The Best Mexican Restaurant In Every State

Source: Courtesy of Antojitos Izcalli

Alabama
> Restaurant: Antojitos Izcalli
> Location: Tuscaloosa
> Yelp rating: 5

This top-rated Tuscaloosa taco joint serves up tacos for the adventurous eater. In addition to quesadillas, tostadas, and carne asada, diners will also find tacos featuring calf’s head, tripe, and beef tongue. But if you’re looking for alcohol, you’re out of luck. The owner says adding alcohol to the menu would lead to longer wait time.

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Source: Courtesy of Serrano's Mexican Grill - Anchorage

Alaska
> Restaurant: Serrano’s Mexican Grill
> Location: Anchorage
> Yelp rating: 4

House-made chorizo and salsas and signature beers are among the selling points at the two locations of this Anchorage hotspot. The menu offers everything from tiger prawn ceviche and cheddar cheese queso to fajita burritos and tortas (Mexican sandwiches) served with cilantro-parmesan fries.

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Arizona
> Restaurant: La Bamba Mexican Grill Restaurant
> Location: El Mirage
> Yelp rating: 4.5

“Street Tacos,” “Mexican Food,” and “Only Cash For Now” read the signs in the window of this bare-bones storefront place in El Mirage, northwest of Phoenix. The blackboard menu is short, offering a small selection of bargain-priced tacos, quesadillas, a salad and a torta.

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Arkansas
> Restaurant: Taquería El Palenque
> Location: Little Rock
> Yelp rating: 4.5

Six variations on fajitas and 10 shrimp dishes (including a shrimp quesadilla) are among the specialties here, and the barbacoa tacos get raves. Besides the authentic food, the restaurant is lively and the service is attentive.

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California
> Restaurant: Guelaguetza Restaurante
> Location: Los Angeles
> Yelp rating: 4

Considered one of the best Oaxacan restaurants in the country, this 26-year-old institution serves six kinds of mole, as well as such authentic regional fare such as pizza-like tlayudas with various toppings and squash blossom empanadas. The list of mezcals, another Oaxacan specialty, is encyclopedic.

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