Mexican, Latin & Caribbean




Barrio Tequila Bar

235 East Sixth Street
Meet across from Mears Park for Latin-inspired tacos, enchiladas, seafood, chicken, or ribs—and, of course, tequila flights. The Barrio food truck is a mobile extension of the bar. Catering available. $

Boca Chica Restaurante Mexicano & Cantina

11 Cesar Chavez Street
Minutes from downtown in District del Sol of Saint Paul’s West Side. Offering patio dining and mariachi music in warm weather. $ (lunch) $$ (dinner)

Boca Chica’s Taco House

407 South Wabasha Street
The fast food version of Boca Chica with the same great taste. $

Brasa Premium Rotisserie

777 Grand Avenue
Featuring local, rotisserie meats slow-cooked in Latin and Caribbean fashion for dine-in or takeout. $-$$

Capital View Cafe 

637 South Smith Avenue
Mexican and American home-cooking for breakfast and lunch. Catering available. $

El Amanecer

194 Cesar Chavez Street
Authentic Mexican fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Located in the heart of District del Sol. $

El Burrito Mercado

175 Cesar Chavez Street
Shop and eat at this authentic Mexican supermercado and deli on the West Side. $

El Nuevo 7 Mares Restaurant

600 North Concord Street 
An inviting Mexican restaurant concentrating mainly in seafood. Come for the Friday seafood buffet. Catering available. $$

Homi Restaurante Mexicano

864 West University Avenue
Chilaquiles, enchiladas, moles, empanadas, tamales, and caldos (soups) made from scratch. A University Avenue hidden gem that’s family owned. $

La Cucaracha

36 South Dale Street
Established Mexican family restaurante with an ambitious list of tequilas. $$

La Hacienda

2467 West Seventh Street
Latin American restaurant offering Salvadorian, Peruvian, Mexican, and American options. Stop by after flights into MSP. $

Los Ocampo Mexican Restaurant & Bar

1751 Suburban Avenue 
Traditional Mexican foods made with recipes and spices that have been handed down for generations. $

Mañana Restaurant y Pupuseria

828 East Seventh Street
The perfect Salvadorian pupusas. $

Mexitalian Pizzeria

1193 Payne Avenue
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New pizza joint serving signature Mexican pizzas, such as the Pizza Poblana, or create-your-own pizzas, plus pasta, salads, and hot subs. $

Rusty Taco

508 South Lexington Parkway
Breakfast tacos, Mexican tacos, beer, and coffee at the corner of Lexington and Randolph. $

Señor Wong Craft Bar

111 East Kellogg Boulevard
A convincing combination of Asian and Latin foods. Craft beer and cocktails add to the flair. $ (lunch) $$ (dinner)

Taco Libre

1221 South Robert Street
Mexican street-style tacos and other traditional on-the-go foods, such as tamales, worth sitting down for. If you’re looking to go to town on a taco, prepare your mandibles to wrestle with the machete at this West Side establishment. $