Our 18 favorite places for Mexican food in the city.
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El Buen Comer in Bernal Heights is a casual and cozy Mexican spot that excels at slow-cooked guisados.
December 1, 2023
El Mil Amores is a standout Mission breakfast/lunch spot for hearty Mexico City-style plates served in a very casual space.
November 9, 2023
Tacos El Patrón is a taqueria in the Mission serving well-stuffed and juicy quesabirria tacos.
October 11, 2023
La Victoria is a Mexican panadería serving fantastic pan dulce out of their Bayview warehouse shop.
September 22, 2023
Frank Grizzly’s is a counter-service spot in the Bayview serving up excellent Cali-Mexican tacos, nachos, burritos, and more.
Turn to this counter-service Mexican restaurant in Bayview for excellent tacos and a nice back patio.
September 21, 2023
La Laguna is a Bayview taqueria serving excellent carnitas burritos.
Tacos del Barrio serves up Mexico City-style tacos—they're the best in the city.
August 2, 2023
El Paisa in East Oakland serves some of the best tacos in town, full stop.
August 1, 2023
Incredible house-nixtamalized masa is the star at Bombera, a Mexican restaurant in Oakland's Dimond District.
Tacos El Último Baile in Oakland’s Fruitvale serves incredible Northern-style tacos on handmade flour tortillas.
Secret Garden, a pop-up at Mission’s Stable Cafe, is serving farm-fresh small plates in a garden setting.
July 28, 2023
Lucho’s serves classic breakfast and lunch dishes infused with flavors from the Yucatan
July 24, 2023
Tacos Oscar is a Temescal spot making excellent tacos that change up often. The vegetarian and vegan ones stand out.
July 19, 2023
Norte54 is a pop-up Mexican bakery in the Mission serving up pan dulce with creative flavor combinations.
June 26, 2023
Otra is a vegetarian-friendly Mexican restaurant in Lower Haight serving tacos and tostadas on housemade tortillas.
June 23, 2023
Come to Underdogs Tres in the Inner Sunset for solid Mexican food, and to watch sports.
June 22, 2023
Fiestabowls is a Mexican snack and dessert shop in the Mission with a great mangonada.
June 21, 2023
Xica is a hit-or-miss Mexican spot in a beautiful, plant-filled space in Levi’s Plaza.
April 27, 2023
Tommy’s Mexican is a Richmond neighborhood icon, but that doesn’t mean you need to stop by.
April 25, 2023
Rico Rico Taco in Oakland's Lakeshore makes perfect tacos on housemade corn tortillas.
March 20, 2023
Cantina Los Mayas is a Richmond wine bar serving exclusively Mexican wines alongside Yucatecan dishes that stand on their own.
January 4, 2023