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El Rey del Taco

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5288 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30340
+1 770-986-0032
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10:00 - 06:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 05:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 06:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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245 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our friends highly recommended this place for authentic Mexican cuisine and so we tried it out. They have a great variety of tacos and quesadillas. We had several of the mini tacos: cow cheek, tongue, beef, etc. They were good but a little dry.The hot sauces were excellent. We had the corn quesadillas: Tinga chicken, chorizo and another spicy one... More 

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Thank Lolita D
Lilburn
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We're were referred to el Rey by some store workers where I was doing business today and they told us it was the best in town, they were right and they were Mexican! Great food and ambiance!

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Thank Blair A
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Order mini tacos (asada, al pastor, buche, carnitas), none were great and kids meals. Food was okay. Service was not friendly. Would not return if lived locally.

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Thank Korina A
Atlanta, Georgia
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41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We love the tacos at this place! Not all (we have tried chicken a couple of times, but the meat has been dry and not too much flavor to it). The handmade tortillas are absolutely worth the extra .25 cents and honestly 60% of a good taco (at least for us). Al pastor, carne asada and chorizo are our favorites;... More 

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Thank TheCulinaryWonderer
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We go to this restaurant at least 10 times a month lol! It is an amazing place if you are looking for real Mexican Food. Of course Tacos are Delicious! Love this place! Customer Service is not that great but who cares when food is this good! ;)

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Thank Iván L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

I always have the carnitas tacos with regular tortillas. 😍😍😍😍 They are DELICIOSO! I love spicy so i add grilled jalapeños and sweet onions with the green and red sauce! Best authentic tacos in Atlanta and believe me, I've been EVERYWHERE! JUMBO Margarita is also very good... Sweet, but strong! If you decide to go... ENJOY

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Very good authentic Mexican tacos. Affordable. We go there several time a year. Would love to one day try something else on the menu but the tacos are so good that I always end up ordering them.

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Thank Randi B
Atlanta, Georgia
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585 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

First of all it is nice to find a real Mexican restaurant in an area filled with Asian cafes. The very extensive menu take a long time to read sao start ofdfd with a Margurita and you will not minds. Dozens of taco filings that you can choose to customize and dozens of other foods from appetizers to deserts, all... More 

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Thank michael p
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

The tacos were good, because they had good flavor. The wait times are long for specialty dishes. Tacos come out pretty quickly. 🌮😐

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Thank Jiya S
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

Typical Mexican restaurant with great food and atmosphere. The tortias were home made which makes them incredibly delicious. The meat was cooked properly, and the sauce was really really spicy. I'd come back to that place next time I'm in Arlanta :-)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 05:00
Monday
10:00 - 05:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 05:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 05:00
Thursday
10:00 - 05:00
Friday
10:00 - 06:00
Saturday
10:00 - 06:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5288 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30340
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta
  • Phone Number: +1 770-986-0032

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?