The Original El Taco

4.7
29 Reviews
$30 and under
Tex-Mex
The Original El Taco is now opened on Tuesday-Thursday and Sunday from 5-8:30pm, Sat-Sun lunch 11:30a-4pm and Friday-Saturday from 5-10pm. We offer a full complimentary menu for dine in and take out and family style ready to eat meals for take out. We also offer items for kids. To place your order, please contact the restaurant at 404.873.4656 after 3 pm. You can access the menus on our website: highland.eltaco-atlanta.com/menus for On Line Ordering as well.

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What 29 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.6
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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dianeS
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is always good and they have great service.

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ElkaS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Great Covid protocols, really friendly staff, great food and music!

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Sydneyj
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service here was by far the best service I have ever had at a restaurant!!!

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vipTastyfood
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service and awesome Covid-19
Protocols in place.

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Luvfreshfood
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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Bobbie
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and the restaurant was really cute and cozy. I will definitely be back!

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vipRunway
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very attentive! Food was excellent! Drinks were good

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best fried chicken tacos I’ve ever had!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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.

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Lilly
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite taco places! Will always recommend.

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yorkshirepuddingman
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MarvaK
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

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

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vipGR9262018
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner for our 6 year old. Thanks to everyone at El Taco!

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vipMichalI
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We enjoyed a fun family dinner. Especially appreciated the vegetarian options! Will be back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience5

Our food took over an hour to come out. We had small kids and had to take our food to go.

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ARAHN
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great chips!! Love the salsa bar!

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vipYankeeDINER
Atlanta
77 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartender great. Took care of my friend on her birthday. Just a good time. Thanks.

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vipTaylorD
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Server rarely came by the table to check if we needed anything.

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JacquelynK
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks, and service are always top notch here!!!

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SandyA
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Waiter was EXCELLENT and very personable. Food was wonderful! Overall, great/fun experience

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vipPaulaN
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Merry friend traveling home to New York. The food was excellent. Our server, Quaila, was extraordinarily spectular!!!!!!

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vipDennis4049
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

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.

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DavidJ
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect place for our suburbanite family to have a great meal on our way to the Fox. Everything was just right. Excellent experience in every way.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Birthday good food and ambiance.

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AishaN
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate birthdays. We had a great time. Food was great and so were drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best neighborhood spot ever!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gem. Loved the food and the atmosphere. Server was great. When back in the area I’d totally go back

FAQs

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 4.7 stars by 29 OpenTable diners.

The Original El Taco does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://fifthgroup.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.