Best Mexican Food In Atlanta

January 12, 2011 1:58 PM


Whether you love staples like tacos and burritos or are having a hankering for pollo asado, chances are you’ll agree Mexican food is utterly delicious. Our list of the best place in Atlanta for Mexican Food includes Nuevo Laredo Cantina, Taqueria del Sol and Agave Restaurant.

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Taqueria del Sol

Multiple locations, check their website

Taqueria del Sol resembles a fast food joint. Their gourmet tacos will make you wish every other chain did their signature dishes that well. The simple menu offers great bang-for-the-buck. By focusing on a limited, straightforward menu focused on tacos, Taqueria del Sol is able to deliver a consistently excellent product. The food comes out quickly, but to keep things moving, it’s best to know what you want before you actually arrive at the front of the line at the counter. The fish tacos are recommended.

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Nuevo Laredo Cantina

1495 Chattahoochee Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

Be prepared for long lines at Nuevo Laredo, which enjoys a well-deserved reputation for serving up some of the best Mexican food in town. However, their savory margaritas will help the wait seem less tense. Try the superb lobster tacos. They serve large portions of authentic Mexican cuisine. You’ll think you’ve traveled to Oaxaca after the first bite.

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Agave Restaurant

242 Blvd SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

OK, so Agave makes a fusion of Mexican and Southwestern cuisine, but whatever it is Chef Jack Sobel is doing, he’s doing it right. It’s a fancier restaurant than the others on this list, and also more expensive. Try their amazing margaritas. Their cuisine is a variation on Mexican, indulge your tastebuds in an exploration of familiar-but-different fare.