San Francisco Bay Area Mexican / Southwestern Restaurants

San Francisco Bay Area Mexican / Southwestern Restaurants
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Mexican | Mission
124 reviews

Latin American | Redwood City
122 reviews

Milagros features innovative Latin cuisine and extensive cocktail menu that focuses on boutique spirits from Latin America. With over 25 patio tables and an outdoor tequila bar Milagros has one of the best patios on the Peninsula.

Mexican | Marina
81 reviews

Rosa Mexicano - San Francisco
Mexican | Financial District
134 reviews

Mexican | Cole Valley
141 reviews

Colibri - Mexican Bistro
Mexican / Southwestern | Union Square (San Francisco)
140 reviews

La Urbana
Contemporary Mexican | NOPA
142 reviews

Reposado Restaurant
Mexican | Palo Alto
221 reviews

Reposado represents the latest addition to our family of restaurants. This unique experience offers exceptional Mexican cuisine which will challenge the imagination and seduce the palate.

Born from a rich tradition of regional Mexican specialties and contemporary culinary influences, it promises to be not only memorable but also enjoyable.

Please come enjoy a richly satisfying and fun Mexican dining experience.

Eat. Drink. Relax

Nola - Palo Alto
Cajun | Palo Alto
182 reviews

Nola will transport you into the heart of the Quarter! Authentic folk art and the largest Hurricanes in town will get you ready for a bayou blowout.

Dona Tomas
Mexican | Oakland
138 reviews

Dona Tomas is a special restaurant where you almost feel like you're at a lively villa in Mexico enjoying fresh squeezed lime margaritas in the courtyard patio or dining on the authentic regional Mexican cuisine in the main room or the crimson red bar room.

With our seasonally changing menu and our love and respect for Mexican food and culture, we strive to present a culinary experience highlighting our favorite dishes from Mexico. These are often hard to find in American restaurants and it is our goal to update these classics with the bounty of what is available in the Bay Area, serving them in a fun atmosphere where the energy is always exciting.

We use organic, local produce when available, sustainably raised beef, pork and chicken, authentic items like hard to find dried chiles, huitlacoche, verdalogas and much more. We pride ourselves on serving unusual and long forgotten dishes that we have tasted and recreated from our many journeys to Mexico.

Mexican | Marina
84 reviews

Mexican | San Anselmo
45 reviews

Marinitas features a menu inspired by dishes found throughout Mexico and Latin America using local and seasonal products. Through the collaboration of Heidi Krahling and Frank Villa, Marinitas delivers Latin focused lusciousness that is an exciting blend of the new and the familiar. The wine list mainly draws from the expansive selections of the best wine makers from Argentina and Chile. Cocktails focus on the silver and gold liquors of Central and South America. The bar is dedicated to classic cocktail preparations including citrus juice squeezed to order, house made sweet and sour made from unrefined cane sugars, along with the highest quality mixers. Beers include a full Mexican selection from light Lagers to dark regional Latin micro-brewed Ales.

Rumbo Al Sur
Regional Mexican | Oakland
65 reviews

Rumbo al Sur celebrates the flavors of Mexico and Latin America using fresh, seasonal ingredients. In addition to variety of large and small plates, Rumbo al Sur offers hand crafted cocktails using fresh juices, house made syrups and a variety of unique tequilas, piscos and cachacas.

Mexican | Orinda
24 reviews

Welcome to BARBACOA restaurant! We serve the east Bay's finest wood-fired Mexican cuisine. The wood fire feeds the flavors of our roasted meats, fish and vegetables. A full bar compliments the authentic Mexican dishes and our margaritas, beers, wines and classic cocktails will be sure to have you coming back.

Zona Rosa
Mexican | San Jose
128 reviews

Small plate Mexican dining in downtown San Jose"s historic Rose Garden.

Our dishes honor the cookery of Mexico with a focus on masa. The cuisine of Zona Rosa is Mexican but with a twist. Executive Chef, Anna Zamora Pizzo takes the components of an authentic Mexican dish and adds modern flavors and fresh seasonal ingredients. Everything is home-made and made from scratch. We hand press our tortillas using fresh, organic corn masa from La Finca.

We strive to be a farm to table kitchen and whenever possible, we use local and organic meats, poultry & produce as well as sustainable seafood sanctioned by Monterey Bay Seafood Watch.

Zona Rosa features wines, beer and coffee from local vendors including J Lohr, Barefoot Coffee, and Russian River Brewing Company.

Traditional Mexican | San Jose
68 reviews

Located in Downtown San Jose, Mezcal boasts one of the most distinctive dining rooms in San Jose. The brick exterior, metal work and indigenous Mexican motifs, sets the restaurant apart from its neighbors. Although the design is urban upscale, there is nothing watered down about the menu. Mezcal proudly serves authentic Oaxacan regional cuisine utilizing family recipes passed on from previous generations.

Blue Agave Club
Mexican | Pleasanton
42 reviews

Blue Agave Club is a Mexican Restaurant serving "alta cocina mexicana" or "high-end" Mexican cuisine. Don't let the "high-end" deter you. We do offer an array of menu choices... from the expected enchiladas & burritos to the unexpected Filet Mignon with Pomegranate-Chipotle Sauce, for example. Our menu is adjusted seasonally to include the freshest ingredients. Chef & Owner, Alexandro Garcia has created exquisite sauces by updating authentic family recipes and adding his own creative flare.

We offer over 200 different Tequilas and have gained notoriety for our award-winning margaritas. Come see why our loyal customers have voted us
Mexican Restaurant,
Outdoor Dining,
Place to Have a First Date,
& BEST Margarita!

We hope to see you soon at Blue Agave Club.
Don't forget to ask us about our Tequila-Pairing Dinners.

The Cantina - Mill Valley
Mexican | Mill Valley
22 reviews

The Cantina is located in Mill Valley, California and is specialized in Mexican cuisine.

The Prickly Pear Cantina
Mexican | Danville
37 reviews

Traditional Mexican food with a Southern Calilfornia flair. Top shelf tequila bar, cocktails, beer and wine.

Tres - SF (fka Tres Agaves)
Mexican / Southwestern | SOMA
63 reviews

Consuelo Mexican Bistro
Mexican / Southwestern | San Jose
47 reviews

Consuelo Mexican Bistro features a traditional and diverse Mexican cuisine. The complex flavors from the kitchen are complimented with creative drinks, selected Tequilas, beer and wine from the bar. The decor matches that found in Mexico City's cantinas in the early 1900's. Bienvenido a Consuelo Mexican Bistro y buen provecho!

El Gusano
Mexican | Oakland
37 reviews

El Gusano is a taqueria during the daytime and a full service restaurant at night. We offer authentic, straight-forward Mexican cuisine all day.

Taco Jane's
Mexican | San Anselmo
12 reviews

Color! If I close my eyes and think of the Yucatan, color is everywhere I “look”. Huge flowers in reds, pinks and yellows so saturated they almost vibrate against the landscape; bright peppers and tomato salsas; jungle greens; hot blue sky; vivid tropical fish swimming in a clear, turquoise sea. Color is the medium. Mathew Boussina, who grew up in Tiburon and traveled his way around Latin America, has chosen to translate the Yucatan experience to Taco Jane’s, his breezy little San Anselmo café, where an interior washed in sunshine yellow and an outdoor deck splashed with flowered oil cloth tables both pulsate to the beat of Musica Cubana.

Casa De Cobre
Mexican | Saratoga
48 reviews

Casa de Cobre is Comida Mexicana at its best! The award wining team from The Basin now brings you Casa de Cobre! "The Copper House" in honor of the beautiful pueblo of Santa Clara del Cobre, in the great state of Michoacan, Mexico. Famous for its artisan copper works, kind people, and incredible food. Everything we do is made in house and to order. Our Meats are chemical and hormone free, our fresh fish is always sustainably caught, produce organic when ever possible. Our Margaritas are made to order from hand squeezed Mexican limes and agave nectar! We look forward to serving you soon!!

Saylor's Restaurant and Bar
Mexican | Sausalito
21 reviews

We at Saylor's Restaurant and Bar are inspired by the lifestyle and cuisine of Cabo, a vacation destination at the Southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula known for its relaxed and cultivated atmosphere/ambiance. We fell in love with Cabo and want to share our passion for all things Cabo by offering a unique opportunity for diners to experience fresh and sophisticated Cabo-inspired cuisine in a festive and relaxed atmosphere.

El Charro - Livermore
Mexican | Livermore
15 reviews

El Charro is the traditional horseman from Mexico who participates in the charreada, or Mexican rodeo. Charros are experts in horsemanship, rope tricks, bull riding and steer roping. One of the most recognized symbols of Mexico is associated with the charro – his tightly tailored suit and vest, adorned with embroidery and silver buttons, worn with a soft tie and wide brimmed sombrero. Mexico’s history and complexity are captured in this time-honored suit that represents the nation's passion for ritual, and tradition. When we started our restaurant in 2001, we wanted a name that captured the heritage of Mexico as well as the cowboy history of Livermore. "El Charro" is a perfect symbolic reflection of both worlds. We specialize in authentic Mexican cuisine, including our famous enchiladas, winners of "Best Taste of Downtown" for five consecutive years. In addition, El Charro features a full bar offering a wide selection of your favorite tequilas, cervezas, and of course Livermore wines.

Hola! Mexican Restaurant & Cantina - Belmont
Mexican | Belmont
20 reviews

Hola! Mexican Restaurant & Cantina in Belmont invites you to come and experience delicious Mexican food of both the traditional and regional kind along with more than 100 specialty tequilas. Fresh flavors, great drinks and knowledgeable staff are just a few of the things you will find here. The restaurant is festively decorated with saltillo tile floors, handcrafted tile tables, hand carved wood and leather chairs and overlooks a charming brook that winds its way through a beautiful, lush garden nursery. Other works by talented artisans of Mexico, such as punched tin, glassware, iron work and ceramic ware are also on display. Your visit here will be a truly sensory experience. Hola! Belmont is also your place for all your banquets, parties and wedding receptions. We are also available for catering and take out. So come join us at Hola! Belmont to sizzle your palate Mexican style with fresh traditional favorites and fine regional and coastal specialties.

Celia's Mexican Restaurant
Mexican | Palo Alto
14 reviews

Welcome to Celia's, thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you! Our goal is to provide natural and fresh home-style Mexican food with the best quality. We are proud to be a part of this beautiful community. Your patronage is greatly appreciated. Thank you very much for being our guest.

Every day at Celia's we make fresh salsas, our tortillas are prepared fresh without lard, our steak and pork are lean, and our chicken is presented skinless and trimmed. We make fresh guacamole daily, our tamales are handmade daily, and we serve three different types of beans (refried, black beans, and pinto). Daily homemade flan with the best, high quality ingredients, and last but not least our margaritas do not come out of a machine, instead our secret mix is made daily! Come and enjoy!

El Palomar - Santa Cruz
Mexican | Santa Cruz
25 reviews

El Palomar has set a new standard in Mexican cuisine by combining authentic, homemade recipes from the sunny state of Michoacán in southern Mexico, with the unique abundance of locally grown produce and freshly caught seafood available in the Monterey Bay.
We use only the finest ingredients in our specialty dishes, salsas and corn tortillas - all made fresh daily. All our recipes have been handed down from generation to generation in the Espinoza Family, and reflect the pride of genuine family-style home cooking. Enjoy a meal in our historic dining room, cocktails and savory appetizers in the Cantina, or a quick bite from our award winning Taco Bar before you catch a movie or show!

Estrellita Restaurant
Mexican | Los Altos
17 reviews

Estrellita Restaurant is family-owned and has been serving the great community of Los Altos and the whole peninsula since 1958. We take pride in serving top quality, authentic and unique dishes from throughout Mexico and Latin America, many of which you won’t find anywhere else.

Our charming, character-rich location is perfect for a quiet dinner for two, a large group event, or your next company meeting. Enjoy seasonal specials, ever-changing signature cocktails, and even espresso creations made with our own hand-roasted coffee beans.

Otaez Mexican Restaurant - Alameda
Mexican | Alameda
9 reviews

Authentic Mexican Cuisine and World Class Margaritas - We Have It All!

Take your taste buds on an exciting journey through Mexico at Otaez Mexican Restaurant. We specialize in authentic Mexican cuisine, ranging from chile rellenos to carnitas to pozole, we offer high-quality food at great low prices. Our restaurant is perfect for family dining and social gatherings with our friendly and exciting atmosphere. Enjoy great specials throughout the week on some of your favorite Mexican entrées from our extensive menu. Join us today at Otaez Restaurant, for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Contemporary Mexican | Mountain View
17 reviews

AGAVE Mexican Bistro and Bar is our latest venture, featuring family favorites with a modern and unique twist. And of course, a fabulous bar full of Tequilas in keeping with our namesake, and other pleasant spirits.

At AGAVE we specialize in luscious sauces and Chef / Owner, Alexandro Garcia has cooked up some new creations. How does Tlatonilli (chipotle-morita and ancho-chiles) Sauce over succulent shrimp sound? Or if vegetarian is your fare, Quesadilla de Cuitlacoche (corn truffle).

AGAVE sports 5 large screen TVs, warm and festive Backyard Patio and a Private Dining Room for up to 60+ people.

Join us for Happy Hour Monday through Friday 5-7pm.

We look forward to seeing you often at AGAVE!

Mexican | St. Helena
1 review

Only the finest meats and freshest vegetables, find their way into our kitchen. Once there, they are cooked in pure vegetable oil to bring out the true flavors of authentic Mexican cooking. Our extensive menu offers a wide selection of dishes ranging from traditional to modern recipes, appealing to all tastes. Diners can request entrees made vegetarian-style or with any of our fresh meats. We have been in business since 1993.

Celia's Mexican Restaurant - Daly City
Mexican | Daly City
3 reviews

Welcome to Celia's, thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you! Our goal is to provide natural and fresh home-style Mexican food with the best quality. We are proud to be a part of this beautiful community. Your patronage is greatly appreciated. Thank you very much for being our guest. Every day at Celia's we make fresh salsas, our tortillas are prepared fresh without lard, our steak and pork are lean, and our chicken is presented skinless and trimmed. We make fresh guacamole daily, our tamales are handmade daily, and we serve three different types of beans (refried, black beans, and pinto). Daily homemade flan with the best, high quality ingredients, and last but not least our margaritas do not come out of a machine, instead our secret mix is made daily! Come and enjoy! Large banquete facilities available. We will accommodate last minute reservations and can fit up to 200 people. WE CATER. Call restaurant or visit for information.

The Red Hen Cantina - Napa
Mexican | Napa
16 reviews

The Red Hen Cantina in Napa.

Mangos Taqueria and Cantina
Mexican | Fisherman's Wharf
9 reviews

Playa Bonita Restaurant
Mexican | San Jose
1 review

Great seleccion of Seafood and Mexican Food.

Mi Zacatecas
Mexican | American Canyon
Reviews coming soon

Family owned and operated since 2007, Mi Zacatecas serves up traditional Mexican cuisine with a beer and wine bar in a unique and contemporary setting. Our food is served fresh daily with an authentic Mexican touch. We welcome you with our freshly made chips and salsa while enchiladas are being rolled and fajitas are being grilled. We only select the highest quality of ingredients, delivered fresh to your table.
Friday and Saturday evenings are Karaoke nights!
Please ask about our private banquet room and catering.

Mi Casa Restaurant - Walnut Creek
Mexican | Walnut Creek
10 reviews

Mi Casa is a family owned restaurant located in the heart of Walnut Creek. Spanish for "My Home," Mi Casa combines the authenticity of traditional Mexican and Central American dishes with the comfortable ambiance of home. Dishes at Mi Casa are made from scratch with the freshest and highest quality ingredients, following old family recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. In 2007 the Maldonado family decided it was time to share their family recipes with the public, thus opening Mi Casa. Since then our dishes have been well received by our guests. Whether meeting friends for some of our famous sangria, celebrating a special event, or simply enjoying a casual lunch on the patio, we look forward to welcoming you to our home- "Mi Casa Es Su Casa"

Fiesta Vallarta
Mexican / Southwestern | Los Altos
8 reviews

The moment you step inside our Mexican food restaurant and bar, you are immediately transported south of the border to a world of colorful spices, cheerful music, happy laughter, and tastes that are unsurpassed anywhere else. Fiesta Vallarta of Los Altos, California, specializes in the careful blend of authentic Mexican Cuisine using the freshest ingredients and secret family recipes. From our carefully prepared homemade salsa and enchiladas to traditional tacos and flan, we have all the tastes you crave at prices you can afford. With a lifetime of experience, the chefs at our Mexican restaurant and bar carefully make all our meals from scratch, giving our Mexican food that homemade taste. Whether you are in the mood for some homemade salsa and enchiladas or you want to experience flan for the first time, you can find it all at Fiesta Vallarta.

Mexican | Watsonville
6 reviews

For over two decades, Cilantros Parrilla Y Cantina has continued the unique culinary tradition of El Palomar in Santa Cruz by serving award winning cuisine to the communities and visitors of the Pajaro Valley on California’s central coast.
We focus on utilizing fresh ingredients, high quality meats & seafood, and authentic family recipes all professionally served in a relaxed, contemporary atmosphere.
Our full bar features an extensive tequila selection and margarita list, a variety of draft and bottled beers, local premium wines, and classic cocktails made with the finest distilled liquors. Our cantina features nightly happy hour specials, weekend entertainment, and seven flat panel televisions for every sporting event.