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Best Mexican Restaurants in San Diego

2 Restaurants
Just 30 minutes from the US-Mexican border, San Diego has some of the most delicious Mexican eateries in California. For Here's where to go for carnitas, tamales, adobada and, of course, tacos.
Updated on 12 September 2022
1290 F St., 92101 San Diego
$ · Mexican

The taco variations on offer here lean more sophisticated with creative combinations such as baby carrot adobada and squash blossom relleno. Ribeye carne asada cooked to order on the mesquite wood-burning grill or achiote-rubbed pork belly with grilled pineapple are just some of the winners. 

2850 El Cajon Blvd., 92104 San Diego
$ · Moroccan

This self-described “Moroccan-Baja kitchen” might sound unusual, but it’s full of bold, enticing flavors. Inspired by both her local environs and family heritage, Chef Alia Jaziri turn outs a fascinating fast-casual menu. Delicacies include Moroccan-spiced chicken tacos dressed with preserved lemon and tzatziki-inspired crema, or couscous bowls layered with merguez, black beans, queso fresco and toasted pepitas.