The Best Mexican Restaurants in Atlanta

The OpenTable Team

With a vibrant community atmosphere, long and storied history, a booming economy and thriving culinary scene, Atlanta has blossomed into one of the most exciting cities in the United States. The best Mexican restaurants in Atlanta deliver some of the best meals in "Hot'Lanta" with a unique style that blends Southwest influences with Southern tradition. But where are the city's smartest, savviest diners eating out when they're craving the best Mexican restaurants in Atlanta? Welcome to the Tastemaker List. Here, we've explored data from scores of in-the-know diners throughout Atlanta. Whether you seek a neighborhood favorite with great burritos and or a white table-clothed dinner with creative Asian fusion dishes, you can find it all in the ATL. Select from one of these great restaurants and enjoy!

Restaurants:Casi Cielo Mexican Cuisine, Chido and Padre's, Uncle Julio's - Sandy Springs
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Mexican
Neighborhoods:Sandy Springs, Buckhead

Casi Cielo Mexican Cuisine

$$$$·Mexican·
Sandy Springs
717 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
This Roswell Road hot spot features authentic Oaxacan cuisine and is one of the best Mexcian restaurants in Atlanta. Head out to the Sandy Springs section to enjoy the colorful, crRead more
96% recommended
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Chido and Padre's

$$$$·Mexican·
Buckhead
264 reviews
  • Fun
  • Casual
  • Happy Hour
Chido & Padre's is a relaxed and fun Andrews Drive hot spot with one of the best Happy Hour menus in Atlanta. Head in to this lively location every afternoon to enjoy the fabled ChRead more
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Uncle Julio's - Sandy Springs

$$$$·Mexican·
Sandy Springs
378 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
Those trekking out to the suburb of Sandy Springs or to the Perimeter Mall can find one of the best Mexican restaurants in Atlanta. Uncle Julio's “Mexican From Scratch” is an autheRead more
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Uncle Julio's - Atlanta Peachtree Road

$$$$·Mexican·
Buckhead
301 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
The Peachtree Road location of this celebrated Mexican chain is a fun spot for a night out on the town. Grab a seat in the colorful dining room and order some of the Uncle Julio's Read more
82% recommended
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Alma Cocina - Downtown

$$$$·Latin American·
Downtown
2,089 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for a Date
This modern, upscale spot off of Peachtree Street is one of the best Mexican restaurants in Atlanta. The sleek and stylish decor is the ideal backdrop for the elegant and inventiveRead more
100% recommended
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Tin Lizzy's - Midtown

$$$$·Tex-Mex·
Midtown
98 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Fun
Tin Lizzy's is a captivating mixture of Mexican and Georgian cuisine. The colorful plates and recipes bring together the flavors of both regions to create something new. Start withRead more
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Red Pepper Taqueria

$$$$·Mexican·
Decatur
80 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
The tacos are the main attraction at this lively Briarcliff Road local favorite. Stop in and choose from the Red Pepper's extensive taco menu of favorites, all on warm flour or corRead more
87% recommended
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Zocalo

$$$$·Mexican·
Midtown
150 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
Zocalo's authentic cuisine, impeccable service, and Midtown location make it one of the best Mexican restaurants in Atlanta. This upscale place is also an excellent spot for al freRead more
83% recommended
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Nacho Daddy- Duluth

$$$$·Mexican·
Duluth
55 reviews
  • Hot Spot
For one of the most unique Mexican restaurants in the Atlanta area, try Nacho Daddy. This acclaimed hot spot takes nachos from pub-food appetizers to main courses with style and crRead more

El Ponce

$$$$·Mexican·
Midtown
20 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
This relaxing favorite on Ponce de Leon Avenue is one of the best spots for outdoor dining in Atlanta. It's also one of the best Mexican restaurants in Atlanta. Grab a spot out on Read more
82% recommended
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The Original El Taco

$$$$·Tex-Mex·
Virginia Highland
37 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
El Taco's Virginia Highland location is a fun, lively spot for some of the best Tex-Mex in Atlanta. The creative menu includes their signature “Mexican Pizza” dish, with black beanRead more
100% recommended

Taqueria Tsunami - Sandy Springs

$$$$·Mexican·
Sandy Springs
91 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Creative Cuisine
Asian and Mexican flavors come together to create something special at the Taqueria Tsunami. This hot-spot fusion place is one of the most innovative restaurants in Atlanta. FeaturRead more
93% recommended
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Jimmy's Tequila & Carnes

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chamblee
131 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Hot Spot
  • Casual
Head out to Doraville to enjoy one of the best Mexican restaurants in Atlanta at Jimmy's. This combination Mexican restaurant and steakhouse is a modern, welcoming spot for a date Read more
90% recommended

Red Pepper Taqueria - Brookhaven

$$$$·Mexican·
Brookhaven
22 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Happy Hour
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
The Brookhaven location of this neighborhood taco spot is a lively location for good times and excellent tacos. The hand-crafted tacos come on warm flour or corn tortillas and are Read more
83% recommended
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