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5 Of Mexicantown's Best Restaurants

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Check out the newest Eater Detroit Mini Map. Covering all of Detroit's 139 square miles can be daunting, add the suburbs and it's no wonder people get cranky because the Eater 38 inevitably did not cover that one really great restaurant.

Enter the Mini Map. A mini map is a hyper-focused map that's meant to give just a taste of a category or neighborhood, not the whole picture. This one features five of the most beloved and authentic Mexicantown restaurants, minus the tourist traps . We left off one of your favorites, guaranteed, but that's okay. Let us know what we missed in the comments and this could become a full fledged map in the future.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. El Barzon Restaurante

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3710 Junction St
Detroit, MI 48210
(313) 894-2070
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How many Mexican Italian restaurants are there? Probably not that many, and maybe for good reason, but El Barzon is different, with top-notch Mexican food and incredible homemade pasta in the same meal, this restaurant creates a memorable experience that you can't find anywhere else. [Photo]

2. Taqueria Lupitas

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3443 Bagley St
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 843-1105
It might not have quite the notoriety that some of Mexican Town's other restaurants have, but its great food and attentive service earn high marks from Detroiters looking to get their Mexican fix fast. [Photo]

3. Taqueria El Rey

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4730 W Vernor Hwy
Detroit, MI 48209
(313) 357-3094
This is authentic fare, no Tex Mex imitation, and while it's hard to go wrong, it's really all about the grilled chicken (the sign outside doesn't lie). Oh, and the horchata is good too.[Photo]

4. Los Altos

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7056 W Vernor Hwy
Detroit, MI 48209
(313) 841-3109
It's the sister restaurant to Taqueria Lupitas, but it's a little nicer on the inside, a little more out of the way, and they have booze. This is the place to go for inexpensive but extremely authentic tacos. Cash only. [Photo]

5. Taqueria Mi Pueblo

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7278 Dix St
Detroit, MI 48209
(313) 841-3315
Another Mexican Town favorite, this place charms with its friendly staff, clean interior, and great food, like corn tortillas made to order.There's a reason it's got such great reviews. [Photo]

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1. El Barzon Restaurante

3710 Junction St, Detroit, MI 48210
How many Mexican Italian restaurants are there? Probably not that many, and maybe for good reason, but El Barzon is different, with top-notch Mexican food and incredible homemade pasta in the same meal, this restaurant creates a memorable experience that you can't find anywhere else. [Photo]
3710 Junction St
Detroit, MI 48210

2. Taqueria Lupitas

3443 Bagley St, Detroit, MI 48216
It might not have quite the notoriety that some of Mexican Town's other restaurants have, but its great food and attentive service earn high marks from Detroiters looking to get their Mexican fix fast. [Photo]
3443 Bagley St
Detroit, MI 48216

3. Taqueria El Rey

4730 W Vernor Hwy, Detroit, MI 48209
This is authentic fare, no Tex Mex imitation, and while it's hard to go wrong, it's really all about the grilled chicken (the sign outside doesn't lie). Oh, and the horchata is good too.[Photo]
4730 W Vernor Hwy
Detroit, MI 48209

4. Los Altos

7056 W Vernor Hwy, Detroit, MI 48209
It's the sister restaurant to Taqueria Lupitas, but it's a little nicer on the inside, a little more out of the way, and they have booze. This is the place to go for inexpensive but extremely authentic tacos. Cash only. [Photo]
7056 W Vernor Hwy
Detroit, MI 48209

5. Taqueria Mi Pueblo

7278 Dix St, Detroit, MI 48209
Another Mexican Town favorite, this place charms with its friendly staff, clean interior, and great food, like corn tortillas made to order.There's a reason it's got such great reviews. [Photo]
7278 Dix St
Detroit, MI 48209

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