Craving Mexican food?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Mexican spots around Portland, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fulfill your urges.
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1. Tu Casa Salvadorena Restaurant
First on the list is Tu Casa Salvadorena Restaurant. Located at 70 Washington Ave., the Mexican and Latin American spot is the highest-rated Mexican restaurant in Portland, boasting 4.5 stars out of 82 reviews on Yelp.
2. Taco Escobarr
Next up is Taco Escobarr, situated at 548 Congress St. With four stars out of 470 reviews on Yelp, the Mexican spot has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Restaurante El Corazon
Parkside's Restaurante El Corazon, located at 190 State St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the bar and Mexican spot four stars out of 117 reviews.
4. Bird & Co
Bird & Co, a taco spot in Ocean Avenue, is another go-to, with four stars out of 35 Yelp reviews. Head over to 539 Deering Ave. to see for yourself.
Deciding when to check out the top spots above? Saturdays tend to be the busiest days of the week for consumer spending at restaurants across the Portland area, while Tuesdays are least busy, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a provider of reputation management and business analytics for small businesses. Last year, average daily transactions at restaurants rose to 65 per business on Saturdays, almost twice the average on Tuesdays.