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The Best Episodes of Narcos: Mexico

Every episode of Narcos: Mexico ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Narcos: Mexico!

See the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel as an American DEA agent learns the danger of targeting narcos in 1980s Mexico.


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The best episode of "Narcos: Mexico" is "Leyenda", rated 9/10 from 2578 user votes. It was directed by Andrés Baiz and written by Carlo Bernard. "Leyenda" aired on 11/16/2018 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Free Trade".

  • Leyenda
    9.0/10 2,578 votes

    #1 - Leyenda

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2018-11-16

    As pressure mounts, Félix returns to Sinaloa. An enraged Jaime and Mika seek justice and answers.

    Director: Andrés Baiz

    Writer: Carlo Bernard

  • Free Trade
    9.0/10 2,133 votes

    #2 - Free Trade

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2020-02-13

    After meeting with Pacho, Félix presents the plaza bosses with a new business plan. Walt receives a surprising invitation.

    Director: Andrés Baiz

    Writer: Carlo Bernard

  • The Colombian Connection
    8.9/10 2,853 votes

    #3 - The Colombian Connection

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2018-11-16

    A threat leaves Mika shaken. Félix envisions a different kind of future for the Guadalajara cartel.

    Director: Amat Escalante

    Writer: Andrew Black

  • 881 Lope de Vega
    8.9/10 2,319 votes

    #4 - 881 Lope de Vega

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2018-11-16

    A desperate Jaime is stymied by bureaucratic paperwork. Mika worries about her husband. Félix urges Rafa to disappear.

    Director: Andrés Baiz

    Writer: Clayton Trussell

  • Growth, Prosperity, and Liberation
    8.7/10 1,775 votes

    #5 - Growth, Prosperity, and Liberation

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2020-02-13

    Félix stakes the future of his entire cartel on the delivery of 70 tons of cocaine as Walt and the DEA plan to topple the kingpin's empire.

    Director: Andrés Baiz

    Writer: Clayton Trussell

  • Se Cayó El Sistema
    8.6/10 1,721 votes

    #6 - Se Cayó El Sistema

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2020-02-13

    Mexican authorities, the FBI and Félix all seek out Acosta after a newspaper publishes an interview with him. The presidential election begins.

    Director: Amat Escalante

    Writer: Doug Miro

  • Los Juniors
    8.5/10 1,427 votes

    #7 - Los Juniors

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 2021-11-05

    After a disappointing conversation with the Arellanos about purchasing land, the Sinaloa cartel reacts. Andréa continues investigating the narcojuniors.

    Director: Wagner Moura

    Writer: Maggie Cohn

  • La Última Frontera
    8.4/10 2,219 votes

    #8 - La Última Frontera

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2018-11-16

    A violent power struggle erupts between Falcón and Rafa. As Félix finds a footing in the cocaine business, the DEA tries to lure him into the U.S.

    Director: Amat Escalante

    Writer: Jessie Nickson-Lopez, Clayton Trussell

  • Just Say No
    8.3/10 2,103 votes

    #9 - Just Say No

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2018-11-16

    After the DEA closes in on Rafa's enormous pot field, Félix tries to stop his associates from retaliating. Kiki and Jaime meet with investigators.

    Director: Alonso Ruizpalacios

    Writer: Doug Miro

  • AFO
    8.3/10 1,637 votes

    #10 - AFO

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2020-02-13

    Calderoni briefs Walt on the tension between the plazas as Chapo continues construction of his tunnel. Félix's meeting with Pacho takes a turn.

    Director: Marcela Said

    Writer: Carlo Bernard, Johnny Newman, Clayton Trussell

  • The Plaza System
    8.2/10 2,466 votes

    #11 - The Plaza System

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2018-11-16

    Félix tries to unite all of the plazas while Rafa searches for water for his seedless weed. Police corruption and the DEA’s complacency frustrate Kiki.

    Director: Josef Kubota Wladyka

    Writer: Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro

  • Jefe de Jefes
    8.2/10 2,156 votes

    #12 - Jefe de Jefes

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2018-11-16

    María implores Félix to move back to Sinaloa. Kiki gathers evidence of the Guadalajara cartel’s pot fields. Neto mourns.

    Director: Alonso Ruizpalacios

    Writer: N/A

  • GDL
    8.2/10 1,255 votes

    #13 - GDL

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2021-11-05

    With the Tijuana and Sinaloa cartels at war, everyone wonders where Juárez stands, but Amado has other plans in Cuba. Ramón seeks revenge against Chapo.

    Director: Wagner Moura

    Writer: Wes Taylor

  • El Padrino
    8.1/10 2,298 votes

    #14 - El Padrino

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2018-11-16

    Kiki flies solo on a risky undercover operation. Félix turns to his mentor for advice as conflict between the cops and the traffickers escalates.

    Director: Andrés Baiz

    Writer: Ashley Lyle, Bart Nickerson

  • Salva El Tigre
    8.1/10 1,965 votes

    #15 - Salva El Tigre

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2020-02-13

    While celebrating his 40th birthday, Félix worries about his associates' loyalty and confronts Pacho. Walt and his team plan retaliatory kidnappings.

    Director: Andrés Baiz

    Writer: Carlo Bernard, Johnny Newman

  • The Reckoning
    8.1/10 1,157 votes

    #16 - The Reckoning

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2021-11-05

    Andrea uncovers a startling connection, instigating a cascade of events. With Alex's help, Walt closes in on Benjamín. Hank threatens Amado.

    Director: Amat Escalante

    Writer: Carlo Bernard, Clayton Trussell

  • Camelot
    8.0/10 2,856 votes

    #17 - Camelot

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2018-11-16

    When the army pillages ​Sinaloa, ​an ambitious pot farmer pitches a plan to build a drug empire in Guadalajara. A young DEA agent transfers to Mexico.

    Director: Josef Kubota Wladyka

    Writer: Eric Newman, Clayton Trussell

  • Rafa, Rafa, Rafa!
    8.0/10 2,243 votes

    #18 - Rafa, Rafa, Rafa!

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2018-11-16

    After months of frustration, Kiki seizes an opportunity. Rafa runs afoul of powerful government officials, putting Félix in a difficult position.

    Director: Andrés Baiz

    Writer: Scott Teems

  • Truth and Reconciliation
    8.0/10 1,619 votes

    #19 - Truth and Reconciliation

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2020-02-13

    Félix proposes a new plan to help the PRI win the election and defeat Cárdenas. Promised intel on Félix, Walt takes an unexpected meeting in Ojinaga.

    Director: Amat Escalante

    Writer: Clayton Trussell

  • La Jefa
    8.0/10 1,189 votes

    #20 - La Jefa

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2021-11-05

    Victor is shaken by a murder and takes action. Violence escalates in Tijuana. New boss Enedina develops a plan to challenge her cartel's rivals.

    Director: Alejandra Márquez Abella

    Writer: Alec Ziff, Isaac Gómez

  • Ruben Zuno Arce
    7.9/10 1,702 votes

    #21 - Ruben Zuno Arce

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2020-02-13

    Multiple advisers counsel Félix to go into hiding as the Americans close in on the men involved in Kiki's murder. Amado helps Acosta resolve a feud.

    Director: Amat Escalante

    Writer: Clayton Trussell

  • The Big Dig
    7.9/10 1,618 votes

    #22 - The Big Dig

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2020-02-13

    Zuno testifies in front of a grand jury. Isabella tries to broker a deal with Enedina. Félix makes a daring offer to a U.S. contact.

    Director: Marcela Said

    Writer: Alec Ziff, Doug Miro

  • Life in Wartime
    7.9/10 1,285 votes

    #23 - Life in Wartime

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2021-11-05

    Mexican and US authorities search in earnest for Amado. While in prison, Chapo makes moves to show he's the boss. Enedina sends Ramón on a mission.

    Director: Amat Escalante

    Writer: Carlo Bernard

  • Alea lacta Est
    7.8/10 1,721 votes

    #24 - Alea lacta Est

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2020-02-13

    Verdin taunts the DEA agents torturing him. Félix offers opium dealer Guerra a partnership deal. Benjamín's sister Enedina poses a new business idea.

    Director: Amat Escalante

    Writer: Eric Newman, Eva Aridjis

  • Boots on the Ground
    7.8/10 1,188 votes

    #25 - Boots on the Ground

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2021-11-05

    Walt joins a Mexican task force led by Gen. Rebollo aimed at catching those responsible for the Guadalajara massacre and Cardinal Posada's death.

    Director: Alejandra Márquez Abella

    Writer: Iturri Sosa