10 Best Mexican Restaurants In Grand Rapids, Michigan

mexican restaurants in grand rapids

When you find yourself in Michigan’s second largest city, be it for business or pleasure, be sure to venture through the city’s fast developing culinary scene. From new restaurants to food trucks and unique food ventures, the city has a great selection on offer. One of the most developed cuisines in the city is that of Mexican food. Bright bursts of flavours from simple, fresh ingredients ensure that the whole family will enjoy a Mexican experience. The city, set on the banks of the Grand River, offers locals and visitors a variety of options for Mexican restaurants, and we have rounded up our favourite ones here for you. Keep reading to find our best Mexican restaurants in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

1. El Globo Restaurant

Posted by El Globo Restaurant on Sunday, 2 December 2018

El Globo is an affordable Mexican restaurant, family-run and owned, they provide an authentic experience to all their customers. If you are lucky enough to be in the area on a Wednesday, the taco at El Globo is just USD 1! El Globo provides an extensive number of vegetarian and meat options to choose from so no one leaves disappointed.

El Globo Restaurant

Address: 2019 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI

Website: El Globo Restaurant

Opening hours: 10.00 AM - 10.00 PM Tuesday - Saturday; 10.00 AM- 9.00 PM Sunday; Closed on Monday

2. Tacos El Cuñado

Located at the Downtown Market in Grand Rapids, Tacos El Cuñado takes on Mexican street food and provides mouthwatering options of fillings (of both meat and vegan/vegetarian options) and an extensive salsa bar. Be sure to check out this stall on your wander around the Downtown Market as its one not to be missed- they even have a Latin American grocery item for you to take home with you after your meal!

Tacos El Cuñado

Address: 435 Ionia Sw Stall 112, Grand Rapids, MI

Website: Tacos El Cuñado

Opening hours: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM Monday- Saturday; 10.00 AM - 7.00 PM Sunday

Average price for two: Under USD 10

3. Taco Boy

An institution since the 1960s, Taco Boy serves homemade, tex-mex fare in a wholesome setting and their ‘super burrito’ is famed in the local Grand Rapids community. Taco Boy is also renowned for their homemade hot sauce, and for those pushing the boundaries on the spice charts, its one not to be missed. Be sure to pick up a bottle of your own on your way out.

Taco Boy

Address: 3475 Plainfield Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI

Website: Taco Boy

Opening hours: 10:30 AM - 11.00 PM Monday - Thursday; 10:30 AM - 12.00 PM Friday - Saturday; 11:30 AM - 10.00 PM Sunday

Average price for two: Under USD 10

4. El Sombrero Restaurant

Our homemade tamales. Order a la carte, six or 12. Available in pork or chicken. Yummmm!

Posted by El Sombrero on Tuesday, 15 February 2011

A dependable restaurant in town with a reputation for a great hot sauce, best accompanied with chips and guacamole. Visit on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s to take advantage of a great special- buy one burrito get one half off!

El Sombrero Restaurant

Address: 527 Bridge Street NW Grand Rapids, MI

Website: El Sombrero Restaurant

Opening hours: 11:00 AM - 10.00 PM Monday - Saturday; 12:00 PM - 8.00 PM Sunday

Average price for two: Under USD 10

5. Luna

Luna is one Mexican restaurant you cannot miss. Bringing bold flavours to the table, Luna is unafraid to take chances, mixing the best of Latin America with the best of Michigan culture. A must order is the ‘Salsa Flight’- the in-house chef’s assortment of fresh-made salsas which are served with house-made chips.


Address: 64 Ionia Ave SW #100, Grand Rapids, MI

Website: Luna

Opening hours: 11:00 AM - 10.00 PM Monday- Thursday; 11:00 AM - 12.00 AM Friday - Saturday; Closed on Sunday

Average price for two: USD 11 - 30

6. Cantina Mexican Gril

This makes the perfect table centerpiece.

Posted by Cantina Mexican Grill on Saturday, 17 November 2018

The Cantina Mexican Grill is an established Michigan favourite that has been around for more than 40 years. As a family-owned restaurant, the restaurant serves authentic Mexican food at a fast pace, perfect for those looking for a quick weekday lunch or for an evening of festivities with family and friends. The Cantina Mexican Grill also does a drive-through menu, for those looking to get their Mexican fix on the go.

Cantina Mexican Gril

Address: 2770 E Paris Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI

Website: Cantina Mexican Gril

Opening hours: 11:00 AM - 10.30 PM Monday - Thursday; 11:00 AM - 11.00 PM Friday - Saturday; 12.00 PM- 10.00 PM

Average price for two: USD 11 - 30

7. Taqueria San Jose

These Fish tacos are arguably some of the best in the City!!!

Posted by Joseph Adam Rivera on Monday, 6 March 2017

Grab a delicious taco at Taqueria San Jose and you will join their community of cult followers and local enthusiasts. The affordable restaurant is ideal for those looking to indulge in simple yet appetizing dishes, perfect for the whole family. Taqueria San Jose caters to vegetarians as well, with options available under all categories.

Taqueria San Jose

Address: 1338 S Division, Grand Rapids, MI

Website: Taqueria San Jose

Opening hours: 10:00 AM - 9.00 PM Sunday - Thursday; 10:00 AM - 11.00 PM Friday-Saturday

Average price for two: Under USD 10

8. Donkey Taqueria

Donkey Taqueria
Source: Photo by Flickr user Dane used under CC BY 2.0

You know what you are getting into when a restaurant has its own tequila menu. Donkey Taqueria provides an exceptional experience of Mexican street food, with taco as their number one speciality. Their handcrafted cocktails and a great selection of tapas-style portions also make the restaurant a great location for visiting with a group of friends and family.

Donkey Taqueria

Address: 665 Wealthy Street Southeast, Grand Rapids, MI

Website: Donkey Taqueria

Opening hours: 11:00 AM - 12.00 AM Monday - Friday; 10:00 AM - 12.00 AM Saturday - Sunday

Average price for two: USD 11 - 30

9. El Granjero Mexican Grill

Beef Burrito Lunch El Granjero Mexican Grill
Source: Photo by Flickr user Steven Depolo used under CC BY 2.0

El Granjero Mexican Grill is your next neighbourhood Mexican go-to, with the feeling of a home-cooked meal straight out of Mexico. The restaurant prides itself on serving dishes you may not see at other Mexican restaurants, like grilled cactus and the sweet juice from the Jamaica Flower, which is bright pink! Head to El Granjero for farm-fresh dishes and wholesome experience.

El Granjero Mexican Grill

Address: 950 Bridge St NW, Grand Rapids, MI

Website: El Granjero Mexican Grill

Opening hours: 10:00 AM - 9.00 PM Sunday - Thursday; 10:00 AM - 10.00 PM Friday - Saturday

Average price for two: Under USD 10

10. La Huasteca Mexican Restaurant

Situated in a cosy space, La Huasteca serves some of the best Mexican in Grand Rapids. Diners highly recommend not missing their grilled onions and peppers and pork tamales. From single servings to platters, the restaurant works well for solo diners or large groups and is one for your food wishlist.

La Huasteca Mexican Restaurant

Address: 1811 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI

Website: La Huasteca Mexican Restaurant

Opening hours: 11:00 AM - 9.00 PM Monday - Thursday; 11:00 AM - 10.00 PM Friday; 12.00 PM - 10.00 PM Saturday; Closed on Sunday

Average price for two: Under USD 10

Finding your Mexican flare

Food, glorious food. (37368392542)
Source: Photo by user dksesh used under CC BY-SA 2.0

There is no shortage of great Mexican cuisine options in Grand Rapids. We have included choices perfect for those wanting an authentic experience, on a budget, who are looking to celebrate with groups or those looking for a quiet date night spot. Mexican restaurants always serve up an interesting meal no matter what the occasion and we hope our list of recommendations in Grand Rapids serves you well.

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