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Reviewed November 13, 2021

Took the family for dinner last night and had a fantastic meal. The server was very pleasant. The salsa bar is awesome with so many varieties. The chips came out fast as well as very good margarita. The kids realy liked their tacos and wife...really liked her portobella quesidilla. I had a burrito which was decious and huge. Lots of variety. Really enjoy Taqueria El Vecino over many other local Mexican spots.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed October 16, 2020

Overall great foods and service at reasonable prices. Would like to be able to reserve ta table but you can't.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed October 16, 2019 via mobile

Went here for dinner with wife, brother and sister with their spouses. Their menu is rather large. I ordered the chicken quesadilla, but got the smoked chicken quesadilla. I ate it and it was good, although not what I ordered. They have a salsa bar...which is a nice accent for the chips and your meal. My brother-in-law really enjoyed the mole tamales. They have a number of bean choices as a side, all of which were delicious.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 7, 2019 via mobile

This neighborhood restaurant became a wow experience. The tacos were found to be deliciously prepared with great ingredients. I was quite surprised with the level smoke in the chicken. The chorizo and carnitas were great as well. The margaritas were freshly prepared and appreciated. The...service was personal and prompt. Thank you.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 3, 2019

We have loved every bite of food we’ve had here. Excellent salads, fresh salsas, and my favorite tacos: fish and smoked pork belly. Enchiladas delicious too. I can’t complain about the margaritas either. My favorite part is that it is walking distance from our house.

Date of visit: September 2019
RobTEV, Owner at Taqueria El Vecino, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2019

We love our neighbors!! Thanks for being one. Rob Taqueria el Vecino

Reviewed May 12, 2019 via mobile

Very crowded on a Saturday evening, but we were seated very quickly! Service seemed a bit slow once we were seated . A bit of confusion with the kids order which they made right . Wasn’t impressed with the brisket burrito . W

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

This might be the best Mexican restaurant we’ve been to in our area. They served really tasty, clean, and good food. Bar atmosphere was happy due to Cinco de Mayo. There were lots of drinks to choose from, Mexican to American brands. Staff members were...great! You are allowed to bring your pet in their outside tables. We will definitely go here again!More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed April 6, 2019

Became violently ill 7 afters after eating $3.00 taco s here, had the Pastor and fried chicken with luke warm mayonnaise pineapple salsa ! No wonder i became ill and the salsa bar was dirty, people re fill their same chip and dip cup over...and over again at the lukewarm salsa bar station, no wonder I was ILL from eating here, no thank you, never again !!More

Date of visit: April 2019
Rob A, Owner at Taqueria El Vecino, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2019

Hello! We're sorry to hear about your experience. Tuesday is a very very busy day and night for us. We have had no other reports or contact about people falling ill. We consistently score A’s on our health inspections and take food safety very seriously....More

Reviewed March 9, 2019 via mobile

This place has great Mexican food. The parking is a little tight. But plentiful. The value is awesome. And the food tastes great. Love the salsa bar. Who does not like a wide variety of different types of heat and flavors. I'll be back. Enjoy.

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

We love to support small local eateries, and Taqueria el Vecino is a favorite. Start things off with chips and fresh salsa from the salsa bar. My kids love the various quesadillas and bean dip. We tend to get a combination of the yummy fresh...tacos (brisket, carnitas and fried chicken top the list). Don’t miss out of the Saturday night special - Green chili grits and carnitas - it is amazing! The grits make an encore Sunday morning for brunch :)More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

We have our favorite Mexican restaurants, but frequently drive past El Vecino. We decided it was time to give it a try. Located in a small strip shopping center, parking was easy. Upon walking in, we immediately noticed that there appeared to be no Mexicans...on the staff. This is very unusual. Atlanta has a large Mexican American community. We were promptly greeted and sat at a table. There are no booths. The dining room is bright and pleasant. We ordered the day's special: smoked chicken quesadilla with bacon and pineapple. Sounded good, but wasn't. The smoke flavoring was so overwhelming I could taste nothing else. Like chewing a burnt stick. When we expressed our displeasure with the quesadilla, our waitress quickly offered to get us something else. We decided to be safe and ordered the steak burrito. Disappointed again. The steak was unseasoned and a bit tough. It was also very dry with no sauce and very little cheese. Frankly, I would have preferred a burrito from Taco Bell. Obviously El Vecino has a following, but not me.More

Date of visit: November 2018
RobTEV, Owner at Taqueria El Vecino, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

Hello Lladnar, I read your review of Taqueria el Vecino this morning. Promptly, upon arriving at work today, I ordered a steak burrito. I am in agreement that the meat was under seasoned and have corrected that issue. I have also reviewed cheese and salsa...More

Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Great food and drinks. Good service. Festive and comfortable atmosphere. Love the salsa bar and fresh chips. Taco Tuesdays are the highlight of the week for us.

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed June 22, 2018

We had dinner here for the first time recently. Like all the restaurants in this strip mall parking can be a pain. It seems some folks park over at the CVS and walk over. I think this is “tolerated” but I’m not sure. The location...is casual and actually bigger on the inside then I anticipated. We were seated quickly and service was as I expected it to be. The server throughout the meal was helpful and kept our water and drinks full. You get complimentary chips and they have a salsa bar with a variety of salsas to choose from. We enjoyed the chipotle a lot. The “hot” salsa is quite hot. I had the chorizo taco and the carnitas. Of the two I enjoyed the chorizo a little more but both were good options. The pork of the carnitas was very good. They smoke the meat outside an you can taste a good BBQ flavor. I noticed they offered “bbq” on the menu. The meat alone tasted good enough I’d like to try some of their BBQ next time. My wife tried the chicken enchiladas. We both thought they were solid but would try other items on the menu before ordering them again. Again, the chicken itself had a good smoky bbq flavor which separates this taqueria from some others. They have some really good craft beer options here. I was impressed. That definitely separates this place from your typical taco bar. This is a good local spot. I think competition in Atlanta for Tacos is fierce but if you are in the area its very much worth checking out.More

Date of visit: June 2018
Angela P, Social Media Manager at Taqueria El Vecino, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2018

Thank you SO much! We hope to see you again soon! We also have a full brunch on Sundays, FYI. [Angela]

Reviewed May 2, 2018

We enjoyed our lunch outside on the patio of tacos and tamales. Whether eating inside or out on the patio, it is a nice place to visit for lunch or dinner. Inside is a bar of several salsas and fixings; chips brought to the table....Service was very good, food was too, but didn't care for the dessert. Was hard to cut with a fork and difficult with a knife, also.More

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

The tacos are decent, but a little pricier than one would expect. The service is typically friendly. The fried chicken tacos are good. Simple strip mall atmosphere with a nice patio.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Taqueria El Vecino is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5