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Try These Atlanta Restaurants for Terrific Tacos

There’s never a wrong day to eat tacos

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There’s never a wrong day to eat tacos, and Atlanta has plenty of options in which to enjoy these meat or vegetable-filled tortilla bundles. The city and its surrounding metro area offer every form of taco, too, from those served at counters in the back of a grocery store or gas station to surf and turf tacos and those stuffed with crispy fried chicken. Here are the restaurants and markets around Atlanta to grab great tacos any day of the week.

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Birria El Gordo

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This is one restaurant people will drive out of their way for to eat everything from birria tacos served with a side of consomme to crunchy taco dorados dipped in red sauce. Tacos here come stuffed with a choice of steak, goat, chicken, cabeza (beef cheek), or lengua (beef tongue).

El Jefe Taqueria

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Brito Supermarket’s taqueria moved to a new location a few years back, but the food remains the same at El Jefe Taqueria with a variety of tacos on the menu, including al pastor and carne asada. Head in on Sundays for menudo, a spicy, weekend-only soup filled with large chunks of tripe and hominy swimming in chile broth.

El Serranito

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Located inside a BP food market, head in for tacos, including shrimp, pork stomach, and al pastor, as well as huaraches, tortas, and tostadas with sides of rice and beans. Make sure to stop by the salsa bar for hot sauces, too. Dine in at the counter or take it to go.

Tacos La Villa

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Grab a few tacos from this counter-service spot in Smyrna just north of Truist Park offering everything from burritos to street tacos with a DIY salsa bar.

Carniceria Ramirez

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This small taqueria inside Carniceria Ramirez serves double tortilla tacos and platters seven days a week. Watch as the tortillas are made fresh here, too. Try the carne asada platter with rice, beans, and a salad for around $10 or order two or three tacos like carnitas, chicken, or tilapia for another $2 each. The taqueria also serves great tortas, burritos, menudo on the weekends, and tamales between November and February.

Don Sige Taqueria

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Fans of this College Park taco spot would rather it remain a secret. The counter-service restaurant just beyond the East Point line is easily missed, hidden behind a Chevron station. Its storefront is on Vesta Avenue. But, area residents swear Don Sige serves some of the best tacos in Atlanta. Try the tripe, cabeza, or lengua tacos. The restaurant serves up great tortas and quesadillas, too. There’s also a location in Forest Park.

Don Chon

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Don Chon in Hapeville is a Mexican buffet, and it’s also a solid stop for a la carte tacos near Hartsfield-Jackson, before or after a flight. While the menu offers everything from tortas to fajitas, and even menudo on the weekends, regulars to Don Chon swear by the tripe, carne asada, chorizo, and the lengua tacos on fresh-made tortillas.

Slapping Tacos

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Chicago native Chasity Hill is serving up her signature “wet tacos” infused with the flavors of Puerto Rico out of Corner Store Grocery on Metropolitan Parkway. She hopes to get her Latin-Soul Food truck rolling one day. For now, people can catch Hill slinging her popular birra tacos and nacho fries Tuesday through Saturday at the shop. Follow on Instagram for updates. 

Lupe’s Mexican Eatery

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Run by one of the Little Tart Bakeshop’s head bakers, Sofia Garcia Diaz (who hails from Guadalajara, Mexico,) expect tacos from this pop-up like tender lengua tossed in tomatillo salsa, chicharron en salsa roja with refried beans and cotija cheese, or slow-cooked cochinita pibil made with annatto and sour orange adobo and topped with pickled red onions. Follow on Instagram for pop-up dates, menus, and pick-up location.

DMT Taqueria

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DMT Taqueria pops up regularly around Atlanta at breweries, outdoor festivals, and farmers markets. Order everything from mulitas and tortas to tinga tostadas from this pop-up. But the star of the menu is DMT’s street tacos and birria tacos with a side of consomme for dipping. Follow on Instagram for menu updates and specials, like horchata cream-filled doughnuts. 

Gorditas ATL

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Atlanta chef Rio Becerra and their pop-up Gorditas ATL can be found popping up weekly at Atlanta breweries and restaurant patios. While there’s no wrong order from this pop-up, don’t skip the tacos, including the hearty breakfast tacos and the street tacos served with chorizo, beans, or even nopal (cactus). Follow on Instagram for pop-up locations and menus.

Carniceria Los Pinos

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Located to the right upon entering this Mexican grocery on Roswell Road, the in-store taqueria serves up some seriously great tacos. Try the lengua, barbacoa, and asada tacos. The taqueria includes a small dining area. Also worth ordering, the carne asada burrito and the empanadas stuffed with queso, tomatoes, onions, and lettuce.

La Oaxaquena Taqueria

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While best known for its tlayudas, La Oaxaquena Taqueria is also a popular spot for tacos and other Oaxacan-style fare in south metro Atlanta. Stick to the street tacos here, including the campechanos (steak and chorizo), carnitas, pastor, and tripe. Tacos can come with either corn or flour tortillas.

Mi Barrio Mexican Restaurant

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Located on the edge of Grant Park, Mi Barrio offers homey takes on traditional Mexican fare on the menu. The relaxed and friendly atmosphere at this family-owned and operated taqueria on Memorial Drive is hard to beat, especially with a cold beer and a plate of tacos, rice, and beans.

El Progreso

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El Progreso is one of those “in-the-know” kind of places in Atlanta. Located at the back counter of the southeast Atlanta Mexican grocery and across from the federal penitentiary, this is where to head for super affordable, real deal tacos. Regulars swear by the beef barbacoa, spicy chorizo, and the al pastor.

Supremo Taco

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Supremo, the taco joint from chefs Duane Kulers and Nhan Le, resides across the parking lot from Grindhouse Killer Burgers on the edge of Grant Park. This LA-style takeout establishment serves a selection of tacos like al pastor, mole poblano with chicken, and barbacoa, an aguachile tostada, and snacks such as a fried choriqueso and churros. Make sure to check out Supremo’s daily specials, too. Order at the window and take those tacos to-go or grab a spot on the small deck patio out front.

El Ponce

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Family-owned and operated — and with one of the best patios on Ponce — the aptly named taqueria El Ponce serves a taco plate that comes with a choice of rice and beans or elote and a la carte tacos on its menu. The chorizo and steak tacos served on handmade corn or flour tortillas are the move here. Also worth ordering are the El Ponce burrito, Valentina sauced wings, and chimichanga.

The Original El Taco

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While folks can order every sort of taco here, from pork pibil to vegan chorizo to dry-rubbed shrimp, try the fried chicken tacos from this Virginia-Highland restaurant. There’s also a Hartsfield-Jackson location for those wishing to grab a taco or three before a flight.

Taqueria Del Sol

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An Atlanta taco map could not exist without chef Eddie Hernandez’s taqueria. There are now five Georgia outposts on Cheshire Bridge, in Decatur, Chamblee, the original location in Westside, and one in Athens. For Mexican-Southern fusion, try the Memphis (chopped smoked pork) or fried chicken tacos. 

Chi Chi Vegan

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A vegan taqueria located on the border between Reynoldstown and Edgewood, owner Christin Hodge serves tacos, nachos, burritos, and rice bowls free of dairy, eggs, shellfish, and meat. Must-try tacos here are the falafel with cucumber, pico, and tzatziki and the grilled mushroom asada with chipotle crema.

El Tesoro

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This roadside cantina in Edgewood looks like it’s been around for years. Tacos at El Tesoro come dressed with onions and cilantro, and are doctored up with scrambled eggs, beef, chicken, pork, or salchichon (Mexican sausage). There’s even an option to add chapulines (dry-roasted crickets). Order tacos on flour, corn, or house-made corn tortillas made from heirloom Oaxacan masa. Typically run as a Thursday special, the birria tacos here are not to be missed.

La Pastorcita

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This unassuming spot on Buford Highway serves up a variety of Mexican fare on its menu, including freshly-made tacos. Order the steak, pollo, or shrimp ceviche tacos here with an ice-cold beer. A great choice for late-night tacos.

El Rey Del Taco

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This super popular taqueria on Buford Highway is known for its tacos and large taco platters paired with very strong margaritas. If he’s there, make sure to also grab a churro from the gentleman who often pops into the restaurant selling the fried dough treat.

Supermarket Chicago

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Few things are as satisfying as grabbing takeout tacos from the counter stall in the back of this Buford Highway grocery store. Supermarket Chicago at the Pinetree Plaza in Doraville makes its tortillas and salsas fresh daily. Meat fillings include everything from chicken and pork to goat and lengua.

Let's Taco Bout It

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Located in the same complex at the Little Farmhouse Cafe and Meatballerz, order tacos filled with everything from lemon pepper wet chicken and Korean barbecue to Hawaiian chicken and vegan beef. There’s jerk birria tacos, too.

Taqueria San Pancho

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Located just west of the Home Depot on Lawrenceville Highway in Tucker, this counter-service Mexican spot offers several taco options on the menu, from carne asada and chicken to tripe and grilled shrimp. Don’t forget to hit up the condiment bar to dress up those tacos before eating.

Taquería Oaxaqueña de la Gueleguetza

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Located next to a Chevron in Tucker, Taquería Oaxaqueña de la Gueleguetza is best known for its delicious tlayudas. But don’t skip the tacos on the menu. Try the cabeza, pastor, and barbacoa tacos on the menu. Beyond tacos and tlayudas, try the bistec a la Mexicana or braised beef in a spicy tomato and chile sauce.

Taco N’ Madre

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Taco N’ Madre keeps its street tacos traditional with meat choices like chorizo, al pastor, chicken, and steak dressed with onions and cilantro. Order a mix of tacos here, including the campechano, a blend of steak and chorizo packed with flavor. The restaurant, which includes locations in Lilburn and Conyers, also serves huaraches, pambazos, and gorditas on the menu as well as quesabirria, which comes served as three tacos with consomme or as a hot bowl of birria ramen.

Birria El Gordo

This is one restaurant people will drive out of their way for to eat everything from birria tacos served with a side of consomme to crunchy taco dorados dipped in red sauce. Tacos here come stuffed with a choice of steak, goat, chicken, cabeza (beef cheek), or lengua (beef tongue).

El Jefe Taqueria

Brito Supermarket’s taqueria moved to a new location a few years back, but the food remains the same at El Jefe Taqueria with a variety of tacos on the menu, including al pastor and carne asada. Head in on Sundays for menudo, a spicy, weekend-only soup filled with large chunks of tripe and hominy swimming in chile broth.

El Serranito

Located inside a BP food market, head in for tacos, including shrimp, pork stomach, and al pastor, as well as huaraches, tortas, and tostadas with sides of rice and beans. Make sure to stop by the salsa bar for hot sauces, too. Dine in at the counter or take it to go.

Tacos La Villa

Grab a few tacos from this counter-service spot in Smyrna just north of Truist Park offering everything from burritos to street tacos with a DIY salsa bar.

Carniceria Ramirez

This small taqueria inside Carniceria Ramirez serves double tortilla tacos and platters seven days a week. Watch as the tortillas are made fresh here, too. Try the carne asada platter with rice, beans, and a salad for around $10 or order two or three tacos like carnitas, chicken, or tilapia for another $2 each. The taqueria also serves great tortas, burritos, menudo on the weekends, and tamales between November and February.

Don Sige Taqueria

Fans of this College Park taco spot would rather it remain a secret. The counter-service restaurant just beyond the East Point line is easily missed, hidden behind a Chevron station. Its storefront is on Vesta Avenue. But, area residents swear Don Sige serves some of the best tacos in Atlanta. Try the tripe, cabeza, or lengua tacos. The restaurant serves up great tortas and quesadillas, too. There’s also a location in Forest Park.

Don Chon

Don Chon in Hapeville is a Mexican buffet, and it’s also a solid stop for a la carte tacos near Hartsfield-Jackson, before or after a flight. While the menu offers everything from tortas to fajitas, and even menudo on the weekends, regulars to Don Chon swear by the tripe, carne asada, chorizo, and the lengua tacos on fresh-made tortillas.

Slapping Tacos

Chicago native Chasity Hill is serving up her signature “wet tacos” infused with the flavors of Puerto Rico out of Corner Store Grocery on Metropolitan Parkway. She hopes to get her Latin-Soul Food truck rolling one day. For now, people can catch Hill slinging her popular birra tacos and nacho fries Tuesday through Saturday at the shop. Follow on Instagram for updates. 

Lupe’s Mexican Eatery

Run by one of the Little Tart Bakeshop’s head bakers, Sofia Garcia Diaz (who hails from Guadalajara, Mexico,) expect tacos from this pop-up like tender lengua tossed in tomatillo salsa, chicharron en salsa roja with refried beans and cotija cheese, or slow-cooked cochinita pibil made with annatto and sour orange adobo and topped with pickled red onions. Follow on Instagram for pop-up dates, menus, and pick-up location.

DMT Taqueria

DMT Taqueria pops up regularly around Atlanta at breweries, outdoor festivals, and farmers markets. Order everything from mulitas and tortas to tinga tostadas from this pop-up. But the star of the menu is DMT’s street tacos and birria tacos with a side of consomme for dipping. Follow on Instagram for menu updates and specials, like horchata cream-filled doughnuts. 

Gorditas ATL

Atlanta chef Rio Becerra and their pop-up Gorditas ATL can be found popping up weekly at Atlanta breweries and restaurant patios. While there’s no wrong order from this pop-up, don’t skip the tacos, including the hearty breakfast tacos and the street tacos served with chorizo, beans, or even nopal (cactus). Follow on Instagram for pop-up locations and menus.

Carniceria Los Pinos

Located to the right upon entering this Mexican grocery on Roswell Road, the in-store taqueria serves up some seriously great tacos. Try the lengua, barbacoa, and asada tacos. The taqueria includes a small dining area. Also worth ordering, the carne asada burrito and the empanadas stuffed with queso, tomatoes, onions, and lettuce.

La Oaxaquena Taqueria

While best known for its tlayudas, La Oaxaquena Taqueria is also a popular spot for tacos and other Oaxacan-style fare in south metro Atlanta. Stick to the street tacos here, including the campechanos (steak and chorizo), carnitas, pastor, and tripe. Tacos can come with either corn or flour tortillas.

Mi Barrio Mexican Restaurant

Located on the edge of Grant Park, Mi Barrio offers homey takes on traditional Mexican fare on the menu. The relaxed and friendly atmosphere at this family-owned and operated taqueria on Memorial Drive is hard to beat, especially with a cold beer and a plate of tacos, rice, and beans.

El Progreso

El Progreso is one of those “in-the-know” kind of places in Atlanta. Located at the back counter of the southeast Atlanta Mexican grocery and across from the federal penitentiary, this is where to head for super affordable, real deal tacos. Regulars swear by the beef barbacoa, spicy chorizo, and the al pastor.

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Supremo Taco

Supremo, the taco joint from chefs Duane Kulers and Nhan Le, resides across the parking lot from Grindhouse Killer Burgers on the edge of Grant Park. This LA-style takeout establishment serves a selection of tacos like al pastor, mole poblano with chicken, and barbacoa, an aguachile tostada, and snacks such as a fried choriqueso and churros. Make sure to check out Supremo’s daily specials, too. Order at the window and take those tacos to-go or grab a spot on the small deck patio out front.

El Ponce

Family-owned and operated — and with one of the best patios on Ponce — the aptly named taqueria El Ponce serves a taco plate that comes with a choice of rice and beans or elote and a la carte tacos on its menu. The chorizo and steak tacos served on handmade corn or flour tortillas are the move here. Also worth ordering are the El Ponce burrito, Valentina sauced wings, and chimichanga.

The Original El Taco

While folks can order every sort of taco here, from pork pibil to vegan chorizo to dry-rubbed shrimp, try the fried chicken tacos from this Virginia-Highland restaurant. There’s also a Hartsfield-Jackson location for those wishing to grab a taco or three before a flight.

Taqueria Del Sol

An Atlanta taco map could not exist without chef Eddie Hernandez’s taqueria. There are now five Georgia outposts on Cheshire Bridge, in Decatur, Chamblee, the original location in Westside, and one in Athens. For Mexican-Southern fusion, try the Memphis (chopped smoked pork) or fried chicken tacos. 

Chi Chi Vegan

A vegan taqueria located on the border between Reynoldstown and Edgewood, owner Christin Hodge serves tacos, nachos, burritos, and rice bowls free of dairy, eggs, shellfish, and meat. Must-try tacos here are the falafel with cucumber, pico, and tzatziki and the grilled mushroom asada with chipotle crema.

El Tesoro

This roadside cantina in Edgewood looks like it’s been around for years. Tacos at El Tesoro come dressed with onions and cilantro, and are doctored up with scrambled eggs, beef, chicken, pork, or salchichon (Mexican sausage). There’s even an option to add chapulines (dry-roasted crickets). Order tacos on flour, corn, or house-made corn tortillas made from heirloom Oaxacan masa. Typically run as a Thursday special, the birria tacos here are not to be missed.

La Pastorcita

This unassuming spot on Buford Highway serves up a variety of Mexican fare on its menu, including freshly-made tacos. Order the steak, pollo, or shrimp ceviche tacos here with an ice-cold beer. A great choice for late-night tacos.

El Rey Del Taco

This super popular taqueria on Buford Highway is known for its tacos and large taco platters paired with very strong margaritas. If he’s there, make sure to also grab a churro from the gentleman who often pops into the restaurant selling the fried dough treat.

Supermarket Chicago

Few things are as satisfying as grabbing takeout tacos from the counter stall in the back of this Buford Highway grocery store. Supermarket Chicago at the Pinetree Plaza in Doraville makes its tortillas and salsas fresh daily. Meat fillings include everything from chicken and pork to goat and lengua.

Let's Taco Bout It

Located in the same complex at the Little Farmhouse Cafe and Meatballerz, order tacos filled with everything from lemon pepper wet chicken and Korean barbecue to Hawaiian chicken and vegan beef. There’s jerk birria tacos, too.

Taqueria San Pancho

Located just west of the Home Depot on Lawrenceville Highway in Tucker, this counter-service Mexican spot offers several taco options on the menu, from carne asada and chicken to tripe and grilled shrimp. Don’t forget to hit up the condiment bar to dress up those tacos before eating.

Taquería Oaxaqueña de la Gueleguetza

Located next to a Chevron in Tucker, Taquería Oaxaqueña de la Gueleguetza is best known for its delicious tlayudas. But don’t skip the tacos on the menu. Try the cabeza, pastor, and barbacoa tacos on the menu. Beyond tacos and tlayudas, try the bistec a la Mexicana or braised beef in a spicy tomato and chile sauce.

Taco N’ Madre

Taco N’ Madre keeps its street tacos traditional with meat choices like chorizo, al pastor, chicken, and steak dressed with onions and cilantro. Order a mix of tacos here, including the campechano, a blend of steak and chorizo packed with flavor. The restaurant, which includes locations in Lilburn and Conyers, also serves huaraches, pambazos, and gorditas on the menu as well as quesabirria, which comes served as three tacos with consomme or as a hot bowl of birria ramen.

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