Top 10 Mexican Restaurants in Atlanta
Top 10 Mexican Restaurants in Atlanta
One of my best friends got married recently, and we all went out for a celebratory dinner a few weeks ago. We ended up at our usual: a Mexican restaurant. Mexican restaurants happen to be some of my favorites. The food is always delicious, and it’s a go-to for me and my group of friends. Some of my fondest memories involve going to our favorite local Mexican restaurant after our high school football games and going for lunch and/or dinner with my sorority sisters during undergrad to the Mexican restaurant across the street from campus. If you’re looking for a new place to go with your friends, family, or significant other for some great food, then check out this list of the top Mexican restaurants in Atlanta!
Located on Peachtree Street, Alma Cocina offers “a soulful serving of contemporary Mexican cuisine.” With over 15 years of experience, Executive Chef Chad Clevenger utilizes “bright, fresh ingredients and regional influences” in the menu. In addition to offering classic favorites like various kinds of street tacos, Alma Cocina offers multiple varieties of guacamole and salsa. Alma Cocina is open daily for dinner and for lunch Monday – Friday.
Two locations: Buckhead and Krog Street. As one of the restaurants owned by Chef Ford Fry, Superica offers Mexican and American cuisine, otherwise known as Tex-Mex. The dining room has an “Old West” atmosphere. The menu features favorites like fajitas, enchiladas, and tacos. There are other unique options as well like the mesquite grilled quail. While lunch is only available Monday – Friday, dinner is served daily, and brunch is served on the weekends.
bartaco has three locations: Chastain Park, Inman Park, and West Midtown. According to The New York Times, “As a neighborhood drop in place for lunch, a casual supper or anything in between, bartaco is hard to beat.” If you are a taco lover, then you’re definitely in luck! bartaco has 13 kinds of tacos on their menu! There are also quesadillas and ceviche as well as other favorite Mexican dishes. bartaco is open daily for lunch and dinner.
Five locations: Westside, Decatur, Cheshire Bridge, Chamblee, and Athens and open since 2000, Taqueria del Sol has been “juxtaposing the quality of fine dining ingredients against fast-casual prices.” It was even named by Bon Appetit magazine as one of the top restaurants in America! The menu offers different kinds of tacos and enchiladas as well as a salsa trio and delicious cheese dip. Lunch is offered Monday – Saturday, and dinner is offered Tuesday – Saturday.
Located on Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard, Bone Garden Cantina is owned by husband and wife duo Michael and Kristen Benoit, and Michael also owns The Vortex. They opened their Day of the Dead-inspired Mexican restaurant in 2008, and since then, it has been serving food that is made from scratch daily. The menu features classics like tacos, quesadillas, empanadas, and tamales. There are also margaritas and tequila! Open Monday – Saturday for lunch and dinner.
Located on Chattahoochee Avenue, owned by Chance Evans, and open since 1992, Evans opened Nuevo Laredo Cantina “in its campy, off-the-beaten-path location” to bring authentic Mexican food to patrons in the Metro Atlanta area. Nuevo Laredo has been voted “Best of Atlanta” by Atlanta Magazine every year since opening in 1992! The large menu is filled with classics like huevos rancheros, and burritos in addition to tacos and quesadillas. Open daily for lunch and dinner.
Located in Historic Cabbagetown/Grant Park/Inman Park inside “the historic Cotton Mill general store” and opened in 2000 by Chef Jack Sobel, Agave was named “the Best Southwestern Restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia!” In order to maintain top quality dishes, Agave’s fresh ingredients are sent in daily in small amounts. Enjoy delicious dishes like grilled street corn, a spicy fried lobster tail, and chips and guacamole. Top off your meal with one of the many margaritas on the menu! Open daily for dinner only.
7 locations: Smyrna, Lilburn, Atlanta, Doraville, Gainesville, Norcross, and Chamblee. Founded in 1991, El Taco Veloz has long since been a favorite in the Metro Atlanta area. El Taco Veloz was featured on Atlanta Eats on The Travel Channel, and the AJC named El Taco Veloz as one of the best tacos in Atlanta! The menu features multiple variations of popular dishes like tacos, quesadillas, burritos, and nachos. They also offer a variety of drinks like horchata and Jarritos sodas. Open daily from 7:00 AM – 12:00 AM.
Located on Jones Street in Norcross, Zapata Tacos and Tequila Bar is part of O Restaurant Group, which was founded in 1974 by Jesus Oñate Sr. Only locally sourced ingredients of the highest quality are used here. The menu still offers tacos and fajitas in addition to some specialty entrees like chile relleno, Don Miguel, and cochinita pibil. Zapata also has an Agave-based bar that offers margaritas and other Mexican cocktails. Open daily for lunch and dinner.
4 locations: Suwanee, Tucker, Lawrenceville, and Lilburn. In 2000, a group of 6 hermanos (brothers in Spanish) founded Tacqueria Los Hermanos. They “wanted to achieve a comforting environment, where people can enjoy the culture and delicious foods families are accustomed to.” Taqueria Los Hermanos offers awesome dishes like carne asada, chicken chile relleno, and tacos de lengua. They also offer margaritas and sangria. All locations are open daily for lunch and dinner.
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