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The Original El Taco, Atlanta, GA

The Original El Taco

4.6
4.6
152 reviews
$30 and under
Tex-Mex

The Original El Taco is now opened on Tuesday-Thursday and Sunday from 5-8:30pm, Sat-Sun lunch 11:30a-4pm and Friday-Saturday from 5-10pm. We offer a full complimentary menu for dine in and take out and family style ready to eat meals for take out. We also offer items for kids. To place your order, please contact the restaurant at 404.873.4656 after 3 pm. You can access the menus on our website: eltaco-atlanta.com/menus for online ordering as well.

**Thank you for providing a credit card to secure your reservation for parties of 6 and more. No charge will be applied to your card UNLESS your party fails to honor the reservation. If you can’t honor your reservation, please cancel or modify your reservation at least 4 hours prior to your seating time. Failure to do so will result in a charge of $25.00 per guest. Thank you.

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Booked 22 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tex-Mex, Mexican

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Sat 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (404) 873-4656

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Alejandro Carbajal-Luna

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Althea Burnett: (833) 331-2529

Popular dishes

Menu

Tastes for Lunch and Dinner

  • House SalsaUS$3.00

    corn chips

    • GuacamoleUS$8.00

      corn chips

      • Queso BlancoUS$6.00

        corn chips

        • Queso RoyaleUS$8.00

          corn chips

          • Classic Tastes TrioUS$15.00

            salsa, guacamole, queso blanco, corn chips

            • Queso Royale TrioUS$17.00

              chorizo, peppers, onions, corn chips

              Mexican Pizza

              • The Original VeggieUS$12.00

                black beans, chili sauce, lettuce, tomato, avocado, radish, Mexican cheeses, grilled corn, jalapenos, crema

                • With Smoked Chicken, Pork or ChorizoUS$16.00

              House Specialities

              • El Short StackUS$8.00

                corn tortillas, black beans, red and green sauces, Mexican cheeses, sunny-side up egg

                • With Pork CarnitasUS$12.00
              • Salt Cod FrittersUS$7.00

                Potato, Chipotle Honey, Cotija Cheese, Chives

                • Tinga QuesadillaUS$9.00

                  chipotle stewed chicken, corn poblano crema

                  • Combo EspecialUS$22.00

                    choose 1 enchilada with sauce, 1 taco, tinga sope, season veg, rice, pickled roasted peppers

                    • Hangar Steak PinchosUS$9.00

                      arugula, red chimichurri, lime

                      Sizzling Fajitas

                      Monterey Jack cheese, charred jalapeno, crema and hot flour tortillas

                      • ChickenUS$15.00

                        • SteakUS$16.00

                          • ChorizoUS$14.00

                            • ShrimpUS$17.00

                              • Combine any TwoUS$16.00

                                Enchiladas

                                choose a sauce: Oklahoma beef chili, green chili, mole or red chili

                                • Chicken and CornUS$9.00

                                  • Three-Cheese and PoblanoUS$9.00

                                    • Short RibUS$13.00

                                      • Black Bean and RiceUS$8.00

                                        Soup & Salad

                                        • PosoleUS$7.00

                                          chicken, hominy, peppers, avocado

                                          • Grande House SaladUS$7.00

                                            romaine, tomato, corn relish, black bean salad, pickled onion, queso fresco, tortilla strips

                                            • With Smoked Chicken or Seasoned BeefUS$11.00
                                            • With Steak or ShrimpUS$12.00

                                          Tacos

                                          • Fried ChickenUS$4.00

                                            Mexico City grilled corn, chili mayo, cotija cheese, cilantro

                                            • Smoked ChickenUS$4.00

                                              guacamole, crema, fried jalapenos, cilantro

                                              • SteakUS$4.50

                                                tomatillo salsa, crispy onions

                                                • ChorizoUS$4.00

                                                  potato, poblanos, arbol sauce

                                                  • Fried FishUS$4.50

                                                    caper mayo, pickled chiles

                                                    • Pork CheekUS$4.00

                                                      pickled purple slaw, creamy cotija

                                                      • Pork CarnitasUS$4.00

                                                        chili sauce, pineapple, slaw, corn tortilla

                                                        • MushroomUS$4.50

                                                          arugula, tomato, queso, cilantro, corn tortilla

                                                          • Taco PlatterUS$22.00

                                                            Pick 5 Tacos + Side of Rice and Beans

                                                            • Chalkboard Special Taco (Seasonal)

                                                              • MP

                                                            Sides

                                                            • Mexico City Grilled CornUS$3.00

                                                              • Refried Black BeansUS$3.00

                                                                • Cowboy Pot BeansUS$3.00

                                                                  • Grilled ScallionsUS$3.00

                                                                    • Rice and BeansUS$3.00

                                                                      • Oklahoma Beef ChiliUS$3.00

                                                                        Add Ons

                                                                        • GuacamoleUS$3.00

                                                                          • Sour CreamUS$1.00

                                                                            • Queso BlancoUS$3.00

                                                                              • Sliced AvocadoUS$3.00

                                                                                • Sunny-Side Up EggUS$3.00

                                                                                  • Tortillas (3)US$3.00

                                                                                    • Extra Salad DressingUS$1.00

                                                                                      • Lettuce and TomatoUS$1.00

                                                                                        • Chef Pickled VeggiesUS$1.00

                                                                                          • Spicy Pickled VeggiesUS$1.00

                                                                                            • Lime SlawUS$1.00

                                                                                              • Marinated CabbageUS$1.00

                                                                                                • CheeseUS$1.00

                                                                                                  Monterey Jack, Chihuahua cotija, queso fresco

                                                                                                  • JalapenosUS$1.00

                                                                                                    pickled, fried, fresh or grilled

                                                                                                    Desserts (Available Lunch and Dinner)

                                                                                                    • Churro To GoUS$2.50

                                                                                                      cinnamon sugar

                                                                                                      • Fried Apple PieUS$5.00

                                                                                                        dulce de leche and cinnamon ice cream

                                                                                                        • Flan de CocoUS$5.00

                                                                                                          coconut macaroon, passion fruit

                                                                                                          • Ice Cream Cookie SandwichUS$5.00

                                                                                                            homemade chocolate cookies, vanilla bean crema

                                                                                                            • Mexican Coke FloatUS$5.00

                                                                                                              vanilla ice cream

                                                                                                              • Greenwood Ice CreamUS$1.50

                                                                                                                vanilla or cinnamon

                                                                                                                Dessert

                                                                                                                Want it to go? No problemo! Simply call 404.873.4656 to place your order and we'll have it ready and waiting for pick up. A 5% packaging fee applies. Celebrating and want to bring your own dessert? No problem! We charge a flat, $20 service fee that includes cake cutting and serving to your guests

                                                                                                                • Assorted Cookies

                                                                                                                  • Strawberry Jell-O

                                                                                                                    • Vanilla Ice Cream

                                                                                                                      • Cinnamon Ice Cream

                                                                                                                        • Strawberry Yogurt Drink

                                                                                                                          Last updated: 2 February 2022

                                                                                                                          What 152 people are saying

                                                                                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                          Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                                                          4.6
                                                                                                                          4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                          • 4.6Food
                                                                                                                          • 4.6Service
                                                                                                                          • 4.4Ambience
                                                                                                                          • 4.4Value

                                                                                                                          NoiseModerate

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                                                                                                                            datenight

                                                                                                                            Atlanta

                                                                                                                            13 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            13 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on 16 May 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            El taco is our favorite family restaurant. Great food, super friendly service, fun and good value!

                                                                                                                          2. D

                                                                                                                            Doug

                                                                                                                            Atlanta

                                                                                                                            49 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                            49 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on 15 May 2022

                                                                                                                            overall3food5service2ambience3

                                                                                                                            Good food, good drinks, mostly good service! A neighborhood gem!

                                                                                                                          3. OT

                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on 6 May 2022

                                                                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                            Cinco de Mayo! It was packed as expected but the reservation times weren’t honored because people didn’t leave from their tables. The food was good

                                                                                                                          4. S

                                                                                                                            Sonya

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on 5 May 2022

                                                                                                                            overall4food2service2ambience4

                                                                                                                            Do not like that all parties must be present to be seated with 95 % of the party is there. Based upon location someone will be stuck in traffic missing 1 person shouldn't cause you not be seated. This was tacky to me. The food was not good it was 10 of us no one finished their food.

                                                                                                                          5. OT

                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on 5 May 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Cinco de Mayo was a great vibe here

                                                                                                                          6. RP

                                                                                                                            RogerP

                                                                                                                            Atlanta

                                                                                                                            29 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            29 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on 30 April 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Best fajitas in Atlanta. Unique salad options everything was delicious

                                                                                                                          7. BC

                                                                                                                            BenCATL

                                                                                                                            Atlanta

                                                                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on 24 April 2022

                                                                                                                            overall3food2service2ambience4

                                                                                                                            Great neighborhood mainstay but suffering from its longevity. The consistency of the food and service has really dropped off over the years. We still go because our kids love it, but every time we're there something is just "off" enough to impact the experience. If it's your first time, or two or three, you probably don't have expectations so give it a try.

                                                                                                                          8. CG

                                                                                                                            CGTracy

                                                                                                                            Chicago

                                                                                                                            110 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            110 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on 17 April 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                            They do a great job here. Manager Randy super helpful. Tasty food. Would go back anytime. Great margaritas.

                                                                                                                          9. JD

                                                                                                                            JenniferD

                                                                                                                            Atlanta

                                                                                                                            29 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            29 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on 10 April 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            We loved the enchiladas (I had chicken and my husband had beef) as well as the queso and margaritas. Great low key but tasty Saturday night ☺️

                                                                                                                          10. OT

                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                            Birmingham

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on 2 April 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Kristen is the absolute best!!! We always come here when visiting from Birmingham. Get the fried chicken tacos and Texas margarita.

                                                                                                                          11. OT

                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                            Atlanta

                                                                                                                            24 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            24 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on 2 April 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                            Great for a casual meal

                                                                                                                          12. VT

                                                                                                                            VolkanTopalli

                                                                                                                            Atlanta

                                                                                                                            42 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                            42 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on 1 April 2022

                                                                                                                            overall3food3service5ambience4

                                                                                                                            The service was excellent and friendly. The food was good but not as excellent as a couple years ago. Steak fajitas had little or no seasoning. Steak taco was average. Baja shrimp taco was very good. The skinny margarita was very watered down. Might need a bit more mix.

                                                                                                                          13. RJ

                                                                                                                            ReneeJ

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on 27 March 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                            The food was amazing! From the appetizer to the tacos! Some of the best!

                                                                                                                          14. JD

                                                                                                                            JenniferD

                                                                                                                            Atlanta

                                                                                                                            29 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            29 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on 26 March 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            I had the chicken and my husband had the beef enchiladas, which we both enjoyed, along with the delicious queso royale. We sat at the bar and had great service!

                                                                                                                          15. RS

                                                                                                                            ReganS

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on 24 March 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            They were very accommodating with our large group and provided great service. Food and drinks were great!

                                                                                                                          16. CO

                                                                                                                            CourtneyO

                                                                                                                            Atlanta

                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on 21 March 2022

                                                                                                                            overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                            The food was amazing and the staff was very accommodating when we had a few more guests show up as a surprise for my husband for his birthday. It was really an enjoyable experience!

                                                                                                                          17. B

                                                                                                                            Brina

                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on 26 February 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Great food, drinks and service as always. It is definitely becoming my go to place.

                                                                                                                          18. JD

                                                                                                                            JenniferD

                                                                                                                            Atlanta

                                                                                                                            29 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            29 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on 26 February 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Fabulous food and great service. Quesadillas were flavorful, cheesy & delicious- great spices! My husband enjoyed his beef enchiladas, and as always, the queso was addictively good ☺️

                                                                                                                          19. C

                                                                                                                            Carter

                                                                                                                            Austin

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on 23 February 2022

                                                                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                            Food and service was solid. It was EXTREMELY loud, but it was national margarita day so that could be a factor. It's in a great spot in Virginia Highlands and I'll definitely be back to see if it's a little bit quieter on a normal night.

                                                                                                                          20. JW

                                                                                                                            JenniferW

                                                                                                                            Atlanta

                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on 20 February 2022

                                                                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                            Lots of different tequilas to try. Great service and food. Free parking on site a huge plus. A little too loud, but overall a good experience. I would go back for sure.

                                                                                                                          21. PB

                                                                                                                            PaulB

                                                                                                                            Atlanta

                                                                                                                            22 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            22 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on 10 February 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                            Great meal and service - good casual atmosphere. Always a positive experience.

                                                                                                                          22. BD

                                                                                                                            BenDover

                                                                                                                            Atlanta

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on 5 February 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Wonderful experience. The staff was

                                                                                                                          23. RR

                                                                                                                            RevRob

                                                                                                                            Atlanta

                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on 2 February 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                            Great food. Great service. (The guac was excellent!)

                                                                                                                          24. D

                                                                                                                            Doug

                                                                                                                            Atlanta

                                                                                                                            50 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            50 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on 27 January 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Another enjoyable time at ET! Service was very good from a new server. She said she was “training” but she delivered like a seasoned pro! Made it all effortless. The nachos (build your own) filled the bill and the Thursday nite $5 margaritas were fine as always!!

                                                                                                                          25. JK

                                                                                                                            JennK

                                                                                                                            Caribbean

                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on 26 January 2022

                                                                                                                            overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                                                                            Friendly and attentive staff. Good food for the price, a family, or large party. It can be a loud environment so don't go expecting quiet. They give out tokens and spin the wheel for freebies. The margaritas are great. I always go for the skinny. Throughout the year, they have various events, which are fun. Nacho night is every Thursday. The patio is currently heated for the winter. They are a part of the Fifth Group Restaurants. If you have a membership card, don't forget your points! Can you say, "tacos"!

                                                                                                                          26. L

                                                                                                                            Legaleagle1

                                                                                                                            Atlanta

                                                                                                                            25 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            25 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on 24 January 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Always a good experience. Always happy with the taste and amount of food. Very friendly servers.

                                                                                                                          27. JD

                                                                                                                            JenniferD

                                                                                                                            Atlanta

                                                                                                                            29 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            29 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on 16 January 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Fantastic service and a delicious evening. My husband always loves the steak, and I had the fajitas this time, which were wonderful. I'm also a fan of the enchiladas and quesadillas. Of course, the queso royale is must as well. Thanks for a great Saturday night!

                                                                                                                          28. OT

                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                            Atlanta

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on 16 January 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Wonderful waitress and food!

                                                                                                                          29. CP

                                                                                                                            CP1967

                                                                                                                            Atlanta

                                                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on 15 January 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Always visit when in Atlanta. Great food, recommend the Chicken Tinga Quesadilla. It the fabulous!!!!! Looking forward to our next visit.

                                                                                                                          30. OT

                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on 13 January 2022

                                                                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                            Good food good atmosphere a great service would go back

                                                                                                                          31. EJ

                                                                                                                            EmilyJ

                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on 10 January 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                            This is such a great neighborhood place! Great for meeting up with friends or going with family. They are very kid-friendly, but also have a great bar area and drink choices. I highly recommend the skinny margarita! :-)

                                                                                                                          32. MC

                                                                                                                            MattC

                                                                                                                            Atlanta

                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on 8 January 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Great food and a great time with friends and kids.

                                                                                                                          33. OT

                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on 3 January 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                            This was the best Mexican food I could have ever imagined.

                                                                                                                          34. L

                                                                                                                            Legaleagle1

                                                                                                                            Atlanta

                                                                                                                            25 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            25 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on 3 January 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            El Taco is always good. The salsa and queso are the best! Love the eggplant tacos but they could add a little more spice to it. Overall flavorful.

                                                                                                                          35. KW

                                                                                                                            KenW

                                                                                                                            Atlanta

                                                                                                                            14 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                            14 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on 23 December 2021

                                                                                                                            overall3food3service5ambience4

                                                                                                                            I haven’t been in years. We really liked it when we ate there pre-COVID, but this time was disappointing The meal felt overpriced. I enjoyed the salsa but the chicken quesadilla was greasy. Also, my wife’s tacos were too spicy for her. I liked them but she can’t handle much heat. The menu may have said it had some heat but we didn’t see the note.

                                                                                                                          36. D

                                                                                                                            Doug

                                                                                                                            Atlanta

                                                                                                                            50 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            50 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on 19 December 2021

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            El Taco never fails to please. From the friendly welcome, to super margaritas and attentive service, and then always delicious food, all in a comfortable atmosphere, it is the neighborhood “go to”. A special shout out to Eddie, the manager who keeps it running smoothly, and Kristen, one of the best servers anywhere anytime. All good! Ww’ll be back soon.

                                                                                                                          37. OT

                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                            Denver

                                                                                                                            12 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            12 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on 15 December 2021

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Awesome margaritas and a fun environment! The tacos were great too.

                                                                                                                          38. GZ

                                                                                                                            GregZ

                                                                                                                            Atlanta

                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on 5 December 2021

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Simply the best overall service around!!! Kristen is fabulous!!!

                                                                                                                          39. EF

                                                                                                                            ElizabethF1963

                                                                                                                            Atlanta

                                                                                                                            54 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                                                            54 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on 23 November 2021

                                                                                                                            overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                                                                                            Very underwhelmed - no white wine? Service felt rushed and food average - not what I remember.

                                                                                                                          40. K

                                                                                                                            Kseniyab

                                                                                                                            Atlanta

                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on 21 November 2021

                                                                                                                            overall3food5service2ambience4

                                                                                                                            I used to love this local place. Unfortunately, service was very slow. Food was good. I missed Mexican pizza. Probably not coming back.

                                                                                                                          Safety precautions

                                                                                                                          • Cleaning & sanitising

                                                                                                                            • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                                                                                                          • Protective equipment

                                                                                                                            • Waiting staff wear masks
                                                                                                                          • Screening

                                                                                                                            • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                                                                          FAQs

                                                                                                                          You can order delivery directly from The Original El Taco using the Order Online button. The Original El Taco also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 873-4656.

                                                                                                                          The Original El Taco is rated 4.6 stars by 152 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                                          Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                                                          Booked 22 times today
                                                                                                                          Google Map for The Original El Taco

                                                                                                                          1186 N Highland Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30306

                                                                                                                          Dining areas

                                                                                                                          Additional information

                                                                                                                          • Area

                                                                                                                            Virginia Highland

                                                                                                                          • Hours of Operation

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                                                                                                                          • Cuisines

                                                                                                                            Tex-Mex, Mexican

                                                                                                                          • Dining style

                                                                                                                            Casual Dining

                                                                                                                          • Dress Code

                                                                                                                            Casual Dress

                                                                                                                          • Parking Details

                                                                                                                            Public Lot

                                                                                                                          • Executive Chef

                                                                                                                            Alejandro Carbajal-Luna

                                                                                                                          • Phone number

                                                                                                                            (404) 873-4656

                                                                                                                          • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                            We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

                                                                                                                          • Private party contact

                                                                                                                            Althea Burnett: (833) 331-2529

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