Considering how far Chiang Mai is from Mexico, the fact there are several Mexican restaurants to choose from is quite surprising. Mexican food aficionados craving burritos, tacos, enchiladas or any of the central American nation’s other signature dishes will find Chiang Mai and its immediate locality have good choices. Our recommendations on the best restaurants to enjoy a Mexican meal in Chiang Mai are listed below.
FAJITAS TEX MEX RESTAURANT
Fajitas Tex Mex Restaurant is a little out of the way in the Nongkwai area of Hangdong, but its tasty home-made fare more than compensates for the time spent getting here. A full range of burritos, chimichangas, tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas and tortillas provide an authentic Tex Mex dining experience. Burgerritos are a bonus and enhanced by the likes of baked mussels, calamari and Mexican fried ice cream. Fajitas resembles a simple diner and its food prices are economical too.
Fajitas Tex Mex: #227/1, M. 2, T. Nong Kwai, A. Hang Dong, Chiang Mai 50230 | Open: 11:00-21:00 (Mon-Fri), 10:00-21:00 (Sat-Sun) | Tel: +66 90 318 4856 | Website | Facebook | E-mail | Map
THE MEXICAN GRILL
The Mexican Grill is a pleasant spot to enjoy a fix of Mexican food. All the popular Mexican dishes including tacos and fajitas are served here with extra items such as Cajun specialities, fish and chips, and frozen margaritas designed to satisfy even the most discerning of gourmands. Heading west on Huay Kaew Road and then left on Highway 121, the Mexican Grill is just down from Ton Payom Market.
Mexican Grill: #93/4, M. 10, Canal Rd., T. Suthep, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 51200 | Open: 11:00-23:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 53 020 161 | Website | Facebook | E-mail | Map
THE SALSA KITCHEN
One of two Salsa Kitchens in Chiang Mai, the Huay Kaew branch is two minutes walk up Huay Kaew Road from Kad Suan Kaew Mall. Billed as the best place to dine on big portions of fresh Mexican food, the selection of dishes on offer covers all the old favourites. Signature dishes are mango and cheese quesadillas, San Francisco Mission style burritos, ribs and for dessert, margarita pie.
Salsa Kitchen (Huay Kaew): #26/4, Huay Kaew Rd., A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50200 | Open: 11:00-23:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 53 216 605 | Website | Facebook | E-mail | Map
THE ART CAFE
Across from Thapae Gate and the Old City, the Art Café is the most centrally located of the restaurants in Chiang Mai with Mexican specialities on their menus. The Art Café provides an assorted collection of Mexican dishes which include a farmer’s breakfast, taco and fajita salads, gumbo, fish tacos and the delicious chilli con carne pizza. The Art Café occupies a sizable corner premises and is air-conditioned throughout. It is a lovely spot to chill on a hot day with a fruit juice or ice cream shake and people watch.
The Art Cafe: #291 Tha Phae Rd., A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50100 | Open: 08:00-23:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 53 206 365 | Website | Facebook | E-mail | Map
The Hideaway is located in Amorn Niwet Village and close to the main road south from Chiang Mai, Highway 108. The Hideaway features an indoor air-conditioned zone and a tree-shaded garden arranged around a pond. The Hideaway includes a fabulous choice of Mexican specialities among its portfolio of dishes from around the world. Burritos, tacos, chimichangas and margaritas are sure to excite.
The Hideaway: #149/14-15, Chang Klan Rd., A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50100 | Open: 08:00-23:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 53 202 257, +66 86 116 1533 | Website | Facebook | E-mail | Map