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The best Mexican restaurants in Leeds you absolutely need to try

Been craving Mexican food? Here’s where to go to try the best in Leeds.
Mexican food in Leeds

Leeds has quite a few Mexican restaurants – but finding the very best in the city can sometimes feel like hard work. Not anymore.

If you’re looking for some sizzling fajitas or tasty tacos, look no further. We’ve scoured Leeds for the very best Mexican restaurants – and put our findings all together here for you, in one easy to reach place.

Leeds knows how to do great Mexican dishes from street food to a fancy sit down meal – and don’t worry, there will be margaritas too. The real decision will be choosing where to go.

We’ve rounded up the best Mexican restaurants in Leeds to help you find your next dinner spot. Keep reading to discover where it will be.

Neon Cactus 

A table of tacos at Neon Cactus in Leeds
image: Neon Cactus

Neon Cactus is already established as one of the best late-night bars on Call Lane and in Leeds, but have you tried the food? Kick things off with a sharing board of tortilla chips and dips before moving onto mains, you won’t regret it.

The giant burritos are stuffed with beef, chicken or cauliflower – and the same goes for their famous tacos. Try the ‘Drunk as F*** beans’ – refried beans cooked with tequila and Mexican beer for a big kick.

Neon Cactus has completely changed the game with ‘TACOVERLOADevery Tuesday. Order 10 tacos for £15 and unlock the £5 classic Tommy’s Margarita offer. You can choose full meat, vegetarian or a mixture of both and enjoy with endless £5 margaritas – taco ’bout a good deal.

35 Call Lane, Leeds LS1 7BT

Las Iguanas 

Mexican power bowls served at Las Iguanas
image: Las Iguanas

You’ll have heard of Las Iguanas, famous for bringing together Latin American classics and all your Mexican favourites.

Start with some tapas and starters, share three dishes for £18.75 or five dishes for £29.75. The nachos are a must – purely because you can choose between six different toppings, including a smoked chipotle chicken or a classic chilli con carne.

The Dadinhos – crispy cheesy cubes served with sticky chilli jam – look just as delicious. The main menu is split into areas of Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Cuba and beyond and there is just so much to choose from.

Enchiladas, burrito bowls, and glazed ribs all appear on the menu, but Las Iguanas is best known for its fajita stacks.

No Mexican meal is complete without a cocktail (or 10) and here you can enjoy 2-4-1 cocktails, all day every day.

Cloth Hall St, Leeds LS1 2HD

Lupe’s Cantina Mexicana

Fried shrimp served at Lupe's Cantina Mexicana
image: Lupe’s Cantina Mexicana

Let’s taco ’bout Lupe’s – a true Mexican restaurant; family-run and serving traditional Mexican Street food.

The enchilada choice will really catch your eye at Lupe’s, with five different options including Enchiladas de Champiñones with wild mushrooms, spinach and melted chihuahua sauce. If you’re looking for something to fill you up the Carne Asada grilled sirloin steak, tomatillo arbol salsa, black beans and guacamole will certainly do the trick.

Margaritas here are freshly made and authentic. They’re even available in a ‘Cup to Go’, so you can grab one on your way out if you’re in a hurry.

Cardigan Rd, Burley, Leeds LS6 1LF

Pinche Pinche 

Burritos served at Pinche Pinche
image: Pinche Pinche

If you haven’t already been to Pinche Pinche you have seriously been missing out, it’s up there with the best restaurants in Leeds.

Once you get over how gorgeous the decorm is you can dive straight into a menu that really has something for everyone.

Looking for something vegan? The Plantain burrito with cactus, avocado, pico de gallo, vegan cheez, salsa, Mexican slaw and rocket rolled in a large flour tortilla with Mexican beans and rice, is a customer favourite.

Pinche Pinche prides itself on using local products, all of the fish used in its famous fish burritos comes from the popular local fishmonger’s up the road: Talbetts.

Make sure you leave some room for dessert, too, because the Kinder Bueno tres leches cake is the stuff sweet dreams are made of.

Harrogate Rd, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 4NY

Feature image – Neon Cactus

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