Chances are you have a favorite Mexican restaurant, but is it Michigan's best Mexican restaurant?

Love Food has compiled a list of the best Mexican restaurants in every state based on reviews, awards, and team member experiences.

Putting together a list like this is certainly enjoyable, but it's also a challenging decision. There are so many awesome Mexican restaurants in the Great Lakes State.

One restaurant that stands out to me is Mama Lu's in Traverse City. Located downtown, this modern-day taco spot has some of the freshest Mexican food I have ever had.

Of course, there are places in Genesee County and Lapeer County that are certainly much closer to home,

  • Cancun Mexican Restaurant in Fenton and Linden
  • Hernandez Mexican Food in Lapeer
  • Tia Helita's in Flint
  • Soriano's Mexican Kitchen in Flint

We know there are more than what is listed above. That is just a sample of some local Mexican restaurants.

What is Michigan's best Mexican restaurant according to Love Food?

Love Food has named El Asador Steakhouse in Detroit the best Mexican restaurant in Michgian. Do not be fooled by 'Steakhouse' in the name.

The cuisine at El Asador is inspired by various regions of Mexico, including the coastal areas of Veracruz and Tamaulipas – and by the chef’s mom.


Made using regional produce, Luis Garza’s dishes are infused with the flavors and memories of his childhood, and everything is cooked fresh, from scratch. The result is nothing less than delicious, from mouth-watering seafood dishes to the legendary guacamole, made tableside.


The decor is memorable too, particularly the detailed mural painted on an outside wall.

Where is El Asador located?

El Asador is located outside Mexicantown in Detroit at  1312 Springwells Street, 48209. You can check out the full menu here.

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Did I mention the guacamole at El Asador is made tableside? I see a road trip in my future.

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