5 Best Mexican Restaurants in Waterford MI

Chosen by a lifelong resident, self-proclaimed 'foodie' and margarita enthusiast

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Sometimes, you just need good Mexican food and an ice-cold marg am I right? Fortunately, there's no shortage of authentic Mexican Restaurants in Waterford MI to get your fix.


My name is Erik and I'm a Real Estate Agent in Waterford, lifelong resident, self-proclaimed 'foodie' and margarita enthusiast! Going out to eat and testing new restaurants is one of my (many) guilty pleasures, so I decided to share my version of the top Mexican restaurants my hometown has to offer. Go Corsairs!


food·ie / ˈfo͞odē/ a person with a particular interest in food; a gourmet. "he is an avid foodie and successful restaurateur"

1. Mexico Lindo

Situated right on M-59 across from Oakland County International Airport, Mexico Lindo often turns head because of its witty signage. But, the food is always what makes my head spin (in a good way)! My all time favorite is the 'California Quesadilla' with grilled chicken & fresh veggies... yum!


Promising review on Facebook:

"Visiting from Phoenix Arizona and stopped by for lunch. Had the steak fajitas and it tasted just like home. Never imagined I would find this culinary oasis in a place like Waterford. Going back for dinner tonight!" -Oscar C.


Visit Mexico Lindo:

6225 Highland Rd, Waterford Twp, MI 48327

(248) 666-3460 | Website


2. El Patio

My sister loves Mexican food and her favorite place is El Patio. It has more of a diner vibe on the inside than Mexican restaurant, in my opinion, but it sure doesn't eat like a diner!


Promising review on Yelp:

"Small authentic Mexican restaurant. If you're looking for some great fast service food, come here. The BEST thing to order is their chicken soup! Downside is that there's no alcohol. So no margaritas with your food but still great!" -Anna R.


Visit El Patio:

7622 Highland Rd, Waterford Twp, MI 48327

(248) 666-5231 | Website


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3. Trini & Carmen's

Waterford has some great Mexican food joints and Trini & Carmen's is definitely one of them. I think it gets overlooked because of its location on the outskirts of the township, but its food keeps anyone who's in the know coming back for more.


Promising review on Google:

"Favorite Mexican spot. The nacho is award winning, and everything tastes fresh and amazing. Love their salsa, best around. Good service as well." -Heather L.


Visit Trini & Carmen's:

1715 Telegraph Rd, Waterford Twp, MI 48328

(248)332-6851 | Website


4. Plaza Garibaldi

Named after Mexico City's world-famous home of Mariachi music, Plaza Garibaldi delights your senses with a crescendo of fresh and authentic flavors.


Promising review on Google:

"In the area looking for something different to try. So glad I came here. Lots of options, excellent service, and friendly staff. Really great value as well. Everything tasted fresh and very flavorful. As close to authentic as you can get without heading to Mexico. The complimentary chips and salsa were a great indicator of what was to come. If you're craving Mexican don't sleep on this place!" -Jarrett F.


Visit Plaza Garibaldi:

2675 Dixie Hwy, Waterford Twp, MI 48328

(248) 481-4091 | Website


5. Greek Jalapeno

Okay, okay... I know the name doesn't make it sound like it would have good Mexican food, but I assure you it does! Nestled in an odd little plaza is one of Waterford's favorite dining spots. In addition to amazing Mexican food, their enormous menu also features Greek and American fare perfect if not everyone in your party is feeling fiesta-worthy!


Promising review on Google:

"We've been a customer since they opened. We love the friendly staff, the comfortable atmosphere and the large array of food choices. Whether we're in the mood for Greek, Mexican or American food we can always count on it hitting the spot. This is our go to restaurant whenever we feel like taking a break from our kitchen." -Kara G.


Visit Greek Jalapeno:

6636 Cooley Lake Rd, Waterford Twp, MI 48327

(248) 363-3322 | Website



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