Lubbock's Favorite Mexican Food

Maggi Gallaspy

Take a break from cooking and indulge in Lubbock’s rich culinary scene. From downtown gems to hot spots on Milwaukee, there are endless opportunities to make taco Tuesday every day. 

Whether you’re in the mood for a strawberry margarita, chips & salsa or a pile of steaming hot fajitas, you’re in luck because Lubbock is home to some of the best Mexican food in West Texas! The next time you’re planning a date, girls’ night or family outing, consider trying one of these local dives. 

Taqueria Jalisco

Known for its breakfast tacos and traditional approach to Mexican classics, Taqueria Jalisco is an Avenue Q favorite. Nestled in the heart of Lubbock, this dive serves well-loved margaritas and Micheladas. The habanero salsa is also a fan favorite. With several 5-star ratings, it’s no wonder Taqueria Jalisco has become a Lubbock local love.

The Plaza Restaurant

When it comes to enchiladas, there’s no one doing it better than The Plaza. Whether you want your enchiladas rolled or in a stack, topped with cream sauce or queso, or filled with shrimp or fajita meat, the options for mixing and matching your enchilada ingredients are endless. This Tex-Mex bar and grill serves family-style salsa and chips, swirled margaritas bigger than your face and a menu so long you’ll have to keep going back for more! With locations across West Texas, The Plaza has become a fan-favorite far and wide.


You know you’ve arrived at the right place when you see the giant cactus sign out front and the neon green lights brightening the building for all who drive by to see. Voted best nachos in Lubbock by the Lubbock Avalanche Journal in 2019, Albarran’s is home to some of the best Tex-Mex in Hub City. With lunch specials Monday – Friday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., this local spot is perfect for lunch with coworkers or an afternoon treat. Try the stuffed sopas or chicken fajita pita for something different.

Food Trucks

Lubbock’s Food Truck scene has grown tremendously over the last few years, and it is home to some of the best Mexican food in the city. Tacos, burritos, tortas, quesadillas, nachos and more are served from these restaurants on wheels:

Angel Star Food Truck

Carlitos Way

Dos Hermanas

Estillo Mexico

La Picosita

Mi Kocina

Native Texan Tacos

Now We Taco’N

Raspados Colima

Taqueria Y Panaderia Guadalajara 

Where to find Lubbock Food Trucks:

  • Wolfforth Farmers Market 
  • Midnight Cravings
  • Food Truck Alley
  • Check each truck’s website or Facebook page for schedule updates