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El Rey del Taco

5288 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30340-1107
+1 770-986-0032
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“al pastor” (7 reviews)
“tongue” (7 reviews)
“carnitas” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
5288 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30340-1107
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

We went to El Rey del Taco and had a good cheap lunch. The Día del Muerto decorations are spectacular. My daughter's lunch fajitas were perfect for $8 with a soda. My queso fundido was good but not melted.

Thank Maria G
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

I stopped in here last week for a quick lunch. The line was out the door around 11:45, but moved quick as we ordered in about 10 minutes. The food came out within another 10 minutes. I ordered the Memphis soft taco and the Cartina...More

Thank Travelfar222
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Several friends mentioned this restaurant. I happened by at lunch time so I swung in. The food was good and the prices fair. They give you several sauces and salsa and chips upon arrival. The pink looking sauce is HOT!!! The green sauce has avocado...More

Thank Monie G
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Went to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and were not disappointed. The food was delicious and as touted as close to authentic Mexican food as you will find in Atlanta. Customer service was outstanding in spite of the large crowd...music was blaring to celebrate...do not know...More

Thank Marianne F
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Tacos Al pasteur were good but not as good as in Mexico but close. I am not sure if our beef came off a Rottesiory like they did in Mexico either. Over all the food was good, Parking can be a challenge on weekend nights...More

Thank Edrick0330
Reviewed 30 April 2017

very busy on rainy sunday aft. service lacks a little, orders came out wrong but were corrected. food was awesome, skip margueritas, tasted like only mix. but beer was cold

Thank Elaine W
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Authentic Mexican food. The seafood cocktail is awesome. Has very fresh seafood. The salsa is fresh and spicy. The tacos are available with all the traditional fillings including tounge and "bowel" but I stuck with chicken and pork. The tortillas are made fresh to order....More

Thank saintrage
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

I stopped here because I missed the kind of tacos I was able to get for the cheap in Florida: tender meat, pliable soft tortilla, sharp bite of onions, and delicious cilantro. Now THATS a taco and I miss it in Ga. After all the...More

Thank mariposa34221
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Love the tacos here. They have a variety of meats to choose from, tongue, steak, chicken, goat, Mexican sausage, tripe to name a few. They really were busy when we was there on a Friday noon.

Thank firetater
Reviewed 10 January 2017

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...More

Thank michael p
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 10
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:00 AM
10:00 AM - 5:00 AM
10:00 AM - 5:00 AM
10:00 AM - 5:00 AM
10:00 AM - 5:00 AM
10:00 AM - 6:00 AM
10:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5288 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30340-1107
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta
  • Phone Number: +1 770-986-0032
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