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Northeast Atlanta, Virginia Highland
Mexican Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants, Caterers, Latin American Restaurants, Bars, American Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Restaurants

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The Original El Taco


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Awesome place

Great food and atmosphere. Try the fried chicken tacos!

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Great Mexican Food

Great food and affordable prices.

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The Best

This is the best Mexican food I have had in the US. The tamales and fried chicken tacos are wonderful. Be sure to have the flan for desert!

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Great atmosphere, great food and lots of fun!!!!

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 w... view more

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Freakin good!

I have been here more than once and I always love it! The food is great and the prices are affordable. I would highly recommend people to come back!

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Meals with Megan

Neighborhood is defined as the area or region around or near some place or thing; The Original El Taco identifies with “Neighborhood” in every way. This Virginia-Highlands eatery is both “the place” to simply hang out with friends, and “the thing” offering lively foods and drinks at reasonable prices. The Fifth Group revamped their trendy establishment, Sala, into a more down-home place that’s centered on having fu... view more

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Excellent Mexican Food

i just visited The Original El Taco, and what can I say ... I loved it. My husband's family is Mexican and it is very hard to compete with their dishes, but this place was spot on. I've never been a fan of fish tacos but I tried them here and they were delicious. I'm dying to go back for more!

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Just plain fun!

What else is there to say. The tacos are excellent, and completely different from what you might find around town. I've always found the food to be really consistent in terms of flavor. I've frequented this place and would make serious sacrifices for the fish taco. Outside of that, there's a lot of variety for such a small menu. I like that everything is a la carte so I can spend as much or as little as I like. ... view more

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not the best place

The food here is so and so. Like the other reviews mentioned, they don't offer free salsa and tortillas when you walk in. The servers walk around and gossip even if there are customers, which takes the food longer to come out. Not the best Mexican joint, but it's passable when you need basic Mexican food

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1186 N Highland Ave NEAtlantaGA 30306

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