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. The What’s Up recommended the best restaurants to enjoy a Mexican meal in Chiang Mai are shown below.
Last Updated: August 2019
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 50200 | Open: 11:00-22:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 53 020 161 | Website | Facebook | E-mail
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: #26/4, Huay Kaew Rd., T. Chang Phuak, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50300 | Open: 11:00-23:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 62 026 5500 | Website | Facebook
Olé Tacos is in the northwest area of the Old City and serves up freshly prepared gourmet Mexican specialities with a twist. The taste is Mexico, but the dishes are prepared with some local Northern Thai ingredient additions. As an example, the tortilla chips are created using pumpkins. The tacos at Olé’s come in three different options: pork, chicken and vegan, and are served with authentic Mexican sauces. When sipping on a margarita, it is almost possible to imagine you are in a traditional Mexican eatery.
Olé Tacos: #11 Singharat Rd., T. Sriphum, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50200 | Open: 17:00-21:30 (Closed on Sunday) | Tel: +66 98 812 6799 | Facebook
Miguel’s is a popular Mexican restaurant on the east side of the moat and facing across to the Old City. The menu at Miguel’s is a celebration of Mexican delights and features taco salads, soft and hard shell tacos, enchilladas, fajitas, quesadillas, burritos, nachos and even a Texan chain-gang chilli. Various combo options give patrons the option of mixing and matching to taste. All dishes are served with the likes of sour cream, salsa, jalapeno and, in season, guacamole.
Miguel’s Cafe: #106/1 Chaiyaphum Rd., A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50300 | Open: 09:00-23:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 53 874 148 | Facebook
Another firm favourite for Tex-Mex specials, Amigos is situated at the heart of the Old City and is just along Samlarn Road from the front of Phra Singh Temple. Core favourites including quesadillas, tacos, nachos and burritos come with several different options and are freshly prepared. Amigos has a good range of drinks too and this comprises ground coffees, fresh juices, standard soft drinks and beers.
Amigos Mexican Bistro: #8-10, Samlarn Rd., T. Phrasingh, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50200 | Open: 11:00-22:00 (Daily) | Facebook