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Best Mexican Restaurants in WNY According to Our Readers

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Written by Courtney Kelly

Published on April 19, 2021
Photo courtesy of Breezy Burrito Bar
Breezy Burrito Bar / Photo courtesy of Breezy Burrito Bar

As per usual, when we ask – y’all deliver the goods.

We recently asked our followers on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter about your favorite Mexican restaurants and you showed up with quite the list.

This list is not our end-all, be-all list of best Mexican restaurants in town. This is YOUR list – a list by the people, for the people. Which means that the definition of Mexican food is totally up in the air – everyone pretty much has their own around here. So, use this list as a starting point to find some of the most visited and well-liked Mexican joints around, then dig in to their social media and website to see what they’re all about – OR – if you’re just nosy and what to see what your neighbor thinks is the best.

To check out the results in writing, click through the social media links (Facebook / Instagram /  Twitter) and see for yourself who said what, which spots came up the most, and which restaurants shamelessly shouted themselves out.

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Crispy Fried Shrimp • Habanero Marinated Onion • Hibiscus Apricot Chammoy • Cilantro Infused House Made Tortilla at Casa Azul / Photo courtesy of Casa Azul

Top Mentions for Mexican in WNY:

This list was pulled from a social media poll and are listed in no particular order!

La Divina, Mexican, Step Out Buffalo
La Divina Tacos / Step Out Buffalo

Other Mentions for Best Mexican According to Western New Yorkers:

This list was pulled from a social media poll and are listed in alphabetical order!

Acapulco Mexican Restaurant

707 Main Street Tonawanda, NY 14150 • $$

Mexican

North Towns

We Serve Authentic Mexican Dishes including: Tacos, Burritos, Platos Del Mar, Pollos Locos, Tortas Mexicanas, Enchiladas, Quesadillas, Fajitas, Carnitas, ...

Aguacates Mexican Restaurant

5674 S Transit Rd Lockport, New York 14094 • $$

Mexican

Niagara County

A Word from Aguacates Mexican Restaurant Best Mexican food from the eastern sea border. Bringing you the delicious taste of Mexico to the virgin areas ...

Arriba Tortilla

40 Riley Street, East Aurora NY 14052 East Aurora, New York 14052 • $

Mexican

South Towns

Our menu features food with a southwestern California styled influence, not to be confused with authentic Mexican. We do consider our twist on Mexican ...

Breezy Burrito Bar

1000 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, New York 14222 • $$

Tex-Mex

Buffalo

BRINGING BOLD FLAVOR TO TEX-MEX CUISINE The legacy of Breezy Burrito Bar dates back to 2016 where we started as a boutique-style restaurant in Downtown ...

Cantina 62

2178, Seneca Street Buffalo, New York 14210 • $$

Tex-Mex

South Buffalo

A Word from Cantina 62 A small Mexican American Diner. We serve a traditional breakfast and lunch; featuring a menu blended with American Classics and ...

Casa Azul

128 Genesee St Buffalo, New York 14203 • $$

Mexican

South Buffalo

From Casa Azul's Website: Casa Azul is about respecting tradition and values, combined with creativity and innovation. Every spirit, cocktail or dish has ...

Coyote Cafe

36 Main St Hamburg, New York 14075 • $$

Mexican

South Towns

The premiere Mexican Restaurant in Western New York's Southtowns, The Coyote Cafe. Located in the heart of Hamburg, the Coyote Cafe is known for bringing ...

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Cantina 62

727 Maple Rd Amherst, New York 14226 • $

Tex-Mex

North Towns

Cantina 62 is a fast-casual replacing a former Mighty Taco connected to a Sunoco gas station. Cantina 62 offers build-your-own tacos, rice bowls, salads ...

Deep South Taco – Ellicott

291 Ellicott St Buffalo, New York 14203 • $$

Mexican

South Buffalo

SOB Says: At Deep South Taco the Tex-Mex menu features house-made tortillas filled with charred and braised meats, fresh vegetables and spicy sauces. The ...

Deep South Taco – Hertel

1707 Hertel Ave Buffalo, New York 14216 • $$

Mexican

North Buffalo

A Word from Deep South Taco Deep South Taco is a southern style, authentic taqueria and bar in the new meca of Buffalo - in a former gas station on ...

Don Juan Mexican Bar & Grill

484 Harlem Rd Buffalo, New York 14224 • $$

Mexican

Buffalo

Website says: Here at Don Juan Our purpose is to bring to your table the most palatable examples of great Mexican Cuisine. For your dining pleasure we ...

Don Tequila Mexican Restaurant

73 Allen St Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$

Mexican

Buffalo

A fun Mexican Restaurant on Allen. It is a colorful place with a bar, big booths, a friendly staff and some good food. You will start with the usual chips ...

El Agave Mexican Restaurant

3870 Union Rd Buffalo, NY 14225 • $$

Mexican

Cheektowaga and East

El Agave Mexican restaurant we prepare authentic Mexican food, we are located at 3870 Union Rd Chektowaga ny 14225. ...

El Canelo Mexican Restaurant

3670 Mckinley Pkwy Buffalo, NY 14219 • $$

Mexican

Buffalo

At El Canelo, we promise to give you authentic Mexican food and nothing less. From our warm tortilla chips and house-made salsa to our quirky, bright décor, ...

El Cubilete

2050 Cayuga Drive Extension Niagara Falls, NY 14304 • $

Mexican

Niagara County

Our family owned and operate establishment offers only the finest Mexican cuisine made with only the freshest ingredients. Visit us often and you’ll ...

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El Palenque Mexican Grill

951 Niagara Falls Blvd Amherst, New York 14221 • $

Mexican

North Towns

El Palenque Mexican Grill is a family owned and operated business. Treat yourself to one of our delicious desserts and try one of our world class margaritas. ...

El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant – Williamsville

408 Evans St Williamsville, New York 14221 • $$

Mexican

North Towns

A Word from El Ranchito El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant has been serving up enticing burritos, fajitas, nachos and margaritas since 2012. We're open ...

Fiesta Bamba Mexican Restaurant

60 S Cascade Dr Springville, NY 14141 • $$

Mexican

South Towns

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Gramma Moras

1465 Hertel Ave Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$

Mexican

Buffalo

Our goals here at Gramma Mora's continue to reflect those aspirations of 100 years ago to serve our customers the finest Mexican Cuisine in a traditional ...

La Brasas Grill

34 Hamburg St East Aurora, New York 14052 • $$

Mexican

South Towns

First words are very positive - good service, fresh ingredients. No Liquor license yet. ...

La Divina Tacos

2896 Delaware Ave Buffalo, NY 14217 • $

Mexican

North Buffalo

La Divina Mexican Store is a hip Mexican restaurant in Buffalo. Stop by and taste our distinctive confections, have a quick bite, or savor our comfort ...

La Galera Mexican Restaurant

8215 Niagara Falls Boulevard Buffalo, New York 14304 • $

Mexican

Niagara County

We hope that you will enjoy yourself and all of the authentic dishes we offer. If you have never enjoyed Mexican food, please read the food descriptions ...

La Tolteca

7530 Transit Rd. Buffalo, New York 14226 • $

Mexican

North Towns

La Tolteca offers a wide variety of authentic Latin American, Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine that has developed a base of loyal customers. ...

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Las Puertas

385 Rhode Island St Buffalo, New York 14213 • $$$

Mexican

Buffalo

Las Puertas is a 35 seat intimate restaurant that features Mexican food with a modern blend with classic french techniques. SOB Says: The menu at Las ...

LLoyd Taco Factory

1503 Hertel Ave Buffalo, New York 14216 • $

Mexican

North Buffalo

We are the first taco truck to serve the great city of Buffalo, NY. Our mission is to bring legitimate street food to Buffalo by offering affordable yet ...

Lloyd Taco Factory – Williamsville

5933 Main St Williamsville, New York 14221 • $$

Mexican

North Towns

From the first taco truck to serve the great city of Buffalo, to now two brick and mortar restaurants. Their mission is to bring legitimate street food ...

Maizal Mexican Kitchen and Mezcaleria

4808 N French Rd East Amherst, New York 14051 • $$

Mexican

North Towns

Casual Mexican restaurant and bar. ...

Mariachi de Oro

11417 Maple Ridge Rd. Medina, New York 14103 • $$

Mexican

Other

Nestled in the heart of historic downtown Medina NY is one ofï¾ Medina s premier restaurants, serving authentic Mexican cuisine andï¾ providing customers ...

Mexico City – Hamburg

5569 Camp Rd Hamburg, New York 14075 • $$

Mexican

South Towns

Our restaurant is focused on sharing flavorful traditional Mexican dishes. WE are known for our mole and exotic meats we offer such as chapulines (crickets). ...

Papi Grande’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

4276 Maple Rd Amherst, New York 14226 • $$

Mexican

North Towns

Specializing in Mexican cuisine creatively crafted in house with the freshest ingredients available.   ...

Señor Tequila Mexican Restaurant

414 Pearl St Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$

Mexican

Buffalo

A Word From Señor Tequila Mexican Restaurant Señor Tequila Mexican Restaurant is located in heart of the theater and entertainment district. We ...

Taqueria Los Mayas

3525 Genesee St Cheektowaga, New York 14225 • $$

Mexican

Cheektowaga and East

Operated by hardworking Mexican-Americans, our mission is to supply Western New York with safe, delicious and authentic Mexican cuisine. ...

Taqueria Rancho La Delicias

1516 Niagara St Buffalo, New York 14213 • $$

Latin American

Buffalo

Specializing in creating traditional Latin dishes packed with flavor, Ranchos Latin Food delivers! Treat yourself to some delectable, melt-in-your-mouth ...

This article was originally published in May 2019 and has been updated.

Written by <a href="https://stepoutbuffalo.com/author/ckelly/" target="_self">Courtney Kelly</a>

Written by Courtney Kelly

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