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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

C'mon

January 20th, 2010
9:04 am

La Oaxaquena. Everything else is dogfood.

Patrick

January 20th, 2010
9:04 am

The Bone Garden Cantina is awesome, around the corner from Neuvo Laredo and you won’t wait three days for a table!

Tierra is a little more Latin than Mexican, but their food is some of the best anywhere in the city.

The Mexican

January 20th, 2010
9:04 am

El Sombrero, Gainesville, nuff said!!!!

AKN

January 20th, 2010
9:06 am

Cheeky Taqueria in Suwanee has AMAZING steak burritos and quesadillas! Dos Equis taps right in some tables, weekend entertainment, friendly staff, huge portions. Love the neighborhood feel of this yummy establishment.

CSC

January 20th, 2010
9:07 am

Taqueria Los Hermanos in Lilburn, Lawrenceville and Tucker. Fresh, well-prepared food and great service, friendly atmosphere. It’s the best!

SM

January 20th, 2010
9:07 am

All Star Mexican Grill (Duluth), Taqueria los Hermanos (Lawrenceville, etc) and Taqueria del Sol (Decatur, etc) are the best that I have found in and around ATL. I am looking forward to trying the other ones listed. They all have fresh ingredients and very nice staff.

Susan

January 20th, 2010
9:11 am

I don’t care that it’s a chain in the burbs, La Parilla is my hands down fave. Jalisco was unmemorable for me and I never got all the hype about Neuvo Laredo.

L

January 20th, 2010
9:11 am

Mezcalito’s in Oakhurst has the best Mexican food in Atlanta–made fresh to order. They serve the BEST fish tacos I’ve ever eaten and their tamales are amazing.

Atlanta Mexican

January 20th, 2010
9:13 am

My favorites:

Pure
Nueva Lareda
Bone Garden
Jalisco
Taqueria del Sol

drunk dawg

January 20th, 2010
9:16 am

La Bondejo Roja is mucho fantastico! Es en Buford Hwy

lisa

January 20th, 2010
9:18 am

the best mexican is el tenampa at state bridge road and medlock bridge. the food and service are great. have been going there for 10 years and have never had a bad meal. on monday night they have half price beer on draft and tuesday half price margaritta’s.

best

January 20th, 2010
9:18 am

SANGRIA’S MEXICAN CAFE IN TUCKER – BEST OF THE BEST FOR YEARS….!!! TRY IT YOU’LL LOVE IT!

Charro

January 20th, 2010
9:19 am

definitely my own kitchen

I Love Food

January 20th, 2010
9:20 am

Taqueria Los Hermanos in Lawrenceville, Lilburn and Tucker. Amazing, authentic and a lot of unique seafood dishes.

waters38

January 20th, 2010
9:21 am

Best Tacos – Taco Veloz (WIndy Hill)
Best Tex-Mex – Uncle Julio’s (Sandy Springs)
Best Atl Mex – La Parrilla (any Location)

kh

January 20th, 2010
9:22 am

Martica

January 20th, 2010
9:23 am

Zapata is the most authentic. Foof i would eat at my Mexican relatives’ houses.

Val

January 20th, 2010
9:25 am

Correlejo in Grayson. Great owners, great food, great atmosphere and the best salsa.

Susie

January 20th, 2010
9:26 am

Dos Copas, Dacula Ga
Yummy and best bar staff around!!!

Jeffrey

January 20th, 2010
9:27 am

EL MYR PUNK ROCK TACOS!!!!!!

Dianne Ryan

January 20th, 2010
9:30 am

El Ranchero in Town Lake, Woodstock is the best!

BobDog

January 20th, 2010
9:30 am

Cinco has restaurants in Alpharetta, Duluth, and Vickery (near Polo Fields & Cumming). They are upscale, very nicely decorated, and have an innovative menu. They don’t get their food off of the same truck as the rest of the Mexican restaurants. They have soft taco choices with grilled steak, fried chicken, or fried fish, all wonderful. They have a number of other interesting dishes, a good grilled salmon dish, and good drinks. Live entertainment on weekends. Entrees range from $10 to $15.

Drew

January 20th, 2010
9:31 am

Nuevo Laredo. And it’s not even close.

Jeffrey

January 20th, 2010
9:31 am

Nuevo Laredo is good and the poster in the men’s room makes me wanna drink DOS EQUIS!!

F-105 Thunderchief

January 20th, 2010
9:32 am

Tacos El Reye, no wait that’s in Lakeport, Calif. Oh yes, Las Chivas. No, that’s in Nashville. Aw heck, I’ll just have to try some of these suggestions to see if there is good Mexican food in Atlanta.

Keep It Real

January 20th, 2010
9:34 am

EL AMIGO (Howell Mill)

LOS COLINAS (Panola rd/Covington Hwy)

Uncle Cheese

January 20th, 2010
9:35 am

The hot pockets from Kroger are a great laxative for those on the “go”.

Noelle

January 20th, 2010
9:37 am

Seconding the vote for Sangria’s. Yum!

doug

January 20th, 2010
9:38 am

Nuevo Laredo is Numero Uno !

Other Becky

January 20th, 2010
9:38 am

Like a few, I’m confused about Neuvo Laredo..It’s ok, nothing to write home about..Love Taqueria Del Sol..

Marsha

January 20th, 2010
9:40 am

Nuevo Laredo! Best Mexican food this side of the border! Not fancy, but a great value. If you want lunch, get there early!

Jade

January 20th, 2010
9:40 am

If you have the money and the patience to wait, Nuevo Laredo. Otherwise El Taco in the Highlands is my favorite!

WestSider

January 20th, 2010
9:42 am

Nuevo Laredo is mediocre at best…I pass by it every day and for the life of me cannot understand the line. It seems that it is mostly a hang-out for people who think it is cool to go there because it’s on the ‘edgy’ west side…I live on the west side and trust me, it’s not ‘edgy’, just a dump.

For Tex-Mex I think a better choice is Jalisco in Peachtree Battle or Cazadores on Johnson Ferry.

For somewhat more authentic fare Bone Garden Cantina is excellent…plus it’s on the ‘edgy’ west side without the line of poseurs standing out front.

Buhrittah

January 20th, 2010
9:43 am

La Botana in Dunwoody is yum. Very cheap family owned restaurant with a wide variety of dishes.

Christina

January 20th, 2010
9:45 am

mirza baig

January 20th, 2010
9:46 am

Frontera tex mex has good food and the best service.The staff is always happy and the Manager comes to your table and asked about the food and the service.My vote is for Frontera restaurant,in ATlanta.
MB

Melanie

January 20th, 2010
9:48 am

Nuevo Laredo Cantina! Great Mexican. 2nd choice for Tacos is PURE in Inman Park.

jackal11726

January 20th, 2010
9:49 am

Chonas mex Grill
Behind Discover mills mall

Thomas Crown

January 20th, 2010
9:49 am

Did someone really put ‘Pure’ down here?

It’s sad that no one seems to realize that the Mexicans are using their restaurants in a plot to take over our nation. They are slowly infiltrating our society and culture and soon enough we will no longer be the ‘US of A’ but North Mexico. Get ready folks. Instead of George Washington and Abe Lincoln, our kids will be learning about Pablo and Jorge. And forget about Mastercard and Visa as a method of payment, if you want something you’ll need to be toting your pesos. And don’t think they’ll stop with us either, they will one day dominate the world. They understand that food is the way to a man’s soul and they are out to steal all of our souls. Wake up folks, we’ve got to do something!!!!!!!

Ladydawg95

January 20th, 2010
9:50 am

La Nuevo Laredo / Mexico City Gourmet

keelanfish

January 20th, 2010
9:50 am

Mezcalito’s Cantina in Oakhurst gets my vote.

Melissa

January 20th, 2010
9:54 am

The Prickly Pear in Atlanta is the best I have ever had, and trust me, I am a Mexican fanatic! They have awesome tacos and margaritas. Yummy

Burker

January 20th, 2010
9:55 am

El Sombrero, Gainesville! – Freddy and his staff will take care of you!

dave

January 20th, 2010
9:56 am

Is this survey a repeat? Wasn’t this survey conducted last month?

g Berk

January 20th, 2010
9:57 am

Los Reyes in Marietta!!!!!!

Fernando Valenzuela

January 20th, 2010
9:57 am

Nuevo Laredo Cantina! Everything else is taco bell.

Matt "0-16" Millen

January 20th, 2010
9:58 am

el rey del taco….hand made tortillas with Al Pastor. Excellent!

LDF

January 20th, 2010
9:59 am

M. Ford be damned, Nuevo Laredo is easily the best. Can’t wait for them to finally open a second location.

joy

January 20th, 2010
10:00 am

Jalisco is fantastic; been at P’tree Battle for about 30 years. It has always been great, hot and fresh!

Mexican Food Critic

January 20th, 2010
10:00 am

without a doubt Nuevo Laredo