The Original El Taco
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Fried Chicken Taco
Note that the gratuity is already added. Our server mentioned they do this so they can pay their servers a fair hourly wage. In Covid times it’s so nice to hear restaurants are taking good care of their employees. Speaking of covid, this spot has a nice screened in porch and the front of the restaurant opens to allow maximum air flow. I felt very safe the whole time!
My daughter and I had lunch on a Saturday. The restaurant was clean and sanitized. Zack, our server, was polite, efficient and professional. I had the chicken fajita and a Texas margarita. My daughter had the Original bowl which consisted of green rice, black beans, sweet potato, avocado, fried onions, salsa verde, spicy pickles, and crema. She also had the Rosarita margarita. We had chips and queso blanco with jalapenos for the table. Everything was delicious and tasty. It was nice getting out during this Covid-19 epidemic. My daughter and I always look forward to dining at The Original El Taco. We highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who happens to be in the area!
It was great and our server was amazing
Always our favorite meal out!
Everything we tried was delicious, especially the Queso Royale.
Liked the prizes on the hour
The food and ambience was good. Food was average prices but there could have been more food on the entree
Food was poorly seasoned. We had beef fajitas and tacos (shrimp, carnitas, and smoked chicken).
Love the roasted vegetable enchiladas and the frozen mojitos!
Nice, cute in the inside! Can’t wait to go back and try something new :)!
Great experience, came for day before valentines, wasn't too packed, they administered good distancing practices, food was good, warm, tasty and great service. Will be back
Caleb always takes great care of us!
This was our first visit to El Taco since the pandemic began. It used to be one of our neighborhood favorites to enjoy with our kids. We were disappointed with the quality of the food. My enchilada was cold and the chicken was dry. The chips were salted and seasoned so heavily you couldn’t eat them and my husbands fajitas arrived nearly 5 min after the rest of us had received our food. We loved this restaurant and are sad to have had an experience like this. I hope they can turn it around to survive this pandemic.
Good choices for vegie conscious.
We came here for my girlfriend's birthday. We have been here since the covid outbreak and so we knew that this restaurant takes cleaning, sanitizing, and socially distancing seriously. There is space between patrons. Staff is masked. Service is great, especially at the bar. The food is fantastic, and they have options that work with seemingly every diet or allergies. On a Tuesday night we were one of only a few patrons which made it a very enjoyable experience. This restaurant has moved away from tipping and instead applies a 20% service charge in lieu of gratuity on each check. I hope more restaurants go with that approach because it is just so easy and ensures that the staff is taken care of, but if you feel like leaving more, that is totally up to you.
The food is always good and they have great service.
Great Covid protocols, really friendly staff, great food and music!
The service here was by far the best service I have ever had at a restaurant!!!
Great service and awesome Covid-19
Protocols in place.
We love El Taco! A great neighborhood spot with a heated patio, comfortable COVID protocols in place, and menu options to satisfy both the vegetarians and the meat lovers in our family. My husband recommends the frozen mojito cocktail.
Everything was delicious and the restaurant was really cute and cozy. I will definitely be back!
Our server was very attentive! Food was excellent! Drinks were good
Best fried chicken tacos I’ve ever had!
The experience was really good. The staff were extremely friendly and service was delivered exceptionally fast. The food was not my favorite, however they did make up for it with the quality of the drinks and the friendly servers.
One of my favorite taco places! Will always recommend.
All of the food is excellent, but especially so the salsa bar offerings. Fried chicken taco is a must, and the frozen mojitos are excellent too. Hard to get seated now on weekends.
The menu is very small, and the table chips and salsa aren’t free. I tried to order nachos on Saturday, and was told they’re only served on Thursdays
Great birthday dinner for our 6 year old. Thanks to everyone at El Taco!
We enjoyed a fun family dinner. Especially appreciated the vegetarian options! Will be back soon.
Poor service - waited 15 minutes for server, food just dropped at table and dirty dishes not taken away, even after desert was served. Poor overall experience.
Our food took over an hour to come out. We had small kids and had to take our food to go.
Great chips!! Love the salsa bar!
First time here. The service was the worst I've ever experienced. For a friend night the place was only about 60% full so we could not understand the poor service. Food came out cold. Imagine fajitas cold! The only saving grace was that the sangria was adequate but forget the margaritas.
Bartender great. Took care of my friend on her birthday. Just a good time. Thanks.
Server rarely came by the table to check if we needed anything.
Food, drinks, and service are always top notch here!!!
Waiter was EXCELLENT and very personable. Food was wonderful! Overall, great/fun experience
Merry friend traveling home to New York. The food was excellent. Our server, Quaila, was extraordinarily spectular!!!!!!
Great service. Good food. A little too noisy. If you can fit in a booth instead of a table then definitely go with the booth.
You can order delivery directly from The Original El Taco using the Order Online button. The Original El Taco also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 873-4656.
The Original El Taco is rated 4.6 stars by 41 OpenTable diners.
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