All Mexican restaurants are not created equal.

I lived in Texas for several years and developed my appreciation for good Mexican food there. My experience in the Lone Star State set the bar for what I considered to be authentic Mexican cuisine.

But I learned some things about Mexican food when I moved from Texas to Virginia.

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What's considered to be authentic Mexican food in one place may taste very different from what's thought of as authentic somewhere else.

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Turns out - it can all be authentic!

Why Aren't All Mexican Restaurants The Same?

Depending on the region of Mexico where a particular dish originates, it might have a totally different flavor profile than what you're experiencing somewhere else.

Think of it this way - if you were to order a "coney dog" in Michigan, you probably have a pretty good idea about how it's going to taste. If you were to order one in New York, it might not be the same. Not necessarily bad, just different. It's the same with Mexican food. It differs from place to place. It can still all be good.

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So, what are you looking for? Some amazing enchiladas? Authentic birria tacos? The area's premier Camarones al Mojo de Ajo?

Stacker has compiled data on more than two dozen Mexican restaurants and food trucks around Lansing. These are the ten highest-rated places to satisfy your craving for good Mexican food when you're in Michigan's capital city.

The 10 Best Mexican Restaurants in Lansing, Michigan

All tacos are not created equal. Here are Lansing's 10 highest-rated Mexican restaurants.

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Lansing Area Bars and Restaurants That Serve Amazing Mocktails

Whether you are a pregnant person, a sober person, an underage person, or just a person who doesn't feel like drinking alcohol at the moment, there's got to be something out there for us, right? That's when I discovered the beauty of a mocktail. If you don't drink alcohol, for whatever reason, there are some fantastic restaurants and bars in Lansing that serve up more than pop and lemonade. Check out these spots that have amazing mocktails. 

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