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5 Atlanta taco spots you must dominate

Published On 07/24/2014 Published On 07/24/2014
Sebastian Davis

Atlanta Food can't possibly be more Southern than soul food, right? Right... unless, of course, said food comes from South of the border like Atlanta's five best tacos -- which are stuffed with oysters, come in fried shells, and more -- all of which you should totally try.

Bartaco West Midtown

West Midtown
Barcelona’s Westside cousin isn’t subtle about wanting to absolutely own tacos. To make that happen they've got taco trays filled with tacos... um, filled with pork belly, duck, fried oysters, and whatever else they can come up with meat-wise. Continue Reading

La Urbana Tequila & Mezcal Bar

La Urbana
Their open-air atmosphere provides the perfect setting for you to get your mitts on their street food-style taco pescado, which, because this sucker's stuffed with fish, probably isn't a Spanish word for beef. But who knows?!

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Simple, savory turkey chorizo and creamy monterey jack cheese are topped with a touch of lettuce and tomato inside a crunchy deep-fried shell that goes pop in your mouth. Nothing too complicated or ridiculous, just a delicious fried crescent cradling all the meatiness you need.


Decatur’s revamped hotspot has many highlights, but let’s do a little math from their menu: shrimp + bacon x (caramelized onions + avocado) = OMG I want to eat that! Oh, and don’t worry about showing your work.

Oh Boy Rotisserie

Oh Boy! Rotisserie and Tacos
Johns Creek
A place that specializes in rotisserie chicken AND tacos? Take us there now! In fact, take a few of their slow-cooked, smoky BBQ chicken tacos and shove 'em right in our taco-hole... which is what we'll be calling our mouth after this weekend.

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1. Bartaco 969 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

This taco joint serves some of the best tacos in Westside, and we suggest trying the chef’s sampling of pork belly, duck, fried oyster, and whatever the hell else he can find meat-wise and slam between those luscious tortilla cheeks.

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2. La Urbana Tequila and Mezcal Bar 1133 Huff Road Northwest #C, Atlanta, GA 30318 (Home Park)

La Urbana is true Mexican street food. Tacos, tapas, ensaladas -- you name it they've got it. Don't miss their especialdades like the Torta Ahogada or Chile Relleno.

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3. elmyriachi 1950 Hosea L Williams Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30317 (Kirkwood)

From the geniuses that created Elmyr, this Kirkwood location knows it's burritos. We suggest the Jimmy Mucho -- s meat-laden giant that comes with your choice of meat (we recommend going with the brisket) and is topped in BBQ sauce and curtido.

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4. MARBAR 314 E Howard Ave, Decatur, GA 30030 (Decatur)

This Decatur patio is busting out a deep drink list featuring all sorts of tequilas and rums, plus Mexican-inspired eats heavy on the seafood, like their Mahi Mahi dorado taco.

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5. Oh Boy! Rotisserie and Tacos 10995 State Bridge Rd, Atlanta, GA 30082

They've got chicken AND tacos, which means you NEED to try the smoky BBQ chicken tacos, because, why not?



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