Indianapolis' 3 favorite spots to find budget-friendly Mexican fare

Tlaolli | Photo: Jacob D./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on June 16, 2020.

Craving Mexican food?

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

1. The Tamale Place

photo: nicole s./yelp

Topping the list is The Tamale Place. Located at 5226 Rockville Road, the Mexican spot is the highest-rated inexpensive Mexican restaurant in Indianapolis, boasting 4.5 stars out of 601 reviews on Yelp.  


Concerning signature items, "The Tamale Place specializes in half-pound, hand-made tamales," it states on Yelp in the section about specialties.

2. Tlaolli

Photo: andrea s./Yelp

Next up is Tlaolli, situated at 2830 E. Washington St. With five stars out of 151 reviews on Yelp, the Mexican, vegan and vegetarian spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a cheap option.


"At Tlaolli, we pride ourselves on having something for everyone," it states on Yelp in the section about specialties. "Carnivore? We’ve got you covered with five tacos to choose from or entrees served on rice."

3. Tortas El Guero

Photo: ken n./Yelp

Tortas El Guero, located at 3818 N. Highschool Road, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the affordable Mexican spot, which offers sandwiches and more, 4.5 stars out of 147 reviews.

Yelper Ken N. wrote, "This is the first Mexican restaurant that I've been to where I ordered asada/steak and it tasted like steak! The end result was a seared flavor without it being dried out and chewy."

This story was created automatically using local business data, then reviewed and augmented by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.

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