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Authentic 'Mexican Restaurants' in Mumbai that you must try!

Mexican Food is absolutely delicious and at the same time, very healthy. It is widely enjoyed by many, all over the world.

It is believed to have derived by the Mayan Indians who were apparently hunters and gatherers. Corn tortillas and bean paste were a common food item back then. However, Mexican cuisine has evolved over centuries, now. A lot of it has been influenced by Spanish after invading Mexico in 1521. Other cultures have also had a massive influence in what today is said to be Mexican cuisine. Caribbean, South American, French, West African and Portuguese to name a few. And because of this, the cuisine is extremely diverse (mix of different cultures) with an interesting history.

Authentic Mexican food is usually prepared with many of the same ingredients. The cuisine is vibrant, delectable, absolutely fun and fresh. In a nutshell, it is rich, colorful and spicy. Some of the most common ingredients used to prepare Mexican food are Beans, chilies, both fresh and dried, tomatoes, limes, coriander, red onion, avocado, and corn etc.

For all those who are Vegetarian and Vegan, this cuisine is indeed a treat. You will find a plethora of options, and you would want to have your hands on all of them coz they are so so so goooood....It is indeed an experience to have eaten Mexican Food.

Mumbai has many restaurants. Literally uncountable. But restaurants serving authentic Mexican are very very few. You can legit count them on your hands. Haha!

Here are the best ones that serve super amazing Mexican food.

1. Sammy Sosa

It's this place that made me fall in love with Mexican Food. Sammy Sosa which is located in Oshiwara, is one of the oldest in the city that only cater to Mexican cuisine. The ambiance is also Mexican like, Red and green table, Yellow walls, pretty wall hangings and a huge Mexican hat which in Mexico is called a sombrero. The cuisine served here is even better.

Explorer's Ecstasy recommends: Godzilla Garlic Breads, Mexi Skin, Loaded Nachos, Fajitas etc

Just so you know, the staff here is super helpful and cordial. If you're muddled, they will help you decide what to order.

Where? Oshiwara, Andheri (West), Malad West and CBD Belapur. Refer to Zomato to find the nearest one.

Price for 2: Rs. 1800 without alcohol.

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2. Sancho's

Sancho's is another restaurant for some authentic Mexican fiesta. Although there are limited vegetarian options here, whatever they have, is all finger licking good.

With every bite you take, you’re sure to fall in love with this cuisine.

The spacious and classy looking interiors, designed by Gauri Khan will only add to a lovely dining experience.

Just so you know, they import nacho chips all the way from Mexico. Truly authentic, isn’t it?

Explorer’s Ecstasy recommends: Nachos, Tacos, Fajitas (Just cannot miss out on this. They're delicious level up). Churros (The dips served with Churros are heavenly).

Where? Pali Hill Road, Khar (West)

Price for 2: Rs. 2000 without alcohol.