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The 10 Best Mexican Restaurants in Albany

Updated: March 13, 2021

Did someone say Mexican food? We created the definitive list of the best Mexican restaurants by assessing the best restaurant and review sites, expert rankings, food blogs and review articles. Scroll down to compare ratings, reviews, prices, and hours in one place, and make your decision easier than ever.

Find the perfect Mexican restaurant

Syma’s Mexican Grill

Mexican · $19 avg. main dish
Albany, Dartmouth
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

The Hot Shop

Mexican
Albany, Lower Solano
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

5 Tacos and Beers

Mexican
Albany, West Washington
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5

Gordo Taqueria

Mexican · $5 avg. main dish
Albany, East Washington
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Rico Rico Taco

Mexican
Oakland, Lakeshore
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Obelisco Restaurant

Mexican · $11 avg. main dish
Oakland, Fruitvale Station
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Cholita Linda

Latin · $13 avg. main dish
Oakland, Temescal
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Cosecha

Mexican · $10 avg. main dish
Oakland, Old City
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

La Mission

Mexican · $12 avg. main dish
Berkeley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Calavera

Mexican
Oakland, Northgate
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

How does it work?

Picking the right Mexican restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 28738 spots across Albany, analyzed 3104661 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 1899 lists and articles from the likes of Lyft, Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life and Three Best Rated – applying our Feastfox magic to sift through results. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Lyft - Top 10 Most Visited Mexican Restaurants in Oakland, Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - Best Mexican Food in San Francisco/Bay Area and Three Best Rated - Best Mexican Restaurants in Berkeley. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • Take cheese enchilada with beef to the next level

    Experts recommend pairing a cheese enchilada with beef with a glass of Amber Ale, a popular beer.

Fun facts

  • A traditional drink of Mexico

    Often considered one of the most go-to drinks in Mexico, cerveza preparada is a crowd-favorite choice across the country, often made with beer, lime juice, hot sauce, chili spices.

Parking information

Albanyis notorious for tricky parking. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Mexican spot.

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