Acapulco Joe’s

Indy's first Mexican restaurant still remains a popular spot for Mexican food while carrying on some of the restaurant’s original traditions. Everyday at noon, you can hear the song “God Bless America” playing from the jukebox. 

365 North Illinois Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 637-5160
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El Alazan Mexican Restaurant

Take your taste buds on a trip to Guadalajara: a vibrant city in Mexico bursting with culture and most famous for its legendary cuisine. This welcoming, family-owned restaurant boasts refined recipes of Guadalajara passed down through generations. 

3561 English Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46201
(317) 964-0526
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La Parada

Highly rated, no frills authentic Mexican restaurant that is all about generous portions at a great price. La Parada is for serious foodies!

1642 E New York St
Indianapolis, IN 46201
(317) 917-0095
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Nada

There’s certainly nothing subtle about the food or the fabulously chic decor at this trendy Mexican fusion restaurant in the heart of downtown.

11 West Maryland Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 638-6232
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La Piedad

Named after the small town in which the owners are from, the Rodriguez family loves serving authentic Mexican cuisine just off the Monon Trail. Their patio is great for people watching!

6536 Cornell Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46220
(317) 251-0033
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The Livery

This stylish two-story restaurant serves fine Latin flavors in a restored building from the 1890’s.The Livery pays homage to both the neighborhood’s heritage and art culture. Their rooftop patio is open all year round and there’s plenty of tequila to keep your party going well into the night!

720 North College Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 383-0330
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Tortas Guicho Dominguez

Tortas Guicho Dominguez restaurant is a casual dining spot specializing in Mexican tortas ... which are Mexican sandwiches (similar to a Cuban sandwich). At this fun and festive eatery, the sandwiches are named after famous celebrities - so you can order the “Pamela Anderson” ...if you so wish.

5215 N College Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46203
(317) 925-0677
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The Tamale Place

The original way of making tamales in Mexico hundreds of years ago happens today at the Tamale Place where they make handcrafted, fresh masa (corn dough) from scratch! Three locations:

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5226 Rockville Road
Indianapolis, IN 46224
(317) 248-9771

 

1155 East Stop 11 Road
Indianapolis, IN 46227
(317) 300-8748

 

 

Inside City Market!
222 East Market Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317)423-2203


La Margarita

Serving Indianapolis since 1984, La Margarita moved to Fountain Square in 2011 to continue its traditions. This location has a great outdoor patio for people-watching and proudly offers over 200 unique agave-based spirits.

1043 Virginia Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46203
(317) 632-2076
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Festiva

Food is a celebration at Festiva! Brought to you by the team behind Indy’s popular Tinker Street restaurant, Festiva serves flavorful Mexican food served family-style for diners age 21+. Located just off the Monon Trail, this fun and festive restaurant makes for the perfect spot to recharge after a long walk or bike ride.

1217 East 16th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 635-4444
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Mr. Tequila's

It’s a family fiesta at Mr. Tequilla’s cantina and grill! Local owners  Martin Mecatl and Sergio Mahuic (who grew up in Puebla, Mexico) provide fresh, authentic Mexican specialties with a diverse list of tequilas, margaritas, cervezas and specialty cocktails!

935 South East Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225
(317) 991-3058
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Taquera El Maguey

Enjoy Tex-Mex tacos with your margarita! (Maguey is a type of agave plant used to make alcoholic drinks.) Two locations: 

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5629 West 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46224
(317) 280-8650

 

 

3920 N High School Rd
Indianapolis, Indiana
(317) 602-4045


El Puerto De San Blas

Indulge in the fine cuisine of Nayarit; located on Mexico’s west coast, where seafood is king and a lush, tropical climate combined with rich, fertile soil produces some of the most sought after ingredients. Now a popular tourist destination, the port of San Blas in Nayarit, Mexico was a navel base for the Spanish Navy founded in the 16th century. You’ll notice the cuisine of Nayarit is heavily influenced by Spanish cuisine. 

4920 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46254
(317) 299-2800
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Taco 46

Delicious, reasonably priced tacos served fast food style without sacrificing quality. 

3089 N High School Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46224
(317) 728-2614
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El Corcel Mexican Restaurant

Casual spot off the beaten path serving delicious Mexican AND Peruvian cuisines!

3360 West Morris St.
Indianapolis, IN 46241
(317) 731-7084
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Tex Mex Tienda y Taqueria

Highly-rated tacos are the talk of the town!

1104 South East Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225
(317) 916-0979
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Bakersfield

A popular destination serving Mexican street fare. Grab a pitcher of margarita and some tacos to share with friends. Bakersfield boasts a hip outdoor space and an underground area with a cool, mysterious vibe. 

334 Massachusetts Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 635-6962
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Carnicería Guanajuato

Founded in Indianapolis by the Campos family in 2002, Carnicería Guanajuato has grown to become the area’s most prestigious Mexican grocery store with three locations. Inside each of these 100% Mexican plazas is a restaurant serving a variety of Mexican cuisines and libations. 

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5210 W Pike Plaza Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46254
(317)222-1003

 

3110 N Shadeland Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46226
(317) 546-5150

 

1269 Oliver Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46221
(317) 423-8697


Pollo Michoacano

Casual Mexican restaurant known for their roasted chicken.

2134 W Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46222
(317) 917-0666
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Tortas El Güero

Enjoy some of the best tortas in town at reasonable prices. They also serve generously sized burritos and street-style tacos.

5698 S Brookville Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46219
(317) 602-2346
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La Escollera

A hidden gem of Indy’s eastside and a local favorite. Consistently delicious at affordable prices. 

5834 E Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46219
(317) 375-9556
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Carnicería El Ranchito

A cozy restaurant tucked inside the grocery store serves fresh mexican fare.

3512 Rockville Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46222
(317) 381-0124
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Birrieria Ocotlan

Simply focused on traditional, authentic Mexican food. They specialize in birria de chivo (spicy goat stew) and it’s well worth the wait! 

2720 Southeastern Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46201
(317) 916-2942
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Super Tortas Estilo Barrio

Authentic Mexican sandwiches served hot off the grill and bursting with mouth watering ingredients.

2641 West Michigan St
Indianapolis, IN 46222
(317) 423-2511
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Paco’s Taqueria

Paco’s tacos are amazing but you should also try their tortas, enchiladas,  burritos, tamales, horchatas...and don’t forget the homemade hot sauces!

4390 N Keystone Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46205
(317) 377-4132
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Ixca Mexican Kitchen

Enjoy great times with good people at this family-owned restaurant serving a mix of popular Mexican-American dishes along side some of the family’s personal favorites as well as some new dishes from different regions of Mexico.

5537 E Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46219
(317) 986-4154
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Taco and Burrito Place

Don’t be deceived by this local “hole in the wall”. Step inside and you may be surprised!

4102 N Keystone Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46205
(317) 546-3420
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Gil Tacos

Word is getting out. This unassuming Mexican eatery may very well be one of Indy’s best kept secrets.

1665 South Lynhurst Dr.
Indianapolis, IN 46241
(317) 992-9046
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Puerto Vallarta Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

Tex-Mex food in a colorfully fun and festive atmosphere. 

5510 Lafayette Road
Indianapolis, IN 46254
(317) 280-0676
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La Mulita

Attached to Delicia (restaurant serving New Latin fusion cuisine) is the restaurant’s little sidekick, La Mulita - serving casual cantina style Latin street foods with tiki drinks, craft cocktails, and plenty of cervezas!

5215 N College Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46220
(317) 925-0677
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Salsa Verde Mexican Restaurant

Quality ingredients go into these original recipes. This successful family-owned mom and pop spot grew into several regional locations with a mission to redefine the concept of modern, fast-casual food in a clean and vibrant atmosphere - all the while with a focus on building community.

55 South Raceway Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46231
(317) 986-4309
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Leonardo’s Mexican Food

Fresh and tasty Mexican food made with ingredients from local suppliers. They also have a convenient 24-hour drive thru for any hour of the day when you may get a craving for Mexican food. Two locations:

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Northside
8431 N Michigan Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46268
(317) 337-9022

 

Southside
7045 Emblem Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46237
(317) 885-4442


Broken English Taco Pub

Broken English is a trendy taqueria (in case you need help with your Spanish, “taqueria” is a restaurant specializing in tacos) that also serves some pretty tasty mezcal mules and signature cocktails to-go! This colorful sports bar serves Mexican-American favorites.

141 South Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN 46225
(317) 362-0072
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Don Gusto P.J. Cafe

This tiny fast food joint packs a lot of flovor. They also have baked goods. 

3960 South Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN 46217
(317) 755-3173
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El Azabache Mexican Grill

Casual cantina on the south side of Indy with a festive feel, supplying a large selection of traditional Mexian fare and drinks. Sit by the fountain!

4200 South East St. 
Indianapolis, IN 46227
(317) 791-1533
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Pollo Alegre

The “Cheerful Chicken” is a great place for Mexican food that is muy rico y auténtico!

3804 English Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46201
(317) 351-2867
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Luciana’s Mexican Restaurant and Cantina

Luciana’s Mexican Restaurant and Cantina is a dream come true for two foodies who fell in love and were later blessed by a daughter whom they named the restaurant after. Their specialties include: sizzling fajitas, cheesy arroz con pollo, and delicious frozen margaritas. They have two locations in Indy:

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1850 Broad Ripple Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46220
(317) 820-5377

 

3716 East 82nd St
Indianapolis, IN 46240
(317) 288-8864


La Posada Mexican Restaurant

A welcoming mom and pop restaurant with tasty Mexican eats. (More authentic than the “tacos” across the street!)

2105 W Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46222
(317) 634-1720
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Tajin Mexican Grill

Family friendly hidden gem serves authentic Mexican food and Honduran options, fresh juices, and baked bread. 

6439 West 34th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46224
(317) 297-7025
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Tlaolli

Carry-out restaurant specializing in re-invented traditions with a modern flair. Try their signature tamales! (They use 100% olive oil instead of lard for a healthy, great flavor.) *They are vegetarian and vegan friendly.

2830 E Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46201
(317) 410-9507
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Los Cabos Mexican Grill

Los Cabos offers a delicious and varied menu that includes authentic Mexican dishes as well as seafood specialties. Conveniently located in the Castleton area near the HWY 69 and 465.

8255 Craig Street
Indianapolis, IN 46250
(317) 578-7054
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La Revolucion

Fountain Square’s own cantina and tiki bar! A fun get-together with friends, enjoy a variety of delicous tacos at this contemporary Mexican restaurant with bold folk art complete with a garden patio.

1132 Prospect St
Indianapolis, IN 46203
(317) 423-9490
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Sangrita Saloon

A modern take on Mexican cuisine. Their bar features over 120 varieties of 100% agave Tequila, Mezcal, Sotol, and Bacanora.

834 East 64th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46220
(317) 377-4779
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El Arado

This casual family-owned restaurant has earned the reputation for being the most authentic. The name, “El Arado”, comes from the family’s roots in a small Mexican town where food is prepared using only the freshest ingrediants straight from the fields.

1063 Virginia Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46203
(317) 632-2076
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The Taco Shop

Mexican-inspired street food vender offers something new everyday with a rotating taco menu. They make only 400 tacos daily (Monday-Friday) ... so get them before they’re gone!

43 East 9th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 964-0538
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