Original El Taco, The

1186 North Highland Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

Open - Changes to operations

El Taco is inspired by bold Tex-Mex flavors and by the sunny street markets of Mexico.

The dinner menu and lunch menu offer simple cuisine with interesting garnishes and fresh ingredients. Some items are snacks designed to be enjoyed with a cocktail, others are generously portioned and perfect for sharing and some are downright decadent and require several margaritas or beers to chase down.

Vegetarians will enjoy our handmade masa flatbread – Mexican pizzas – a regional specialty of Oaxaca. Parents will appreciate our thoughtful kids’ menu and everyone will enjoy our salsa bar that brings an intriguing air of authenticity to the El Taco dining experience.

So pull up a seat, amigo! We’re glad you’re here!

Safety Measures

We are operating all our locations beyond CDC and state-mandated health and safety guidelines in order to do our part in keeping you and our city safe. Before you proceed with your reservation please take a moment to review our response to COVID-19. 20% service charge: During these uncertain times, we’re adding a 20% service charge in lieu of gratuity to all guest checks. This fee will be used by the restaurant to cover the additional wages paid to staff and other atypical expenses related to COVID-19. Enhanced safety and cleaning protocols: You can learn more about those efforts at We’ve gone cash-free: This will help us reduce points of contact between team members and guests.

Dinner TUES-THURS: 5:00PM - 8:30PM FRI-SAT: 5:00PM - 10:00PM SUN: 5:00PM - 8:30PM MON: CLOSED Lunch SAT-SUN: 11:30AM - 4PM