The 15 Best Mexican Restaurants In Brisbane

Mexican food has really found its audience in recent years. That is why it is important to source a Mexican Restaurant that serves authentic cuisine that is packed full of flavour.

Whether you are seeking traditional Mexican dishes like Burritos or Tacos or you are looking for alternative options, you’ll find everything that you need to satisfy your Mexican craving in Brisbane.

15 Best Mexican Restaurants In Brisbane

So grab your friends and book them in for an evening of fiery chillies, rich moles and soft, warm tortillas.

Below, we have listed the 15 best Mexican restaurants in Brisbane. Read on to find your next favourite dinner spot.

El Camino Cantina

Location: All Gas Building, 153 Stanley St, South Brisbane, QLD 4101

Also at Hotel Diabolo, South Bank & Bowen Hills & Chermside

If you are looking for a fun setting for a gathering of friends or family then this restaurant is most definitely the spot. They combine incredible Mexican food with giant sombreros.

There are plentiful sharing platters that include tacos, fajitas and nachos and their exquisite giant margaritas are also a must-try to wash down those spices.

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Pepe’s Mexican Newmarket

Location: 184 Enoggera Road, Newmarket, QLD 4051 Ph: (07) 3856 0966

Also at Jindalee Ph: (07) 3715 5800

Pepe’s Mexican grill is a well-known favourite amongst Brisbane residents. This restaurant has a chilled-out vibe with a fully-licensed bar. If you’re a fan of tequila, this is your kind of cantina.

They are renowned for their flavoursome, authentic food. After all, the owners founded the first ever Mexican restaurant in Brisbane.

With a pedigree like that, you’re guaranteed to taste the best quality, fresh, vibrant ingredients. 

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Mama Taco

Location: Shop 4/59 Hardgrave Rd, West End, QLD 4101 Ph: 0488 009 694

We’re continuing our look at the best Mexican restaurants in Brisbane with one of the newer eateries in the city.

Mama Taco is a hole-in-the-wall diner that is famous for it’s unique take on Mexican food. Although the food is served without haste, they take their time in sourcing organic produce and always using ethically sourced meat.

Their taco combinations with caramelised sprouts are phenomenal and totally different to anything that you will have ever tried.

This spot is definitely one to recommend.

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California Native

Location: 321 Chatsworth Road, Coorparoo, QLD 4151 Ph: 0438 685 650

This is one of Brisbane’s finest Mexican restaurants. They serve wonderfully fresh, vibrant and colourful Mexican, including knock-out jalapeño poppers stuffed with a spicy cheese.

Their phenomenal date and walnut cake is also the perfect dessert option for those who are looking to fully indulge.

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MAYA Mexican

Location: 757 Ann St, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006 Ph: (07) 3067 7447

MAYA is a pop-up restaurant situated at Brisbane’s stunning Eleven Rooftop Bar. There is a wholesome diversity to this menu and the food is inspired by differing regional Mexican cuisines.

This makes MAYA one of the most authentic Mexican restaurants in the whole of Brisbane City as it takes into account the differing Mexican cultures and incorporates each of these into it’s wonderfully tasty dishes.

The food that is served here is also beautifully presented so don’t forget to snap for your Socials.

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El Torito Mexican Restaurant

Location: 146 Boundary St, West End, QLD 4101 Ph: (07) 3844 5977

This restaurant is the perfect spot for utterly authentic Mexican food.

It has been open since before Mexican cuisine became the latest trend. In fact, it started as a small takeaway and has since expanded into being one of the most best-known places for great food and incredibly strong margaritas.

Pop it on your list of must-try Mexican restaurants in Brisbane.

Ivory Tusk 

Location: 1/663 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006 Ph: (07) 3257 4439

15 Best Mexican Restaurants In Brisbane

This restaurant is undoubtedly one of the more exciting and buzzing venues in Brisbane.

It is situated in the middle of Brisbane’s entertainment precinct – so is perfect for a big night out. It incorporates a variety of Mexican street food, ranging from freshly made tacos to wholesome tortillas.

The baja fish taco with a burnt chilli mayo is utterly awe-inspiring. 

La Quinta Mexican Cafe And Bar

Location: 189 Oxford St, Bulimba, QLD 4171 Ph: 0426 972 621

This restaurant is the perfect place for a celebration. It has a welcoming, vibrant ambience and the food is also stunningly presented. They are also unique in specialising in banquets, so you are guaranteed to find something to suit every palate.

Their alcoholic beverage menu is just as energising as they serve a range of cocktails and imported beers.

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El Planta

Location: 58 Hope Street, South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Ph: 0412 728 047

El Planta delivers the finest quality plant-based food. It has built a steadfast, wholesome reputation within the vegan community for a reason. The menu is entirely plant-based and their sharing platters are phenomenally generous.

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The menu rotates on a regular basis so you are always excited to sample new and fresh food. Every option is house-made and cooked to order.

Comuna Cantina 

Location: 12 Creek Street, Brisbane CBD, QLD 400 Ph: (07) 3236 0316

The food at Comuna Cantina is inspired by a wide range of Mexican cuisine. It primarily serves Latin street food and the atmosphere aims to reflect the lively Latino style. With these credentials, it’s no wonder its on our list of the best Mexican restaurants in Brisbane.

They merge classic Mexican starters with wholesome main dishes like their phenomenal burritos with a tasty Latin American spin.

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Baja Modern Mexican

Location: 211 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006 Ph: (07) 3625 0069

This chic restaurant serves effortlessly tasty food. They transform simplistic Mexican dishes and transform them into flavoursome joy. For example, their corn on the cob is spiced with bullhorn pepper, Parmesan and chilli mayo. How good does that sound?

This is also the perfect choice to accompany their wagyu beef tartare. This restaurant is both traditional and experimental and therefore it is a must-try for those who are seeking a unique and exciting Mexican experience.

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La Patrona

Location: 11 Florence St, Teneriffe, QLD 4005 Ph: (07) 3852 5825

This restaurant amalgamates wonderful spices with vibrant vibes. The owners are from the Bajio area of Mexico and the food is influenced by this region’s cuisine.

They combine authentic Mexican food with modern culinary techniques and boast a wide range of wine, mescals and lashings of tequila to wash it down.

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Mucho Mexicano

Location: Shop 15, Little Stanley St, South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Ph: (07) 3846 5555

This restaurant has been a favourite amongst Brisbane locals for years. It serves wholesome, authentic, flavoursome food throughout the week.

Their Mexican Fiesta is thoroughly recommended as for a modest $39pp, you will be able to sample all of the classics including tacos, nachos, corn chips and drool-inspiring churros to finish your meal.

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Mama De Luna

Location: 83 Kedron Brook ard, Wilston, QLD 4051 Ph: 0431 361 000

This restaurant’s interior is authentically Mexican. The pink and yellow design will leave you feeling like you are eating in CDMX. It is open early (from 7am) and serves up a wholesome breakfast, lunch and dinner.

They also sell unique Mexican homeware. This is undoubtedly the most realistic Mexican venue in the whole of Brisbane and the delicious food is also evidence of Mama de Luna’s intrinsic authenticity.

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Guzman Y Gomez

Location: 1000 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006 Ph: (07) 3188 1701

Also at Wintergarden, Brisbane City & Post Office Square, Brisbane City & Southbank & Fortitude Valley & Buranda & Bowen Hills & Westfield Chermside & Toowong Village & Carindale & Capalaba & Albany Creek & Indooroopilly & Stafford & Arana Hills & North Lakes & Boondall & Brown Plains

This Mexican eatery prides itself on using ‘real’ ingredients. It sources only the finest and freshest produce and these meals are undoubtedly addictive.

Guzman Y Gomez - Main Entrance in Mall
Best Mexican restaurants in Brisbane

You can also takeaway if you are feeling like enjoying their wonderful margaritas on your balcony and dancing into the night within the comfort of your own surroundings.

Why not hold your own Mexican fiesta at home? Order in some Mexican food (or make your own!) and set the mood with some of these colourful Mexican Party Decorations.

However, this venue is also incredibly hospitable and you will be greeted with an ‘hola’ as soon as you walk through the door. 

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Cartel del Taco

Location: 290 Hawthorne Rd, Hawthorn, QLD 4171 Ph: (07) 3096 0516

Boldly, claiming to be Brisbane’s ‘First Authentic Mexican Street Tacqueria & Bar’, Cartel del Taco is light and bright.

Perch yourself at the green neon-lit bar and have a bash at one of the 9 House Margs. We’ve tried to sample them all, but tend to get stuck on the Acapulco Spritz ($22). It’s a heady mix of Mezcal, Prosecco, Aperol, Rosemary, Morita Syrup & Miguelito that has us hooked.

For the hungry, there’s plenty to choose from. Many of the Starters are for sharing, which is fine by us as we hate missing out on good food. The Authentic Guacamole ($14) comes with fabulously crunchy Tortilla Chips. For the carnivores, the Pork Ribs ($22) are lush – charred and swathed in Taramind and Chilli.

Of course, there are Tacos. The Fish Taco ($20 for 2) – with Chipotle Mayo, Fresh Slaw and more is a winner.

Lastly, we’re not used to seeing Lamb featuring on Mexican menus, but at Cartel del Taco, it appears a few times. One of those is the Lamb Barbacoa Shank ($38). Meltingly soft Lamb, matched with Tamarind, Chilli, Carrot Puree & Nopales and a pile of Corn Tortillas to mop it all up. It’s a must-try.

All-in-all, Cartel del Taco is one of the top Mexican restaurants in Brisbane.

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Overall

All of these best Mexican restaurants in Brisbane serve phenomenally taste, spice layered food that will be sure to satisfy your Mexican cravings.

Whether you are seeking classic options like tacos and burritos or looking for a more experimental Mexican vibe, you will be sure to find the restaurant to suit your individual needs in the restaurants that I have listed above.

These restaurants also serve food that is specific to certain regions in Mexico and so you can be sure that you will be eating a wide range of food that alternates in both its flavour and it’s composition.

Mexicans are renowned for their culinary excellence for a reason and the local’s of Brisbane have welcomed the Mexican culture and expertise for many years. You will find these venues to be warm, wholesome and inclusive.

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