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El Rey del Taco

5288 Buford Hwy. (Oakmont Ave.) Send to Phone
Authentic Mexican fare draws a wide-ranging patronage to this diner-style taquería.

Lunch & Dinner daily
Open late

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El Rey del Taco, Doraville, GA

El Rey del Taco Restaurant Review

: A riot of color including neon-bright pinks and yellows juxtapose in a comforting way even though they might seem jarring in other contexts. Prepare to bump into some of Atlanta’s most notable fine dining chefs, many of whom admire the food here and indulge in it sometimes when not in their own kitchens. From extensive seafood dishes to simple tacos, everything is fresh. Salsa is made in house and is one of the best in the city, although its pepper-driven heat might be a bit much for some palates. We like all of the tacos and quesadillas (especially the one stuffed with squash blossom), both made from tortillas produced on-site. The parillada (a grilled meal on a platter) easily serves two, and many of the larger dishes could supply a couple of meals when the remains are carted home. Desserts, despite a listing of several under “Postres,” seem only to offer the tres leches cake, presented under a cloud of goopy whipped cream, chocolate drizzle and maraschino cherry. Beverages are limited to beers, tequila shots and margaritas, as well as nonalcoholic soft drinks.


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