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Best Mexican restaurant

Chepe's beautiful fish tacos. Photo courtesy Chepe's Mexican Grill

Chepe's beautiful fish tacos. Photo courtesy Chepe's Mexican Grill

YOUR PICKS

1) Chepe’s Mexican Grill

You say, “Our family has a tradition of eating at Chepe’s on Friday nights. We love the food, the service and the atmosphere. Everything we have eaten has been awesome and the staff is so very friendly and efficient. Sometimes there is a wait, but it’s well worth it, I promise.”

2) The Bridge Gourmet Mexican

3) Nuevo Laredo Cantina

4) La Parrilla

5) Taqueria Los Hermanos

The tlayuda, a specialty from the Mexican state of Oaxaca, from Taqueria La Oaxaquena. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

The tlayuda, a specialty from the Mexican state of Oaxaca, from Taqueria La Oaxaquena. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

OUR PICKS

1) Taqueria La Oaxaquena

Dining critic Meridith Ford Goldman says, “No place serves the mystery that is masa as well as this real-deal joint in Jonesboro. This is soul food, Mexican-style, and specializing in the wonders of Oaxaca.” See her complete round-up for more on each of these Mexican marvels.

2) Celia’s Carniceria y Supermercado

3) El Rey del Taco

4) San Pancho

5) Taqueria el Vecino

542 comments Add your comment

Darleen Alexander

January 19th, 2010
12:17 pm

El Jinete in Centerville/Snellville is without a doubt the best Mexican around. The staff is friendly and the service is great.

Belinda

January 19th, 2010
12:47 pm

The El Torero restaurants are my favorite. The special stuffed chicken quesadillas are wonderful. The chips and salsa are the best. They need to open one up in the Loganville area.

Lauren

January 19th, 2010
12:59 pm

Best mexican in Atlanta is def. Nuevo Laredo Cantina! hands down.

Ashley

January 19th, 2010
1:12 pm

Nuevo Laredo Cantina!

Aubrey

January 19th, 2010
3:04 pm

Nuevo Laredo without a doubt

Brad

January 19th, 2010
3:16 pm

for more traditional food, Nuevo Laredo Cantina. for less traditional, Tin Lizzy’s can’t be beat.

Be Nice

January 19th, 2010
3:18 pm

Tara Humata in Alpharetta hands down!

Robby

January 19th, 2010
3:48 pm

El Taco, Taco Veloz, Taquaria Del Sol, Zoccolo (the tripyest Margaritas in town!!).

Julia

January 19th, 2010
3:53 pm

LA PARRILLA MEXICAN RESTAURANT. Authentic food (nothing from a can) best margaritas. I recommend the La Parrilla Margarita, you will only need a couple of those, and you’ll be singing and dancing with the live music they have on the weekends. Fast service, friendly, but most of all, Excellent food. I know of 3 locations I’ve been to; Powder Springs (my favorite one) Marietta (close to the Marietta Square), Marietta (close to crossing of Dallas Hwy. and Barrett Pkwy), and there’s one in Alpharetta off of exit 12 (?), and one in Stockbridge. You have to get there before seven if you don’t want to wait, or if you don’t mind waiting get there when the crowd gets there!!! It’s a lot more fun and more festive!

SS

January 19th, 2010
4:18 pm

TC

January 19th, 2010
4:44 pm

NO MAS is the best in Atlanta…best shrimp enchiladas in town and great staff and decor!

The Moons

January 19th, 2010
5:09 pm

La Casita in East Atlanta Village

WW

January 19th, 2010
5:48 pm

Monterrey’s Mexican Restaurant Hwy 5., Douglasville, GA is the best. Everything they serve taste wonderful along with their margaritas/drinks. Prices are great and the employees are extremely nice.

Dishing With Donna

January 19th, 2010
5:56 pm

Just ate at a gourmet mexican restaurant in Roswell called The Bridge. It was wonderful authentic cuisine and definitely deserves a go-see!
Read more about my experiences on my radio food show blog: http://www.dishingwithdonnashow.blogspot.com

Rusty

January 19th, 2010
7:21 pm

Pure Taquaria in Alparetta. Excellent fish or shrimp tacos. Their Sedgewick margaritas are lethal.

T. Hall

January 19th, 2010
9:34 pm

Two places that I know of,1 in Lilburn, 1 in Tucker Los Hamonos not sure if spelled correctly.

Chris

January 19th, 2010
10:38 pm

Al Amigo over on Howell Mill: Tacos de Carne Asada are better than box seats at a Braves game!

Karen

January 20th, 2010
8:21 am

New in Loganville – Mi Mexico – very good. Great roasted salsa!

BK

January 20th, 2010
8:23 am

We will drive from Alpharetta to Nuevo Laredo when we feel like eating great Mexican food. Lot’s of local Mexican restaurants closer – none even close to the food quality.

weeniedogmom

January 20th, 2010
8:23 am

Monterrey in Smyrna. Thankfully they just reopened after relocating from the old Belmont Hills location.

TR

January 20th, 2010
8:24 am

Bridge Mexican Gourment in Roswell is fantastic!!!!! Best mexican food i’ve had yet. Great friendly staff too!!!

Marl

January 20th, 2010
8:25 am

Uncle Julio’s-I love the salsa and they have the best Tamale’s!

WANDA

January 20th, 2010
8:25 am

I LOVE ON THE BORDER RESTAURANT ON BARRETT PKWY. THE FOOD IS SUPER FRESH
AND THE STAFF IS WELL TRAINED.

Wayne

January 20th, 2010
8:31 am

Cazadores Mexican Restaurant
3165 Johnson Ferry RD
Chimachanga or fajitas!!!! with a frozen margarita

Todd

January 20th, 2010
8:34 am

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el hermoso

January 20th, 2010
8:34 am

The Border on Cobb Parkway in Smyrna. Awesome food and great service!

Ms. Franklin

January 20th, 2010
8:35 am

NUEVO LAREDO CANTINA. Fantastic Food! Fabulous Service! Friendly Staff! Fun Atmosphere! Even the wait is cool. Oh yeah, the Margaritas are off-the-chain. HANDS DOWN THE BEST MEXICAN AROUND!

Eric

January 20th, 2010
8:39 am

Mexican food is like pizza and sex. Even when it’s bad, it’s still pretty good. Mexican restaurants are all basically the same.

Bubba

January 20th, 2010
8:40 am

Flying Biscuit!

kitanya

January 20th, 2010
8:40 am

Laparilla on Howell Mill Rd.

C

January 20th, 2010
8:43 am

I see no one said Pappasoti’s! I haven’t been in awhile, but it used to br great

C

January 20th, 2010
8:43 am

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Pat

January 20th, 2010
8:43 am

Mexico Lindo
South Cobb Drive
Smyrna, GA

emptyseats

January 20th, 2010
8:44 am

If you want to wairt for 2 hours then go to Nuevo Laredo, if not got to check out Jalisco’s in the Peachtree Battle Shopping center

dawg fan

January 20th, 2010
8:47 am

Frontera!!!!

Dan

January 20th, 2010
8:47 am

Mexico City Gourmet goes way beyond your ordinary Tex-Mex, plus free live music on weekends.

Juan Ortiz

January 20th, 2010
8:49 am

No Mas, by far!!

Pepto

January 20th, 2010
8:49 am

Best place for diarrhea is Taco Bell… 4th poop! They should rent their food.

Tre Boogie

January 20th, 2010
8:50 am

The El Torero. El Diablo is the best.. Best MARGARITA’s in the ATL

Nate

January 20th, 2010
8:50 am

Pappasitos in Marietta. Hands down. La Parilla is good, but not Pappasitos.

Domingo Robles

January 20th, 2010
8:52 am

I believe No Mas has got to be the best in Atlanta, better than Nuevo Laredo because you don’t have to wait in line for 3 hours before you eat. You sit down with in 10 minutes and the food is equally good if not better.

I know what I'm talking about!

January 20th, 2010
8:54 am

Taqueria Jalisco in Douglasville is the best I have ever has. It’s authentic Mexican food can’t be beat!

Max

January 20th, 2010
8:55 am

El Rey Del Taco is the best IMO. I see multiple nominations for Nuevo Laredo Cantina and I’ve never understood the reasoning behind the high regard for the place. It’s competent food at best.

cowo

January 20th, 2010
8:57 am

Unequivocably, Taqueria Del Sol. Not such a big fan of Mexican food, TDS offers dishes not drowned in greasy red stuff and covered in a pound of cheese. Fish tacos superb, and by far the best Guac in the city. Cheap, great food, friendly staff – only thing I’d change is the long lines. My fave restaurant of any type.

G

January 20th, 2010
8:59 am

Jalisco’s in Buckhead is the best hands down for authentic mexican. Best chicken enchaladas and rice ever

William

January 20th, 2010
8:59 am

Cazadores is with out a doubt the best Mexican restaraunt in metro Atlanta.

chuck e

January 20th, 2010
9:00 am

Adobo on Jones Bridge in Alpharetta…fantastic fajitas!!

G

January 20th, 2010
9:00 am

Papasitos for fajitas

Seniu

January 20th, 2010
9:01 am

Taqueria Los Hermanos on Lawrenceville Hwy in Lilburn. Not just your typical tex-mex fare. Amazing a la carte tacos. Simple, fresh, excellent!

Nelkie

January 20th, 2010
9:03 am

Hands down! None other than my all-time favorite!! PAPPASITOS!! They are the best!!! *****5 stars!! Off the chain good!