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75 Best Restaurants in Atlanta: El Tesoro

El Tesoro

The tacos come as tacos are supposed to, with supremely flavorful meat that requires no embellishment aside from micro-diced onion, a light shower of chopped cilantro, a squeeze of lime, and, if you must, a streak of one of three homemade salsas.
75 Best Restaurants in Atlanta: Taqueria Don Sige

Taqueria Don Sige

You’re here for traditional tacos (chopped onion, cilantro, lime, and radish), irresistibly priced at $1.50 each (pollo is great, but chorizo, camarones, and lengua are phenomenal).
Adalina

The verdict on 3 newcomers to Atlanta’s dining scene: Adalina, Gato Nights, Tuza

Vinings has a new traditional Italian restaurant, Adalina, which has former Empire State South chef Joshua Hopkins at the helm. Candler Park's Nicholas Stinson opened Gato Nights, which is dubbed “a weekly investigation into deep regional Mexican cuisine.” And Berkeley Park welcomes Tuza, a taco shop that is an ode to Mexico City street food.
Tamales

Where to find the best tamales in metro Atlanta, according to Zocalo’s Marco Martinez

In his quest to perfect the art of tamale-making, Marco Martinez has tasted everything from store-bought frozen versions to handmade ones in restaurants across the city. Here’s where he picks up his favorites (aside from his own kitchen)—all within a half mile of each other on Buford Highway.
Casi Cielo

Oaxacan restaurant Casi Cielo brings charcoal rice, mezcal, and grasshopper salt to Sandy Springs

The team behind La Parrilla Mexican Restaurant is opening a chef-driven Oaxacan restaurant called Casi Cielo that will serve delicacies such as sous-vide baked octopus, charcoal rice, foie-gras meatballs, duck croquettes, and cocktails with grasshopper salt.
Plaza Fiesta

You could spend days trying all the tacos at Buford Highway’s Plaza Fiesta. Here’s a cheat sheet.

When it opened in 2000, Buford Highway’s Plaza Fiesta was among the first shopping malls in the U.S. marketed specifically to Latinos. Today, the 350,000-square-foot compound attracts more than four million visitors each year. You could spend several days sampling all of the tacos here—or you could study this taco cheat sheet to narrow your choices.
Best Mexican Restaurants in Atlanta

The 10 Best Mexican Restaurants in Atlanta

The debate over which spots to include on our list of Atlanta's best Mexican restaurants was as hot as habaneros. See if you agree with our picks.

Big Daddy’s Taco serves up fun Indian-Mexican fusion tacos in Chamblee

Chicken tikka masala on a taco? A new, fun taqueria in Chamblee serves up tacos with toppings like lamb and yogurt and chana masala.

Run, don’t walk, to this new Mexican spot in Plaza Fiesta

Las Quekas de la Abuela serves fantastic tacos that are in the running to be Atlanta's best. Fresh, made-in-house tortillas make all the difference.

Tasty tacos al pastor at Alpharetta’s El Trompo Taqueria

Good tacos al pastor are worthy of a last meal, and Alpharetta's El Trompo Taqueria knows how to make this Mexico City specialty right.

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