In Joburg, Mexican food bears the unique responsibility of having to prove it’s authenticity. But believe it or not, the city is serving some seriously traditional home-style Mexican meals. As a matter of fact, if you work your way down our list, you’re guaranteed to hit innumerable sweet spots. So here it is jozi; where to go for a Mexican feast in the city.
La Rosa Mexican Grille & Tequileria
Voted the Best New Restaurant in Joburg, La Rosa uses only the freshest, high quality ingredients to create exciting and taste bud tingling dishes. They serve a fusion of both traditional and modern Mexican delicacies, with an overflow of tequila and margaritas. The exploding flavours, electric atmosphere and vibrant decor makes for an unforgettable Mexican experience. Wait! there’s more.. you also get to build your own burrito.
The food at this family-run eatery is bright and fresh, and there’s stuff here you won’t find at the average Mexican spot. Conveniently scattered across five Jozi locations, Mexican Fresh serves the most irresistible specialty burritos, nachos, fajitas, tacos, enchiladas, chimichangas and quesadillas. A real Jozi institution. Try their Mexican rice, refried beans and fresh salsa… maybe add some guacamole while you’re at it. Click here to view their menu.
Baha Taco (Norwood)
David and Katrin Smale went from serving cuisine -inspired Mexican delights from a food truck – to building what has now become an iconic and permanent spot in Norwood, Johannesburg. Baha Taco is known to serve the most delightful quesadillas and gluten-free soft corn tacos with delicious fillings. Definitely worth a visit!
39 Grant Ave, Norwood, Johannesburg, 2192
Salsa Mexican Grill (Parkhurst)
Salsa Mexican Grill should be your go-to spot for a night out with that friend who still thinks there isn’t much to do in Joburg. Located at the city’s plush and beloved Parkhurst suburb, this cool Mexican place makes some great tacos and guacamole, in addition to some not-quite-traditional stuff on their menu. Salsa Mexican Grill is casual enough that you can wear whatever, the cocktails are great, and you don’t necessarily need to spend a fortune.
El Jalapeno (Linden)
El Jalapeno is the spot you go to for satisfying, straightforward Mexican food. Just find a seat and have some beef mince totadas. This cosy, upbeat restaurant gives the ultimate Mexican comfort food experience, all served in a vibrant and friendly atmosphere. You should also consider stopping by for brunch. Bring some friends and have a couple of margaritas.
32 7th St, Linden, Randburg, 2104
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