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The Go-To Guide To Tacos in Atlanta


National Taco Day is this Tuesday, October 4th and there’s one thing on everyone’s mind, where should we grab some amazing tacos?! Also, is there a limit to the margaritas I can drink on a Tuesday night? But that’s a discussion for another time. So – where should you feed that taco craving in Atlanta? We’ve got 5 top notch options below!

El Taco Veloz

Drive through tacos? Yes, and this is no Taco Bell! El Taco Veloz has several locations around town (including Sandy Springs and Buford Highway) and is serving up some of the best tacos in town. We love to stick with the barbacoa and the lengua. You’ll get two corn tortillas stuffed with slow roasted meat, white onions and cilantro.

Fill up on barbacoa tacos with salsa verde from El Taco Veloz.

The Original El Taco

Fried chicken tacos from El Taco are sure-fire winners in Atlanta. A fresh chicken tenderloin deep fried and topped with spicy corn with a sauce that you will want to drink with a straw. Plus, this Virginia Highland spot is great for kids. Want to know why (hint, it includes a wall of candy and a spinning wheel full of prizes), check out our own Mara Davis visiting them here.



Tacos should be eaten at every meal. It will make you a better person. It’s science. Homegrown is serving up breakfast tacos in Reynoldstown that will turn you into a true believer. Fluffy scrambled eggs meet a a wonderful chorizo with a bite and cilantro for the real breakfast of champions.



Head over the West Side, Buckhead or Inman Park and you’ll find a spot that will have you thinking you’re at the beach. Sit down to a cocktail and order tacos but the tray. Oh yes, we said tray…of tacos. The baja fish taco though is our go-to. But with the tiny size, you can get one of each. Check out the rest of their menu and great vibes on our Atlanta Eats segment here.


Taqueria Del Sol

There are few things in life as good as a truly delicious taco. And that’s exactly what Taqueria Del Sol does. With locations in West Midtown (in the Westside Provisions District), Cheshire Bridge, and in Decatur, you can feast on some of the tastiest guacamole in the city, order up tacos and feast on cheese dip. Our favorite taco though is, hands down, the Memphis. It’s made up of chopped smoked pork with a spicy jalapeño coleslaw and tequila BBQ sauce. Check out more menu must-orders on their Atlanta Eats feature here.


The El Felix

Ford Fry’s Alpharetta Mexican spot is serving the ultimate in Tex-Mex (Mex-Tex?). A crispy shell stuffed with chicken tinga, iceberg lettuce, tomatoes and shredded cheese. It’s what every Taco Tuesday aspired to be.


Hungry for more taco inspiration?  Click here for a guide to our favorites! Be sure to catch Atlanta Eats on Peachtree TV every Saturday 7 – 8 p.m. and Sunday 10:30 a.m.!

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