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A Taste of Mexico: Dublin’s Best Mexican Restaurants

Exploring the Mexican Cuisine Scene in Dublin

Dublin’s culinary scene has seen a surge in the popularity of Mexican cuisine. What was once rare has now become commonplace, with Mexican restaurants popping up across the city. From cosy spots to upscale eateries, each offers its twist on classic dishes.

So, if you’re craving tacos, enchiladas, or just a taste of Mexico in Dublin, you’re in luck.


The Hallmarks of Authentic Mexican Cuisine

Mexican cuisine stands out for its traditional cooking methods, like grilling and simmering, and its staple ingredients such as corn, beans, tomatoes, avocados, and chillies.

Expert Picks: Dublin’s Top Mexican Eateries

Pablo Picante

Pablo Picante is a delicious Burrito Bar on Clarendon Market offering some of Dublin’s best Mexican food. All food is prepared fresh and slow-cooked or oven-roasted. Along with this, all salsas, sauces, and guacamoles are made in-house in Pablo’s kitchen. The burritos provide customers with the best combinations of ingredients. Each burrito can easily be customised to fit everyone’s tastes



Drury Street eatery with authentic Mexican food and cocktails.


Situated right in the heart of the city centre, Acapulco on South Great Georges Street, a colourful and lively Mexican Restaurant, offers the very best traditional Mexican cuisine in Dublin.

Sizzling fajitas, burritos, famous homemade nachos, soft corn tortilla tacos (gluten-free by the way) and deep-fried ice cream are just some of the authentic treats to choose from. There’s a great selection of vegetarian dishes too.


777 is Dublin’s only Contemporary Mexican Restaurant, they pride themselves on creating a fun-filled and energetic atmosphere, combining bold flavour food with a zesty tequila cocktail bar.


Signature Dishes You Can’t Miss

Grilled Padron Peppers– 777

Grilled peppers covered in corn dust and tajin spice.

Jarritos Mexican Soda- Saburittos

Jarritos is made in fruit flavours, with cane sugar and is less carbonated than popular soft drinks.

Horchata – El Grito

Horchata is a Mexican sweet rice drink. Most people know of the dairy version with evaporated and condensed milk, but horchata can also be made dairy-free. Mexican horchata is typically made with rice, water, cinnamon, milk, and sugar.

Bunuelos & Chocolate – Masa

Bunuelos are a lot like fritters and a distant cousin to doughnuts.

Deep Fried Ice cream – Acapulco

Not necessarily Mexican but a must-try in Acapulco is their deep-fried ice cream covered in a butterscotch sauce.


Vegetarian and Vegan Options at Mexican Restaurants

From hearty bean burritos to fresh veggie tacos, these restaurants offer a delicious array of plant-based dishes. You can savour the zing of grilled veggies, the creaminess of guacamole, and the kick of spicy salsa—all without compromising on taste.

Veggie Burritos & Bowls – Zambrero

Mega Vegano Burrito – Pablo Picante


The Art of Mexican Street Food in Dublin

These casual dining spots offer quick bites bursting with flavour, perfect for those on the go.


Boojum is a casual burrito bar, serving homemade Mexican food at excellent prices. The people behind Boojum (John and Karen) are complete burrito addicts, so they love what they do. At Boojum there is no table service, bookings or formality required. Just walk on up, place your order and chow down.


Inspired by sumptuous Mexican street fare, Saburritos is a unique combination of authentic Mexican cuisine and the relaxed ambience of a Californian burrito bar, creating a unique casual dining experience.

Collecting flavours and ingredients from the corners of Mazatlan, Tijuana and California their creations become a journey of flavours for you.


Mexican-inspired food that tastes good, does good and makes you feel good. There is a meal donated to someone in need with every burrito or bowl purchased.


Cultural Events and Mexican Cuisine

Tequila Tasting at Lemon & Duke

To begin you will taste 3 different Patron Tequilas and their experienced bartender will go through each one of them explaining tasting notes, the process of making, history, and fun facts. After that, you will get a chance to taste 3 different tequila cocktails. This flight of cocktails will be accompanied by 3 different tacos which each will compliment one of the cocktails. While you enjoy your cocktails and tacos their bartender will talk you through tasting notes in both food and drinks you are experiencing.

To enquire about Tequila Tasting Experience contact the team at


Map Guide to Mexican Dining in Dublin

South Side of Dublin City Centre


North Side of Dublin City Centre


Conclusion: The Future of Mexican Cuisine in Dublin

Mexican cuisine is starting to become a growing favourite in Dublin. With the increasing demand for authentic Mexican food, we anticipate new restaurant openings offering fresh takes on classic dishes.

The future of Mexican cuisine in Dublin looks promising, promising a vibrant and diverse food scene that celebrates the rich flavours of Mexico.