Looking for a tasty Mexican meal near you?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Mexican spots around Cincinnati, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fill the bill.
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Topping the list is an outpost of the Bakersfield chain. Located at 1213 Vine St. in Over-The-Rhine, the bar, which offers tacos and more, is the most popular Mexican restaurant in Cincinnati, boasting 4.5 stars out of 1,185 reviews on Yelp.
2. Mazunte Taqueria
Next up is Madisonville's Mazunte Taqueria, situated at 5207 Madison Road, Suite 100. With 4.5 stars out of 1,053 reviews on Yelp, the Mexican spot has proven to be a local favorite.
Central Business District's Nada, located at 600 Walnut St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the Mexican spot, which also serves breakfast and brunch, four stars out of 1,189 reviews.
4. Condado Tacos
Condado Tacos, a bar and Tex-Mex spot in the Central Business District, is another go-to, with four stars out of 388 Yelp reviews. Head over to 195 E. Freedom Way to see for yourself.
5. B&A Street Kitchen
Finally, in Over-The-Rhine, check out B&A Street Kitchen, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 221 reviews on Yelp. You can find the Southern and Tex-Mex breakfast and brunch spot at 1500 Race St.
Deciding when to check out the top spots above? Saturdays tend to be the busiest days of the week for consumer spending at restaurants across the Cincinnati area, while Mondays are least busy, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a provider of CRM for small business and business health for small businesses. Last year, average daily transactions at restaurants grew to 49 per business on Saturdays, compared to 30 daily transactions on average on Mondays.