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.


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.


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!


Barracuda Taco Stand

You may have heard of a beer garden, but have you ever heard of a margarita garden? Located in Mid City at D's Garden Center, this taco stand is becoming a crowd favorite in Baton Rouge for its bites and margaritas!


Birria & Barbacoa de Chivo los Compadres

Birria & Barbacoa de Chivo los Compadres is perhaps the best-kept secret when it comes to Mexican food in Baton Rouge – this spot is rumored to have the best birria in Baton Rouge.


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.


JoVi's Tacos

With house-made tortillas, small-batch salsa and margaritas made from fresh-squeezed limes, JoVi's Tacos's fresh ingredients make it a favorite here in Baton Rouge.


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!


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!


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.


Zippy’s Burritos Tacos & More

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


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