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Guide to Mexican Restaurants in Buffalo & WNY

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Written by Lauren Spoth

Published on April 21, 2022
Photo courtesy of Andale Mexican Restaurant

Did you know that most of the ingredients found in today’s Mexican cuisine came from the Old World? Sí, the Spanish contributed rice, onions, garlic, many key spices, and the big two: meat and cheese. And before then dairy products were essentially unknown in pre-Columbian America, plus there were no domesticated cattle, pigs, goats, or chickens for our eating pleasure.

After centuries of tweaking Mexican and Mexican-style food, today in the United States most of the “Mexican” food we enjoy (such as burritos, fajitas, and quesadillas) is actually “Tex-Mex” aka the fusion of flavor from Texan, Mexican, and American cuisine. Equally rich in history and flavor, both Tex-Mex and authentic Mexican foods can be found across Western New York. From all the way up in Niagara county, down into the Southern Tier, we’ve got all your cravings covered. Here’s your guide to Mexican Restaurants in WNY:

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Buffalo


Full Service

Aguacates Bar and Grill

765 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, New York 14222 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Mexican

Our menu includes a wide range of authentic Mexican cuisine that is sure to please and delight everyone in the family. ...

Full Service

Breezy Burrito Bar

1000 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, New York 14222 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Tex-Mex
  • Mexican

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 ...

  • Lunch
  • Family Friendly
  • Patio
  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Healthy Options
  • Late Night
  • Take-out
Full Service

Cantina 62

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

South Buffalo

  • Tex-Mex
  • Mexican

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 ...

  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Lunch
  • Take-out
Full Service

Casa Azul

191 Allen St Buffalo, New York 14201 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Mexican

In Summer 2021 Casa Azul moved from their original Genesee St. location to the corner of Allen & Elmwood (formerly Cantina Loco). Casa Azul is about ...

  • Patio
  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Take-out
Full Service

Deep South Taco – Ellicott

291 Ellicott St Buffalo, New York 14203 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Mexican
  • Southwestern

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 ...

  • Brunch
  • Heated Patio / Outdoor Seating
  • Dog-Friendly Patio
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Take-out
  • Rooftop Patio
Full Service

Don Juan Mexican Bar & Grill

484 Harlem Rd Buffalo, New York 14224 • $$$$$

South Towns

  • Mexican

Don Juan Mexican Bar & Grill started in 2015 and has since grown into one of the best Mexican Restaurants in Western New York. Our menu is packed with ...

  • Bar Area
  • Take-out
  • Catering
  • Family Friendly
Full Service

Don Tequila Mexican Restaurant

73 Allen St Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Mexican

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 ...

  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Take-out
Full Service

El Canelo Mexican Restaurant

3670 Mckinley Pkwy Buffalo, NY 14219 • $$$$$

South Towns

  • Mexican

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, ...

Full Service

Gramma Mora’s

1465 Hertel Ave Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Mexican

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 ...

  • Patio
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Take-out
Fast Casual

Hombre y Lobo

149 Swan Street Ste 1 Buffalo, NY 14203 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Mexican

Hombre y Lobo. Buffalo's newest street style taco and tequila bar. Hombre y Lobo— or Man and Wolf in Spanish, represents Ryan's childlike excitement ...

  • Catering
  • Take-out
  • Order Online
  • Happy Hour
Take Out

Kiosko Latino – Buffalo

345 West Ferry St. Buffalo, New York 14213 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Latin American
  • Mexican
  • Puerto Rican

Mexican and Puerto Rican food right in the heart of the City of Buffalo. From SOB: For generations, Western New York has had a sizable Puerto Rican ...

  • Lunch
  • Take-out
Full Service

Las Puertas

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

Buffalo

  • Mexican
  • New American
  • Seafood

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 ...

  • Patio
  • Reservations
  • Tasting Menu
Fast Casual

Mighty Taco – Ridge Rd.

2884 Ridge Rd West Seneca, New York 14224 • $$$$$

South Towns

  • Mexican

Mighty Taco proudly operates 21 restaurants in the Western New York area. After four decades of continuous operations, Mighty Taco means fast, delicious, ...

  • Family Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Late Night
  • Take-out
Bar

Mint Cocktails & Kitchen

1225 Niagara St Buffalo, NY 14213 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Mexican

Opening in the spring, Mint is a place for people to gather, to enjoy each other's company as much as our quality food & drink. A celebration of ...

  • Patio
  • Bar Area
Full Service
Temporarily Closed

Papi’s Waterfront + Beach Bar

301 Ohio St Buffalo, NY 14204 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Mexican

SEASONAL - See you next summer! Papi Grande's has opened a waterfront location with an outdoor patio. The second location features freshly-squeezed ...

  • Boat Friendly
  • Patio
Fast Casual

Pete’s Place Food Shop

290 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Mexican
  • Deli-Sandwiches

Fast & Friendly Service, Local Fresh Ingredients, Classic Lunch Items, Culturally infused menu items, each meal Crafted and Cooked to Order. ...

Full Service

Salsarita’s Fresh Mexican Grill – Chippewa

110 W Chippewa St Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Latin American
  • Mexican
  • Seafood

Since our beginnings in Charlotte, NC in 2000 we have worked to perfect that notion into a restaurant that is fast and friendly but also casual and delicious ...

  • Family Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Bar
  • Bar Area
  • Catering
  • Happy Hour
  • Lunch
  • Take-out
Full Service

Señor Tequila Mexican Restaurant

414 Pearl St Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Mexican
  • Deli-Sandwiches

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

  • Bar Area
  • Late Night
  • Late-Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Take-out
Full Service

Tacos, Community & Beer – Buffalo

1275 Delaware Ave Buffalo, NY 14209 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Mexican

Tacos, Community & Beer, or as we like to call ourselves TCB, is located in Downtown Buffalo (Gates Circle) with our first location in East Amherst, ...

  • Lunch
  • Family Friendly
  • Take-out
  • Patio
  • Lunch
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Order Online
Full Service

Taqueria Rancho La Delicias

1516 Niagara St Buffalo, New York 14213 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Latin American
  • Mexican

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

  • Family Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Take-out
Full Service

Taqueria Ranchos Dos

445 Delaware Ave Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Mexican

Taqueria Ranchos Dos is our 2nd location now open at 445 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo. Brought to you by the same owners as Taqueria Ranchos at 1516 Niagara ...

  • Bar Area
Food Truck / Stand / Cart

Taqueria Ranchos Food Truck

Buffalo street 'on the road' Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Mexican

​Taqueria Ranchos La Delicias serves delicious Enchiladas, Pollos Locos, Parrilladas, Tacos Mexicanos, Quesadillas, Platos Del Mar, Burritos, Tortas ...

  • Lunch
  • Take-out
Food Truck / Stand / Cart

Torta & Churro Truck

On The Road Buffalo, New York 14204 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Latin American
  • Mexican

Casa Azul, located at 128 Genesee St., has rolled out a mobile kitchen to launch Buffalo's FIRST 'Torta Truck'! The truck is Chef/owner Zina Lapi's first ...

  • Lunch
  • Family Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Take-out
Fast Casual

Ultima Taco

507 Center Rd West Seneca, NY 14224 • $$$$$

South Towns

  • Mexican

We serve Tacos, Burritos, Wings/Fingers, Subs, Side Orders, Ice cream and more! ...

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North Buffalo


Full Service

Deep South Taco – Hertel

1707 Hertel Ave Buffalo, New York 14216 • $$$$$

North Buffalo

  • Mexican

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 ...

  • Brunch
  • Heated Patio / Outdoor Seating
  • Lunch
  • Bar Area
  • Late Night
  • Patio
  • Take-out

La Divina Tacos

2896 Delaware Ave Buffalo, NY 14217 • $$$$$

North Buffalo

  • Mexican

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 ...

Fast Casual

LLoyd Taco Factory – Hertel

1503 Hertel Ave Buffalo, New York 14216 • $$$$$

North Buffalo

  • Mexican

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 ...

  • Family Friendly
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Take-out
Fast Casual

Mighty Taco-Delaware Ave

2363 Delaware Ave Buffalo, Western New York 14216 • $$$$$

North Buffalo

  • Mexican

Mighty Taco proudly operates 21 restaurants in the Western New York area. After four decades of continuous operations, Mighty Taco means fast, delicious, ...

  • Family Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Late Night
  • Take-out

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South Buffalo


Food Truck / Stand / Cart

D.A. Taste

368 Abbott Rd Buffalo, NY 14220 • $$$$$

South Buffalo

  • Mexican

D.A. Taste's bestseller in the early going has been beef birria tacos (three for $12, nine for $25). Tortillas are dipped in a special oil before hitting ...

  • Take-out
Fast Casual

Mighty Taco – McKinley Parkway at Bailey Ave in/@NOCO

1039 McKinley Pkwy Buffalo, New York 14220 • $$$$$

South Buffalo

  • Mexican

Mighty Taco proudly operates 21 restaurants in the Western New York area. After four decades of continuous operations, Mighty Taco means fast, delicious, ...

  • Lunch
  • Late Night
  • Take-out

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Northtowns


Acapulco Mexican Restaurant

707 Main Street Tonawanda, NY 14150 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Mexican

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

Full Service

Andale Cantina

6850 Main St Buffalo, NY 14221 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Mexican

The previous My Dad's Restaurant on Transit Rd now houses a third Andale Mexican Restaurant. The new space is larger providing more seating space and an ...

Full Service

Andale Mexican Restaurant

9416, Transit Road East Amherst , New York 14051 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Mexican

Andale Mexican Restaurant is a family friendly establishment focused on providing excellent service and delicious Tex Mex style food, as well as a wide ...

  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Take-out
Fast Casual

Burrito Bay -Amherst

2341 Millersport Highway Amherst, New York 14068 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Mexican
  • Tex-Mex

Burrito Bay features the freshest Mexican food anywhere. From taco salads, to our made-to-order Gourmet Burritos served in 3 sizes. Runt, Jumbo, $ 'Glutton' ...

  • Handicap Access
  • Lunch
  • Take-out
Take Out

Chick-Mex Grill

520 Lee Entrance Store 304 Amherst, NY 14228 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Middle Eastern
  • Mexican
  • Halal

Chick-Mex Grill was created in 2016 by a UB student from NYC. After missing the diverse food option of New York City, he soon came up with ...

Full Service

Colosso Taco

66 Main St Tonawanda, New York 14150 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Buffalo Food
  • Mexican

Colosso Taco is a Mexican restaurant in Tonawanda who menu also contains pizzas, subs, fingers, wings, and list of daily specials. ...

  • Family Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Handicap Access
  • Take-out
Full Service

Coming Soon: Taquito Lindo – Williamsville

Williamsville Place Plaza 5395 Sheridan Dr, Williamsville, NY 14221 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Mexican

This is a love story for tacos...Taquito Lindo is a family-owned taqueria (taco shop) that combines the traditional vibrant colors, flavors and recipes ...

Full Service

El Palenque Mexican Grill

951 Niagara Falls Blvd Amherst, New York 14226 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Mexican

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. ...

  • Lunch
  • Take-out
Full Service

El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant – Clarence

9780 Main St Clarence , New York 14031 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Mexican

El Ranchito serves generous portions of food, mixes of beef and chicken, rice, beans and cheese. ...

  • Handicap Access
  • Lunch
  • Take-out
Full Service

El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant – Williamsville

408 Evans St Williamsville, New York 14221 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Mexican

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

  • Lunch
  • Take-out
Full Service

El Toro Mexican Grill & Bar

1009 Niagara Falls Blvd Tonawanda, NY 14226 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Mexican

Are YOU in the mood for delicious food using fresh ingredients at an affordable price from a great local restaurant? If so, then we are the perfect destination ...

Full Service

La Tolteca

7530 Transit Rd. Buffalo, New York 14226 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Mexican

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

  • Handicap Access
  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Take-out
Fast Casual

Lloyd Taco Factory – Williamsville

5933 Main St Williamsville, New York 14221 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Mexican

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 ...

  • Family Friendly
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Take-out
Full Service

Maizal Mexican Kitchen and Mezcaleria

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

North Towns

  • Mexican
  • Tex-Mex

Casual Mexican restaurant and bar. Maizal is an authentic Mexican restaurant offering traditional Oaxacan recipes passed down over generations, timeless ...

  • Lunch
  • Happy Hour
  • Patio
  • Private Parties
  • Reservations
  • Take-out
  • Order Online
  • Family Friendly
Fast Casual

Mighty Taco – Grand Island across from Fantasy Island

2000 Alvin Rd Grand Island, New York 14072 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Mexican

Mighty Taco proudly operates 21 restaurants in the Western New York area. After four decades of continuous operations, Mighty Taco means fast, delicious, ...

  • Family Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Late Night
  • Take-out
Fast Casual

Mighty Taco – Kenmore Ave. At Englewood Ave

396 Kenmore Ave Buffalo, Ohio 14223 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Mexican

Mighty Taco proudly operates 21 restaurants in the Western New York area. After four decades of continuous operations, Mighty Taco means fast, delicious, ...

  • Family Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Late Night
  • Take-out
Fast Casual

Mighty Taco – Sheridan Dr at Delaware

1762 Sheridan Dr Buffalo, New York 14223 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Mexican

Mighty Taco proudly operates 21 restaurants in the Western New York area. After four decades of continuous operations, Mighty Taco means fast, delicious, ...

  • Family Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Late Night
  • Take-out
Fast Casual

Mighty Taco – Sheridan Dr. Near Mill Rd.

5117 Sheridan Dr Buffalo, New York 14221 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Mexican

Mighty Taco proudly operates 21 restaurants in the Western New York area. After four decades of continuous operations, Mighty Taco means fast, delicious, ...

  • Family Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Late Night
  • Take-out
Fast Casual

Mighty Taco – Sweethome Rd.

1300 Sweet Home Rd Getzville, New York 14228 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Mexican

Mighty Taco proudly operates 21 restaurants in the Western New York area. After four decades of continuous operations, Mighty Taco means fast, delicious, ...

  • Family Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Late Night
  • Take-out
Fast Casual

Mighty Taco – Transit Rd. At Wehrle Dr.

6930 Transit Rd Buffalo, New York 14221 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Mexican

Mighty Taco proudly operates 21 restaurants in the Western New York area. After four decades of continuous operations, Mighty Taco means fast, delicious, ...

  • Family Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Late Night
  • Take-out
Fast Casual

Mighty Taco – Transit Rd. Near Casey

9360 Transit Rd. East Amherst, New York 14051 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Mexican

Mighty Taco proudly operates 21 restaurants in the Western New York area. After four decades of continuous operations, Mighty Taco means fast, delicious, ...

  • Family Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Late Night
  • Take-out
Full Service

Papi Grande’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

4276 Maple Rd Amherst, New York 14226 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Mexican
  • Tex-Mex

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

  • Patio
  • Bar Area
  • Lunch
Full Service

Salsarita’s Fresh Mexican Grill – Transit Rd

4375 Transit Rd Harris Hill, New York 14221 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Latin American
  • Mexican

Since our beginnings in Charlotte, NC in 2000 we have worked to perfect that notion into a restaurant that is fast and friendly but also casual and delicious ...

  • Family Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Bar
  • Bar Area
  • Catering
  • Happy Hour
  • Lunch
  • Take-out
Fast Food

Taqueria Cielito lindo

4125 Transit Road Williamsville, NY 14221 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Mexican

TAQUERIA CIELITO LINDO brings regional Mexican flavors to a menu ranging from à la carte street tacos to platos fuertes like our Braised shredded Beef ...

Fast Casual

Taquito Lindo

1849 Grand Island Boulevard Grand Island, NY 14072 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Mexican

Taquito Lindo to bring traditional Mexican cuisine to Grand Island and beyond From SOB: It’s a muggy Monday afternoon after a long weekend of drinking, ...

  • Family Friendly
  • Take-out
  • Patio
  • Lunch
Fast Casual

Ziggy’s Taco & Sub

3975 Main St Amherst, NY 14226 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Mexican

Tacos, subs, chicken fingers ...


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Southtowns


Full Service

Arriba Tortilla

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

South Towns