The Original El Taco

Mexican, Tacos
$ $
1186 N Highland Ave NE (Amsterdam Avenue)
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 873-4656
5:00pm - 8:30pm
5:00pm - 8:30pm
5:00pm - 8:30pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm
11:30am - 10:00pm
11:30am - 8:30pm



  • The fried chicken tacos are fantastic
  • Get the Mexico City grilled corn in lime mayo. It's AWESOME!
  • Check in on Sat/Sun from 11:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., & you'll get a free house margarita. (starts at 12:30 p.m. on Sundays)
  • Gotta have the fried fish taco!
  • Have you ever eaten cactus? Yes...cactus! The veggie taco is one of my favorites in town and contains this unique and delicious ingredient.
  • Thank you to The Original El Taco for being a 2013 Atlanta Foursquare Day sponsor.
  • The fried chicken taco is fantastic, but the smoked chicken is a good sleeper pick.
  • Their fried chicken tacos are delicious, the salsa bar is expansive, and the frozen mojitos are nice and strong. Tacos are from $2.95 to $3.95.
  • The smoked chicken and chorizo tacos are divine. This place makes you leaving here wanting more. The chalkboard menu has great options as well.
  • Green Chile Chicken enchiladas are a must
  • Right after biting into a fried chicken taco, your life will flash before your eyes. Mainly because you'll wonder how you went this long in your life without this taco.
  • Probably my favorite guacamole and chips in Atlanta. Get it!
  • It's hard to make chips and salsa this amazing, but they do it. (it's the mix of lime salt, smokey salsa, and meth, I think...)
  • Grilled chicken taco rock. Mmmmmmm
  • The jalapeo margarita is delicious!
  • Nacho libre: thursday nights 8:30 - 10:30
  • Hot with the toddler crowd. (Seriously, how many under 3 year old kids are there in here right now?)
  • Danny is the best server I've ever had. So nice and knowledgable.
  • Three words: el short stack.
  • Great margarita

Nearby places

1190 N Highland Ave NE (Amsterdam Ave)
1402 N Highland Ave NE (University Dr NE)
816 N Highland Ave NE (at Greenwood Ave NE)