If you are a true Texan like me, you know the difference between “Mexican” food and real Mexican food. Sadly, Taco Villa and Rosa’s do not count! Here is a list of Lubbock’s best authentic Mexican restaurants:
As one of my favorite restaurants, this joint is my go-to when I’m craving some tacos and margaritas! The food is reasonably priced, so you’re able to get more bang for your buck. The atmosphere is so enriched with culture, you’ll feel like you’re in the heart of Mexico! My suggestion: Carne asada tacos.
2211 Avenue Q
(806) 763- 7605
Much like Taqueria Jalisco’s, this restaurant offers great food at low prices. The food is fresh and packed with flavor, telltale signs of authenticity. The service is excellent as well! Picante’s is also an excellent source for breakfast burritos. My suggestion: Gorditas or the Shrimp Rellano.
3814 34th Street
(806) 793- 8304
This is one of my family’s “staples” for Mexican food! Straying far from TexMex, this restaurant features items that are considered traditional coastal Mexican. My suggestion: Domingo Special.
7905 University Avenue
(806) 687- 9048
At first glance, this restaurant looks a little rough around the edges. You know what they say though: never judge a book by its cover! The food speaks for itself with bold and spicy flavors. The tortillas and chips are made fresh and the salsa is to die for. My suggestion: Red Raider Plate.
4102 34th Street
(806) 771- 2047
This restaurant is located close to Clovis Road, but it is well worth the drive! The food is unbelievably good, and it is as close to authentic as you can get. Literally everything is made form scratch, including the chips. The chips are so thick, it’s hard to believe you’re eating just one! This one-of-a-kind restaurant is definitely worth a try. My suggestion: Beef nachos or the quesadillas.
3021 Clovis Road
(806) 762- 3068
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