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From Tortas to Tostadas, Here are Some of the Best Mexican Restaurants in Dublin

Dublin is turning into a metropolitan city, full of nationalities and cultures that make us proud to show off. With that territory comes a range of brilliant, authentic spots where diners can enjoy the flavours of all the wonderful countries based in our city. With Cinco de Mayo coming up soon, where better to appreciate Mexican culture than at one of the many authentic Mexican restaurants in Dublin?

El Grito

If you’re looking for an authentic Mexican experience, from the food, to the staff, to the vibes, El Grito is the spot. Based in Mountjoy Square and a 2nd brand new location in Rathmines, you’ll find classic Mexican dishes like tacos, tortas and esquites, all made traditionally and all absolutely full of flavour. They’ve also got some classic Mexican drinks like the delicious sweet rice drink, Horchata, as well as some Mexican beers – the perfect pairing with an authentic tostada. Finish off with some decadent churros at El Grito.

Salsa

An ideal spot to grab your food to go, with 3 locations (2 in Dublin and 1 in Galway), your authentic Mexican fix is never far away at Salsa. Order by building your base, choosing a protein and your toppings – the menu may look simple but it is mighty! They’ve also got some tasty specials, like a Pizadilla, Chilaquiles, Flautas and Tacos Dorados, so you’re really spoiled for choice at Salsa. Grab some Flan to satisfy that sweet tooth on your way out.

Acapulco

Take a trip to the one of the oldest Mexican restaurants in Dublin (which is only 20 years old!) on South Great George’s Street. Acapulco will certainly satisfy that craving for authentic, homemade Mexican food, with a chilli recipe that they’ve been perfecting since they opened. Try out their Baja fish tacos to switch things up, or give the classic sizzling fajitas a go. Make sure you don’t leave without trying their famous Margaritas, which you can get by the glass or a pitcher (we’ll have the latter, please).

The Hungry Mexican

Based in the heart of the city centre in Temple Bar is The Hungry Mexican. Like the name states, make sure you come here hungry, because whatever you order is sure to leave with you a happy, full belly. Here you’ll find more than just the classics, with options like their jackfruit tacos or their spicy tequila chicken wings. You’ll also get Ireland’s biggest chimichanga (which was big to start with, but they decided to make it even bigger… see why it’s called The Hungry Mexican?) Make sure to order a couple of extra salsas on the side, since they’re all made from scratch. A great spot to come for dinner and drinks, they’ve got a range of tequilas, cocktails, beers and wines to choose from – you’ll be guaranteed a night to remember here.

Agave

Traditional Mexican flavours using the freshest ingredients – that’s what you’ll find at Agave. A large menu where Eva have dish sounds just as delicious as the next, you’ll be guaranteed to find something you love. Get the classics like burritos or tacos, or opt for the Sopes (griddled corn tortillas) or the Pambazo (bread fried in salsa and topped with potatoes and chorizo). Vegans and vegetarians are not forgotten here, with a full menu dedicated to both. Order some Mexican cocktails and enjoy what’s sure to be a delightful few hours at Agave.

Tacos Lupillo

Nestled in Kilmainham lies a hidden gem: a quaint, traditional Mexican eatery boasting the essence of authentic tacos. Marked by a charming pink door adjacent to Cleary’s Pub on Sarsfield Road, this cozy spot offers an intimate dining experience. With just a handful of seats, it exudes warmth and authenticity. Behind the culinary magic stands Chef Jose Guadalupe Zamudio, infusing each dish with his expertise and passion. From sizzling carne asada to zesty fish tacos, every bite transports diners to the bustling streets of Mexico. Embark on a culinary journey and savor the flavors of Mexico in the heart of Kilmainham.

El Milagro

El Milagro, owned by a small but mighty Mexican family serving the most authentic dishes. Cooking up flavourful, tasty tacos (birria tacos are also served here!), you can find El Milagro at a few locations and food markets if you’re craving their tacos during the day time.

  • Joli Stoneybatter – Thursday-Saturday from 6pm
  • Herbert Park – Sunday 11am-4pm

Masa

With fresh ingredients and a range of options to choose from, Masa is a reliable spot for tasty tacos and delicious Mexican bravas. With smaller portions available, diners can order lots of dishes and share with a group, because who doesn’t like to try one of everything on the menu? Fish, chorizo and prawns are just some of the taco options available – good thing the portions are small and affordable, you’ll definitely want to try more than one dish! You can also give their quesadillas a try, but make sure to order a Margarita (or two…) and finish off with their Mexican donuts to round out the visit. Pull up a stool and watch the world go by at Masa.

777

If you’re up for the idea of small plates and lots of drinks, 777 is the place for you. A contemporary Mexican restaurant that feels like a dive bar, a cocktail bar and an all round good vibe, 777 is certainly the definition of stylish and buzzy. Here you’ll find everything from taquitos and tostadas, to pork chops al pastor, to a Mexican-style Côte de Boeuf. The Piña Colada sorbet sounds right up our street, and their extensive list of cocktails is too enticing to ignore. If you’re about that al fresco dining, their outdoor Afuera has its own special menu, plus group dining is catered to at €55 per person. 777 is certainly the spot to visit for delectable dishes and boozy tipples, especially on a Sunday, when their dishes and drinks are only €7.77…

Article by Sara Abdulmagid

I’m a Palestinian who grew up in Cyprus and moved to Dublin in 2013, so I’ve had a mishmash of different cultures and cuisines surrounding me my whole life. I’m an avid foodie, and after realising that life as a lawyer was not for me, I studied media and became a radio host for Dublin City FM. I’m now writing for TheTaste full time, but I also have my own food blog where you can find a mixture of restaurant reviews and the occasional recipe. I talk a lot about being Palestinian; to be honest, I talk a lot in general. That’s why I did radio!

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