Best of Philly

Best Mexican Restaurant

2017 Best Gringo Mexican

Sancho Pistola’s

Sancho’s chef Adán Trinidad is from Puebla, so maybe it’s not truly gringo. But the flavors here know no bounds. Korean short rib tacos, banh mi tacos, brussels sprout tacos and falafel tacos harmoniously share the menu. If only the rest of us could get along this well. View Profile »

19 West Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA | 267-324-3530 | Website

2017 Best Authentic Mexican

Tacos California

1030 South 8th Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

This is one of the only shops in town serving tacos de canasta, a typical Mexican street food atypical to Philly’s food scene.Small corn tortillas […] Read more »

2016 Best Mexican Restaurant

El Primo Taqueria

1719 Markley Street, Norristown, PA Website

This Mexican joint, tucked at the rear of a well-stocked Hispanic grocery and produce store, is where Mexicans and the few in-the-know gringos hunker down […] Read more »

2015 Best Mexican Restaurant

Blue Corn

940 South 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

This refreshing Italian Market newcomer lives somewhere between down-and-dirty South Philly taqueria and theme-y Center City eatery, with kind waiters and great, simple $9 margaritas […] Read more »

2014 Best Chilaquiles

El Rey

2013 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

Had a long night? Get this nacho-like dish: marinated skirt steak for heft, crispy tortilla chips for salt, a zingy salsa for a kick in […] Read more »

2012 Best Mexican Restaurant (Suburbs)

Cantina Feliz

424 South Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington, PA Website

High-end Mexican that also includes Korean BBQ tacos, crabcakes and whole-roasted suckling pigs? Just go with it-and brag to your friends that this is one […] Read more »

2010 Best Mod Mexican Restaurant


3945 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

Authentic Mexican this isn’t. But order the los hongos huarache (mushroom flatbread) or the camarones and chorizo tacos, and you’ll fight your friends for the […] Read more »

2009 Best Mexican Restaurant


402 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

What’s left to say about Xochitl? We’ve long sung the praises of chef Dionicio Jimenez’s prepared-tableside guacamole; house-made tamales; mixed grill of perfectly prepared steak, […] Read more »

2009 Best Cheap Mexican Restaurant

Cantina Los Caballitos

1651 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA Website

Not everything on the menu at the Cantina is cheap, but many of the best basics are, like the giant bowl of citrus-tinged guacamole ($7), […] Read more »