OUR FAVOURITE MEXICAN RESTAURANTS IN BERLIN
Our Favourite Mexican Restaurants In Berlin – Where is the best place to get Mexican food in Berlin? I’ve read and been part of countless threads on social media and have discussed it at length over meals with friends and colleagues. Everyone has different opinions – with hard core aficionados grumpily complaining they can’t find anything authentic, while less experienced Mexican food lovers proclaiming die hard love for the Que Pasa chain (which is purposely not featured here).
So just where are the best places to get Mexican food in Berlin? In this Berlin Life guide, I highlight some of my personal favourites, as well as others recommended by friends.
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THE TOP RATED MEXICAN RESTAURANTS IN BERLIN
If you’re a fan of Mexican food, use this list of Mexican restaurants in Berlin to tour many of Berlin top rated places. Be sure to come back and share your reviews in the comments too. Tell us about your favourite dishes, if you found the food to be authenthic, if the service was good, and more. We want to hear what you think!
Open since 2009, Berlin Burrito Company is a family owned business with three locations across the city. With an ethos to carefully source the freshest and highest quality ingredients around, they offer burritos, homemade tortilla chips, bowls, salads, french fries, and quesadillas. They also offer desserts that will surely expand your waistline, with their New York style cheescake and fried snickers chocolate bars. I’m a big fan of their bowls, as you can customize them to your own specifications. Note, if you eat in, they don’t accept card payment, so bring cash.
- Kastanienallee 59, 10119
- Pallasstraße 21, 10781
- Kantstraße 51, 10625
Chupenga offers up salads, burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and bowls that you can customize to your tastes. Everything is freshly made to order, with unique ingredients like lentils, quinoa, and more. My favourite dish is the taco bowl with guacamole, as well as their homemade tortilla chips. If you dine in, they also have numerous hot sauces to try with your meal.
- Mohrenstraße 42, 10117
- Charlottenstraße 4, 10969
- Mühlenstraße 13, 10243
- Georgenstraße 200, 10117
- Fehrbelliner Str. 47, 10119
Dolores is a long time favourite of Berliners and a long time favourite of mine. They’ve been around since 2004 and claim to be the pioneer of the “German burrito trend”, being the first to bring the California burrito to Berlin. Aside from their delicious burritos, they’ve tacos and quesadillas on the menu. Like other Mexican restaurants noted here, you can custom build your order with meat, veggies, salsa, and other tasty things like cilantro or pink onions.
- Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 7, 10178
- Bayreuther Str. 36, 10789
MACHETE doesn’t seem to get mentioned that much when people are talking about their favourite Mexican restaurants in Berlin. This small restaurant near Ostkreuz is all about one thing and that’s burritos and their burritos are the best in Berlin. The burritos at MACHETE are giant and not something that can be eaten elegantly, so maybe skip this place as a first date idea. Their menu is massive and there’s something for everyone, vegans and carnivores alike. They’ve burritos with chorizo, Argentinian steak, and all sorts of interesting salsas and sauces like Teriyaki or Garam masala. MACHETE also offers nachos, salads, and quesadillas for those who don’t want to jump on the burrito train.
Our hot tip? Order take away and bring it to nearby Straßenbräu and pair your burrito with some craft beer.
Location: Neue Bahnhofstraße 29, 10245
If you ask almost any Berliner what their favourite Mexican place in the city is, Maria Bonita is almost always mentioned. Seriously, this is the place for Mexican food in Berlin. Whether you have their tacos, burritos, or quesadillas, you won’t be disappointed. Maria Bonita also has the best frozen margaritas around. They don’t offer much room for dining, so take away is usually the best option. In nicer weather, head to nearby Volkspark Friedrichshain or Mauer Park for a picnic under the sun.
Location: Danziger Str. 33, 10435
A newcomer to the German capital’s Mexican food scene is Oh La Queca, a highly rated restaurant that’s quickly become well loved by locals. Located in Neukölln, they offer authentic Mexican street food, a claim that’s supported enthusiastically in several online reviews. Offering more than tacos, burritos, and the like, you can even get mole and posole. Oh La Queca is a place best visited in person for a leisurely meal. While they tend to be more pricey than other spots, rest assured, it will be money well spent.
Location: Reuterstraße 36, 12047
Since 2010, Santa Maria has been a classic spot for Mexican cuisine in Berlin. Famous for their taco Tuesdays with their €2 tacos and €1.50 tequila shots, I’ve many fond memories of hanging out there with friends (including an evening that hilariously involved drunkenly shopping for underwear!). Notable starters are the nachos and chilaquiles, while their signature tacos feature ones like the De Pescado with fried fish on top of red cabbage slaw, chipotle cream, Pico de Gallo, and chilli sauce.
Location: Oranienstraße 170, 10999
With a focus on tacos, TACORIÑO is another place that doesn’t get mentioned as often as it should. I ended up here after an eye doctor appointment in West Berlin, an area of the city where I don’t often venture. They’ve an impressive array of Mexican dishes – take their starters for example, like the grilled avocado or the Chicharron de Queso, a crispy fried and hand-rolled cheese, with mini guacamole and chipotle mayo. Their tacos are out of this world, with options for both vegans and meat eaters. TACORIÑO also has excellent margaritas and an extensive cocktail menu.
Location: Knesebeckstraße 18-19, 10623
You can find TAQUERIA EL OSO at Markthalle Pfferberg where they attract their ardent fans who line up for hours to get some of their Mexican goodness. The team of Michael Heiden, Pablo Vasquez and Jesus García have quickly gained a loyal cult following, with their tacos and natural wine selection. Highly popular is their Taco al Pastor, with melt in your mouth juicy pork and homemade salsas, so hot your eyes will be watering in no time.
Location: Schönhauser Allee 176C, 10119
At Friedrichshain’s Boxhagner Platz is TORTILLERIA MEXA BERLIN. Another newcomer to Berlin’s Mexican restaurant list, this place painstakingly and lovingly makes homemade tortillas that are used in their tacos, quesadillas, and fresh tomales. Their menu may be small, but every dish is tasty and worth sampling.
Location: Boxhagener Str. 50, 10245
Victoria Tacos features tacos and some really fine alcoholic beverages, which I’ve had a lot of fun sampling. Their small menu is no joke, like their vegan taco with roasted cauliflower, sweet chilli glass, cilantro, vegan crema and pickled fennel, or my favourite, the Carnitas with juicy and deletable, slow cooked pork.
Location: Pannierstraße 32, 12047
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What do you think about this list places to get Mexican food in Berlin? Are we missing any good spots? Tell us about your favourites in the comments.
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