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Mexican Restaurants in New Orleans
 

Mexican Restaurants in New Orleans

New Orleans Mexican Restaurants

From fish tacos to fresh margaritas, New Orleans is home to tons of zesty Mexican restaurants! No matter what type of Mexican food strikes your fancy, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for throughout the city. Feel the heat of a hearty burrito from one of our local taco trucks or indulge your taste buds at an extravagant dining location.

Local Mexican restaurants cover the city, ranging from classic build-your-own-burrito bars to Mexican-fusion cuisines, so you can get the standard Mexican offerings like beef, chicken, and fish to more adventurous authentic cuisine options like tongue. Many of these spots feature some of the tastiest tequila drinks around, like pineapple cilantro lime margaritas or horchata, tequila and cinnamon cocktails. If you’re looking for something a little more familiar, we’re also home to several popular Mexican-styled chain restaurants!

The next time you’re craving a cheesy quesadilla or some scrumptious queso, browse the list below to find the perfect Mexican restaurant for you!

New Orleans Mexican Restaurants
Johnny Sanchez
930 Poydras St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 304-6615
www.johnnysanchezrestaurant.com

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $$$
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Mexican
Casa Borrega
1719 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113 [Map It]
(504) 427-0654

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $$
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Mexican, Vegetarian, Vegan

Description: Casa Borrega is now open for cocktails, dinner and music, Weds through Sat. from 5pm-12am, plus a Sunday brunch from 10am to 2pm. Come for authentic Mexican food, specialty Latin cocktails, and the best local Latin musicians and more.
El Gato Negro
81 French Market Pl., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 525-9752
www.elgatonegronola.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: $$
Open For: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Mexican

Description: Inspired by family origins rooted in Michoacan, Mexico, the chef and owner of El Gato Nego strives to bring the most authentic Mexican cuisine to New Orleans. The restaurant serves mouth-watering, traditional dishes, including pulled pork tamales and three cheese enchiladas, as well as an extensive menu of fruity, sunny cocktails made with fresh fruit and top-shelf tequila or rum. El Gato Negro also imports beer, tequila, and other ingredients native to Mexico. Mexican tradition and culture thrive at El Gato Negro, which allows the restaurant to transport its customers south of the border through authentic, delicious food.
Taqueria Corona
5932 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 897-3974

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Mexican

Description: While one could describe this restaurant as Mexican, the owner does not hesitate to ad a little El Salvadoran flair to it all. Alongside juicy shrimp and marinated steak lined up on the grill are ripe tomatoes -- the base of Taqueria's tasty homemade pico de gallo. The chorizo is fresh and spicy and black beans and saffron rice are the preferred sides. Best of all, you can sip a few margaritas with your meal and still walk out with some change in your pocket.
Araña Taqueria y Cantina
3242 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 894-1233

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $$
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Mexican, Contemporary

Description: Mexican street food. Complex flavors. Fresh ingredients.

Araña Taqueria y Cantina reflects both authentic and modernized Mexican cuisine using techniques inspired by the culinary traditions of the Yucatan. Intense flavors stem from traditional Mexican slow-cooking and incorporating Mexican ingredients and spices into each dish to create a unique flavor profile. The result—a new take on Mexican street food.

Happy Hour- Monday – Friday, 3-7 pm half-price ALL drinks and Tacos!

The Pupusa Lady
2000 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., Roux Carre, New Orleans, LA 70113 [Map It]
(504) 309-2073
www.rouxcarre.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Mexican, Latin/South American
Santa Fe
3201 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 948-0077
www.santafenola.com

Neighborhood: Esplanade Ridge
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $$
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Mexican
Superior Bar and Grill
3636 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 899-4200
www.superiorgrill.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Bar/Pub Food, Mexican

Description: Superior Grill, New Orleans, opened on December 4, 1997. Located on St. Charles street care stop, #21, this restaurant offers fajitas and margaritas, the best in the city according to their website. They have 34 tables with smoking and non-smoking sections to suit your preference. Their open kitchen allows diners to watch their food being prepared and Superior Bar features a variety of tequilas nationally recognized. The large patio is a favorite among locals. Happy hour is 2 for 1 everyday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Panchitas
1434 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
(504) 281-4127

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Mexican

Description: With free chips & salsa, and pretty strong margaritas, you can’t go wrong with Mexican night at Panchita’s! This uptown restaurant is known for its quality food and drinks at reasonable prices. Locals love to visit during the week and some boast that it’s the best Mexican fare in NOLA. The vibes are casual and diners at Panchita’s enjoy delicious food, good drinks, and great company.
Velvet Cactus
6300 Argonne Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124 [Map It]
(504) 301-2083
www.thevelvetcactus.com

Neighborhood: Lakefront/Lakeview
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $$
Open For: Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Mexican
La Casita Taqueria
8400 Oak St., New Orleans, LA 70119 [Map It]
(504) 826-9913
www.eatlacasita.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Mexican, Vegetarian, Latin/South American
Del Fuego Taqueria
4518 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 894-8558
delfuegotaqueria.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $$
Open For: Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Mexican

Description: This taqueria takes Mexican cuisine to a new level. Custom made loaded guacamole, trios of tacos, handmade burritos, and of course refreshing margaritas are stars of the Del Fuego menu.
Suis Generis
3219 Burgundy St, New Orleans, LA 70117 [Map It]
(504) 309-7850
www.suisgeneris.com

Neighborhood: Faubourg Marigny/Bywater
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $$
Open For: Dinner, Late Night (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Mexican, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian, Asian

Description: Suis Generis brings you “food evolution” with a constantly changing and evolving menu of fresh local and exotic imported ingredients featuring house-made pasta, prime meats, fresh seafood, vegetarian choices and fabulous brunches. Our full bar offers a wide selection of wines, small batch liquors, artisan beers, and craft cocktails made from house-made syrups and nectars!
Country Flame
620 Iberville St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 522-1138

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Mexican, Cuban

Description: Small, inexpensive cantina serving good ropa vieja, pressed Cuban sandwiches and other filling Mexican and Cuban food. Painted with colorful murals on the outside, Country Flame is a French Quarter favorite for inexpensive Cuban and Mexican dishes.
Taceaux Loceaux
(504) 307-4747
www.twitter.com

Attire: Casual
Price Range: $
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Mexican, Vegetarian, Contemporary, Vegan, Food Truck

Description: Taceaux Loceaux serves up gourmet specialty tacos throughout the city for both lunch and dinner. Because the truck’s schedule changes daily, be sure to check their Twitter for the their daily location, hours and menu.
Tacos and Beer
1622 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 304-8722
www.tacosandbeer.org

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $$
Open For: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Mexican
Juan's Flying Burrito
515 Baronne St., New Orleans, LA 70113 [Map It]
(504) 529-5825
www.juansflyingburrito.com

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $$
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Mexican, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free

Description: A casual favorite offering the food of your Mexican desire!
Felipe's Taqueria
6215 S. Miro St., New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 288-TACO (8226)
www.felipestaqueria.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Mexican
Felipe's Taqueria
301 N. Peters St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 288-TACO (8226)
www.felipestaqueria.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Casual
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Fast Food/Family Style, Mexican

Description: Felipe's serves fresh, authentic Mexican Taqueria dishes in a fun, fast and affordable environment. Felipe's margaritas are made fresh daily with fresh squeezed key limes and premium tequila. Available for private parties and buy-outs.
Felipe’s Taqueria
411 N. Carrolton Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119 [Map It]
(504) 288-TACO (8226)
www.felipestaqueria.com

Neighborhood: Mid-City
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Fast Food/Family Style, Mexican
Juan's Flying Burrito
4724 S. Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119 [Map It]
(504) 486-9950
www.juansflyingburrito.com

Neighborhood: Mid-City
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Mexican, Vegetarian, Vegan

Description: A casual favorite offering the food of your Mexican desire!
Juan's Flying Burrito
2018 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 569-0000
www.juansflyingburrito.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Mexican, Vegetarian, Vegan

Description: A casual favorite offering the food of your Mexican desire!
La Cocinita
(504) 309-5344
www.lacocinitafoodtruck.com

Attire: Casual
Price Range: $
Open For: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Mexican, Latin/South American, Food Truck

Description: La Cocinita, "The Litte Kitchen" in Spanish, serves fresh, authentic, gourmet food from Latin America. From traditional Mexican tacos, to South American arepas and patacones, this food truck allows you to customize your order to suit all tastebuds. The truck's schedule changes daily, so be sure to check out their website for its current location!
La Mezcla Mexicana
2381 St. Claude Ave., St. Roch Market, New Orleans, LA 70117 [Map It]
www.strochmarket.com

Neighborhood: Gentilly/New Orleans East/Chalmette
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Mexican, Southwestern/TexMex
Purple Cactus/Rick's Grill
201 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70170 [Map It]
(504) 595-8887

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $
Open For: Lunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Mexican
Taqueria Guerrero Mexico
208 N Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119 [Map It]
(504) 484-6959

Neighborhood: Mid-City
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $
Open For: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Mexican
Izzo's Illegal Burrito
500 Port of New Orleans Pl., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 322-3953
www.izzos.com

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Fast Food/Family Style, Mexican
El Rinconcito
218 N Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119 [Map It]
(504) 484-0500

Neighborhood: Mid-City
Attire: Casual
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Mexican

Description: El Roconito is a Mexican eatery located in Mid-City and acclaimed by locals as having awesome chips and queso! The restaurant is small and casual. If you are looking for a quality Mexican bite to eat and you’re in the neighborhood, El Roconito is the place is stop. Customers also say the tacos are worth trying!
 
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