Montana is not only known for its big skies, but also its big appetites for good food. Among the best cuisine in Montana is Mexican food. Fortunately, there are many authentic choices for fabulous flautas and tasty tacos—which deserve their own list. Luckily, we can help with that. When you’re mining for Mexican food in Montana, these are the restaurants where you’re certain to strike gold.
LaPa Grilla—or LaPa, as it’s become known—has been a Bozeman institution for more than 20 years. A casual spot with authentic Mexican flavors, as well as clever palate pleasers in their famous fusion burritos, you won’t be disappointed that you stopped in at LaPa (they now have a location in Helena, as well). Try the Santa Fe burrito.
A family-run spot, Los Maya’s Mexican Restaurant has been serving up Billings’ favorite Mexican food for more than a decade. They specialize in traditional dishes that evoke the authentic flavors of Central Mexico. The sopa de siete mares—a seafood soup—makes the trip worthwhile, but you should still grab a chile colorado as a matter of principle.
You can find the best-loved Mexican food in Butte at Christina’s Cocina Café. Interestingly attached to an Irish Pub (so there’s a full bar), their Spanish spelling isn’t great but their Mexican food is. Bring your appetite and order a couple tamales. You’ll be full but happy.
If you’re looking for a casual spot in Helena with typical Mexican fare, Melaque Mexican Restaurant is the place to go. The portions are big and the dishes are delicious. It’s like comfort food with a lot of flavor.
Beloved in Billings for both burritos and breakfast, Sarah’s Mexican Food is a bright, cozy cafe. Get there early for the chorizo and eggs. If you come in later in the day, get the red chile beef combination plate.
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