Best Mexican Food in America: Chicago Restaurants Grab Top Spot, Five More

By Quinn Ford on May 15, 2014 5:48pm | Updated on May 15, 2014 5:57pm

 Big Star's al pastor taco. The restaurant was named one of the nation's top 50 Mexican restaurants by The Daily Meal.
Big Star's al pastor taco. The restaurant was named one of the nation's top 50 Mexican restaurants by The Daily Meal.
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CHICAGO — Move over deep-dish pizza and Chicago-style hot dogs.

Chicago is also top-notch when it comes to Mexican restaurants, according to a ranking of America's 50 best Mexican restaurants published by The Daily Meal.

The ranking was based on a survey of "culinary authorities, writers and critics" across the country, and six Chicago restaurants were named to the list, including the No. 1 spot.

Rick Bayless's Topolobampo nabbed the top spot on the list, and Big Star in Wicker Park earned the ranking of ninth-best Mexican restaurant in the country.

Other Chicago restaurants in the top 50 are:

•Maxwell Street Market (22nd), on Sundays at 800 S. Desplaines St.;

•Birrieria Zaragoza (25th), 4852 S. Pulaski Road;

•La Pasadita (37th), 1141 N. Ashland Ave.;

•Salpicon (42nd), 1245 N. Wells St.

The Daily Meal also recently said the city had five of the best tacos in the country.

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