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5 Best Mexican Restaurants In Glasgow

5 Best Mexican Restaurants in Glasgow

How We Picked


A Mexican restaurant should have exceptionally fresh and flavourful dishes. Thus, we looked at the quality and selection of the dishes in each dining place.

Restaurant Staff

A staff should provide amazing service to enhance their customers’ dining experience. To assess this, we also looked at the responsiveness and demeanour of the restaurant staff.


We also compared the prices in each Mexican restaurant to let you know which ones can provide the best value for your money.


Additionally, we examined the aesthetic and design of each Mexican restaurant to let customers choose which setting they’d like to be in.

1. Topolabamba

Topolabamba's Homepage

Main Dishes: Carne Asada Tacos, Smoked Chicken Quesadilla, Prawn, Cucumber, and Guacamole Tostadas, Smoked Chicken with Anaheim Chilli Taquitos, Crab Ceviche Tostada, Chipotle Honey Ribs, Beef Burrito, Barbacoa Beef Chimichangas, Churros


Address: 89 St Vincent St, Glasgow G2 5TF, United Kingdom

Contact Details:  +44 141 248 9359

Operating Hours: Mon-Sun: 12–10 PM

Google reviews score4.5/5
Tripadvisor reviews score4.5/5
Score consistency5/5
Total Reviews4.66/5
Restaurant Staff4/5
Prices(A higher score means better value)4/5


  • Great spot for Mexican street food and cocktails
  • Vibrant and eclectic restaurant
  • Famous for their affordable tacos
  • Also known for their Chipotle Honey Ribs, Churros, and Frozen Margaritas
  • Has vegan and gluten-free options


  • Some food quality issues
  • Lack of flexibility with the menu to accommodate dietary needs

If you are craving Mexican street food with a cold glass of Cerveza, then Topolabamba might be for you. They pride themselves on serving authentic flavours from the four main regions of Mexico: Oaxaca, Chiapas, Chihuahua, and of course, Topolobampo.

Upon entering their restaurant, we immediately felt the vibrant energy of the place. It was charmingly eclectic, with its exotic wallpaper, hanging lights, colourful tiled floors, and large wall murals.

Comparatively, they offer the best value for one’s money in terms of tacos. For only £5.55-£7.70, you can have three tacos of your choice.

Among the dishes we tried, we highly recommend their Crispy Fried Fish of the Day Tacos. As promised, it was delightfully crispy on the outside and amazingly juicy on the inside.

We also thoroughly enjoyed their Chipotle and Honey Pork Tacos – the sweetness and spiciness of this dish was perfectly balanced and made us order another portion.

Other delicious dishes we tried were their delectable Chipotle Honey Ribs, their yummy Churros, and delicious Frozen Margaritas.

Sadly, we found their Chicken Quesadilla to be dry and a tad underseasoned. Their Salt and Pepper Fries were also too salty for our taste.

They also offer vegan and gluten-free options. Upon a little digging, their bestsellers in these categories seem to be their Mushroom and Butternut Squash Tacos and their Roast Vegetable and Chipotle Chilli Quesadilla.

Aside from the food quality issues we experienced, we also heard from customers that they’re not that flexible when it comes to adjusting to dietary needs. 

2. Las Iguanas

Las Iguanas' Homepage

Main Dishes: Mexican Poppadoms, Taco Sharing Board, Grand Nachos, Cheese and Mango Empanadas, Chicken Quesadilla, Chilli Con Carne, Chicken Enchilada, Grilled Chicken Burrito Bowl, Beef Burrito, Steak Fajita Stack, Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowl


Address: 16-20 W Nile St, Glasgow G1 2PW, United Kingdom

Contact Details: +44 141 732 7045

Operating Hours:

  • Mon-Thurs: 11:30 AM–11 PM
  • Fri-Sat: 11:30 AM–12 AM
  • Sunday: 11:30 AM–10:30 PM
Google reviews score4.4/5
Tripadvisor  reviews score4.5/5
Score consistency5/5
Total Reviews4.63/5
Restaurant Staff5/5
Prices(A higher score means better value)4.5/5


  • Established business since 1991
  • Known for their flame-grilled Latin American dishes and Happy Hour cocktails
  • Great tacos, nachos, and burrito bowls
  • Prioritises sustainable sourcing
  • Works with grassroots charities throughout Mexico, Central and Latin America


  • Card payments only
  • Limited Mexican dishes

Established in 1991, Las Iguanas has also become one of the top Mexican restaurants in Glasgow. This place is known for its flame-grilled Latin American dishes and Happy Hour cocktails.

Unlike other Mexican restaurants, they offer a Taco Sharing Board. It is enough for 2-4 people, and filled with taco staples such as blue corn and soft flour tortillas, guacamole, roasted tomato salsa, cheese, and your choice of filling.

We really enjoyed this platter as every taco we made had a different flavour profile, allowing us to be fully immersed in the experience. We also liked their Chicken Nachos as it had generous portions and delicious toppings.

Another delicious thing we tried was their Chicken Chipotle Burrito Bowl. We thought this dish was extremely tasty, with just the right touch of spiciness.

Sadly, we did not enjoy their Beef Burrito at all since it was severely lacking in taste. Also, there was something off about their Chicken Enchilada.

Overall, however, we thought the meal was good, and we would probably go there again.

Upon further research, we found out that they practise sustainable sourcing, which we admire. For instance, they require all suppliers to source fish products from sustainable fisheries.

They also support grassroots charities throughout Mexico, Central, and Latin America, which we think is quite commendable. 

Sadly, this place does not accept cash, so do bring your cards. Also, compared to other restaurants, their Mexican selection is limited.

On the brighter side, they also offer dishes from Brazil, Argentina, and Cuba.

3.  Mezcal

Mezcal's Homepage

Main Dishes: Homemade Guacamole and Tortilla Chips, Pork Leg Taco, Fish Taco, King Prawn Taco, Vegan Taco, Fried Chicken Taco, Birria Consome Quesadilla, De Pollo Sopes, Steak Burrito, Veg Burrito, Taquitos, Gorditas, Enchilada


Address: 104 Hope St, Glasgow G2 6PH, United Kingdom

Contact Details:  +44 141 378 8207

Operating Hours:

  • Mon-Fri: 12–11 PM
  • Saturday: 12 PM–12 AM
  • Sunday: 12–11 PM
Google reviews score4.6/5
Tripadvisor reviews score4/5
Score consistency4.8/5
Total Reviews4.46/5
Restaurant Staff5/5
Prices(A higher score means better value)3/5


  • Offers Mexican-inspired specialties & cocktails
  • Made to order and locally-sourced dishes
  • Festive and charming atmosphere
  • DJs every Friday and Saturday
  • Known for their wide selection of tacos
  • Delicious Birria and Spinach tacos


  • Food issues
  • Comparatively limited Mexican food selection 
  • A bit pricier with smaller portions

Mezcal is a place that offers Mexican-inspired specialties and cocktails. They claim that every dish is made to order and locally-sourced, which we think is admirable.

We thought their dining place was quite festive and charming. Its neon lighting, festive streamers, colourful tiles, and distressed furniture all came together to make this place seem like an authentic Mexican joint.

We also learned that this place hosts DJs every Friday and Saturday, which is great for those who love disco, house, and techno music.

Since they are known for their wide selection of tacos, we had their Birria and Spinach Tacos. We also had their Pastor Tacos and Carne Asada.

The Birria is probably our favourite –  it was sweet, spicy, and savoury all at the same time. Their vegetarian Spinach Taco was also amazingly delicious, and one wouldn’t even miss its lack of meat since it was so tasty.

However, their Pastor Tacos – pork shoulder cooked in dried chilli and pineapple juice – was really unbalanced. We felt that the pineapple taste was too overwhelming, and we could hardly taste the pork.

We were looking forward to their Carne Asada (steak burrito), but we were very disappointed. It was quite bland and the meat was kinda tough, too.

Compared to other Mexican places, their food selection is a bit limited. Fans of chimichangas or tostadas would need to go somewhere else.

We also felt that although they had some delicious dishes, their portion sizes did not match their prices. We felt we could get the same quality of food with bigger portions and cheaper prices elsewhere.

4. Taco Mazama

Taco Mazama's Homepage

Main Dishes (Build-Your-Own): 

Dish Options: Burrito, Burrito Bowl, Fajita Bowl, Quesadilla, Tacos

Filling Options: Chargrilled Chicken, Pulled Pork, Beef Chilli, Haggis, Veggie Haggis,  Veggie Chilli, Chipotle Tofu


Address: 263 Byres Rd, Glasgow G12 8TL, United Kingdom

Contact Details:  +44 7595 818706

Operating Hours:

  • Mon-Thurs: 11 AM–10 PM
  • Fri-Sat: 11 AM–11 PM
  • Sunday: 11 AM–10 PM
Google reviews score4/5
Tripadvisor reviews score3.5/5
Score consistency4.8/5
Total Reviews4.1/5
Restaurant Staff3.5/5
Prices(A higher score means better value)3/5


  • Serves Californian-style, Mexican street food and margaritas
  • Unique build-your-own food
  • Laidback and chill vibe
  • Wheelchair -accessible
  • Great Haggis Burrito and Veggie Chilli Burrito


  • Food quality issues
  • Food mix-ups
  • Tiny portions

Taco Mazama is a dining spot that serves Californian-style, Mexican street food and margaritas. Cal-Mex cuisine is known for its fresh and seasonal ingredients, light proteins, and plant-forward recipes.

We also like that they are eco-friendly. For instance, they are using compostable and recyclable packaging, and 99% of their deliveries are being carried out by bicycles (manual and electric).

What sets this Mexican restaurant apart is that customers can build their own food. After choosing from their 5 different dish options, you can now choose your own filling, toppings, salsa, and sides.

We appreciate the very laid back and chill vibe of the place. It has tiled floors, a wooden bar, and wood seating – just a no-frills place that one can simply dine in.

It was also quite spacious and had a flat entrance. Meaning, it is wheelchair-friendly unlike the other places we went to.

We tried their Haggis Burrito since this is a unique dish that is not being served in all Mexican restaurants. We found it to be incredibly tasty.

We also liked their Veggie Chilli Burrito, which delivered just the right notes of freshness and spiciness in each bite.

Sadly, we found their Fajitas to be quite bland, and some parts of the dish were stone-cold, which we did not appreciate.

We also had to send back food due to a slight mix-up. We ordered a Vegetarian Taco, but it had real chicken in it.

Lastly, while they do have some tasty options, we found their portions to be on the small side.

5. Sacred Tum Tacos

Sacred Tum Tacos' Homepage

Main Dishes: Fish Taco, Chicken Taco, Carnitas, Beef Tongue Taco, Squash Taco, Aubergine Taco, Aguachile, Corn, Potatoes, Brownie, Cheesecake, Hot Cake Bits, Jarritos, Rapscallion Soda, Bon Accord


Address: 522 Victoria Rd, Glasgow G42 8BG, United Kingdom

Contact Details:

Operating Hours: Mon–Sun: 9AM – 9PM

Google reviews score4.6/5
Tripadvisor reviews score5/5
Score consistency4.9/5
Total Reviews4.83/5
Restaurant Staff5/5
Prices(A higher score means better value)3/5


  • Authentic Mexican tacos and Mexican soda
  • Cheery orange and white theme
  • Offers Beef Tongue Taco
  • Also has delicious Carnitas
  • Short wait times


  • Minor food issues
  • Not wheelchair-friendly
  • Comparatively pricier with smaller portions

If you are craving authentic Mexican tacos and Mexican sodas, then we think Sacred Tum Tacos would be perfect for you.

We really like its cheery orange and white theme – long orange booths and black and white tiled walls. It’ss quite homey, but at the same time, it had a no-nonsense feel to it, like people should just sit down, enjoy their food, and leave promptly.

One unique dish they have which we didn’t see in the other Mexican restaurants we went to is their Beef Tongue Taco. We were a bit hesitant to try it at first, but when we did, we felt it was really tasty – it just had a slightly mealy texture to it.

We also had their Carnitas, which was a major hit. We thought the pork shoulder was amazingly crispy and perfectly paired with the apple cabbage slaw and tomatillo salsa.

Sadly, we also had their Fish Taco and Squash Taco. We think these two were a waste of our money, especially the Fish Taco, which we felt should have been named Parsley Taco instead.

What we really appreciated was the short wait times. We were served almost immediately as opposed to waiting half an hour for our food.

Even though the place was very adorable, it was also quite cramped. This is not a wheelchair-friendly place.

Also, we thought their portions were a bit small compared to the portions in other restaurants. For its price, we think only the Carnitas would be worth it.

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