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Diners' Choice: Mexican restaurants in Washington, D.C. Area

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Mexican cuisine in Washington, D.C. Area? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

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4.7
4.7 (9359)
$30 and under
Mexican
Penn Quarter
About the restaurant
Oyamel Cocina Mexicana combines Mexico’s rich regional culinary traditions with modern urban fare. Guests experience an array of antijitos—traditional Mexican snack or small plates—along with authentic tacos, ceviches and an impressive selection of cocktails and tequilas. Under the direction of renowned chef José Andrés, Head Chef Omar Rodriguez takes traditional ingredients and techniques and elevates them to deliver dishes and drinks with exceptional creativity and refinement.
Top review
SilkyC
Dined 7 days ago
Great food and service, definitely recommend this restaurant!
A photo of Paraiso restaurant
4.6
4.6 (154)
$31 to $50
Mexican
Capitol Hill
About the restaurant
A creative cuisine inspired by the streets & home kitchens of Mexico.
Top review
PaulB
Dined on Jun 10, 2024
We booked the reservation about a month ago for our trip to DC and thought this was the same restaurant we visited approximately 10 years ago. After our arrival, we realized that this was a different restaurant and thrilled that we made the mistake. The food, service, ambiance and location were superb ! Thank you for a memorable evening !!
A photo of Uno Más Modern Mexican kitchen restaurant
4.5
4.5 (25)
$30 and under
Mexican
Petworth
About the restaurant
Now open! Enjoy authentic inspired by authentic Mexican cuisine, and is reverent to fresh flavors and the ingredients of Mexico with specialty dishes like Mole Poblano join the meal with many of our cocktails, including the hibiscus margarita and many more!
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 31, 2024
This was me and my best friend first time attending and we were very impressed with everything. The staff was very helpful and kind. The food was excellent. The Churros was amazing. Will both will be returning and inviting others.
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4.5
4.5 (328)
$31 to $50
Mexican
Logan Circle
About the restaurant
Brunch & Dinner
In the best area of 14th Street, modern homage to authentic Mexican Cuisine, featuring local ingredients that result in exquisite and vibrant creations.

It´s all about the corn - the maiz - at this upscale Mexican stunner. Four kinds are turned into fresh masa daily for the tacos, tamales, and other corn-bassed essentials, and even the art on the walls is corn-themed.

Vegetables and fish are one of the Chef's great specialties, including tuna tostada and yellow ceviche, culminating with the traditional catch of the day.

Mezcal Room an extensive bar downstairs, we have a lot of Mexican spirits, including most famous Oaxacan beverage mezcal. There’s a wide spectrum of mezcals, with dozens of flavors ranging

We are a universe of colors, of textures, of flavors; the print of hands worn down legends that draw the magic of a culture willing to be discovered.

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EvelynF
Dined on Mar 13, 2024
The service is stellar! The presentation of the food is beautiful and the taste of everything we had was absolutely incredible. So delicious! The dessert topped off the entire meal! Definitely recommend and definitely will return when in DC. Thank you Victor and his team!
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4.3
4.3 (17)
$30 and under
Mexican
Sterling
About the restaurant
Another unique restaurant by Chef Santosh Tiptur!

We Believe that food is a conversation of life and want to recreate that dialogue through our ingredient-focused menu. Specializing in gourmet tacos, La Prensa offers an escape from the ordinary taco joint with an approachable and globally inspired menu featuring fresh ingredients with our signature adventurous mindset. We also Cocktail and Cooking Classes!!

The inspiration behind La Prensa came from studying the art and craft of the skilled cooks and chefs who have used the Prensa de Tortilla for generations. The skills they have passed down have allowed us to create delicious food. We've always believed that to create amazing tastes and flavors you only need a handful of fresh ingredients Whether you want tacos, tapas, or both, we'll connect you with regional cuisine with an inspiring twist accompanied by our hand crafted cocktails or sangrias.

Please join us and experience La Prensa for yourself!

Your La Prensa Team
Top review
TomD
Dined on May 8, 2024
Great drinks and tapas Friendly service So much more than a taco place
A photo of Mi Vida, 14th Street restaurant
4.6
4.6 (361)
$30 and under
Mexican
Logan Circle
About the restaurant
Chef Roberto Santibañez creates a menu inspired by Mexican street food and traditional home cooking of his country, but in a modern, elevated presentation. Guests can enjoy traditional dishes such as Carne Asada, a variety of Tacos, Seasonal Fish, Ceviches and other Contemporary Mexican creations.
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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 10, 2024
Mi Vida surpassed my expectations. The drinks, ceviche, queso fundido, and tacos were fantastic.
A photo of Mi Vida, District Wharf restaurant
4.5
4.5 (2260)
$31 to $50
Mexican
Southwest Waterfront
About the restaurant
Chef Roberto Santibañez creates a menu inspired by Mexican street food and traditional home cooking of his country, but in a modern, elevated presentation. Guests can enjoy traditional dishes such as Carne Asada, a variety of Tacos, Seasonal Fish, Ceviches and other Contemporary Mexican creations.
Top review
Lawgrad11vip
Dined 5 days ago
Such amazing food! Have never had Mexican like this. Such a unique take on Mexican food and so flavorful!
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4.6
4.6 (35)
$30 and under
Mexican
Columbia Heights / Brightwood
About the restaurant
Step into our vibrant Mexican eatery and embark on a culinary journey filled with the zest of authentic flavors and the warmth of traditional hospitality. At our restaurant, we take pride in crafting each dish with the freshest ingredients, ensuring that every bite bursts with robust taste and wholesome goodness.
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Crystal
Dined on Apr 21, 2024
This is a fabulous neighborhood spot. The people were very friendly and helpful. The food was tasty. The only drawback is parking.
A photo of Johnny Pistolas restaurant
4.5
4.5 (13)
$30 and under
Mexican
Adams Morgan
About the restaurant
Welcome to Johnny Pistolas! Your ultimate destination for Mexican cuisine, a vibrant bar experience, and a versatile event venue. Whether you're joining us for happy hour, indulging in brunch, or attending a special event, we guarantee a memorable time awaits you.
Top review
DeMovip
Dined on May 5, 2024
Yesterday was busy with Cince de Mayo, but the staff were able to handle the crowd. Everyone seemed to chip in to make sure guests requests were addressed.
A photo of Urbano 116 restaurant
4.5
4.5 (351)
$30 and under
Mexican
Alexandria
About the restaurant
Welcome to Urbano 116.

* Please note that outdoor tables are NOT available for reservations, we will be happy to accommodate you outside on a first come, first serve basis.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
Fantastic Al pastor tacos. Guacamole was off. Would try again.
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