Where To Eat in Atlanta: The Top Taco Spots in the City #TACOTOURATL Friday 05 May, 2017

Do you love tacos? Lets TACO ABOUT IT as my friends and I did a taco tour in the city to scout out the top Cinco De Mayo and/or Taco Tuesday spots in the city. My friends Danielle of Lushworthy.com and Talaia of YumTastes.com came together to form our blogger trio of #LushYumBeauty to do travel, food and fun reviews in cities and we are exploring our own in Atlanta in the name of Tacos and Tequila!


#LushYumBeauty at Superica

I love tacos, Mexican cuisine, a great margarita and Atlanta as a plethora of places and hidden gems to discover and hang out. We toured the city and found 5 Taco-worthy spots to highlight who had the best what and inspire you to try them for yourself. Taking you along for the #TACOTOURATL and see what we found…

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 Best Kept Secret

bartaco (Midtown Atlanta location)


bartaco is a trendy taco spot, which is amazing for its array of Mexican cuisine. The ambiance is very plush and modern but gives you a relax vibes and it is one of my favorite taco chill spots. This place is very social media friendly with the perfect outdoor patio and they have created a fun lifestyle brand.

Lets get to the secret. The secret is they have a secret menu! Wow I have been coming here for a while and I just discovered this. You hear of these fast food chains with secret menus but when was the last time you been to an actual restaurant with secret menu options? So you have to ask for their #bartacosecret taco. The one pictured is the pulled pork taco option. It changes sporadically.


I really also love this spot because its one of the FEW places in Atlanta that serves Mexican street corn. I have no idea why Atlanta spots doesn’t serve this one their menus more often but trust me it is hard to find. bartaco has it on its menu, no secret its on there. I highly recommend you try Mexican street corn, it is way better than regular corn. Just trust me on the flavors and experience!


bartaco is also know for their hand crafted specialty cocktails. I love how they take the time to adorn each one with a special garnish. The cocktails shown are the port chester reviver (martin miller’s gin + cucumber + mint + mango nectar + lime juice) sanguina (hibiscus infused tequila + blood orange + lime + ginger agave syrup) and the #bartacosecret drink.


The all-new custom cocktail is the bartaco Chai Mezcalita—smoky mezcal, bartaco branded Libélula tequila, house-made chai syrup, fresh lime juice, a pinch of salt, and star anise garnish—it’s a mezcal margarita with a chai twist! They serve it to you similar like the secret taco on a personalized stamped tray with their hashtag #bartacosecret. The presentation of this drink is amazing as it has the actual star anise root garnish on top and the flavor was amazing. Please visit and ask for this drink but definitely take a shot for social media! 

bartaco | West Midtown Location // 969 Marietta St Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30318 | bartaco.com

Best Place to Get a Paloma

Superica (Buckhead Location)


Now I know we are talking tacos, but you can’t have a taco without washing it down with a great drink! Superica is a spot where they specialize in authentic Paloma cocktails. The paloma is a tequila-based cocktail. This drink is most commonly prepared by mixing tequila with a grapefruit-flavored soda such as Fresca, Squirt, or Jarritos and served on the rocks with a lime wedge.  Paloma means “dove” in Spanish, and it’s suspected that Corona named the cocktail after the popular folk song “La Paloma” from the 1860s.

Superica serve theirs with the retro bottled Squirt lemon-lime soda. Although in America we highly value a good margarita, truth be told in Mexico Palomas are pretty popular. Its a very refreshing drink or as they say in Mexico refresco.


We also indulged in a few tacos and burritos. The shrimp tacos are good and is what I would recommend.

Superica | Roswell/Buckhead location // 3850 Roswell Rd NE #100, Atlanta, GA 30342 | Superica.com

Best Rooftop & Late Night HangOut Spot for Tacos

Rock N’ Taco (Buckhead)


Rock N Taco is a great themed taco hangout spot! I love the name of this spot. It is definitely the place where a rockstar would dine to get a taco! In the heart of Buckhead its an enjoyable atmosphere with an amazing rooftop of the city. It also stays open pretty late, so if you need an after midnight craving for tacos in the city this is the spot!

taco-tour-rock-n-taco-atlanta-1 We tried an array of tacos. I have to share with you my two favorites. The Cluck and the Tuna Poke Taco. Hands down The Cluck  taco was the best taco on the menu. The Cluck is made with Buttermilk fried chicken with queso, lettuce and roasted tomato chutney. If you love fried chicken and you love tacos, bam love on your tastebuds! Its one of the most popular menu items, and I can’t deny why this is so. A complete winner. 

The Tuna Poke is Ahi tuna, egg roll skin, seaweed salad, and orange wasabi, served on a wonton shell. I think tuna poke meals are getting real popular so excited this was transformed into a taco here. Rock out with your taco out at Rock N Taco!

Rock N’ Taco3247 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305 | rockntacoatl.com

Best Taco Asian Fusion Spot

Takorea (Midtown Location)


Takorea is in the heart of Midtown Atlanta that specializes in Asian-Mexican fusion dishes. I love a great fusion foodie place and glad I discovered this spot. So you will not get a traditional Mexican food experience, but that is what makes this spot fun. It is set up in a rustic steampunk style establishment, with lots of open windows and a relaxed environment.


They serve takos here (not tacos) and every Tuesday is Tako Tuesday where you can get your takos for $2! Score for the $2 takos! The best tacos, excuse me takos here to get is the KFC. Yes sounds like a popular fast food chain made into a taco, but no its way better.

The KFC tako is made with Korean fried chicken, chipotle aioli, jack cheese. Just amazing, another spot with fried chicken except it is made with a Korean twist.

taco-tour-takorea-atlanta-3 If you get any apps please get the Sticky Chicky and the Kimchi Rice. These appetizers will really give you the Asian flavor with your takos! Sticky Chicky is Crispy chicken bits tossed with red onions, jalapeño and apricot glazed. Kimchi Fried includes Rice, Kimchi and spicy Korean red pepper sauce.


I love a great sangria and Takorea serves some great ones with amazing fruit garnishes!

Takorea | Midtown Location// 818 Juniper St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308| mytakorea.com

Best Taste of Mexico

Mexcalitos Cantina


What a cute gem in the city as we went to Mezcalitos Cantina. Many places claim to have authentic Mexican cuisine but this literally taste like I stepped into Mexico. The flavors were amazing and really enjoyed the experience here because the menu had a true Latin flare.



Tamales are what I love about this place. Atlanta again is interesting when it comes to actual Mexican cuisine dishes being added to the menu. tamale (Spanish: tamal, Nahuatl: tamalli) is a traditional Mesoamerican dish made of masa or dough (starchy, and usually corn-based), which is steamed in a corn husk. Tamales are so hard to find in the city, so if you are familiar with this dish you will be happy to know its at this location. If you never had it please order this, I promise you that your belly will be happy!

taco-tour-mezcalitos-cantina-atlanta-4 I want to do a happy dance with this drink! This is the Basil Margarita. It was one of the most flavorful margaritas I ever had. Mezcalitos Cantina specializes in their hand crafted and all natural cocktails. Nothing is made with flavor syrup or preservatives and my tastebuds could tell. If you love a really refreshing drink with fresh chopped basil and mint this is the drink for you. I know some people do not like leaves in their drinks, but try this one.

*FYI please do not confuse this with their sister location, Mezcalitos Cocina, which is in the Grant Park area of Atlanta.

Mezcaltios Cantina | 653 East Lake Dr, Decatur, GA 30030 | mezcalitoscantina.com

LET TACO ABOUT YOUR FAVORITE SPOT! Which place(s) are you willing to try?

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  • These are all awesome picks! We live on the outskirts of Atlanta, and we actually eat at all of these places quite a bit. So good!

  • Bill Sweeney says:

    I’m bookmarking this. We’re planning to be down in that area this summer, and I want tacos from ALL of these places. Om nom nom.

  • Cacinda says:

    I absolutely love tacos! I feel like I would need to try all of these places!

  • Joely Smith says:

    This article LITERALLY made my mouth water! I also MUST try a Paloma! I am going to order one at our fav local Mexican restaurant and see how impressed with me they are LOL!

  • Amy Desrosiers says:

    I totally love Mexican inspired foods. That street corn and all them colorful tacos are so yummy looking.

  • Theresa says:

    Color me jealous! I LOVE Mexican food, but we only have two options to choose from in my area. I usually hit the Mexican supermarket to make my own authentic Mexican meals. The food here looks so amazing. I’d love to come to Atlanta and just hop from restaurant to restaurant enjoying all of the delicious Mexican eats!

  • Pam says:

    All of these sound like yummy spots to get a taco. I have never had a Paloma cocktail before.

  • Ali Rost says:

    I haven’t been to Atlanta. Although if I ever go .. I’m heading to the have late night tacos on the rooftop. That sounds like so much fun!

  • Wow! So many great pictures! My mouth is watering for this food!

  • Tim B. says:

    Always appreciate knowing where the locals go to eat when visiting a city. Will keep these suggestions in mind next time I’m in Atlanta.

  • I also am a big fan of tacos. I always order them when my husband and I go out to eat Mexican food.

  • Rock n Taco’s looks sounds like a fun place! This is an awesome list of place i need to keep in mind for my next trip to ATL!

  • You spoke to my heart when you said taco spots. I want to visit ALL of them!

  • Cindy Gordon says:

    We absolutely love tacos in this family. We’re not far from Atlanta so this just might be a little side trip. 😉

  • Beeb Ashcroft says:

    Atlanta is such an awesome city. I mean, look at all those awesome taco spots!

  • You can’t beat a good taco. I would love to check out some of these sites in Atlanta if I ever get down that way. They sound good.

  • Kristi says:

    One of my good friends is moving to Atlanta soon, so I’ll share this with her, she loves to try new places.

  • So it looks like I have even more reason to make my way to Atlanta. This post just made me sooo hungry!

  • Victoria Heckstall says:

    Taco is my favorite snack! I adore those photos, those are twmpting and makes my mouth-watering.

  • Rebecca Swenor says:

    These are some awesome places in Atlanta to get tacos. We love tacos and if we ever get to Atlanta we will have to go to a couple of these places. The bar taco secret taco is something that I would love to try. Thanks for sharing these awesome places to get tacos.

  • Kita says:

    You ladies look like you had a blast. I love a good taco so I may take this tour on my own or with my kids.

  • Shirley Martinez says:

    TACO HEAVEN!! I’d be on a taco diet if I were near these places.

  • Stacie says:

    Everything here looks amazing! I think we have something like this and I really should try it.

  • I haven’t been to Atlanta— but if I do, I will totally check out these places. We love TACOS!

  • uprunforlife says:

    It all looks so good. I would really love to try the Best Taste of Mexico. They dishes look amazing.

  • ricci says:

    I love Atlanta but I haven’t been there in a while! All of this food looks amazing, bring on the tacos! YUM!!

  • My Teen Guide says:

    I could not possibly choose just one because every place as a different take on the delicious taco. What I want right now is to move to Atlanta!

  • Annemarie LeBlanc says:

    Mexcalitos Cantina would probably be my choice. I mean, the name itself is authentic! Oh and I also would love to have some tamales! I tried that before and the taste is just so wonderful!

  • Kemkem says:

    I am willing to try them all! I love tacos (soft) and those cocktails look awesome as well. I want to try that Paloma, will have to see if Squirt or Fresca is sold here :-). Thanks for sharing, I want to visit Atlanta our next trip Stateside.

  • Ngumabi says:

    Wow everything looks so yummy
    I love your review

  • Giselle says:

    Now I know where I’ll be eating when I finally make it to Atlanta.

  • Wow i cant help but mouthwatering! Looks all so delicious! YUMYUM!

  • Amanda Love says:

    This post made me crave for some tacos right now! This tour is awesome and it’s perfect for foodies who enjoy tacos, like me! That tuna poke taco is a dream!

  • These are the kind of tacos you won’t mind indulging in! I love that there are so many variations with fusion as well. I think my husband and I will enjoy this very much! YUM!

  • Omg, that Mexican Street Corn looks delicious. This post came right on time. I have been craving some Mexican food and a margarita. I can’t wait to try of these spots the next time I go to Atlanta.

  • Yes, yes, and yes! Those tacos look amazing. And your outfits all look super cute.

  • Sarah Bailey says:

    Oh my goodness I totally want to try them all, these sound like some amazing spots to stop and grab a taco or two!

  • Robin rue says:

    We are all about tacos around here. I think I might be in ATL this summer, so I will check these out if I make it there.

  • candy says:

    We have visited many different cities but unfortunately Altanta is one we haven’t had the chance to visit. I now know where to go for some great taco food and drinks.

  • Lynndee says:

    As an Asian, I would definitely check the Best Taco Asian Fusion Spot first. Thanks for the list. We’ll have tacos after watching the Braves! 🙂

  • Jay Colby says:

    The tacos look amazing. This sounds like a great place to visit in Atlanta.

  • Anita Anderson says:

    I love a good taco, especially when adding a GOOD margarita drink. I so need to go to Atlanta to try these places.

  • Alli Smith says:

    I need to keep this list on hand for my next visit to Atlanta. I love tacos and these like the best of the best! Yum!

  • Lisa Favre says:

    I am all about tacos: all day, everyday. I know many people limit it to Taco Tuesdays, but it’s a meal that deserves the limelight seven days a week. Thanks for rounding up where the best ones are in Atlanta!

  • Jeanette says:

    I lived there I would love to try out these restaurants. I do have a couple of friends that live close to Atlanta and I bet they would love these restaurants. I will have to tell them about this post.

  • Mimi Green says:

    I could eat tacos everyday. This was just a dope idea. I might need to put a spin on it. I would check out all of these spots. A good cocktail to wash it all down sounds perfect.

  • Anosa says:

    Oh my goodness it is indeed a taco heaven! I love the walls too! Perfect for a cool shot. Will definitely put this on my must-eat places when I head to Atlanta.

  • Michelle Cantu says:

    Atlanta is my dream city to live in! We visited 2 years ago and did a Peachtree food tour. A taco tour is right up my alley, these spots sound amazing. The Asian-Mexican fusion sounds amazing.

  • Jaime Nicole says:

    I just love visiting Atlanta – it’s one of my fave cities! Now I will know where to go to get tacos – one of my fave foods!

  • I’ve only been to Atlanta once and that was for a conference. I would love to have more time and explore some of the fabulous places to eat!

  • lisa says:

    If I ever find myself in Atlanta, I am definitely trying these places. I love good tacos and all of these pictures make my mouth water.

  • Pam says:

    I need to get to Atlanta to try all these tacos. I’m not too far from Atalanta so this would be an awesome trip….a taco tour.

  • Jennifer says:

    If only tacos were an option for every meal of the day! These are some of the fanciest tacos I have ever seen. How do they all look so good– I’d try them all.

  • Lynzy & Co says:

    OMG I am all about tacos. These places sounds insanely good. I am totally going to need to go try the sanguina drink too. YUMMMMMMMMMM

  • Adeola says:

    I can’t stop the water from running around my mouth!

    This post is both a joy and a torture.

  • Kim says:

    I haven’t gone to Atlanta in a bit. I would have never guessed it had good taco spots. I will have to check them out when I am there. I love tacos and margaritas… well, mostly margaritas

  • Maurene Cab says:

    I’m been to Atlanta and have tasted some of their tacos. They are truly delicious.

  • Chasity L Boatman says:

    When I think of Atlanta, tacos are not the first food that comes to mind (probably because I’m from Texas). However, these look like some delicious meals! The basil margarita sounds really refreshing.

  • Betty says:

    I have heard great things about Atlanta but I didn’t know they have great food as well! And I love me some tacos!

  • lisalisa says:

    My sister lives in Atlanta and she is always talking about great places to eat in Atlanta. WOW, I have not seen a squirt bottle like the one you have in your photo in years. The food looks so good!

  • latoya says:

    I love me some tacos. I wanna try all of em!

  • I’ve never been to Atlanta and have always wanted to go. I do find it helpful to know what places locals recommend when I am traveling.

  • Jenny says:

    Those tacos look delicious. I’ve been craving real steak tacos and now my mouth is watering. I need to get to Atlanta!

  • Must say these are some best Tacos that you have listed out there. I will let my friend know about these as she stays near Atlanta and I am sure she will love this!

  • Nikki says:

    They all look like fabulous places to eat! I wish we had more good taco places around here. I have never been to Atlanta, aside from just landing in the airport for a layover. I would love to visit one day and explore the city.

  • I am a huge foodie and a lover of tacos. Thank you for these tips will definitely check them out the next time I am in the A.

  • My Teen Guide says:

    If I could, I would sample each and every different kind of taco from these places. I know it would not be possible but at least, I can try. The tamales is something I haven’t had in years!

  • Joely Smith says:

    All of these places look SO SO Good!!! I absolutely LOVE tacos and really any Mexican food!

  • I am coming to Atlanta in July and I will have to try some of these spots!

  • Theresa says:

    Definitely bookmaking this post! Those tacos look incredible and I’m always in Atlanta. Thanks for sharing!

  • Annemarie LeBlanc says:

    I would love to move and live in Atlanta. Seriously, it seems like all the good food and fun events are there.

  • Emily says:

    I am all about tacos! I have not been to Atlanta before, but we hope to do some traveling now that our kids are older. These tacos are calling to me.

  • Walk One Day In Our Shoes says:

    These are some awesome photos – they made my stomach growl!
    If I visit Atlanta anytime soon, I’m finding ALL of these spots to try!

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