5 Must Try Mexican Restaurants in Fresno, CA


There are many great restaurants in Fresno. Food type ranges from American to Ethiopian to Korean. While all of those are great eats, the Mexican restaurants in the Central Valley are delicious. Here are five must try Mexican restaurants in Fresno, CA.

Castillos
Family owned and operated since 1955, Castillos Mexican cuisine offers a variety of delicious foods. They open at 6:30 a.m. daily so you can enjoy one of their breakfast burritos or breakfast plates. Their kids and senior menu offers generous portions at a great price. Castillos is off of Ventura street near downtown Fresno.

El Toro Cafe
This small place packs a big punch. You'll be waiting for a seat at lunch time, especially on Tuesdays when they have their Taco Tuesday a la carte special. Most of the recipes are from the family's grandmother and they provide consistently good food. The friendly service, along with the delicious food, will have you planning your next trip back to El Toro.

Plaza Ventana
Two locations are available for you to enjoy Plaza Ventana's amazing margaritas. One restaurant is in central Fresno off of Blackstone and the second location is off of Shaw in West Fresno. Patio dining is available to enjoy during the cooler months in Fresno. This family restaurant has been serving great food for the last 30+ years.

La Elegante
Any place that wins the Taco Truck Throwdown at the Fresno Grizzlies game deserves to be checked out. This small location packs a big punch. Parking is easy to find, so there is no excuse for delaying a visit to La Elegante try these tacos and the rest of the great food they serve.

Tacos Tijuana
Looking for a great Carne Asada taco? This is the place to go. Homemade corn tortillas wrap the delicious meat, offering an authentic, consistent flavor every time. Tacos Tijuana is off of Belmont Avenue and Ventura Ave, offering another delicious restaurant in downtown Fresno.

Along with these great restaurants, there are many taco trucks spread throughout the valley that offer authentic and delicious Mexican food.

Stephanie German was born and raised in Fresno, CA and currently lives in Clovis with her husband and kids. She loves good food, good conversation, hanging out at the beach, and writing when she has time. Her first book is due to release in 2016