Taco ‘bout delicious! We’ve scoured the city to roundup the best Mexican restaurants in Hong Kong, featuring favourites like Te Quiero Mucho, Taqueria Super Macho and more to sate your appetite when guacamole cravings hit.
Hong Kong sure packs a punch when it comes to restaurants be it vibrant Indian restaurants, savoury Thai cuisine or our good’ol dim sum. We’re biased here but Mexican food has got to be up there as one of our favourite cuisines because what’s not to love about all things guac, margaritas and nachos? From authentic tacos to the more American-influenced cheese-laden varieties, you can be sure we know where to find it. So get hungry, because here are our picks of the best Mexican restaurants in Hong Kong.
11 Westside – Mexican restaurant with a variety of taco flavours
Many claim that 11 Westside offers up the best tacos in the city and they aren’t wrong! Brought to the 852 by chef Esdras Ochoa (of renowned LA spot Salazar), expect fresh Mexican ingredients, handmade corn tortillas and a selection of tacos covering everything from the classic Al Pastor and Carnitas, to Mango Shrimp and California Veggie creations.
Sassy Tip: Book your tables for Taco Tuesday for half-priced tacos! Remember to book your tables well in advance because everyone loves a good deal (we’re Hongkongers after all!) and tables get full real fast.
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Caliente – Tacos, fajitas, burritos and churros to finish!
If you’re after hearty (read: cheesy) Mexican-style dishes, head to Caliente. One of the few Mexican jaunts in Kowloon, expect a lively atmosphere, along with an array of fruity, frozen tequila treats and plenty of Crispy Fish Tacos. If you’re not too stuffed after your mains, try its Mexican Fried Ice Cream!
Cali-Mex – A classic go-to Mexican fast food restaurant
On the prowl for a quick Mexican fix? Cali-Mex has your back. With multiple locations dotted across the city and quick, delicious nachos, burritos and quesadillas, whether you’re after a filling lunch, dinner on the go, or a hangover-busting breakfast burrito, this American-style Mexican chain will have you covered. Expect fillings such as certified Angus Beef, Chipotle Pulled Pork, Baja Fish and even vegetarian and vegan options, including Impossible meat.
Sassy Tip: For a fuss-free junk, Cali Mex also offers junk catering to take the tacos to the sea!
Chicano – Cosy and comfortable Mexican diner
Honouring co-founder, Gabriel Perez’s grandmother, the dishes at Chicano offer traditional, homemade comfort food that’ll have you going back on the regular. Expect everything form fresh guac to flavourful tacos and possibly the best salsa in the 852! Drop by during lunch (on Tuesdays to Fridays) for a good deal of handpicked selections.
Chino – Japanese-inspired Mexican restaurant
Kennedy Town has become a ‘hood full of firm foodie favourites in recent years, and Chino is up there on our list for its cool factor and Mexican flare. With street art covering the walls and tasty, Japanese-inspired Mexican dishes on our plates, we can’t get enough of its fusion feasts.
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COA – Asia #1 bar with killer guac!
Okay, we know that this one is more of a bar than a restaurant, but we couldn’t resist sneaking this Oaxaca-inspired cocktail bar into our roundup. Tucked away on Shin Hing Lane (just off Gough Street), the bar (which is currently number #1 on Asia’s 50 Best Bars list for 2022), features a huge range of Tequila and Mezcal, along with many other Mexican spirits and drinks, alongside some killer guac and chips.
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El Macho – Fun and lively Mexican restaurant offering funky cocktails
Offering a colourful and vibrant setting, El Macho is easily one of the busier restaurants on Third Street. Classics such as quesadillas, burritos and fajitas are all on the menu, but we’re fans of its Nachos – made with homemade corn tortilla chips and a range of hearty toppings.
Taco Chaca – Affordable taqueria with generous portions
If you’re not feeling a big restaurant and a full-on sit-down meal, check out Taco Chaca – a down-to-earth, affordable and tasty taqueria. The portions are huge (win) and extremely good value for money, and if you don’t mind perching on stools and eating off paper plates, then you’ll fall in love with this Sai Ying Pun hide out.
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Taqueria Super Macho – DIY tacos!
Since opening its doors in May 2019, Taqueria Super Macho has drawn in the crowds for its authentic take on tacos. The lively restaurant is inspired by the laidback taquerias of Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas, and brings a taste of Baja to the streets of SoHo. We love that the tacos are served “naked”, so that you can DIY your own creation with the variety of toppings available, including cabbage, onion, cilantro and a range of sauces and salsas. Don’t miss out on trying the Crispy Shrimp Taco or the fully loaded Grilled Chicken Tostada, and be sure to wash it all down with a frozen margarita.
Te Quiero Mucho – A go-to brunch option with free-flow tacos and board games
This vibrant Mexican eatery and bar can be found in the Mojo Nomad hotel on Queen’s Road Central in Sheung Wan. Open daily from 6:30pm until late, head here anytime of the day and choose from wallet-friendly set lunches, hearty taco dinners and a range of speciality cocktails. Along with a selection of small plates, salads, tostadas, tacos and “mucho grande” plates, don’t miss out on trying one (or two!) of the Mexican-inspired desserts, which include deconstructed tres leches and homemade churros.
Sassy Tip: Planning a cute and cosy brunch date? Te Quiero Mucho serves free-flow tacos for brunch (alongside punchy margaritas too, of course!) matched with board games to take brunch to the next level! See brunch menu here.
Tequila On Davis – Happening Mexican restaurant in Kennedy Town
Another K-Town fave, Tequila on Davis is the perfect flavourful hub for lunch and dinner. Think towering plates of cheesy nachos drenched in gauc and sour cream, and a huge range of specialty tequilas, sure to sustain those weekend vibes. Hosting an event? “Tequila Upstairs” is the ideal party venue for any shindig, complete with a full range of audio and visual equipment, too.
XOCO Mexican Cantina & Bar – Generous portions of tacos, enchiladas and quesadillas
Found on Mosque Street, XOCO is a small restaurant that serves up big portions. The tacos, enchiladas and quesadillas are stuffed full of black beans, rice, plus your choice of high-quality meat and cheese, so we recommend arriving hungry. For a slightly lighter choice, opt for the perfectly cooked build-your-own steak fajitas, which are served on a sizzling hot plate. And don’t forget the frozen margaritas served in adorable cactus glasses!
Editor’s Note: “12 Best Mexican Restaurants In Hong Kong: Where To Go For Tacos” was originally published in May 2016 and most recently updated in August 2022 by Fashila Kanakka.