Harrisburg/ Food & Drinks
Published on January 15, 2019
Lancaster's 3 best spots to score affordable Mexican eatsCocina Mexicana. | Photo: Art W./Yelp 

Craving Mexican food?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Mexican restaurants around Lancaster, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fulfill your urges.

1. El Pueblito

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Topping the list is El Pueblito. Located at 1027 Dillerville Road in the Stadium District, the grocery store and Mexican spot is the highest rated affordable Mexican restaurant in Lancaster, boasting 4.5 stars out of 44 reviews on Yelp.

Yelper Dave T. wrote, "The soft tacos are excellent, and I particularly like the asada, al pastor and barbacoa. They also have fresh menudo on the weekends with all the fixings. Reasonably priced, but keep in mind, it is a very casual spot located in a small Mexican grocery store."

2. Cocina Mexicana

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Next up is the Central Business District's Cocina Mexicana, situated at 47 N. Prince St. With four stars out of 86 reviews on Yelp, the Mexican spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a budget-friendly option.

The menu offers tacos, burritos, enchiladas, tortas, platters (chicken, beef, pork, and seafood), as well as appetizers, soups, salads and desserts. See the extensive menu here.

3. QDOBA Mexican Eats

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Stadium District's QDOBA Mexican Eats, located at 142 Park City Center, Suite 100, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the budget-friendly Mexican spot four stars out of 29 reviews. This franchise has locations around the country.

Hand-mashed guacamole is made fresh daily, and you can create your own taco, taco salads, burritos and other dishes. Breakfast is served as well. Check it all out here.