Family friendly Mexican. Must get: cheese dip and house salsa. Sit outside if you can. Service generally good but recent Saturday lunch took way too long. People who came after us got served before us. Annoying. But the wheel-spin is fun!
The Original El Taco
- Extra Phones:
Fax: (404) 873-4676
- Payment method:
- amex, cash, master card, visa, all major credit cards
- Northeast Atlanta, Virginia Highland
- Mexican Restaurants, Bars, Take Out Restaurants, American Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Caterers, Latin American Restaurants, Restaurants
- Other Information:
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Family: Yes
Cuisines: Tex-Mex, Family Style, American, Mexican, Southwestern, Latin American
Alcohol: Yes, Full Bar
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
This is the perfect place for kids and adults. So many great tacos to choose from and great margaritas too!
Our family favorite for Mexican restaurants. Great for adults, teenagers and the younger kids. Consistent food, good margaritas, and the tokens received for the hourly wheel make it fun for the kids. Plus, call ahead seating.
I've been going to El Taco for 5 years now and the service has been nearly always excellent. The cheese dip and salsa bar are my favorites (try the habanero salsa). The most unique thing about this place is the hourly prize wheel that they spin. We've won 2 or 3 times, but it's always fun to be there around the top of the hour.
For over the past 2 years this place has become a Friday ritual for me, my best friend and her two kids (age 3 and 5).
Starting early in the evening around 5:30 you are greeted by friendly staff and asked if you want to sit inside or on the patio. You are given little round wooden chips with numbers written on them, these are used on the top of the hour where they spin a wheel and if your number is called you win anything from a free bottle of beer to a t-shirt.....this is always...view more exciting and fun because it gets all the patrons involved!!!
They give crayons and to the kids to color and offer a great kids menu. The adults, of course, start with a Reales Margarita (my friends favorite) or a delicious Sangria (my choice). We order some delicious guacamole and chips for the table and start our fabulous evening at the restaurant that we have lovingly start to call ""The Taco Place""
The staff is very friendly and the food is great. some of my favorites are the ""Steak Taco, Chicken Taco and the Fish Taco"" there are so many other choices to pick from, but I always seem to rotate from these three!!!
By the time we have finished our food and drinks the atmosphere has subtly changed from a family environment, to a ""the place to be"" for the young and hip crowd!!!!
We always leave satisfied and happy knowing that we will be back in a week for another wonderful visit!!!
I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for great food, affordable prices, and a great place to eat!!!view less