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Each US States highest rated Mexican restaurant for Cinco De Mayo – According to TripAdvisor

Liam Solomon
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The legendary Cinco De Mayo celebration takes place this Sunday and a day which once started as a celebration of the Mexican Army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, is now a combination of festivals, street parties, food and drink.

Regarded as the biggest Mexican-American celebration in the World, NoKYC decided to research and list the best places to throw back Margaritas and enjoy the best Mexican cuisine each state in the US has to offer.

Methodology: We scraped Tripadvisor data across all 50 US states to determine the highest ranked Mexican restaurant across all capitals in each US state (including well known cities).

State City Restaurant Rating/ 5
Alabama Montgomery Sol Restaurante & Taqueria 4.5
Alaska Juneau La Salsa Mexican Food 4.5
Arizona Phoenix Cocina Madrigal 4.5
Arkansas Little Rock Local Lime 4
California Sacramento Zocalo 4
California Los Angeles El Compadre 5
Colorado Denver La Loma Restaurant 4.5
Connecticut Hartford Agave Grill 4
Delaware Dover La Hacienda 4
Florida Tallahassee El Jalisco 4
Florida Miami Esquina Mexicana 5
Georgia Atlanta No Mas! Cantina 4.5
Hawaii Honolulu Oahu Mexican Grill 4
Idhaho Boise The Matador 4
Illinois Springfield Azteca Mexican Grill 4.5
Illinois Chicago Xoco 4.5
Indiana Indianapolis Nada 4.5
Iowa Des Moines Malo 4
Kansas Topeka Margarita’s Jalisco 4.5
Kentucky Frankfort Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant 4.5
Lousiana Baton Rouge Superior Grill 4
Lousiana New Orleans Juan’s Flying Burrito 4.5
Maine Augusta El Agave’s Mexican Restaurant 4
Maryland Annapolis Jalapeno’s 4.5
Maryland Baltimore Mi Pueblo Mexican Restaurant 4.5
Massachusetts Boston Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar Back Bay 4
Michigan Lansing Pablo’s Old Town 4.5
Michigan Detroit Taqueria Mi Pueblo 4.5
Minnesota Saint Paul Pajarito 4.5
Minnesota Minneapolis MAYA Cuisine 4.5
Mississippi Jackson The Iron Horse Grill 4.5
Missouri Jefferson City El Jimador 4
Missouri St. Louis Arzola’s Fajitas + Margaritas 5
Montana Helena Melaque Mexican Restaurant 4
Nebraska Lincoln Copal Progressive Mexican Cuisine 4.5
Nevada Carson City San Marcos Grill 4.5
Nevada Las Vegas Juan’s Flaming Fajitas & Cantina 4.5
New Hampshire Concord El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant 4
New Jersey Trenton El Angel Mexican Taqueria 4.5
New Jersey Atlantic City Casa Taco & Tequila Bar 4
New Mexico Santa Fe Sazón 5
New York Albany El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant 4
New York Manhattan Dos Caminos 4.5
North Carolina Raleigh Gonza Tacos y Tequila 4.5
North Dakota Bismark La Carreta Mexican Restaurant 4
Ohio Columbus Bakersfield 4.5
Oklahoma Oklahoma City Ted’s Café Escondido 4.5
Oregon Salem La Fondita 4.5
Pennsylvania Harrisburg El Sol Mexican Restaurant 4.5
Pennsylvania Philadelphia El Vez 4.5
Rhode Island Providence Tallulahs Taqueria 4.5
South Carolina Columbia Real Mexico Restaurant Y Tienda 4.5
South Dakota Pierre Gallos Taqueria 4.5
Tennessee Nashville Mas Tacos Por Favor 4.5
Texas Austin Fonda San Miguel 4.5
Texas Dallas Velvet Taco 4.5
Utah Salt Lake City Red Iguana 4.5
Vermont Montpelier Mad Taco 4
Virginia Richmond Pepe’s 4.5
Washington Olympia Valentina’s Restaurant and Tequila Bar 4.5
Washington Seattle Cactus Restaurant 4.5
West Virginia Charleston Plaza Maya 4.5
Wisconsin Madison Taqueria Guadalajara 4.5
Wisconsin Green Bay Vintage 4.5
Wyoming Cheyenne Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant 4


Best Mexican Restaurant’s In The United States

Sazon – Santa Fe, New Mexico

Originally based in Mexico City, Sazon has been serving diners with it’s unique interpretation of contemporary and traditional Mexican dishes.

Over 1,200 excellent reviews and a 5/5 TripAdvisor rating stands it as the best Mexican in the United States.

One review said; “We went to Sazon on a hotel recommendation during a visit to Sant Fe. The food is unique and fantastic. The decor has many wonderful paintings. The owner, Chef Fernando, greeted us and visited our table many times. Our server was Alycia and she was fantastic! She knew everything about the ingredients in every entree we asked about. A wonderful experience!”

El Compadre – Los Angeles, California

Set on the trendy Sunset Blvd corridor, El Compadre boasts a 5/5 rating on TripAdvisor with over 270 excellent reviews.

One user wrote; “First time here and can’t wait to come back! Amazing ambience from the moment we walked in. Foods amazing and the staff is super friendly.” 

Esquina Mexicana – Miami, Florida

Esquina Mexicana is Mexican restaurant based at Miami Beach, with a modern Mexican food style, which strives to not lose traditional flavors.

Another location with a 5/5 TripAdvisor rating with more than 290 excellent reviews.

One review said; “Visited on basis of its great reviews on here. The staff were extremely welcoming and plentiful. Our server Leo was great and so nice. Only ordered mains and drinks and the food was all great. Glad we visited and would definitely return.”

Arzola’s Fajitas & Margaritas – St Louis, Missouri

Arzola’s Fajitas & Margaritas offers a fresh take on Mexican and is based in the historic Benton Park. With a 5/5 rating on TripAdvisor and it is one of the top 20 restaurants in St Louis, it is a must visit this Cinco De Mayo.

One happy customer said;  “We love every visit to Arzola’s!! It’s always a hit and the food is by far the best Mexican food we have had in St. Louis!! We take everyone who visits us in St. Louis here, guarantees good vibes and amazing food!”

Liam Solomon
Liam Solomon