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25 Restaurants for Terrific Tacos Around Atlanta

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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 metro Atlanta area offers every form of taco, from those served at counters in the back of a grocery market or gas station to surf and turf tacos and those made with chicken liver. Here are the restaurants and markets around Atlanta to grab tacos any day of the week.

This map is updated twice a year with additional restaurants to try.

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1. Birria El Gordo

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350 Pat Mell Rd SE
Marietta, GA 30060
(678) 503-0114

This is one of those restaurants in which people will drive out of their way 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).

2. El Jefe Taqueria

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1977 S Cobb Dr suite 310
Marietta, GA 30060
(770) 989-1533

Brito Supermarket’s taqueria moved to a new location. 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.

3. El Serranito

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12152 Hwy 92
Woodstock, GA 30188
(770) 926-9934
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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.

4. Tacos La Villa

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2415 Cobb Pkwy SE
Smyrna, GA 30080
(770) 951-0415
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Grab a few tacos at this counter-serve spot in Smyrna just north of SunTrust Park offering everything from burritos to street tacos with a DIY salsa bar.

5. Carniceria Ramirez

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2600 Bolton Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 355-6132
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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. 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.

6. Don Sige Taqueria

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1720 Vesta Ave
College Park, GA 30337
(404) 762-8084

Fans of this College Park taco spot would rather it remain a secret. The counter-serve restaurant lies just beyond the East Point line and is easily missed hidden behind a Chevron station. Its storefront is on Vesta Avenue. But once found, 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.

7. DMT Taqueria at Boggs Social & Supply

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1310 White St SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
(404) 600-2963
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DMT Taqueria pops up weekly at Boggs Social and Supply in West End. Order everything from mulitas and tortas to tinga tostadas from this pop-up. But the star of the menu is DMT’s birria and quesabirria served in tacos, mulitas, and tortas with a side of consomme for dipping. Follow on Instagram for menu updates and specials, like horchata cream-filled doughnuts. 

8. Don Chon

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616 S Central Ave
Atlanta, GA 30354
(404) 762-6864
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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. 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. Each taco averages around $2.50 and comes in a tortilla made fresh that day. 

9. Slapping Tacos

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1407 Metropolitan Pkwy SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

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 find Hill slinging her popular birra tacos and nacho fries Tuesday through Saturday at the shop. Follow on Instagram for updates. 

10. 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 and menus.

11. Rreal Tacos

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100 6th St NE, 110
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 458-5887
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Adrian Villarreal owns this taqueria in Midtown which serves tacos, sides, and sweets. Try the carnitas or trumpo tacos here. There’s a vegetarian taco with avocado and refried beans and a grilled fish taco, too. Rreal Tacos also sells taco meal kits serving four to six people.

12. Carniceria Los Pinos

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6342 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30328
(404) 256-7800

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.

13. La Oaxaquena Taqueria

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605 Mt Zion Rd
Jonesboro, GA 30236
(770) 960-3010
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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.

14. Mi Barrio Mexican Restaurant

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571 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 223-9279

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

15. El Progreso

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1460 Boulevard SE
Atlanta, GA 30315
(404) 624-4774

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.

16. Supremo Taco

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701 B Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 965-1446
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Supremo Taco, 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.

17. El Ponce

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939 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 881-6040
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Family-owned and operated — and with one of the best patios on Ponce — the aptly named taqueria El Ponce serves both 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.

18. The Original El Taco

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1186 North Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 873-4656
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Few places in Atlanta offer chicken liver tacos on the menu, but this family-friendly Virginia-Highland Mexican restaurant sure does. There’s also a Hartsfield-Jackson location for those wishing to grab a taco or three before a flight.

19. Taqueria Del Sol

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2165 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 321-1118
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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. 

20. El Tesoro

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1374 Arkwright Pl SE
Atlanta, GA 30317
(470) 440-5502
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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.

21. La Pastorcita

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3304 Buford Hwy NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
(678) 705-8162

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.

22. El Rey Del Taco

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5288 Buford Hwy NE
Doraville, GA 30340
(770) 986-0032
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This busy taqueria with late night hours on Buford Highway is known for its tacos and large taco platters and 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.

23. Supermarket Chicago

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5263 Buford Hwy NE
Doraville, GA 30340
(770) 452-1361
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Few things are as satisfying as grabbing takeout tacos from the counter stall in the back of this Buford Highway market. 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.

24. Taqueria San Pancho

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4880 Lawrenceville Hwy
Tucker, GA 30084
(770) 493-9845

Located just west of the Home Depot on Lawrenceville Highway in Tucker, this counter-serve 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.

25. Taquería Oaxaqueña de la Gueleguetza

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6310 Lawrenceville Hwy
Tucker, GA 30084
(770) 940-2284
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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 here. 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.

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1. Birria El Gordo

350 Pat Mell Rd SE, Marietta, GA 30060

This is one of those restaurants in which people will drive out of their way 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).

350 Pat Mell Rd SE
Marietta, GA 30060

2. El Jefe Taqueria

1977 S Cobb Dr suite 310, Marietta, GA 30060

Brito Supermarket’s taqueria moved to a new location. 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.

1977 S Cobb Dr suite 310
Marietta, GA 30060

3. El Serranito

12152 Hwy 92, Woodstock, GA 30188

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.

12152 Hwy 92
Woodstock, GA 30188

4. Tacos La Villa

2415 Cobb Pkwy SE, Smyrna, GA 30080

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

2415 Cobb Pkwy SE
Smyrna, GA 30080

5. Carniceria Ramirez

2600 Bolton Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

This small taqueria inside Carniceria Ramirez serves double tortilla tacos and platters seven days a week. Watch as the tortillas are made fresh here. 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.

2600 Bolton Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

6. Don Sige Taqueria

1720 Vesta Ave, College Park, GA 30337

Fans of this College Park taco spot would rather it remain a secret. The counter-serve restaurant lies just beyond the East Point line and is easily missed hidden behind a Chevron station. Its storefront is on Vesta Avenue. But once found, 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.

1720 Vesta Ave
College Park, GA 30337

7. DMT Taqueria at Boggs Social & Supply

1310 White St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

DMT Taqueria pops up weekly at Boggs Social and Supply in West End. Order everything from mulitas and tortas to tinga tostadas from this pop-up. But the star of the menu is DMT’s birria and quesabirria served in tacos, mulitas, and tortas with a side of consomme for dipping. Follow on Instagram for menu updates and specials, like horchata cream-filled doughnuts. 

1310 White St SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

8. Don Chon

616 S Central Ave, Atlanta, GA 30354

Don Chon in Hapeville is a Mexican buffet, and it’s also a solid stop for a la carte tacos near Hartsfield-Jackson. 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. Each taco averages around $2.50 and comes in a tortilla made fresh that day. 

616 S Central Ave
Atlanta, GA 30354

9. Slapping Tacos

1407 Metropolitan Pkwy SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

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 find Hill slinging her popular birra tacos and nacho fries Tuesday through Saturday at the shop. Follow on Instagram for updates. 

1407 Metropolitan Pkwy SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

10. Lupe’s Mexican Eatery

Atlanta, GA

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 and menus.

11. Rreal Tacos

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

Adrian Villarreal owns this taqueria in Midtown which serves tacos, sides, and sweets. Try the carnitas or trumpo tacos here. There’s a vegetarian taco with avocado and refried beans and a grilled fish taco, too. Rreal Tacos also sells taco meal kits serving four to six people.

100 6th St NE, 110
Atlanta, GA 30308

12. Carniceria Los Pinos

6342 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30328

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.

6342 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30328

13. La Oaxaquena Taqueria

605 Mt Zion Rd, Jonesboro, GA 30236

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.

605 Mt Zion Rd
Jonesboro, GA 30236

14. Mi Barrio Mexican Restaurant

571 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

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

571 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

15. El Progreso

1460 Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA 30315

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.

1460 Boulevard SE
Atlanta, GA 30315

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16. Supremo Taco

701 B Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30316

Supremo Taco, 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.

701 B Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

17. El Ponce

939 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

Family-owned and operated — and with one of the best patios on Ponce — the aptly named taqueria El Ponce serves both 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.

939 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

18. The Original El Taco

1186 North Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

Few places in Atlanta offer chicken liver tacos on the menu, but this family-friendly Virginia-Highland Mexican restaurant sure does. There’s also a Hartsfield-Jackson location for those wishing to grab a taco or three before a flight.

1186 North Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

19. Taqueria Del Sol

2165 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

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. 

2165 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

20. El Tesoro

1374 Arkwright Pl SE, Atlanta, GA 30317

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.

1374 Arkwright Pl SE
Atlanta, GA 30317

21. La Pastorcita

3304 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30329

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.

3304 Buford Hwy NE
Atlanta, GA 30329

22. El Rey Del Taco

5288 Buford Hwy NE, Doraville, GA 30340

This busy taqueria with late night hours on Buford Highway is known for its tacos and large taco platters and 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.

5288 Buford Hwy NE
Doraville, GA 30340

23. Supermarket Chicago

5263 Buford Hwy NE, Doraville, GA 30340

Few things are as satisfying as grabbing takeout tacos from the counter stall in the back of this Buford Highway market. 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.

5263 Buford Hwy NE
Doraville, GA 30340

24. Taqueria San Pancho

4880 Lawrenceville Hwy, Tucker, GA 30084

Located just west of the Home Depot on Lawrenceville Highway in Tucker, this counter-serve 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.

4880 Lawrenceville Hwy
Tucker, GA 30084

25. Taquería Oaxaqueña de la Gueleguetza

6310 Lawrenceville Hwy, Tucker, GA 30084

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 here. 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.

6310 Lawrenceville Hwy
Tucker, GA 30084

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