21 Essential Sit-Down Mexican Restaurants in LA – Eater LA

Trying to eat through Los Angeles’s dizzying Mexican restaurant scene can be overwhelming. Because the city hosts the largest concentration of Mexicans in America, and one of the largest in the North American continent, there’s essentially an endless number of places for tacos and tortas (and tortas ahogadas) and tamales — and that’s to say nothing of the birria, the barbacoa, plant-based options, and all manner of Sinaloan and Oaxacan specialties, among others.

Truly, the city is riddled with incredible Mexican cuisine, from street food to upscale spots, so this map will focus on sit-down brick-and-mortar restaurants around greater Los Angeles. Consider it a sampler of where to find some excellent Mexican food in LA, while any of the links listed prior will be helpful in finding specific dishes or regions.

ADDED: El Compadre, Leonor’s Mexican Vegetarian Restaurant, Lola’s Mexican Cuisine, Martin’s Cocina y Cantina

REMOVED: Bizarra Capital, Casa Vega, Socalo, Sonoratown

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

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