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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 - 05:00
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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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652 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's been eight months since I had the pleasure of eating here. I remember how good it was then and I'm happy to report it is still real Mexican food and it is still very good. Even something as traditional and simple as a taco is fresh and authentic here and you know it with the first bite.

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Thank michael p
Marietta, Georgia
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at 12:50PM on Sunday and the only issue that we had eating at this venue was parking. We had to end up illegally parking on the side of one of the businesses because too many businesses were using the same parking area. If you want authentic Mexican food at a really good price then this is the place... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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256 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

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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Lilburn
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11 reviews
8 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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42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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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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652 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 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, Kids
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?