Every Gringo, especially from the US, is going to get a craving for some good Mexican food down here in Buenos Aires. There is actually a pretty decent selection of Mexican food in Buenos Aires if you know where to look and its getting more popular every year, resulting in new restaurant openings.
Mexican restaurants will also satisfy a Gringo’s craving for spicy food, as many of the restaurants have a solid selection of hot sauces and salsas.
The following Mexicans restaurants are places I have personally eaten at and can give an honest opinion about. I hope to explore more Mexican restaurants in Buenos Aires, but this should give everyone a good list of places to check out. Enjoy!!
La Fabrica Del Taco
By far my favorite Mexican Restaurant in Buenos Aires and possibly my favorite restaurant in general, La Fabrica del Taco serves up super tasty tacos reminding me of the best taco stands from my hometown of Chicago. But the catch is, it isn’t just a hole in the wall taco stand, it is a highly decorated and well designed restaurant complete with Mexican wrestler memorabilia and neon lights. Its the best of both worlds as you can choose to sit inside for a normal restaurant dining experience or sit outside along the sidewalk on their “Taco Bar” for more of a fast food vibe. On top of that, it offers a great selections of salsas to satisfy your spicy craving.
El Salta De Las Ranas is located in Recoleta on Rodriguez Peña right next to other great restaurants like Cumaná and Las Cholas. Its a restaurant with 2 floors so it usually isn’t hard showing up and getting a seat right away on weekends. While in general the food at El Salta De Las Ranas is pretty average, what really stands out is their Fajitas. A lot of Mexican restaurants in Buenos Aires don’t offer Fajitas while El Salta De Las Ranas does and they are fantastic. It worth going to for the Fajitas alone. Their homemade tortilla chips, which are free, are also very tasty.
California Burrito Company
Well known among the expat crowd is California Burrito Company. Started by Gringos from the United States a few years back, CBC has done quite well in the Argentine Market. The easiest way to describe California Burrito Company is to think of Chipotle in the US. It is basically the exact same concept. Fast food Mexican where you have a choice of what meat and toppings you want to put in your burrito or tacos. A great place if you are craving fast and tasty Mexican food.
Tres Tiros Burritos
I recently ordered a Burrito from Tres Tiros Burritos using Buenos Aires Delivery and I was quite satisfied with it. The meat had a great flavor while the melted cheddar cheese was just as tasty. This is a great place if you are looking for a quick burrito to fill you up and its easy to do using Buenos Aires Delivery. I will be ordering burritos from this place quite frequently in the future I imagine.
El Gato Viudo Burritos
Opening up just around a year ago, El Gato Viudo Burritos has made a place for itself in the Centro as a great lunch stop for office workers. Cheap for what you get and quite tasty, it is definitely worth a visit if you are in the Centro around lunchtime. Be aware that El Gato Viudo is only open until till around 6pm as its main customer base are office workers on lunch.
El Salvador 4800
Xalapa is one of the more well known Mexican Restaurants in Palermo Soho. A restaurant and not a place to get something quick, Xalapa is also expensive compared to other Mexican Restaurants. Its not my favorite, but the food is decent and it is worth a visit to try out and see if it is your style. Nothing really stands out in my memory from eating here around 3 or 4 times.
El Salvador 4999
A Restaurant like Xalapa and Vera Cruz (see below), I have eaten here a couple times and nothing really stands out in my memory taste wise. I would suggest giving it a try for yourself and see if you like it.
Godoy Cruz 1819
See above comments about Cielito Lindo and Xalpa. I have eaten here a couple times but nothing really stood out for me. Check it out and see if you like it!!
You might have noticed a trend here that I much prefer Mexican places in Buenos Aires that are more “fast food” that serve Burritos, Tacos, etc, as opposed to actual sit down restaurants. Lo De Pancho is another one of these Fast Food/Delivery Mexican places to add to the list. The tacos are really tasty but be careful; they are filled so high with ingredients the taco falls apart and you have to eat them with a knife and fork. The burritos are also really good as well as the quesadillas. Lo De Pancho does delivery until 12 every night and the restaurant is open 24 hours.
Hopefully this small list is a good place for you to get started. Currently Guía Oleo, the most popular food guide for Buenos Aires, lists 53 different Mexican restaurants in the city, so this list is just the start. Get out and explore some of the other Mexican restaurants in Buenos Aires!
Also, if anyone has any other suggestions for great Mexican food in Buenos Aires, please let us know below in the comments!!