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The 10 Best Mexican Restaurants in Oakland

Updated: March 5, 2021

Did someone say Mexican food? To get you the ultimate list of the finest restaurants, we examined the best review and restaurant sites incorporating millions of expert and diner reviews. Find everything you need to know about the top Mexican restaurants below.

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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

La Grana Fish

Mexican
Oakland, Fruitvale Station
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Cosecha

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

La Santa Torta

Mexican
Oakland, Produce & Waterfront
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Calavera

Mexican
Oakland, Northgate
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Tacos Mi Rancho

Mexican
Oakland, Merritt
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Taqueria El Farolito

Mexican · $9 avg. main dish
Oakland, St. Elizabeth
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

El Grullo Taco Truck

Mexican
Oakland, Oakland Airport
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Tacos La San Marquenna

Mexican
Oakland, Downtown
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Why is this list better than others?

Figuring out the best Mexican restaurants can take awhile. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 31320 restaurants in Oakland, 3104661 restaurant reviews, and exactly 1904 lists and articles from experts at Zagat, Lyft and Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life and more. All with some Feastfox magic. Don’t bother looking for Zagat - Best Mexican in Oakland/Berkeley, Lyft - Top 10 Most Visited Mexican Restaurants in Oakland and Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - Best Mexican Food in San Francisco/Bay Areawe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Since Feastfox gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect match for chicken taco

    Experts recommend pairing a chicken taco with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, a popular white wine.

Did you know?

  • What Mexico drinks

    Often regarded as one of the most traditional drinks in Mexico, cerveza preparada is a favorite choice across the country, often prepared with beer, lime juice, hot sauce, chili spices.

Parking in the area

We’ve all experienced the struggle of finding good parking near restaurants in Oakland. 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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