Mexican food is the second most popular food in the country behind Chinese according to a Google analysis so it’s only fitting to find the best Mexican restaurant in the state especially this time of year.

From burritos to tacos to nachos to fajitas and everything in between, New Jerseyans can’t have enough of this food so much that every town has at least one type of Mexican restaurant for residents to frequent.

And of course, we’re New Jerseyans, we want the best of the best. So what is the best Mexican restaurant in the state and where is it located?


Thanks to, we have an answer and it’s definitely not what you expected. I say this in a good way!

The list the website put out is the best in each state throughout the country so before we get to New Jersey, let’s take a look at what our neighboring states have to offer.

Aztec Grill & Grocery in North Haven, Connecticut

Known for its “good authentic Mexican food on a budget” according to a Yelp review.

Los Portales in Middletown, Delaware

Soft, crispy, corn, flour, and even salad tacos put this place on top and apparently, their churros are “out of this world”.

Casa Enrique in Queens, New York

This restaurant won a Michelin star. Enough said.

La Palapa in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Originally a food truck, their food was so good they opened their own restaurant. There are many Yelp reviews saying it’s the best Mexican food they’ve ever had.

And now for New Jersey.

Located in Jersey City, Taquería Mi Mariachi was named the best in our state.

Again, there are so many Mexican restaurants to choose from that a “hole in the wall” place is not something you would expect, but in reality, those are the places serving up the best, authentic food.

Yelp reviews say that there is something at this place for everyone. One person even says “their tacos and burritos are to die for.”

If you don't agree with this pick, which restaurant would you put on top?

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The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5's Morning Show Producer Kristen. Any opinions expressed are her own.

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