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Taqueria La Oaxaqueña

Beyond several solid taquerias scattered across Buford Highway and the northern suburbs, stellar examples of true Mexican cooking are scarce—and HB 87 probably won’t help attract a flurry of culinary talent. Blessedly, we have Taqueria La Oaxaqueña. Despite its name, tacos occupy only a small corner of the menu. The specialty that chowhounds have raved about for years is the tlayuda, a large grilled tortilla covered pizzalike with refritos, string cheese, avocado, choices of meat (pork sluiced in chile is tops), and lettuce. But the kitchen yields other rewards as well. Huaraches, the sandal-shaped boats of masa dough, are sublime loaded with rich goat meat. Chicken tamales, flavored either with mole or salsa verde, have a surprisingly delicate texture. My latest discovery: Even a burrito stuffed with carnitas blasts the palate in all the right ways. The food makes up for a humble interior and sometimes-slow service.

605 Mount Zion Road, Jonesboro, 770-960-3010, taquerialaoaxaquena.com

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  1. Rosa Alba posted on 01/18/2013 10:40 AM
    I am not surprised Taqueria La Oaxaqueña made it on the list . I am from Mexico and try to avoid eating at "Mexican" restaurants because they lack authenticity. Their food is delicious and authentic , The hand made tortillas ,the salsas ,everything is really good and fresh. Although it is far from fancy dining ,if what you want is good Mexican Food this is the place to go .Highly recomended.
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