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Where to Eat Tacos in Atlanta

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When a taco craving hits, it's not going away until you've put away three or four — or maybe five or six — little bundles of tortilla and fillings. Atlanta offers a variety of options, from authentic, to Americanized, to fusion, and we've rounded up some of the city's favorites in this north-to-south map.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The El Felix

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1130 Avalon Blvd
Alpharetta, GA 30009
(678) 205-0188
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If you're looking for more upscale tacos and happen to be in Alpharetta's Avalon development, Ford Fry's "Mex-Tex" restaurant is the correct choice. Choose either puffy or hard shell options.

2. Ray's Rio Bravo

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6450 Powers Ferry Rd
Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 612-2829
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The local Tex-Mex favorite came back to life when its Sandy Springs restaurant opened last year. Rio Bravo's street tacos aren't the most authentic version of the form, but they're certainly tasty.

3. Tacos La Villa

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2415 Cobb Pkwy SE
Smyrna, GA 30080
(770) 951-0415

Cheap, authentic tacos and a DIY salsa bar make La Villa a hit. [Photo]

4. Taqueria El Rey Del Taco

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5288 Buford Hwy NE
Doraville, GA 30340
(770) 986-0032
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A favorite on Buford Highway, El Rey's tacos are considered by many to be the best in Atlanta. [Photo]

5. El Taco Veloz

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5084 Buford Hwy NE
Doraville, GA 30340
(770) 936-9094
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There are six locations in the Atlanta area, and traditional options include barbacoa, lengua, and pastor. For anyone who wants to take their taco game to a new level, the chile relleno taco is a fine choice. [Photo]

6. La Pastorcita

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3308 Buford Hwy
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 325-5925

Another popular Buford Highway spot, La Pastorcita's tacos don't disappoint. And for those who might be a little hungrier, the restaurant's tortas get positive reviews too.

7. Hankook Taqueria

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1341 Collier Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 352-8881
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Hankook is where Korean and Mexican flavors collide with an assortment of Korean barbecue tacos. The crispy calamari taco is dressed with jalapenos and chili sauce. [Photo]

8. The Original El Taco

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1186 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 873-4656
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There aren't many places that offer chicken liver tacos, but this Virginia-Highland restaurant is one of them. Plus, there's a Hartsfield-Jackson location to give hungry Atlantans their taco fix on the way out of town. [Photo]

9. Bartaco

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969 Marietta St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 607-8226
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Now with locations in Westside and Buckhead, Bartaco offers plenty of outdoor dining and beachy vibes. The taco selection includes standard options such as fish, pork belly, and chorizo, but it's easy to branch out with falafel, curry shrimp, wild boar, and duck. [Photo]

10. Rreal Tacos

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100 6th St NE #110
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 458-5887

Adrian Villarreal, former chef at The Spence, now has his own taqueria in Midtown. Villarreal is dishing out authentic tacos, sides, and sweets. Pro tip: Upgrade your taco to a housemade corn tortilla for an extra $0.25.

11. Taqueria del Sol

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359 W Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 377-7668
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Chef Eddie Hernandez's taqueria has taken off with four locations in Georgia and another in Nashville. For Mexican-Southern fusion, try the Memphis (chopped smoked pork) or fried chicken tacos. [Photo]

12. Elmyr Restaurant & Cantina

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1091 Euclid Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 588-0250
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It might not be the most authentic Mexican fare, but tacos in a dive bar setting don't disappoint. [Photo]

13. Mi Barrio Restaurante Mexicano

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571 Memorial Dr. Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 223-9279
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Mi Barrio offers authentic Mexican cuisine, which is somewhat rare in Atlanta's East Side, along with an ambiance that feels like dining in a family kitchen. [Photo]

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1. The El Felix

1130 Avalon Blvd, Alpharetta, GA 30009

If you're looking for more upscale tacos and happen to be in Alpharetta's Avalon development, Ford Fry's "Mex-Tex" restaurant is the correct choice. Choose either puffy or hard shell options.

1130 Avalon Blvd
Alpharetta, GA 30009

2. Ray's Rio Bravo

6450 Powers Ferry Rd, Atlanta, GA 30339

The local Tex-Mex favorite came back to life when its Sandy Springs restaurant opened last year. Rio Bravo's street tacos aren't the most authentic version of the form, but they're certainly tasty.

6450 Powers Ferry Rd
Atlanta, GA 30339

3. Tacos La Villa

2415 Cobb Pkwy SE, Smyrna, GA 30080

Cheap, authentic tacos and a DIY salsa bar make La Villa a hit. [Photo]

2415 Cobb Pkwy SE
Smyrna, GA 30080

4. Taqueria El Rey Del Taco

5288 Buford Hwy NE, Doraville, GA 30340

A favorite on Buford Highway, El Rey's tacos are considered by many to be the best in Atlanta. [Photo]

5288 Buford Hwy NE
Doraville, GA 30340

5. El Taco Veloz

5084 Buford Hwy NE, Doraville, GA 30340

There are six locations in the Atlanta area, and traditional options include barbacoa, lengua, and pastor. For anyone who wants to take their taco game to a new level, the chile relleno taco is a fine choice. [Photo]

5084 Buford Hwy NE
Doraville, GA 30340

6. La Pastorcita

3308 Buford Hwy, Atlanta, GA 30329

Another popular Buford Highway spot, La Pastorcita's tacos don't disappoint. And for those who might be a little hungrier, the restaurant's tortas get positive reviews too.

3308 Buford Hwy
Atlanta, GA 30329

7. Hankook Taqueria

1341 Collier Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Hankook is where Korean and Mexican flavors collide with an assortment of Korean barbecue tacos. The crispy calamari taco is dressed with jalapenos and chili sauce. [Photo]

1341 Collier Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

8. The Original El Taco

1186 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

There aren't many places that offer chicken liver tacos, but this Virginia-Highland restaurant is one of them. Plus, there's a Hartsfield-Jackson location to give hungry Atlantans their taco fix on the way out of town. [Photo]

1186 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

9. Bartaco

969 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Now with locations in Westside and Buckhead, Bartaco offers plenty of outdoor dining and beachy vibes. The taco selection includes standard options such as fish, pork belly, and chorizo, but it's easy to branch out with falafel, curry shrimp, wild boar, and duck. [Photo]

969 Marietta St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

10. Rreal Tacos

100 6th St NE #110, Atlanta, GA 30308

Adrian Villarreal, former chef at The Spence, now has his own taqueria in Midtown. Villarreal is dishing out authentic tacos, sides, and sweets. Pro tip: Upgrade your taco to a housemade corn tortilla for an extra $0.25.

100 6th St NE #110
Atlanta, GA 30308

11. Taqueria del Sol

359 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030

Chef Eddie Hernandez's taqueria has taken off with four locations in Georgia and another in Nashville. For Mexican-Southern fusion, try the Memphis (chopped smoked pork) or fried chicken tacos. [Photo]

359 W Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030

12. Elmyr Restaurant & Cantina

1091 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

It might not be the most authentic Mexican fare, but tacos in a dive bar setting don't disappoint. [Photo]

1091 Euclid Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

13. Mi Barrio Restaurante Mexicano

571 Memorial Dr. Southeast, Atlanta, GA 30312

Mi Barrio offers authentic Mexican cuisine, which is somewhat rare in Atlanta's East Side, along with an ambiance that feels like dining in a family kitchen. [Photo]

571 Memorial Dr. Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30312

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