It’s time to stock up on tacos and tortillas. Here’s where you’ll find Brisbane’s best Mexican food!

When the weather gets hot, the idea of a heavy meal doesn’t seem as appealing as it tends to in winter.

A full roast dinner? A heavy pub lunch? No, thanks. It’s so hot I just got first-degree burns off my leather car seats.

Enter that most beloved of cuisines — Mexican.

Fresh, healthy and bursting with flavour, Mexican food is the perfect summer meal option. To help you navigate your way to a delicious dinner or lovely lunch, here’s some of Brisbane’s best Mexican food!

Juan More Taco

Roving food truck Juan More Taco is much more than just a great name! They pride themselves on delicious, traditional tacos served on soft, gluten-free, corn tortillas. Toppings include slow cooked crispy marinated pork, sautéed vegetables, spicy slow braised beef and marinated chicken thigh.

California Native

420 Cavendish Road, Coorparoo

Serving tasty bites and ice cold margaritas out of their Coorparoo location, California Native have the Cali-Mex thing nailed! The menu includes jalapeño poppers, crab empanadas and absolutely delicious Tacos de Gamba (prawns).

You can also get stuck into their insanely good fajitas and enchiladas to tame a big hunger!

Oi! Taco

The Oi! Taco food truck is the embodiment of happiness on wheels, serving up top-notch tacos to hungry Brisbane locals. Scope out their next location on their Facebook page, then get down there to try their incredible pork carnitas tacos, vegan nachos, non-vegan nachos as well as their steak and veggie tacos too. So many flavours, so little time.

La Quinta

1/189 Oxford Street, Bulimba

Bulimba favourite La Quinta serve up great meals and one heck of a raspberry margarita or frozen daiquiri. Get stuck into their Mexican street food menu, boasting fan favourites like tacos, chimichangas, pork carnitas, burritos, enchiladas and nachos.

Be sure to bring a friend to help roll you out of the restaurant and back to your car after you’ve feasted!

El Torito

146 Boundary St, West End

West End favourite, El Torito, dishes up rustic Mexican fare full of flavour. The great thing about El Torito is, while they serve the classics, they offer up dishes you may not have heard of or tried before.

Get stuck into their Tinga Poblana, Mole Poblano, Pollo Pibil and Chilaquiles or stick to the classics like fajitas, burritos and chimichangas — it’s up to you!


184 Enoggera Road, Newmarket

You’ll find Pepe’s in Newmarket, where it has been dishing up hearty meals to hungry locals for years. If you wake up feeling a bit off after a big night out or just craving Mex for breaky, you’re going to love their Mexican Breakfast menu!

The breakfast burritos here are no joke, packed with fresh ingredients, eggs, maple bacon, chorizo, guacamole and much more.

Where are your favourite Mexican restaurants in Brisbane? Did we miss your favourite? Have your say in the comments below!