If you do an Internet search for the best Mexican restaurants in Idaho, authentic south of the border cuisine lovers will see a disappointingly high number of chains rise to the top of the list. But we all know that true, greasy, hearty Mexican food doesn’t come in a brown paper bag — it’s all about the family recipes, slow cooking times, and exorbitant amounts of spices and meat piled high and fried in every conceivable way. Am I right?

You know I am.

Here are 9 of Idaho’s top Mexican restaurants ready to satisfy your biggest carne asada and taco cravings.

Mexican food – Tex-Mex, Latin, Baja, and all of its derivatives – is just plain ol’ Mexican food unless it’s done right. And these restaurants do it impeccably.

Where’s your favorite go-to restaurant in Idaho for awesome Mexican food?

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