Westchester County Mom Picks: Favorite Mexican Restaurants


mexican restaurantsOur Westchester County Mom contributors live all over this beautiful county. Each of us knows our own corners well, and as a team, we love being able to share our collective resources and knowledge of Westchester County with our readers.

A common question on social media, especially in parenting groups, is for local restaurant recommendations. As Westchester County is home to many incredible restaurants, our contributor team is excited to share our faves! 

This month we are spotlighting our top choices for Mexican cuisine in Westchester County. From White Plains to Bedford to Harrison to Yonkers…we’ve got you covered! 

Kris’ Picks:

Mangocado (261 Halstead Avenue, Harrison): “OMG! I had take-out from this new place in Harrison called Mangocado. The enchilada took me three meals to finish…and I can eat! It was so good and fresh!” Mangocado offers delivery and take-out, as well as daily specials.  

Steak Enchilada at Mangocado

Rio Bravo (1879 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont): A locally owned and family-friendly restaurant. “Taking a peek at the menu, I could not keep my eyes off of the Bombay Chimichanga!” The environment has such a fun and festive vibe. Definitely the type of place to go to for a celebration!

Lelia’s Picks:

Cantina Taco and Tequila Bar (166 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains): “I love the vibe in Cantina. The rock shrimp tacos and sweet plantains are my favorites! They also give complimentary shots, which always makes my trip a little sweeter!” Cantina offers reasonable lunch specials, catering options, a space for private events, and happy hour Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Rock Shrimp Tacos at Cantina

Rancho Grande (1789 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers): “The food is delicious; you can truly taste the authenticity. They make a great pineapple margarita too. I rarely see that flavor, and I love pineapples!” According to their website, Rancho Grande offers 20% off for seniors on Tuesdays, kids eat free on Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday with the purchase of an adult meal, and happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. every night besides Saturdays. The menu also includes options for children’s portions. 

Marcia’s Picks:

Mariachi Loco II (706 Central Park Avenue, Scarsdale): “The best for tacos and other Mexican meals. I love their margaritas.” This restaurant has an enormous menu, including vegetarian options, lunch specials, and brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. They do dine-in, curbside delivery, take-out, and happy hour from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. 


Tecalitlan (123 Union Avenue, New Rochelle): “A favorite for more traditional flavors.”  This storefront eatery features classic Mexican dishes, including sincronizadas – your choice of ham, steak, chicken, pork, sausage, or tongue. Tecalitlan is open for hot breakfast sandwiches at 6 a.m. too! 

El Trigal Mexican Bakery (16 Union Ave, New Rochelle): “My favorite bakery.” Family-owned in the heart of the Mexican community in New Rochelle. They specialize in Mexican pastries, tres leches, desserts, and other Mexican Products. 

Melissa’s Picks:

Tijuana Mexican Grill (37 S Moger Avenue, Mount Kisco): “My son raves about the Fire Volcano Nachos, which has ground chorizo, shredded cheese, tomato, onions, jalapenos, guacamole, sour cream, and white cheese sauce.” Many of the platters are big enough to share. They offer reasonable prices, generous portions, and delish fresh food. The owners are friendly, helpful, and always happy to see you. Tijuana Mexican Grill provides dine-in, take-out, or delivery. A kids menu is available as well. 

Truck (391 Old Post Road, Bedford): “My first meal at Truck was a 3 taco platter. You can choose from the Individual Taco menu – I ultimately wound up with the Shrimp Taco, Avocado Taco, and the Brisket Taco, but it was seriously tough to choose! The choices all sounded delicious, and I’m looking forward to heading back to try more. I remember being SO full (in a good way!), but I had to try the devil dogs and smores for dessert.” The cuisine at Truck is Northern New Mexican. They use grass-fed beef and sustainably raised pork and local vegetables and offer dine-in, curbside delivery, or take-out. Reservations are suggested.  

Farm Guac at Truck

We hope you give them a try! Let us know what you think. What are your favorite Mexican food restaurants in Westchester?