The Best Mexican Restaurant In Every State

Source: Courtesy of El Callejon Santa Fe

New Mexico
> Restaurant: El Callejón Taquería and Grill
> Location: Santa Fe
> Yelp rating: 4.5

There are burgers and salads (including the Hail, Caesar) on the menu here, but it also lists al pastor, carne asada, and other taco variations, as well as ceviche tostadas, enchiladas filled with queso fresco, and a torta filled with red-chile-marinated pork.

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Source: Courtesy of Casa Enrique

New York
> Restaurant: Casa Enrique
> Location: Queens
> Yelp rating: 4

When a small Mexican restaurant in Queens wins a Michelin star, you know it’s something special. Many of the items on the menu will look familiar — guacamole, chicken tacos, chile relleno, carne asada, etc. — but everything is prepared with unusual skill. This is a must for lovers of Mexican food.

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Source: Courtesy of Taquería La Vaquita

North Carolina
> Restaurant: Taquerí­a La Vaquita
> Location: Durham
> Yelp rating: 4.5

“Vaquita” is Spanish for “little cow,” but it’s a very large cow that stands atop this ultra-casual counter-service place with outdoor-only seating. The long menu ranges from tacos (the specialty) and tortas to assorted fajitas and beef tongue stewed with guajillo chiles.

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North Dakota
> Restaurant: La Enchilada
> Location: Bismarck
> Yelp rating: 4.5

The food at this modest establishment is more serious than appearances might suggest. Among customer favorites are choriqueso (melted cheese dip with chorizo), garlic shrimp, and steak fundido (with the meat covered with queso and sautéed onions), and the standard enchiladas, tamales, and tacos are excellent.

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Ohio
> Restaurant: Momocho
> Location: Cleveland
> Yelp rating: 4

Six variations on guacamole (including one with smoked trout and bacon), six different taquitos (one with duck confit, another with salt-roasted beets, spiced peanuts, and goat cheese), and avocado-leaf-braised lamb enchiladas with mole are among the unusual offerings at this “ModMex” restaurant.

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