3 Places To Get Mexican Food in Ohio

Isla Chiu

Are you in the mood for some Mexican food?

If you're in Ohio, you should check out these restaurants (this list is by no means exhaustive!).


If you find yourself in Northeast Ohio, you should check out Momocho, which many locals consider to be one of the best Mexican restaurants in the area. Customers highly recommend starting with some of their fresh and delicious guacamole; customers especially recommend the goat cheese guacamole with tomato and chile poblano, but if you want to sample a few different guacamoles, you can get a guacamole sampler with three guacamoles of your choice. As for entrees, you should check out their machaca tacos (which has beef brisket that's been braised in coffee and chile ancho plus guacamole) and pork chop el carbon, which is covered in a delectable Oaxacan red chile and chocolate mole and topped with herb-ricotta tamale dumplings, pickled Fresno chiles, and spiced chicharrones.

Momocho is located at 1835 Fulton Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113.

El Jaliciense

This restaurant in central Ohio is known for their fantastic Mexican food. People love their soft corn tortilla tacos, which include your choice of meat, onions, and cilantro; you can't go wrong with the al pastor tacos, beef barbacoa, or chicken. If you like seafood, check out their caldo de siete mares, also known as the seven seas soup, which has clam, catfish, shrimp, and squid. Customers also highly enjoy their chimichangas and fajitas; their steak fajitas are a popular choice.

El Jaliciense is located at 3528 Sullivant Ave, Columbus, OH 43204.

Taqueria San Marcos

Taco lovers should visit this joint in southwestern Ohio. Patrons strongly recommend the al pastor tacos as well as the lengua and barbacoa. Other tacos the restaurant offers are asada, carnitas, chorizo, pollo, pollo adobado, and campechano. Customers also love the restaurant's tortas, which are filled with beans, lettuce, tomato, mayo, avocado, jalapenos, and your choice of meat. You can't go wrong with a steak torta or chorizo torta. If you need something to drink, their horchata is a must.

Taqueria San Marcos is located at 5201 Carthage Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45212.

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