3 top options for budget-friendly Mexican food in St. Louis

Taqueria El Bronco | Photo: Sylvester N./Yelp

In search of a new favorite Mexican spot?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Mexican restaurants around St. Louis, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to meet your needs.

1. Chaparritos

Topping the list is Chaparritos. Located at 2812 Cherokee St. in Gravois Park, the Tex-Mex spot, which offers tacos and more, is the highest-rated low-priced Mexican restaurant in St. Louis, boasting 4.5 stars out of 89 reviews on Yelp. Look for quesadillas, chorizo and carne asada.

As to what the business is known for, "Mole enchiladas," it notes on Yelp in the section about specialties. "Tamales, ceviche, street tacos, seafood, soup and cocktails."

2. Taqueria El Bronco

Next up is Benton Park West's Taqueria El Bronco, situated at 2817 Cherokee St. With four stars out of 221 reviews on Yelp, the Mexican spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a budget-friendly option. The menu features tacos and burritos.

Yelper Jane O., who reviewed Taqueria El Bronco on Feb. 22, wrote, "Authentic, yummy, best taco spot in St. Louis by far! The chips and salsa are addicting! The queso is delicious! The horchata is refreshing! I love this place!"

3. Thurman's in Shaw

Shaw's Thurman's in Shaw, located at 4069 Shenandoah Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the budget-friendly beer bar, jazz and blues and Mexican spot four stars out of 34 reviews. Try the guacamole and the queso.

Furthermore, we found this about the business's signature items: "Our Mexican street food is awesome!" it writes on Yelp in the section highlighting specialties. "We have STL's best trivia game on Tuesdays, the finest jazz trios on Thursdays and Fridays and the deepest DJs on Wednesdays and Saturdays."


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