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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
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Vegetarian Friendly
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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