The 10 Best Mexican Restaurants in Mobile AL

Mexican cuisine started gaining global popularity around the 60s, and it’s not hard to imagine why. Mexican dishes are vibrant and fiery, two qualities that will have you craving for more. It’s also worth noting that Mexican food is mainly healthy. With staple ingredients like beans, tomatoes, avocados, limes, corn, and meats, you get a well-rounded meal. 

Mexican food is also packed with flavor, so folks who don’t shy away from spice are usually fans of it. In the US, the Mexican food influence is now in full swing. Because of immigration and the general likability of Mexican fare, some of these dishes have become a part of our regular diets.

Craving Mexican? There are lots of Mexican restaurants in Mobile AL, some serving more authentic food and some leaning towards fusion. Mexican food is rarely a miss in Mobile, so it’s high time you order a couple of Margaritas and get eating.  So let’s talk about some of the best Mexican Restaurants in Mobile Alabama.

The 10 Best Mexican Restaurants in Mobile AL

Our Favorite Mexican Restaurants In Mobile 

Taqueria Mexico 

3733 Airport Blvd, Mobile AL 36608

Phone: (251) 414-4496

Arguably the best place to get tacos in Mobile, Taqueria Mexico offers 11 different kinds of street-style tacos, including Lengua (beef tongue), Tripas (fried tripe), and Cachete (beef cheek). This charming little taqueria is unpretentious and as real as it can get. They also serve a mean margarita. Plus, the staff is as warm as can be. 

La Cocina 

830 West Interstate 65 Service Rd S, Mobile AL 36609

Phone: (251) 378-5837

Although not much to look at from the outside, La Cocina’s magic truly lies in “the kitchen.” You get generous portions of meals made with the freshest produce. They also serve a nice selection of Mexican seafood dishes, taking full advantage of Mobile’s ideal bayside location. 

Villa del Rey Cocina Mexicana 

720 Schillinger Rd S, Mobile AL 36695

Phone: (251) 348-7838

Villa del Rey is known for its consistent service. The staff is always attentive, and the food gets to the table right away. They carry the usual Mexican fare like enchiladas, quesadillas, and fajitas. You also might have seen their food trailer all over Mobile, serving up street tacos and chimichangas at very reasonable prices. 

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El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant 

763 Holcombe Ave, Mobile AL 36606

Phone: (251) 473-0413

Considered a hidden gem, El Mariachi deserves a visit. It’s a no-frills kind of joint that highlights what matters – the food. All the elements of their dishes are made from scratch, and you can truly feel the love that goes into your order. They have a couple of unique offerings like their famous pineapple burger and peach margaritas. Even if it’s off the beaten path, it’s worth checking out!


2066 Old Shell Rd, Mobile Al 36607

Phone: (251) 378-8621

Run by Chef Chris Beichler, Fuego serves up Mexican-style dishes with a Cali Coast flare. They have a respectable drink selection, and they utilize the treasures that the Gulf Coast has to offer. They also have unique daily specials like Seafood Nachos and Pork Belly Tacos. Plus, we appreciate their vegetarian menu, which is far from sad and unimaginative. 

El Milagro Taqueria Y Pupuseria 

5951 Old Shell Rd, Mobile AL 36608

Phone: (251) 338-9351

Pupusas is El Salvador’s national dish. It’s a thick griddle cake, usually stuffed with cheese and beans, then topped with salsa and cabbage slaw. El Milagro’s are to live for. El Milagro used to be just a food truck, but they’ve since moved into a permanent location. 

Their food and drink selections are quite modest, but who needs quantity when the place is bursting with quality? While you’re sampling the food, you may as well get yourself a glass of horchata too! 


211 Dauphin St, Mobile Al 36602

Phone: (251) 375-1076

Roosters is the go-to Mexican place in Downtown Mobile. Everything they serve is always fresh. They even make their tortillas. On your next visit, you should try their Surf & Turf burrito, which has grilled Gulf shrimp and barbacoa beef in it. Roosters is a reliable choice because the food and the service are never disappointing. 

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Agave Mexican Restaurant 

5556 Old Shell Rd, Mobile Al 36608

Phone: (251) 345-7484

Agave is a quaint little place near the University of South Alabama. They serve authentic homestyle Mexican dishes like their Menudo soup. The portions are huge and modestly priced. They also dabble a little bit in fusion, incorporating Indian and Costa Rican flavors into their menu. There’s something for you in Agave, whether you’re a strict traditionalist or a more adventurous eater.  It’s another on the list of Mexican restaurants in Mobile AL.

Taco Mama

2534-A Old Shell Rd, Mobile Al 36607

Phone: (251) 333-6262

Taco Mama has been around for a decade, and it’s become a place where people line up to get amazing grub. Taking a fun and creative approach, TM is much like a hole-in-the-wall sort of restaurant that you’d find in Texas and California. They aim to serve fresh, straightforward food amidst a lighthearted atmosphere. Oh, and they serve build-your-own tacos, burritos, burrito bowls, nachos, salads, and quesadillas with FREE TOPPINGS. 

Carniceria y Taqueria San Jose 

5696 Tillmans Corner Pkwy, Mobile AL 36619

Phone: (251) 653-0406

This is as authentic as it can get. This is the kind of place where you might have to brush up on your Spanish. You can get generously portioned meals for cheap, but they don’t skimp on quality. Going to Carniceria y Taqueria San Jose is like being teleported straight to Mexico. It’s also a butcher shop, so you know they take their meats seriously.

El Giro No 3 Mexican Restaurant 

2423 Schillinger Rd S #101, Mobile Al 36695

Phone: (251) 639-5175

If you’re looking for a family-friendly restaurant with extensive combos and lunch and dinner specials, your search ends here. You can get just about anything you want at El Giro, and you can expect it to be done right. The owners and staff are also accommodating. 

Taco ‘Bout Amazing

Our love for Mexican food shows how diverse our palates have become. Sometimes, there’s nothing but Mexican food that can hit the spot. Whether you want to gorge on some street tacos or you want to pretend that you’re deep in the Mexican provinces, there’s always a place to go to. It’s a good thing that there are so many awesome Mexican restaurants all over Mobile. I hope you get great use out from this list of Top Mexican Restaurants in Mobile AL. Gotta go – time for a taco!

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