Finding Good Mexican Food in Vienna
Some might think, why would you come to Austria for Mexican food? And my only answer is that Mexican food is not a want, but a need, a constant pursuit, a journey with no real end. It took me ages to find decent Mexican food in Vienna, but now I have some go-to’s locked down for both a nice sit-down dinner and a casual quick bite. Now, I’m not gonna pretend I’ve even been to Mexico and had perfectly authentic Mexican. But I’ve had a lot of good Mexican food made by Mexican people in America who know what they’re doing, and it has taken me a while to find places in Vienna that I can wholeheartedly say serve “good” Mexican food. So, if you are on the same pursuit that I was on, check out these options:
Lange Gasse 12 1080 Vienna
Leopoldsgasse 31 1020 Vienna
There are two locations, Taqueria Los Mexikas in the eighth district and Antojitos in the second. Both places are quite small (so it may be best to make a reservation) with cool, funky decor. It’s not terribly cheap (margaritas are 8.50) but it’s the real deal. I highly recommend their nachos, which you can get for 6.80. They have a wide variety on their menu, everything from tacos to soups, salads, enchiladas, etc. and loads of vegetarian options. It’s a very nice place to have a proper sit-down meal. Highly recommend!
Margaretenstraße 9, 1040 Wien
This place has their vibe on point. It has more of a more casual Chipotle-ish vibe–very relaxed and the guys working there are friendly and fun. The chef made suggestions, suggesting guacamole instead of the jalapeño cheese sauce for mine but he included both for free which was nice (free guac??)! You can choose from a burrito, tacos, quesadillas, a bowl, or a salad. I got the tacos, which come with three of your choice, and I got two sweet potato & beet root and one with octopus. My friend got the pulled pork burrito and we both enjoyed our meals. They also have a nice variety of funky drinks to choose from. They don’t have a huge variety of vegetarian options, but I think everything else makes up for that. Overall I dig this place and I’d totally go back.
Favoritenstraße 4-6, 1040 Wien
This place has a really nice interior, with funky pictures on the wall, plenty of room and clean air (AKA not smoky). The staff are very nice and they have an English menu available. They’ve got it all– tacos, nachos, churros etc. It’s a very nice place to sit down–definitely recommend.
Berggasse 30, 1090 Wien, Austria
Serving both Peruvian and Mexican cuisine, this place has a range of options. The enchiladas and burritos are both delicious and the service is very friendly. It was pretty empty when I went in there but then again it was 3 p.m on a weekday and I have a very weird eating schedule. The food was all very authentic, hot, and flavorful. This place is a nice little hidden gem to go to and step away from the mild Austrian palette.
Gorilla Kitchen is kind of like Chipotle and has a similarly casual vibe that reminds me of El Burro. You can choose a burrito or burrito bowl and choose your fillings, toppings and sauces. They also have other options like quesadillas, salads, and tacos. I think the variety here is good and so is the quality and atmosphere. The staff is both edgy and friendly. Overall, would recommend.
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