By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Oct 27, 2014 at 10:17 AM

For the eighth straight year, October is Dining Month on, presented by Locavore, the newest restaurant at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. All month, we're stuffed with restaurant reviews, delectable features, chef profiles and unique articles on everything food, as well as the winners of our "Best of Dining 2014."

Last year's race for best Mexican restaurant in Milwaukee was one of the hottest contested races -- and this year was no different. 

BelAir Cantina won the award for the second year in a row by beating out Botanas by less than 50 votes. Since last year BelAir Cantina has grown -- adding locations in Wauwatosa as well as Downer Avenue on Milwaukee's East Side. 

With options such as Korean beef, ninja beef, lamb barbacoa and plenty of vegetarian fare there is something for everyone. Milwaukee has shown BelAir Cantina they love "Taco Tuesdays" and "Taco Thursdays," ample tequila selection and more! 

The editors chose Riviera Maya in Bay View as their local favorite. editors' choice: Riviera Maya

2. Botanas
3. La Fuente
4. Cafe Corazon
5. Conejitos