Mexican fare ranks with Italian and Chinese as Americans’ top-three favorite global cuisines, according to the National Restaurant Association. Mexican flavors and ingredients have permeated all corners of American cuisine, infusing vibrant and varied tastes into Americans’ daily diet. But while tacos and enchiladas may seem commonplace in America now, that wasn’t always the case.

To be sure, Americans have been influenced by the flavors of our neighbor to the south for hundreds of years. But it wasn’t until refugees from southern and central Mexico brought their culinary traditions north to the U.S. during the Mexican Revolution that dishes like tacos found their way into the mainstream. An increasingly global culture (and a growing number of Mexican fast-food mainstays and high-end restaurants) have cemented Mexican food’s beloved role in U.S. cuisine. Which begs the question: Where does one go for the best Mexican food in Columbus?

To find out, Stacker turned to Tripadvisor to compile a list of the highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Columbus. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. Keep reading to see if your favorite spot made the list.

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#27. Poblano’s Mexican Restaurant

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (28 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 1200 Noe Bixby Rd, Columbus, OH 43213-3527
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#26. On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

– Rating: 3.5 / 5 (68 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 4175 Morse Crossing, Columbus, OH 43219
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#25. El Rodeo

– Rating: 4.5 / 5 (13 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
– Price: $
– Address: 2808 Stelzer Rd, Columbus, OH 43219-3133
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#24. Taco Loco

– Rating: 4.5 / 5 (15 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 5467 Bethel Sawmill Ctr, Columbus, OH 43235-7204
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#23. El Acapulco

– Rating: 3.5 / 5 (106 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 7475 Vantage Dr, Columbus, OH 43235-1415
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#22. El Camino

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (35 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
– Price: $
– Address: 238 S 4th St, Columbus, OH 43215-5215
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#21. Condado Tacos

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (30 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 132 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215
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#20. Qdoba Mexican Grill

– Rating: 4.5 / 5 (25 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (5.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
– Price: $
– Address: 1055 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, OH 43240-2004
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#19. Diamonds Ice Cream

– Rating: 5.0 / 5 (16 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (5.0/5)
– Price: $
– Address: 5461 Bethel Sawmill Ctr, Columbus, OH 43235-7204
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#18. Local Cantina

– Rating: 4.5 / 5 (20 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 743 S High St, Columbus, OH 43206-1908
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#17. El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (91 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 2195 Riverside Dr, Columbus, OH 43221-4020
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#16. Chile Verde

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (63 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 1522 Gemini Pl, Columbus, OH 43240-7002
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#15. La Casita

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (59 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 1355 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH 43220-2611
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#14. Mi Mexico Restaurant

– Rating: 4.5 / 5 (54 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 4775 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43213-3161
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#13. Fiesta Jalisco – Northland

– Rating: 4.5 / 5 (27 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 2700 Northland Plaza Dr, Columbus, OH 43231-4079
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#12. Local Cantina

– Rating: 4.5 / 5 (54 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
– Price: $
– Address: 1423B Grandview Ave, Columbus, OH 43212-2853
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#11. Dos Hermanos Taco Truck

– Rating: 4.5 / 5 (30 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
– Price: $
– Address: 59 Spruce St North Market, Columbus, OH 43215-1622
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#10. Condado Tacos

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (60 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 4077 Fenlon St, Columbus, OH 43219
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#9. Cuco’s Taqueria

– Rating: 4.5 / 5 (106 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
– Price: $
– Address: 2162 West Henderson Road, Columbus, OH 43220
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#8. El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (175 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 3230 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43202
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#7. Nada

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (214 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 220 W Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215-2561
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#6. Chile Verde Cafe

– Rating: 4.5 / 5 (121 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 4852 Sawmill Rd, Columbus, OH 43235-7264
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#5. Chuy’s

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (197 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 4154 Seward St, Columbus, OH 43219-7502
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#4. Condado Tacos

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (216 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
– Price: $
– Address: 1227 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201-2461
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#3. Los Guachos Taqueria

– Rating: 4.5 / 5 (131 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
– Price: $
– Address: 5221 Godown Rd, Columbus, OH 43235-4023
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#2. Bakersfield

– Rating: 4.5 / 5 (200 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 733 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215-1425
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#1. Katalina’s

– Rating: 4.5 / 5 (244 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 1105 Pennsylvania Ave, Columbus, OH 43201-7300
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