Westchester County Mom Picks: Favorite Mexican Restaurants


Mexican food.Our Westchester County Mom contributors live all over this beautiful county. Each of us knows our own corners well, and as a team, we love sharing our collective resources and knowledge of Westchester County with our readers.

A common question on social media, especially in parenting groups, is for local restaurant recommendations. Westchester County has many incredible restaurants, so our contributor team is excited to share our faves!

This month we spotlight our top choices for Mexican cuisine in Westchester County. From Port Chester to Bedford to Tuckahoe to Hartsdale…we’ve got you covered! 

Catherine’s Pick:

VEGA Mexican Cuisine (189 East Hartsdale Avenue, Hartsdale) “The drinks are amazing. Manny is a wonderful server. The tomato/avocado/red onion salad is a perfect little side.”  Happy Hours are from Sunday to Thursday. Gluten-free and vegan options are available.

Monique’s Pick:

Rio Bravo (296 Columbus, Tuckahoe) “Homemade guacamole is created on a cart in front of you. Very yummy!” Conveniently located across the street from the Crestwood (Metro North) train station, so it’s a great option if you don’t want to drive.

Michelle’s Pick:

Bar Taco (1 Willett Avenue, Port Chester) “The fried oyster taco is my favorite, and they make a delicious spicy margarita! I also love how easy their ordering system is.” You can find Bar Taco at various locations nationwide.

Melissa’s Picks:

Tijuana Mexican Grill (37 S Moger Avenue, Mount Kisco): “My son raves about the Fire Volcano Nachos, which has ground chorizo, shredded cheese, tomato, onions, jalapenos, guacamole, sour cream, and white cheese sauce.” Many of the platters are big enough to share. They offer reasonable prices, generous portions, and delish fresh food. The owners are friendly, helpful, and always happy to see you. Tijuana Mexican Grill provides dine-in, take-out, or delivery. A kids menu is available as well.

Truck (391 Old Post Road, Bedford): “My first meal at Truck was a three taco platter. You can choose from the Individual Taco menu – I ultimately wound up with the Shrimp Taco, Avocado Taco, and Brisket Taco, but it was seriously tough to choose! The choices sounded delicious, and I’m looking forward to returning to try more. I remember being SO full (in a good way!), but I had to try the devil dogs and smores for dessert.” The cuisine at Truck is Northern New Mexican. They use grass-fed beef, sustainably raised pork, and local vegetables. They offer dine-in, curbside delivery, or take-out. Reservations are suggested.

Here are some recommendations from our readers:

Tecalitlan (123 Union Avenue, New Rochelle): “A favorite for more traditional flavors.”  This storefront eatery features classic Mexican dishes, including sincronizadas – your choice of ham, steak, chicken, pork, sausage, or tongue. Tecalitlan is open for hot breakfast sandwiches at 6 a.m. too!

El Trigal Mexican Bakery (16 Union Ave, New Rochelle): “My favorite bakery.” Family-owned in the heart of the Mexican community in New Rochelle. They specialize in Mexican pastries, tres leches, desserts, and other Mexican Products.

Mariachi Loco II (706 Central Park Avenue, Scarsdale): “The best for tacos and other Mexican meals. I love their margaritas.” This restaurant has an enormous menu, including vegetarian options, lunch specials, and brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. They do dine-in, curbside delivery, take-out, and happy hour from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Tamarindos Fiesta Latina (38 Main Street, Mount Kisco) “The food is delicious, and the staff is beyond pleasant. The best sangria you’ll ever have. EVER.

Cantina Taco and Tequila Bar (166 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains): “I love the vibe in Cantina. The rock shrimp tacos and sweet plantains are my favorites! They also give complimentary shots, which makes my trip a little sweeter!” Cantina offers reasonable lunch specials, catering options, a space for private events, and happy hour Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Rancho Grande (1789 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers): “The food is delicious, and you can truly taste the authenticity. They make great pineapple margaritas!” According to their website, Rancho Grande offers 20% off for seniors on Tuesdays, and happy hour is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. every night besides Saturdays. The menu also includes options for children’s portions.

We hope you give them a try! Let us know what you think. What are your favorite Mexican food restaurants in Westchester?


  1. Tomatillo in Dobbs ferry
    Great vibe and even better food. Salsa tasters and bowls are amazing!

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