If you have a case of antojos Mexicanos, aka Mexican cravings, Hong Kong has a line-up of Tex-Mex joints, taquerias, and even a birrieria that should do the trick. We’ve put together a list of restaurants in the 852 you can head to if you want something filling and familiar like burritos and enchiladas, or light and refreshing fare like cactus-based salads and Mexican paellas. Read on to discover the best Mexican restaurants in Hong Kong.

11 Westside — Kennedy Town

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11 Westside is best known for its tacos and guacamole (© 11 Westside)

You know a Mexican restaurant is good when one of its side dishes is its most popular order. That’s hardly surprising, considering that 11 Westside is helmed by Esdras Ochoa, famous as the Taco King who appeared on the Netflix show The Final Table. Customers flock to this K-Town taqueria for its selection of tacos made with handmade corn tortillas and fresh Mexican ingredients. The Baja Fish and Al Pastor are foodie favourites, but if you want to steer clear of the beaten path, try the Yellowtail Ceviche and the Adobo Octopus. And don’t forget to order the famed Table-side Guacamole!

Signature Dishes: Table-side Guacamole, Al Pastor
Location: 1/F, The Hudson, 11 Davis Street, Kennedy Town
Opening Hours: 11am-11pm
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 9300 8068 (WhatsApp)

Uncle Miguel — Central

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Immerse yourself in Mexican culture at this Peel Street restaurant (© Uncle Miguel)

Uncle Miguel is a love letter to Mexican culture and cuisine — right from the walls adorned with custom murals, the intricate lampshades that honour Frida Kahlo’s artistry, and, of course, its compact but comprehensive menu that gives diners a true taste of this Latin American cuisine. They do tortilla chips, guacamole, and quesadillas if you want something familiar. But if you’re in a more adventurous mood, try the Ensalada de Nopales — a Mexican cactus salad with a refreshing oregano dressing and chips — to start, and follow it up with the Enchiladas Rojas stuffed with chicken in their homemade salsa roja that packs quite a punch. Check out their extensive taco selection that includes the fried soft-shell crab and avocado-filled El Cangrejo and the Carne Asada, with sliced rib eye and salsa verde. The outdoor seating is dog-friendly if you want to stop by while taking your furry friend on a walk.

Signature Dishes: Ensalada de Nopales, Enchiladas Rojas
Location: G/F, 49 Peel Street, Central
Opening Hours: 12pm-11pm (Sunday-Wednesday), 12pm-12am (Thursday), 12pm-1am (Friday 7 Saturday)
Contact: Website | Instagram | +852 3686 0377

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La Vista Mexican Restaurant & Bar — Tung Chung

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Head to this Mexican restaurant for great views of the Hong Kong International Airport (© La Vista Mexican Restaurant & Bar)

This restaurant in T-Bay on the premises of the Sheraton Hotel in Tung Chung boasts spectacular views of the Hong Kong International Airport — perfect for plane-spotting and getting that IG-worthy click of the sunset. It has a laid-back festive ambience, thanks to, at least in part, its Monday-Sunday happy hour. The indoor bar is the focal point of La Vista’s rustic but upscale interiors, but the main attraction is the rooftop dining area that gives the restaurant its name. Try the stringy and melty quesadillas, crackly empanadas, and moreish beef nachos — along with cocktails like margaritas or palomas, straight-up tequila shots, or bottled beer.

Signature Dishes: Chorizo Empanadas, Beef Chilli Con Carne
Location: Shop 106, 1/F, Sheraton Hotel, 9 Yi Tung Rd, Tung Chung
Opening Hours: 12pm-12am
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 2368 6097

Caliente — Tsim Sha Tsui

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Enjoy Caliente’s signature dishes in the restarurant’s roomy interiors (© Caliente)

This evenings-only restaurant made our list for the best tacos in Hong Kong, but they’ve got an array of other Tex-Mex faves if you want to venture beyond that. Think cheesy quesadillas, sizzling fajita plates, and oozy chicken chimichangas. The spacious venue overlooking Kowloon Park has cosy corner tables for date night or larger tables for a rollicking party. Kick things off with the Padron Peppers — deep-fried and salted picante peppers — or their signature chicken wings with either a chipotle honey glaze or Cajun seasoning. Their Taco Bomb is a decadent medley of foie gras, sea urchin and fatty tuna. Caliente also serves a variety of tequila-based cocktails like the Elderflower Siesta and Asian Bloody Maria, as well as margaritas (on the rocks or frozen), bottled beer, and wine.

Signature Dishes: Caliente Wings, Taco Bomb
Location: 3/F, 6 Knutsford Terrace, Tsim Sha Tsui
Opening Hours: 5pm-1am (Sunday-Thursday), 5pm-2am (Friday & Saturday)
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 2723 5968

Verde Mar — Sai Ying Pun

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Verde Mar’s Mexican Paella is more refreshing than its better-known Spanish version, and its Avocado Ice Cream is a replica of its main ingredient (© Verde Mar)

Verde Mar was founded in 2015 by Chef Eligio Escobedo, who specialises in Mexican and Cuban food, and Vivian Wong, who used to run Mr Taco Truck. The establishment focuses on healthy fare made with herbs and condiments to bring out the true flavour of the fresh ingredients used in the dishes. Verde Mar’s avocado offerings go beyond the standard guac — think avocado ceviches, tostadas, and fries — and the premises even has a garden in which they grow the cactus they use in their food. Dip into the Oaxaca Cheese Fundido, with chorizo and mushroom options, and feast on the Ensenada-style Mexican Paella topped with prawns and mussels that uses a rich seafood broth as its base. The drinks menu comprises classics like mojitos and margaritas, as well as mezcal, horchata, and an Instagrammable cactus apple juice served in a cactus-shaped glass.

Signature Dishes: Oaxaca Cheese Fundido, Mexico Seafood Paella
Location: 41 Water Street, Sai Ying Pun
Opening Hours: 12pm-3:30pm, 5:30-10pm (Thursday-Monday), closed Tuesday & Wednesday
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 2810 0888

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El Gordo Tacos & Grill — Wan Chai

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The interiors of El Gordo pay tribute to Mexican culture (© El Gordo Tacos & Grill)

This relatively new entrant on Hong Kong’s restaurant scene opened in 2023 at the corner of Lockhart Road and Fenwick Street, and its outdoor seating area is a great spot for a bit of people-watching in the bustling Wan Chai area. One of its specialities is Birria de Chivo — a traditional and popular Mexican food that’s a sumptuous mix of slow-cooked goat meat marinated in a spice mixture that includes a variety of dried chillies. They also do a mean chicken chilaquiles — a sort of tortilla casserole traditionally made out of leftovers, but elevated to restaurant quality here. Check their socials to get the lowdown on their daily specials, like Taco Tuesday and Tequila Sunshine on Thursdays.

Signature Dishes: Birria de Chivo, Chicken Chilaquiles
Location: G/F, David House, 37-39 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai
Opening Hours: 12pm-3pm, 6pm-3am
Contact: Website | Facebook | +852 3614 6140

8Five2 — Tsim Sha Tsui

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The bar at 8Five2 is the centrepiece of this Mexican joint (©8Five2)

Mexican restaurants in Kowloon are a bit of a rarity, so this Tsim Sha Tsui joint that prides itself on serving modern Mexican cuisine is worth checking out. The graffiti wall with its retro design is eye-catching, as is the bar with its alternating arrangement of upside-down and right-side-up glasses. The menu also has hidden gems like vibrant Succotash Enchiladas and Chilli Lime Shrimp Fajitas. Try the Spicy Lamb Tacos if you want something with a bit of a kick and the Mexican Style Yuzu Cheese Cake if you’re in the mood for a dessert that’s left of centre.

Signature Dishes: Succotash Enchiladas, Chilli Lime Shrimp Fajitas
Location: Shop 2, Ground Floor, 8 Observatory Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Opening Hours: 12pm-2am (Sunday-Thursday), 12pm-3am (Friday and Saturday)
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 2618 8854

Los Gangstas — Lamma Island

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Browse the sauce collection at Los Gangstas (© Los Gangstas)

Most visitors to Lamma Island head to its waterfront restaurants to binge on seafood. But residents of this Hong Kong outlying island love the casual vibe of this restaurant known for its Mexican street food. They have a unique selection of hot sauces you can try, and a homemade habanero sauce they use in their dishes. The conveniently located establishment — it’s only five minutes from the Yung Shue Wan Ferry Terminal — is popular among pet parents for being dog-friendly and vegans for their lactose-free quesadillas. And if you’ve got a thirst to quench, we suggest relaxing over the Micheladas made with Mexican beer, tomato juice, spices and lime, or the jalapeño margarita.

Signature Dishes: Prawn Tacos, Mexican Burger
Location: 91 Main Street Yung Shue Wan, Lamma Island
Opening Hours: 12pm-9pm (Wednesday-Sunday), 5pm-9m (Monday and Tuesday)
Contact: Website | Instagram | +852 6293 6176

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Cadillac Bar & Grill — Causeway Bay

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Enjoy Mexican and Mexican dishes at this sprawling open-air restaurant (© Cadillac Bar & Grill)

This massive open-air Mexican-American bar and grill in Causeway Bay’s takes diners on a gastronomic road trip from Tijuana to Los Angeles. The menu is divided into two sections: North of the Border and South of the Border. Discover innovative twists on Mexican cuisine, such as Beef Tartare Tacos, Sea Urchin on Pork Chicharrón, and classics like burritos and carne asada. Finish off with the Caramel Apple Taquito made with oven-baked tortillas with an apple filling and topped off with vanilla ice cream and apple sauce. If you’re with a big group, we recommend the Carne Asada Combo Platter, with carne asada beef, marinated chicken and chorizo sausage.

Signature Dishes: Beef Tartare Tacos, Sea Urchin on Pork Chicarron
Location: 7/F Hysan Place, Causeway Bay
Opening Hours: 11:30am-12am (Sunday-Thursday), 11:30-1am (Friday and Saturday)
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook |  +852 2521 2322

Birria y Birria — Sai Ying Pun

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Try innovative takes on birria, such as pizza and poutine at this birrieria (© Birria y Birria)

Birria y Birria claims to be Hong Kong’s only birrieria, specialising in a Mexican meat stew or soup mainly made with goat or beef. They change their menu up, doing innovative takes on the classic dish, like a Birria Pizza, birria with noddles, and even a birria poutine. They’ll even bring popular dishes back on demand for a limited time, like their bone marrow chips, and do some only on request, like the Birria Quesadilla.

Signature Dishes: Sheet Chicharrones, Birria Quesadilla
Location: Shop H, Upper Ground Floor, No. 123 – 125 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun
Opening Hours: 6pm-3am (Monday-Friday), 12pm-3am (Saturday and Sunday)
Contact: Instagram | Facebook | +852 5742 2299

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From the Middle East to the Far East and a couple of places in between, Anjali has lived in no fewer than seven cities in Asia, and has travelled extensively in the region. She worked as a lifestyle journalist in India before coming to Hong Kong, where her favourite thing to do is island-hopping with her daughter. You can check out her musings on motherhood, courtesy her Instagram profile.

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