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The 7 Best Mexican Restaurants in San Mateo

Updated: February 26, 2021

Want to find the finest Mexican spots in San Mateo? To get you the definitive list of the best restaurants, we scoured the best review and restaurant sites incorporating millions of expert and diner reviews. Compare ratings, reviews, prices and hours easily by scrolling down and checking out our top 10 list.

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Jayli’s Cocina

Mexican
San Mateo, Twenty-Fifth Ave
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 5.0

Los Tacos Locos

Mexican
San Mateo, Twenty-Fifth Ave
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Guadalajara Grill

Mexican · $12 avg. main dish
San Mateo, Lauriedale
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

El Sinaloense

Mexican · $16 avg. main dish
San Mateo, Hayward Park
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Los Moreno Taqueria

Mexican · $12 avg. main dish
San Mateo, Southeast Hillsdale
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Pancho Villa Taqueria

Mexican · $11 avg. main dish
San Mateo, Central Business District
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Fernando’s Mexican Restaurant

Mexican · $11 avg. main dish
San Mateo, Northeast Hillsdale
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

How was this list created?

Figuring out the best Mexican restaurants can take awhile. For these results, 1095134 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 31320 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 1539 lists and articles from Zagat and others were carefully reviewed by Feastfox. These top contenders have appeared in Zagat - Best Cheap Taquerias in San Francisco. 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. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy Seattle’s hidden gems. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect complement to chicken taco


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


Did you know?

  • A traditional drink of Mexico

    Often considered one of the most classic drinks in Mexico, cerveza preparada is a popular choice across the country, often prepared with beer, lime juice, hot sauce, chili spices.

Parking in the area

Parking in San Mateo can be notoriously tough. 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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