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Best Mexican Restaurants in Detroit

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El Guapo Grill

You'll see this "fresh Mexican grill" rolling around Detroit any day of the week serving up delicious Mexican breakfasts and lunches. The first legal food truck in Detroit, their contemporary twist on traditional dishes using fresh local ingredients might include dishes like the Ned Nederlander burrito with sweet potato fries, black beans, slaw and special sauce inside or Korean beef tacos. The breakfast section has items like bacon and egg tacos and burritos.

Detroit, MI, United States
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Los Galanes

Los Galanes offers the total package in Mexicantown. The menu consists of all your Mexican favorites, all incorporating their famous handmade tortillas. Any typical Mexican dish you can imagine, they have it on the menu, including some that have authentic versions as well as their Tex-Mex counterparts. The full bar serves up delicious margaritas and more. In addition to the family-friendly dining, Los Galanes also offers live musical entertainment and dancing, although be advised children are not permitted on the dance floor.

Detroit, MI, United States
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Xochimilco

When this once-obscure hole-in-the-wall expanded from a bar and pool room to a big restaurant, it marked the revival of the western portion of Mexicantown. Now Xochimilco is so popular that crowds regularly keep coming in. Plenty of competitors have opened their doors, but Xochimilco is still the top spot for its dependable, consistent dishes. The formula is simple: generous portions of Mexican staples, including tasty guacamole and gargantuan burritos. The price has remained affordable, and people keep coming nightly until 2a for drinks and munchies.

Detroit, MI, United States
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Taqueria Lupita's

Taqueria Lupita's bills itself as Detroit's "house of the original Mexican taco" and they just might be right. With over a dozen different types of tacos offered, they are at least the home of the most variety of tacos. But the delicious food doesn't stop there. From the warm chips and variety of salsas that start your meal to the entire menu, you can be sure it will be tasty and authentic. With prices like these, you'll be able to order everything that catches your fancy and then some!

Detroit, MI, United States
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Evie's Tamales

Easily the best food bargain in Detroit is this thoroughly unpretentious diner in the heart of Mexicantown. The best tamales in the state are churned out here. The choice of what you can put inside the steamed corn husk of the tamales includes spiced-just-right pork or chicken, beans or even fruit. The decor has only the bare essentials, but that deficiency is counter-balanced by solicitous service and an extensive menu beyond tamales, including steak and eggs, short ribs, menudo and botanas (generous chips, cheese and vegetables platters).

Detroit, MI, United States
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Taqueria El Rey

Taqueria El Rey is one of Detroit's favorite taquerias. Although El Rey cooks up all your classic Mexican favorites like burritos and quesadillas, what they are really known for are their whole grilled chickens. You can also get the famous chicken in the tacos, burritos, tortas and pretty much anything else on the menu. Make sure you get there before they run out! Taqueria El Rey is also a favorite for tacos, with about 15 different varieties.

Detroit, MI, United States
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El Barzon

El Barzon is a popular restaurant which was established in 2007 and is situated in the heart of the city of Detroit. Known for its Italian and Mexican cuisine, this place is a famous haunt for the locals of Mexicantown. The food here is absolutely scrumptious and appetizing. The site also features an outdoor seating area, where you can enjoy your meals when the weather is perfect. A definite must-visit!

Detroit, MI, United States
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Taqueria Mi Pueblo

Taqueria Mi Pueblo is a mexican restaurant located in Southwest Detroit. The restaurant serves up the traditional flavors of Jalisco, Mexico. The menu includes favorite items like tacos, burritos, quesadillas, enchiladas and fajitas. They also have a good number of Mexican soups like Menudo and Pozole. All the dishes are made using only fresh ingredients, ensuring that only the best quality dishes emerge from the kitchen.

Detroit, MI, United States
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Señor López Taqueria Mexican Restaurant

Señor Lopez himself hails from Hidalgo, Mexico and brings all the authentic flavors and recipes of his home to his restaurant in Southwest Detroit. The menu features classic Mexican dishes like Chile Verde Pork, enchiladas, fajitas and tacos. But where Señor Lopez really shines is in the authentic house specialties like Chiles en Nogada (a special chile and nut dish), Cochinita Pibil (pork slow-roasted in banana leaves), handmade tamales, Chiles Rellenos and Carne Asada. Whether you're in the mood for a simple taco or a dish that took hours to make, Señor Lopez will not disappoint.

Detroit, MI, United States
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Imperial

At this Downtown Ferndale spot, time flies by fast - with a creative Mexican small plates menu that encourages sharing, communal tables for fun and a bevy of tequila drinks, Imperial manages to capture your attention right from the word go. The tacos and dogs provide a simple yet classic touch, and the flight of three salsas is what most people come here for. This atmospheric bar also serves vegetarian specials, so get yours with a cold beer.

Ferndale, MI, United States
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Los Tres Amigos

This Farmington restaurant is one of the twelve branches of the Los Tres Amigos chain in Michigan. Specializing in traditional Mexican cuisine, their menu comprises of fajitas, burritos and enchiladas. Their lunch specialties include Chimichanga and Burrito Amigo. Their combination dinners are quite a hit among the diners as it offers three dishes for a set price. If you can take the spice, then add their special hot sauce to your meal. Complement your dining experience with Mexican beers and margaritas. Mondays are Taco Days and you can relish them for a good price of USD0.99.

Farmington, MI, United States
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