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The Original El Taco

1186 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306-3478
+1 404-873-4656
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“taco” (39 reviews)
“guacamole” (17 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1186 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306-3478
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been going for years, this is our Friday night neighborhood joint for family. The restaurant turns into a single bar scene after the children crowds leave but is a lively place with lots of activity, great tacos in baskets and just overall neighborhood...More

Thank usanda
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Surprisingly good airport food in the form of tacos from The Original El Taco. The fried chicken taco was big and filling. The hot shrimp taco was hot! The house salad with chicken had good variety and was tasty if not too filling. Highly recommended!

Thank JALToronto
Reviewed August 28, 2017

We could tell this was a popular spot bu looking at the people in line. When you see airline and airport staff, you know the food is good. We split an order and glad we did as the portions are large enough to share. Although...More

Thank KellBellHocking
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

Ate here on a weekday night. Our server was nice. I had the fried chicken and steak tacos and they were both pretty good. The atmosphere was decent.

Thank Chris R
Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

Visited El Taco once again for an early Friday night dinner, good news is that you can get in, although busy. Open area, some comfortable booths and lots of open tables, small outdoor yet covered patio. Friendly bar atmosphere with good tacos, the fried chicken...More

Thank Barnesms
Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

You can tell a great Mexican restaurant by two things. The Slasa, and if they offer Mole, is it done traditionally and correct? Yes to both this items at El Taco. This loco place is a favorite of our grown daughter who has lived in...More

Thank DanCast
Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

Looking for a place to eat that was kid friendly. What a find. The staff was wonderful and the food delicious. Well priced and fun and comfortable for the whole family. Wish we lived closer we would go often.

Thank bradtess
Reviewed July 24, 2017

Over the years we have tried this little place a hand full of times. There is something that we like about it and something that we really don't. Can't put our finger on it. On this most recent visit we ordered the queso and chips,...More

Thank chefluee
Reviewed May 25, 2017

The sign said this restaurant had the best tacos in Atlanta. I certainly hope that isn't true, because I didn't see anything special in what we got. We got a taco combo with ground been and friend chicken tacos. It was pretty spendy for tacos,...More

Thank waterbaby12016
Reviewed May 15, 2017 via mobile

Stop for lunch here after going to the Botanical Gardens... so glad we did... the guacamole was so good and fresh tasting... the seasoned chips were on point. I had the chicken fajitas and the smoked chicken in them were outstanding... margaritas were great too!...More

Thank Karen B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1186 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306-3478
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta>  > Virginia Highland
  • Neighborhood: Virginia Highland
  • Phone Number: +1 404-873-4656
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