In search of a new favorite Mexican spot?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Mexican restaurants around Long Beach, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture when cravings strike.
1. Linda's Mexican Delights
Topping the list is Linda's Mexican Delights. Located at 951 Redondo Ave., the Mexican spot is the highest-rated affordable Mexican restaurant in Long Beach, boasting 4.5 stars out of 412 reviews on Yelp. On the menu, look for carne asada tostada, bean and cheese burrito or pork enchilada.
Yelper Gayle B., who reviewed Linda's Mexican Delights on Dec. 10, wrote, "Linda's never disappoints. Such great service, always a smile. Good portions and the most home cooking taste of any of the decent Mexican restaurants in town."
Brandi O. noted, "Albondigas soup is the best here... A quaint little local spot for fresh ingredients and food made with love."
2. Taqueria La Mexicana
Next up is Taqueria La Mexicana, situated at 3270 E. Fourth St. With four stars out of 918 reviews on Yelp, the Mexican spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an affordable option. The restaurant serves up fish tostada, cheese quesadilla and carne asada fries.
Yelper Anthony D., who reviewed Taqueria La Mexicana on Dec. 7, wrote, "If [you're] looking for amazing street tacos and carne asada, get over to Taqueria La Mexicana. This place is doing Mexican food right... Everything is fresh and made to order. The prices are reasonable and the service is always fast and friendly."
Katherine M. noted, "[The] tacos are great legit street tacos. The food is made fresh and cooked to order. The salsa verde is so flavorful."
3. Holé Molé
Long Beach's outpost of the popular chain Holé Molé, located at 1327 E. Fourth St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the affordable Mexican and breakfast and brunch spot, which offers seafood and more, four stars out of 867 reviews. The restaurant serves crunchy and soft tacos, grilled burritos and enchiladas.
"We serve up awesome Baja-style fish and shrimp tacos as well as Hole Mole originals such as Nacho Papas Nachos, fried ice cream and rosarito tacos," according to its Yelp page.
4. Playas Ceviche & Tortas
Playas Ceviche & Tortas, a Mexican spot that offers seafood and more in Long Beach, is another much-loved, affordable go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 219 Yelp reviews. Head over to 4501 E. Carson St., Suite 113 to see for yourself. The menu features shrimp tostada, taco salad and pork adobo torta.