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The Original El Taco

1186 N. Highland Ave. NE (Amsterdam Ave.) Send to Phone
404-873-4656 | Menu
Mexican and Tex-Mex fare and a long tequila list.
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Lunch Sat.-Sun., Dinner nightly

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Dining room at The Original El Taco, Atlanta, GA

The Original El Taco Restaurant Review

: Casual and comfortable, with a screened-in street-side patio, the restaurant has a side bar offering a variety of salsas, including salsa de tomatillos (our favorite). From the Mexican part of the menu, the guacamole is chunky and ceviche is just spicy enough, embellished with jícama, orange and cilantro. Tex-Mex selections include interesting takes on fajitas---the skirt steak is marinated in chile de árbol, while scallion and cumin anoint the chicken. We also recommend the sandwiches, especially the “drowned” carnitas, sweet, tender roasted pork chunks in a mildly spicy sauce; and for a side, the grilled Mexican corn (elote) with lime mayonnaise---a dish fit to be the featured item for a vegetarian, although there’s plenty more to satisfy these patrons too. At dinner a heap of small plates include smoked chicken tostadas and Georgia shrimp grilled with sea salt and lime. Big plates are also available along with Mexican pizzas (grilled flatbread). For dessert, try the pineapple flan. The small wine list has a few good choices, but with this food a beer is best, especially a Mexican brew such as Dos Equis.

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