.

The food and drinks aren’t the only thing that gives guests a taste of Mexican culture; Chacho's crimson-walled, loft-style dining room is at once both modern and rustic, breathing new life into old traditions through contemporary Day of the Dead–themed paintings, wall-mounted sculptures, and colorful sombreros.

87 E San Fernando St
San Jose,
CA
US

Matthew Corrin was fashion designer Oscar de la Renta's marketing manager, which meant a lot of long hours and a lot of hurried lunches. After his umpteenth greasy sandwich, Corrin began wondering why there weren't more convenient, waistline-friendly lunch alternatives. This rumination—and a resignation letter to de la Renta—begot Freshii, a fast, casual eatery that serves healthy meals and has graced the pages of various publications, including the Chicago Tribune and Inc.’s 30 Under 30 list. Environmental awareness also plays a big part in the business model as the food packaging is made from eco-friendly vegetable starches.

Every Freshii kitchen is stocked with the base ingredients of brown rice, romaine lettuce, field greens, spinach, and rice noodles; toppings such as carrots, broccoli, grilled tofu, and candied walnuts; and an array of dressings and sauces. Using these ingredients, the chefs create bowls, wraps, salads, soups, and burritos for lunch and dinner. During morning hours when the sun is still busy curling its rays, they scramble eggs, serve housemade oatmeal, and top fat-free frozen yogurt with a choice of fruit. Customers can bring their own bowls, and the staff will wash and fill them with fresh ingredients hailing from environmentally responsible farms that fairly compensate their workers.

4 Embarcadero Ctr
San Francisco,
CA
US

Raul and Maria Gutierrez were raised on fajitas in their native Mexico, where many families raise their own chickens and make tortillas by hand. After honing their culinary skills in several Houston restaurants, the couple chased their dreams to Fresno, where Fajita Fiesta was born. Instead of sprouting from a pinto bean, the eatery sprang from one of the Gutierrez’s favorite dishes: tacos al carbon, a union of handcrafted tortillas, fresh pico de gallo, and charbroiled steak, chicken, or pork. Made fresh every hour, the tortillas serve as a canvas for creativity by exhibiting savories such as grilled shrimp, onions, and poblano peppers. For deep-fried fare such as chimichangas and sopapillas, Raul and Maria use canola oil to minimize saturated fat. Margaritas add a heady kick to the evening's festivities, and horchatas end meals on a sweet cinnamon note, with textures smoother than a freshly shorn saxophone. The kitchen also caters feasts for a variety of events, filling bellies with hearty chicken moles and bite-size eats such as mini taquitos.

1850 Van Ness Ave
Fresno,
CA
US

The techs behind Scrub Boys Car Wash polish cars of all shapes and sizes—as well as boats and RVs—with a combination of automated machinery and elbow grease. Their car-wash packages render interiors squeaky clean and lavish shells with clear coat protectant and Rain-X. They take the purification process a step further with detailing services, which include clay-bar treatments to remove tiny contaminants and high-speed buffing to diminish oxidation and scratches. When techs aren't lathering jalopies, they’re restoring plastic headlights, which tend to oxidize over time, helping remove the discoloration that makes it difficult to drive at night or through a nature preserve littered with black panthers. Frequent visitors can join Scrub Boys’ Scrub Club, which equips members with gift cards and free washes on their birthday.

6727 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento,
CA
US