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Taqueria El Vecino

Mexican, Southwestern
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2743 Lavista Rd, Decatur, GA 30033-1745
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Atlanta, Georgia
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a really neat place. Totally a neighborhood hang out for kids and families. You should try it. The setting is in a cramped strip shopping center from the 1960s. The parking lot will make you want to drink a few margaritas. Once inside, or on the patio, in my case, it becomes a fun place to have dinner.... More 

Thank Bodacious123
Grayson, Georgia
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373 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What I like about their mexican food is their variety of tacos and the salsa bar. Love the choices on the bar to add to your meal. The staff is fine and the inside is clean, but nothing out of the ordinary. We ordered and paid at the counter. Nice neighborhood eatery....

Thank katork
Suwanee, Georgia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

A little slow initially upon seating. No mention of the salsa bar. Chips just came with two empty salsa dishes. One of us ordered the Burrito Mojado, skirt steak, black beans and roasted corn. Served with salsa and cueso. Good size portion and very tasty. The other had the Stuffed Avocado with Chicken Enchilada. Very unusual but very tasty. We... More 

Thank Kurt B
Atlanta, Georgia
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

This is a casual, neighborhood Mexican restaurant, with a twist! Very good, fresh ingredients, tasty Mexican food. The margaritas were great. The fried avocados were awesome! My only complaint would be that they need larger bowls for the wonderful salsas - several varieties. Planning to return soon.

Thank ACtheworld
Atlanta, Georgia
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122 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Worst Mexican food I have ever eaten and I have eaten Mexican all over the country. I do not know how they stay in business. There are 4 very good Mexican restaurants within a mile of here. I recommend Monterry, El Torero and the one in Toco Hills shopping center

Thank a f
Denver, Colorado
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148 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

I ate here with my parents over the weekend and it has really turned around. The first time I ate here, a few years ago very shortly after opening, it was very mediocre. Needless to say my parents had been back recently and were very pleasantly surprised. I got a quesadilla, which was above average for sure, but a fairly... More 

Thank Mayson C
Decatur, Georgia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Took my son there this evening. Great neighborhood location. Thought we would try someplace new. We entered and were seated immediately at a table that had dried food. A server brought us a basket of chips and two empty bowls along with our drinks. Chips tasted old and we wondered where the salsa was. No one came by for a... More 

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RobTEV, Owner at Taqueria El Vecino, responded to this review

Dear Walkermom, Thank you so much for letting us know we failed to meet your expectations. Your experience is not one that we are happy about and we will not be complacent. I apologize for the poor service and I will speak to the staff on duty last night about there behavior and lack of attention to you and your... More 

Decatur, Georgia
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123 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed and early dinner here last night and it was delicious. This was our first visit, but will not be the last. My grandchildren had fish , and steak tacos while the adults enjoyed the wonderful burritos. I am sorry I can't remember the names. I think one was the Rob. It was with steak, rice, beans and cheese.... More 

Thank Susan R
Atlanta, Georgia
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

We have eaten at ElVecino several times now and it is consistently hands down the best tamales in town. The menu offers great choices for Vegetarians and Vegans as well as all the meat eaters out there. The mole sauce is divine when paired with the chicken tamale or plantain/sweet potato enchilada . If you haven't tried this casual~reasonably~priced~local~hang~out~place yet,... More 

Thank YoginiKay
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

So I had a friend visiting from out of town and we wanted a close-by and quiet place to have a quick Sunday brunch. I got what I asked for but perhaps I should have asked for more. We chose a Mexican brunch wondering what that could be - and who would have expected bagels and grits with jazz music... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2743 Lavista Rd, Decatur, GA 30033-1745
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: 14049290301
We serve fresh Mexican dishes homemade in our kitchen daily. We have a salsa bar with freshly made salsas that range from the mild to the wild. We also offer BBQ with a South of the Border twist. Our tequilas and beer taps are always changing! Check out our daily specials and bring the family to Sunday Brunch!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?