Some of the most delicious food I've ever eaten was in Ciudad Obregon, which is a city in Mexico where my family and I lived for several months. After you've experienced authentic Mexican cuisine, there is simply no turning back. It's been almost a decade since our time there, yet I have not stopped chasing the aromas and flavors that awakened my taste buds there, all those years ago.

My quest has led to my discovery of my favorite Mexican restaurants in Fort Wayne. Give the city a visit, and eat your way through our Mexican fare!

The Top Mexican Restaurants in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Fajita Nachos at Don Chava's

Cebolla's Mexican Grill

I am a die hard Cebolla's fan for multiple reasons. There are several locations throughout Fort Wayne, which makes them easily accessible. Their food is consistently good, every single time I dine there. Though this is up for debate, I find their queso to be the best in town, and my family agrees. I love a good horchata, as long as there's not too much cinnamon in it, and theirs has the perfect balance.

For years, I ordered the same entree, again and again, the steak quesadilla which is delectable. However, while dining with a friend one day, she suggested the arroz con pollo, and it is absolutely divine.

Find out everything you need to know about Cebolla's locations, hours, and pricing here.


  • 236 Fernhill Ave, Fort Wayne
  • 602 E Dupont Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 5930 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne
  • 1234 N Wells Street, Fort Wayne (Don Chava's)
  • 2787 Maplecrest Rd, Fort Wayne

Tacos from Salsa Grille

Salsa Grille

One day a friend asked me to stop by one of their locations, and she ran in to quickly grab food to go. She returned to the car with a taco salad in a shell that was golden, crispy, and fried to perfection. I brought one home to my husband, and the rest is history.

Salsa Grille is fast, but please never mistaken it for "fast food". They don't even have a freezer on the premises. I am hooked on their tortilla soup which is full of flavor with just the right amount of spice. They make a wide variety of salsas, and their guacamole is lovely. 

You can order your food online ahead of time if you'd like, but their fast service doesn't make it necessary.

Learn more about Salsa Grille here.


  • 7755 Coldwater Rd, Fort Wayne
  • 2031 Broadway, Fort Wayne
  • 5735 Falls Drive, Fort Wayne 
  • 5709 YMCA Park Dr E, Fort Wayne

el Azteca margarita in Fort Wayne, Indiana

el Azteca

This longtime Fort Wayne favorite has a delicious variety of homestyle Mexican dishes. It's also a popular spot for gatherings for family and friends. Try the fresh made to order guacamole, or the trademark Benji burrito. The wet burrito comes stuffed and topped with sauce and melted cheese. Don't forget to try the flan or fried ice cream for dessert. 

They're also famous for their wide selection of margaritas and tequila. 


  • 535 E State Blvd, Fort Wayne

Tequila Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

A more recent addition to the Mexican food scene is Tequila. Located in Covington Plaza, the restaurant is fast becoming a local favorite. Established by brothers Raúl and Benjamín Velazquez, the ground up approach to restaurant management and service lets them share their culture with their growing fanbase. The tableside guacamole is a must try. 

Get more information here.


  • 6328 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne

Agaves Mexican Grill

If you are a brunch person, you should check out their bountiful, Sunday spread. It has a multitude of selections that ensure you won't leave without being satisfied. 

They also offer fantastic specials, so be sure to check what's being offered at a discount before visiting. I'd recommend that you try the extreme nachos, and wash it down with a Blue Agave!

Find Agaves here.


  • 212 E Washington Center Rd, Fort Wayne


  • Albertos – 2529 South Calhoun Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46807
  • el Azteca – 535 East State Boulevard, Fort Wayne, IN 46805
  • Tacos Arandas "El Amish" – 2012 Broadway Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
  • Indiana Mexican Bakery – 1419 North Wells Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46808
  • La Fogata – 1812 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46809
  • La Michoacana – 1421 North Wells Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46808

This post was originally published in 2018 and has been updated. Most recent revision October 2023. 

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