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About Taco Cowboy

Taco Cowboy is the latest restaurant from Master Chef Tom Catherall featuring a wide variety of Southwestern inspired tacos, salads and main dishes including steaks, chops and fresh fish. Signature margaritas & craft beers too. Located in the heart of the historic Virginia-Highland neighborhood of Atlanta.

1000 Virginia Avenue, NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Southwest, Mexican / Southwestern, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
North Highland & Virginia Ave. NE

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 815-9155

Website:
http://www.tomtomrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking behind the building. Enter off N. Highland Avenue.

Executive Chef:
Raul Hernandez

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Wine

Taco Cowboy Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Bar Seating (7)
Good for a Date (7)
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Casual (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Tapas (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Cozy (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Authentic (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
People Watching (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

The tacos were great, better than some speciality restaurants in Atlanta & great vibe. We will be back!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Overall, an excellent meal. We had to wait a long time for the table, despite the reservation we had placed. Food took a bit long to arrive as well, but I also believe it was because they were slammed. Definitely will be back as we love Taco Tuesdays!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

Glad that they kept some of the old menu from the predecessor restaurant. Great 1/2 price taco deal Tuesday evening.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Taco Cowboy was excellent. We met some friends there for drinks and tacos. The food was outstanding. The queso and guacamole were excellent. The tacos where to die for. Try the Trailer Park!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Cozy
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Taco night!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Fun evening at Taco Cowboy celebrating a birthday. Good food, great taco specials, good drinks. Great neighborhood place!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This by far has been the worst experience ever. I chose this place as a place to celebrate my friends birthday. The drinks had no liquor in it then my food came out with hair in it. I instantly stop eating and called the waiter. The manager came to the table and got the plate but made the statement that Matt was the one that put the hair in the food. That is so so so nasty . I would not suggest anyone to eat from here. I asked the manager could she take something off the ticket for the inconvenience and she advised she took a drink off that was given back because it taste like apple sauce. I took one sip and of course returned it back to her. The manager is very rude and the level of customer service she provided for me after I found the hair in my food was zero as if she did not care . DO NOT EAT HERE.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Art of Service is lost here, but the menu is eclectic and inviting. Salad with arugula didn’t have a blade of arugula, but the dressing was exceptional. Loved the tapas-style that encourages sharing, but no serving spoons were provided, making for an awkward experience overall. Glad we tried it but will let them work out kinks before trying again or recommending.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Food is fantastic and waitstaff is wonderful with great suggestions. Perfect night out.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Cute restaurant with good food. Price point wouldn’t bring me in all the time, but special occasions or maybe once a month.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The name change didn't seem to hurt...missed a few of the former menu items...service was, as always, excellent (Tom doesn't seem to tolerate any servers who don't care)...drinks were made carefully and correctly but slowly - maybe another bartender on a busy night? good food, good drinks, good service, good parking - what's not to like

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 29, 2017

High expectations but not such a great meal. The catfish was the highlight and everything else was less then satisfying. Foods all sound great on the menu but the most of the food, including the tacos were pretty boring and flavorless.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Waiter was great but all the food didn't come out at same time. Two of us got food but had to wait awhile on the 3rd meal to come out. Dessert was very slow coming out.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

The food was not that great. I was pretty disappointed. Tacos you would think are hard to mess up but...

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This was a disappointing experience. The chips were stale, the muscles were fishy tasting and the tacos were just okay. The Mac and cheese was good. The tacos were $6-8 each and were not that great. We will not go back. Too bad because we visited about 6 months ago and really enjoyed or food... something has happened!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The Froze is amazing! the entire menu is wonderfully creative and delicious. Perfect for a fun night out when you don't want to break the bank

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Happy Hour, Tapas, Live Music, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Fun and delicious food, reasonable wine, and GREAT service. A winner. We’ll be back!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Great great food at great value
Thank you Chef Tom

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Taco Cowboy is a fun casual neighborhood spot that does not disappoint. The balcony is definitely the place to sit. We had a great waiter who took care of us and recommended the pot sticker special which was very tasty. We had our usual grilled shrimp tacos and grilled chicken tacos - both very good. Chocolate mousse cake for dessert was very nicely plated and a good size and very good. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 19, 2017

So much more than tacos! Try the ceviche and roasted octopus

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Taco Cowboy has not disappointed me, yet. My second visit was just as great as the first! The whole catfish was beautifully, presented and delicious. The collard greens and white peas tasted like a dish from my kitchen-perfectly seasoned. I will return to try more dishes!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 3, 2017

The food was great. My drink was amazing. The service was exceptional.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 18, 2017

This review comes with an asterisk. Drinks were good, chips were good. You pay for chips and salsa. We had waited a long time for our food when our waiter said there was a *small fire in the kitchen and our food would come out but would take a bit. Didnt offer more chips to hold us over. When we asked for more chipshe only brought chips...no salsa. Thanks. 30-40 min later another person came out and said the Kitchen caught fire and we were told that our food orders were not going to come because they had to shut off the gas. Everyone around us were eating so I dont know if it was just us. Then our waiter came out with some "extra tacos" that someone left? One would think they would comp our bill but they only comped the chips and charged us $7 for drinks we were told were $5. Will prob give another chance.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Walked right in and was seated. Food was good. Would recommend to neighbors and friends.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Casual taco fun in an upbeat atmosphere. Love it from the food, atmosphere and service.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Great food and fun vibe. Went for a girls night out and sat outside. Excellent service too.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the outdoor patio eating a delicious meal, while checking out the 'Highlands' scenery with my seductress.

The Hot Chili Seafood & Texas Mule are two exemplary entries on their menu.
You will regret if passed up :/

Of course TCowboy has been one of the most reviewed, newer, Highland eateries, and well-deservedly so. Lives way up to, and surpasses the reputation created by the earlier restaurants; You know the name!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 13, 2017

We had a fantastic time at Taco Cowboy!! The owners, Tom and Lisa, are so gracious, as is the entire staff. Everyone is laid back and pleasant, and want you to feel the same way as you enjoy their wonderful menu offerings. I had the daily drink special - a refreshing, not-too-sweet rum drink made with fresh banana puree. We loved their take on guacamole and queso with 2 different kinds of chips. We scored half price tacos (happens every Tuesday night) so we went crazy trying almost all of them. The daily special with brisket and pimemto cheese was outstanding. My personal favorite was the Baja - fish taco with jalapeño slaw. Really, we loved them all, and we left feeling very full. We even managed to share a babana pudding - which was great, too! We will be back often.
PS - Make sure you pull up to the correct valet stand. There are 2 or 3 valets in short distance of the restaurant, but only one has an agreement with Taco Cowboy for validating your claim ticket so you can park for free. Otherwise, your parking fee could be as much as $20.

Tags: Tapas, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Spicy, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Great for half off tacos and $5 margaritas on tuesday

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 26, 2017

AH-MAZING! We recently moved to Atlanta and have been seeking out and enjoying the NON-chain restaurant option.. we picked Taco Cowboy based on reviews and our love for tex-mex food. This is Tex-Mex with a twist. The food was DELICOUS! We will definitely be back.

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 21, 2017

We are fortunate to live close to Taco Cowboy. Chef Tom comes up with incredible menu items using only the freshest ingredients!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Great food and service. Especially enjoyed the ceviche, beet salad, carne asada and sizzling seafood.

Tags: Happy Hour, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Fun, Spicy, Good for Groups
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Overall great experience for a date! Will go back soon.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Tacos were very good, but not for 5 and 6 dollars a piece. Small in size

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 9, 2017

Fun place for a delicious variety of tacos and other menu items. All fresh and creative. Love eating on the balcony. Cheerful, professional servers. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 9, 2017

Great food

Tags: Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2017

I liked the menu and prices. But they sat us at a table right in front of the door leading to the patio and this was a chilly night. The waiters would just prop the door open instead of closing it and we'd freeze the more margaritas or iced sodas we had. We asked the waiter if they could unprop the door but she said that's unlikely. My thought? Then don't have a table there. Because it made our experience subpar in comparison to other diners not near the door. We were hit with blasts of chilly air in a way no one else was and it made it hard to relax. Half of us had our jackets/coats back on which is not how you want to eat dinner.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Excellent selection of regular menu items & specials. Knowledgeable attentive server. Overall delightful.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Loved the food. We had a taco selection, and guacamole.

The outdoor seating is best for dining. Inside is good for the bar scene.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Casual, People Watching, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 21, 2017

As I walked in, I met the owner and his wife. Very nice people! The food actually far surpassed my expectations, both in quantity and quality. Drinks were great, too. Service was fast and friendly. Overall, this probably takes the top spot for my favorite restaurant to go to regularly.

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