The Best Mexican Restaurant in Every State

Source: Courtesy of Los Maya's Mexican restaurant

Montana
> Restaurant: Los Mayas Mexican Restaurant
> Location: Billings
> Yelp rating: 4

Owned by a family from Guanajuato in central Mexico, Los Mayas serves a standard menu — huevos rancheros, chiles rellenos, enchiladas, tamales, tacos (shredded or ground beef on corn or flour tortillas), etc. Yelp reviewers give high marks to the tacos (“just like the ones we would get when in LA”) and the “perfect” chile relleno, and one was surprised at “how good the chicken enchilada was.”

Source: Courtesy of Copal Progressive Mexican Cuisine

Nebraska
> Restaurant: Copal Progressive Mexican Cuisine
> Location: Lincoln
> Yelp rating: 4.5

Shrimp nachos, duck tamales, and mineras (Oaxacan scrambled-egg enchiladas with chorizo and bean sauce) are among the more uncommon items served here. “Feels like grandma is back in the kitchen preparing all these delicious, homemade, authentic meals,” wrote one enthusiast on Yelp. Another wrote: “Best lunch in south Lincoln! Do I enjoy Mexican cuisine? Absolutely! Was this fresh and delicious beyond expectation? Definitely!”

Source: Courtesy of Bajamar Seafood & Tacos

Nevada
> Restaurant: Bajamar Seafood & Tacos
> Location: Las Vegas
> Yelp rating: 5

Baja California is famous for its seafood, so it’s not surprising that ceviche-like aguachiles, marlin or spicy octopus tacos, and sashimi-style fish tostadas are among the specialties here. “If you love seafood and tacos…this is a place you have to try!” one local assured Yelp readers recently. Others hail the place for the city’s best fish tacos. (Bajamar has recently opened a second location in the southwestern portion of the city.)

Source: Courtesy of El Rincón Zacatecano Taquería

New Hampshire
> Restaurant: El Rincon Zacatecano Taquería
> Location: Manchester
> Yelp rating: 4.5

Menudo, pozole, carnitas, shrimp in ranchera sauce, pork guisado (stew) in green sauce, green chile burritos….There’s more to the menu here than the usual combination plates. Speaking of that burrito, one Yelp reviewer hailed it as “Without question, one of the biggest, baddest, and most flavorful burritos I’ve ever had. This thing is no joke!” And a visitor from Massachusetts declared: “This is the best place in the whole entire world.”

Source: Courtesy of Mi Mariachi Taquería

New Jersey
> Restaurant: Mi Mariachi Taquería
> Location: Jersey City
> Yelp rating: 4.5

All the basics are here: burritos, quesadillas, tacos (soft or fried crisp), enchiladas, tamales, fajitas, chilaquiles, tostadas, tortas, and more. “Everyone has different expectations and preferences for tacos or ‘authentic mexican’ food,” wrote one Yelp reviewer, “but it’s hard to not find something here for everyone.” Another wrote: “Great authentic local Mexican restaurant! The tables and chairs are colorful and cute. Their tacos and burritos are to die for. Super delicious.”