Whether Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, or you’re just craving chips and queso, these Mexican restaurants in Baton Rouge have been ranked among the best.

We looked at locals' votes from 225 Magazine’s Best of 225 Awards, along with top lists from Trip Advisor and Yelp, and have determined Baton Rouge’s best places to enjoy Mexican food and margaritas.

 

1. Superior Grill

The surveys have spoken, and Superior is superior (sorry, we had to). The famous hot spots take the top spots for best margarita, best Mexican food AND best happy hour in Baton Rouge. That’s, like, everyone’s three favorite things! Best of all, there are two locations – one in Mid City and one on Highland Road.

2. The Velvet Cactus

The Velvet Cactus will make you feel like you’re on vacation while sipping a hand-shaken margarita on their spacious patio! It’s so good – Tom Hanks has even eaten there while in Baton Rouge shooting a film!

3. Mestizo Louisiana Mexican Cuisine

Mestizo consistently ranks in the top 3 places in Baton Rouge for Mexican food and margaritas. Particularly for its Louisiana flair and Cajun twists on Mexican classics, this restaurant is beloved by visitors and locals alike!

4. Zippy’s Burritos Tacos & More

Their outdoor sign always has a witty statement on it, and Zippy's food has just as much attitude!

5. Gov't Taco

Gov't Taco offers fun and unique taco twists and a great happy hour special, with the drinks and food having political puns for names. Whether looking to dine inside or outside, your preference is covered in a relaxed atmosphere.

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6. Tio Javi’s Mexican Restaurant

Tio Javi's has THE best house-made soft tortillas, and some of the best margaritas you can find! For our avocado lovers out there, you can also order guacamole to be made right at your table.

7. Caliente Mexican Craving

Located on Lee Drive, LSU students rave over this Mexican spot great location near campus and the top-notch flavored, frozen margaritas!

8. La Carreta

La Carreta is another hotspot that makes locals' lists of best Mexican restaurants, year after year. Whether you choose to dine at the Mid City location or the Bluebonnet location, your food is sure to be packed with flavor!

9. Blue Corn Modern Mexican

Blue Corn Modern Mexican is known for its upscale authentic Mexican dishes, as well as an extensive selection of tequila. Blue Corn also offers indoor and outdoor seating and a modernized ambiance.

10. Aztecas Mexican Cuisine

Conveniently located in downtown Baton Rouge, Aztecas is a popular Mexican spot, and believe us – the seared tuna tacos with mango salsa are incredible!

 

See what these Baton Rouge Mexican restaurants are doing for Cinco de Mayo and catch a live band, drink specials and more during this holiday in Baton Rouge.

 

 

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