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.Read More
Where to Eat Tacos in Atlanta
1. The El Felix
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
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
Smyrna, GA 30080
Cheap, authentic tacos and a DIY salsa bar make La Villa a hit. [Photo]
4. Taqueria El Rey Del Taco
A favorite on Buford Highway, El Rey's tacos are considered by many to be the best in Atlanta. [Photo]
5. El Taco Veloz
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
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.
7. Hankook Taqueria
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
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]
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
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.
11. Taqueria del Sol
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
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
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]