For all its cuisines, Mexican isn’t one that typically comes to mind when considering New Orleans food as a whole. But even here, there’s a plethora of options to satisfy a craving for what could be considered the perfect food: It’s textural (tender meats, crispy tortillas, juicy pico de gallo, crunchy lettuce, creamy guacamole), balanced (savory herbs, smoky chipotle, fresh citrus, spicy peppers, sweet cinnamon), and deeply flavorful, the result of simmering, steaming, and open-flame cooking.
This map focuses on Mexican restaurants that showcase a well-rounded variety of staples, including tortas, chilaquiles, chile relleno, and more. For the most part, it’s not a group that includes Tex-Mex, Honduran, or other Central American/Mexican spots. It doesn’t cover counters and trucks that specialize solely in tacos (consult our guide to New Orleans tacos for that), or regional chains — these are homegrown spots.
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