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It Looks Like a September Opening For Velvet Taco in Buckhead

Margaritas, chicken falafel tacos, and, yep, even red velvet cake are all on the menu

Blue corn tortilla chips, an array of five tacos, a bowl of queso, and a bowl of rice on a table Velvet Taco
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

Dallas-based Velvet Taco opens Monday, September 9, at the Whole Foods-anchored Buckhead Market Place. Permitting issues caused the previously predicted late August opening to be delayed by a couple of weeks.

The all-day taco restaurant on West Paces Ferry, which claims to be a “temple to the liberated taco,” includes a portrait of French queen and fashionista Marie Antoinette consuming a piece of Velvet Taco’s lone dessert offering — red velvet cake.

Aside from a menu full of tacos like spicy tikka masala, Nashville hot cauliflower, and chicken falafel, Velvet Taco offers weekly taco specials and a “secret” takeout chicken meal that includes a whole rotisserie chicken, two sides of street corn, six corn tortillas, pico de gallo, and hot sauce for $20. The meal is only $10 on Mondays.

Velvet Taco
Velvet Taco

Both local and Mexican beers are on tap and in cans at the bar, along with margaritas and fruit-infused ice teas.

People place orders at the counter and then take a seat at one of the communal tables in the dining room or on the patio. Velvet taco remains open most nights until at least 2 a.m.

A second location opens next year at the Interlock complex across from Westside Provisions District on Howell Mill Road.

Update, August 13, 5:30 p.m.: A previous version of this story listed the opening as the end of August. A representative now says the opening is delayed until mid-September.

Monday, 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 a.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 a.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.

35 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta.

Westside Provisions District

1198 Howell Mill Road, , GA 30318 (678) 974-1940 Visit Website