The Best Mexican Restaurants in Atlanta

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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
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Casi Cielo Mexican Cuisine

$$$$·Mexican·
Sandy Springs
546 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
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
Best Service in Atlanta

Chido and Padre's

$$$$·Mexican·
Buckhead
260 reviews
  • Happy Hour
  • Casual
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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
Vibrant Bar Scene in Atlanta

Uncle Julio's - Sandy Springs

$$$$·Mexican·
Sandy Springs
374 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Authentic
  • 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

Uncle Julio's - Atlanta Peachtree Road

$$$$·Mexican·
Buckhead
294 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
  • 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
85% recommended
Great for Lunch in Atlanta

Alma Cocina - Downtown

$$$$·Latin American·
Downtown
2,066 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Authentic
  • 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
97% recommended
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Tin Lizzy's - Midtown

$$$$·Tex-Mex·
Midtown
95 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
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
Late Night Find in Atlanta / Georgia

Red Pepper Taqueria

$$$$·Mexican·
Decatur
79 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

Zocalo

$$$$·Mexican·
Midtown
148 reviews
  • Casual
  • Cozy
  • Happy Hour
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
100% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Atlanta / Georgia

Nacho Daddy- Duluth

$$$$·Mexican·
Duluth
49 reviews
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
16 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
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

The Original El Taco

$$$$·Tex-Mex·
Virginia Highland
18 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fun
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
Fit for Foodies in Atlanta / Georgia
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Taqueria Tsunami - Sandy Springs

$$$$·Mexican·
Sandy Springs
90 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Kid-friendly
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
100% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Atlanta / Georgia

Jimmy's Tequila & Carnes

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chamblee
102 reviews
  • Happy Hour
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
83% recommended
Good for Groups in Atlanta / Georgia

Red Pepper Taqueria - Brookhaven

$$$$·Mexican·
Brookhaven
22 reviews
  • Casual
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • 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
100% recommended
Great for Brunch in Atlanta / Georgia

Guaco Joe's - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Mexican·
Vinings
125 reviews
  • Casual
Guaco Joe's is one of the more fun spots in all Atlanta. This always-rocking party spot in Vinings Square is the place to go for some great food and some creative cocktails. It's oRead more
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