Cinco de Mayo: Best Mexican Restaurants in Joliet

Based on Yelp! we compiled the top spots for Mexican food in Joliet. Do you agree with your neighbors? Where will you celebrate?

Tacos, tostadas, margaritas, olé! Spicy food and bebidas from south of the border are going to be happily imbibed as anyone seeking a reason to eat, drink and be merry celebrates Cinco de Mayo.

Who would guess that a victory by the Mexican Militia over the French at the Battle of Puebla would turn into such a huge holiday in the United States. Cinco de Mayo has grown into a drinking holiday in the states, thanks in part to marketing from alcohol companies. In Mexico, it’s not really much celebrated.  

But, who cares about that.

We perused the Yelp! directory to find out the best Mexican restaurants in town. Based on Yelp!'s highest-rated star ranking, here are the top restaurants in Joliet.

Do you agree or disagree with the Yelp! list? Let us know in the comments section. Where will you celebrate Cinco de Mayo?

Tia LS May 02, 2013 at 12:51 PM
My current favorites are Don Rafa's Carnitas and Los Comales.
Long time joliet May 02, 2013 at 01:57 PM
Best: 1st. Casablanca 2nd. Rio Grande 3rd. Los Comales Worst: Burrito Loco on Jefferson, Burrito Loco on Cass and Senor Tequilla
Jacob v May 02, 2013 at 04:11 PM
Stefanich #1. #2 is in rockdale El comal. Bout 2 mins from joliet
Uncle Elmo May 03, 2013 at 02:47 AM
Señor tequila has great margaritas and equally good food
Joe Anderson May 21, 2013 at 04:32 AM
Señor Tequila on Jefferson St has the best margaritas and best REAL AUTHENTIC mexican food in town, my wife and i were very satisfied when i went there for the first time a few weeks back, and we will keep coming back. I had a Number 6 Combo, with a carne asada, chili releno, and enchilada. It was out of this world. My wife had the "Northern style" tacos....and we have never seen them anywhere else and were delicious. The service was fantastic, our server was Beth, and she was very attentive to our needs! The Manager came by our table and asked how everything was doing! Everything was delicious and it made us feel more welcomed when the manager came by to check on us, he is a young guy, but does appear to have a lot of restaurant experience, and customer service oriented! I definitly recommend people to go there! I used to go to La Mex but i wont be back over there! Señor Tequila requires T-shirts with sleeves, and i found that out the hard way, but luckily that day i had a shirt in the car, and definitely dont mind wearing my shirt with sleeves to go and enjoy the best mexican food and margaritas in chicagoland area!


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