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Taqueria El Rey Del Taco

Mexican Restaurant and Taco Place$$$$
  • Has a stamp of approval from Eater and AJC
    • Eater
    • AJC
  • Julie J.
    "Try the Milanese De Carne Torta w/ Rice & Beans -"(7 Tips)
    Julie J.
    "My fave is carnitas (via @Foodspotting)"(7 Tips)
    "Chorizo, chicken and carne asada on corn tortillas were great."(5 Tips)
    Doug Z.
    "Best late night eatery with awesome tacos!"(5 Tips)
78 Tips and reviews
  • tacos
  • tortas
  • carnitas
  • good for a late night
  • authentic
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  • Creative Loafing Atlanta
    The carnita tacos on freshly made tortillas are some of the best in the city (top 100, in fact). Bite into the succulent hunks of slow-cooked pork with a hint of barbecue bite & judge for yourself. Read more
  • Tricia B.
    Tricia BeanApril 3, 2017
    Mushroom, fish and shrimp tacos, queso and Texas margarita. handmade tortillas for ex $. Mushroom favorite! Pass on queso/shrimp taco. sauces on the table were good. Fresh limes and Texas margarita +!
  • Creative Loafing Atlanta
    The goat meat in the chivo taco is slow-cooked with chilies, tomatoes, and secret spices until it's fall-apart tender. Add a little cilantro, onion, and green salsa, and that hangover is gone. Read more
  • AJC
    AJCMarch 30, 2015
    This traditional taqueria is open (nearly) 24 hours a day, so you can get your fix any time. Order the hand made tortillas (trust us), and select your filling. The lengua and al pastor are favorites. Read more
  • Jesse-Emily P.
    Jesse-Emily PritchettFebruary 24, 2013
    Start off with their goat meat tacos as an appetizer or meal! I ordered the sarapas (steak, bell pepper,onions, bacon, and ham, topped with cheese). Very filling and plenty left over
  • Carmen S.
    Carmen SissonMay 21, 2014
    Excellent late night meal. Four tacos was plenty. I highly recommend two al pastor tacos and two chorizo, all pleasantly charred. I didn't like the goat and found the asada to be a bit tough and dry.
  • May ♍.
    May ♍November 2, 2015
    Tacos like back in Mexico! Will definitely be back for them!! Also, flawless Torta Mexicana, Quesadillas, Burritos and Nachos. And oh my! They serve large goblets of potent Texas Margaritas
  • Macajuel
    MacajuelMarch 18, 2017
    This place stays open till 4 am so it's great for that quick midnight taco fix. I especially like the broad range of available taco fillings including goat, tongue and pig intestines.
  • Eater
    EaterOctober 4, 2011
    Abuelas making tortillas by hand takes any taqueria to the top. Bonuses: A festive atmosphere, exceptional taco fillings, amazing salsas and open 24/7. [Eater 38 Member]
  • May ♍.
    May ♍November 2, 2015
    El Rey Del Taco is a dive, late night munchie hotspot. Totally authentic and a winner. Super fresh food, great service and festive atmosphere
  • Eater
    EaterAugust 19, 2016
    What's better than tacos for lunch or dinner? Tacos in the wee hours. Good thing El Rey Del Taco stays open until 5 or 6 a.m. Read more
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 15, 2016
    A favorite on Buford Highway, El Rey's tacos are considered by many to be the best in Atlanta. Read more
  • Samuel G.
    Samuel GreenAugust 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    I tried the fajitas de nachos on a whim and was pleasantly surprised. Try it with beef. The meet is well flavored and tender.
  • Maurice
    MauriceJuly 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the tostadas de camaron. It's a zesty shrimp salad served on a crispy corn tortilla topped with lime, avocado, onion, and cilantro.
  • @BillysBurgers
    @BillysBurgersMarch 4, 2013
    Chorizo, chicken and carne asada on corn tortillas were great. The chocolate milkshake was pretty good too.
  • Bindia M.
    Bindia MathewJuly 16, 2017
    I LOVED their chorizo tacos and laid-back atmosphere. The service was excellent! Al pastor tacos and queso fundido were ok.
  • Ross K.
    Ross KresselJuly 30, 2012
    Carnitas handmade taco. You might want to go alone, because you might not anyone to look at you while you are eating it. Yes, it's that good.
  • Sunny P.
    Sunny PodderMarch 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Place has great tacos and is open late ate there once at 4am. Always a good place after the bars to watch drunk people fight.
  • Ellen S.
    Ellen SunApril 9, 2015
    Great tacos with choice of handmade or regular tortillas. Fast and inexpensive!
  • A L.
    A LautsDecember 29, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    My favorite tacos here: chorizo, al pastor and cabeza. Make sure you pay the small extra fee for handmade (instead of flour) tortillas. All come w/ cilantro + onion, but you can request either or both
  • Amy G.
    Amy GascaFebruary 13, 2016
    Been going here since I was kid, before Americans found this gem and brought all the hype to it. Great authentic Mexican food.
  • Julie J.
    Julie JEWELeSJuly 18, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Assorted Tacos In Handmade Corn Tortilla - My fave is carnitas (via @Foodspotting)
  • Alex R.
    Alex RavenelMarch 2, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great tacos. Make sure to get the handmade tortillas, they really make it.
  • Bobby N.
    Bobby NooromidAugust 4, 2015
    Fast service, authentic cuisine, and delicious mushroom tacos.
  • Demian S.
    Demian SCJanuary 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Quesadillas with handmade tortillas are the top of the mexican cuisine here!!! Ask for mushroom or cactus if you are vegeterian.
  • Maurice
    MauriceJuly 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Bistek (steak) tortas are my new favorite!
  • Julia P.
    Julia PattersonOctober 12, 2011
    Open 20 hours a day. After Hothlanta thawed enough to leave my house, the Michelada here was a lifesaver. Read more
  • Brandon C.
    Brandon CarterJanuary 15, 2011
    Great tacos (with handmade corn tortillas), especially the steak and chicken, with fresh chips and salsa.
  • Louis M.
    Louis MetcalfAugust 14, 2016
    Tacos, tortas, margaritas! Tongue and cheek tacos are great!
  • Julie J.
    Julie JEWELeSJuly 18, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Margaritas And Queso Dip - My usual (via @Foodspotting)
  • Julie J.
    Julie JEWELeSMay 6, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Milanese De Carne Torta w/ Rice & Beans -
  • Creative Loafing Atlanta
    Creative Loafing AtlantaJanuary 24, 2012
    The Carnita taco on a freshly made tortilla is the ultimate two-bite fast food. Read more
  • Matt R.
    Matt RanlettNovember 2, 2015
    The Sarape grilled entrée was delicious - loads of bacon
  • Maurice
    MauriceJuly 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The guacamole is a must!!! You will thank me for it. ;-)
  • Ethan P.
    Ethan ParrisJune 24, 2013
    This place is amazing. Everything on the menu is delicioso!
  • Haley J.
    Haley JenkinsOctober 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything. But definitely the tacos and tortas.
  • Julie J.
    Julie JEWELeSNovember 23, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Assorted Tacos In Handmade Corn Tortilla -
  • Stevie C.
    Stevie CarlsonNovember 22, 2010
    The pork tacos are amazing! Get the handmade tortillas. The rice drink is great too!
  • Alberto Z.
    Alberto ZárateNovember 12, 2017
    It’s like Mexico flavor in did!! Love it!!!
  • #7MILE [CAL] @.
    #7MILE [CAL] @debut00January 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The fish (Tilapia) tacos are #BOMB! [CAL]
  • Pat R.
    Pat RudolphApril 27, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Authentic flavors, great service, and cold drinks.
  • Juleen P.
    Juleen Pipe DettbarnFebruary 28, 2015
    The Chorizo Huevos burrito - yummy. 😀
  • Hayley L.
    Hayley LangleyMay 26, 2016
    The food was good... otherwise this place is terrible. Service is horrible & mandatory 15% tip. Waitress dropped the food and ran. We had 1 set of silverware, never got refills, never asked how it was
  • Doug Z.
    Doug ZiskaFebruary 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best late night eatery with awesome tacos!
  • Evan P.
    Evan ParrishOctober 28, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Gotta get the tacos with handmade tortillas
  • Nikhil T.
    Nikhil TayalJanuary 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Pollo burrito onion cilantro rice beans all inside , very good
  • Jason K.
    Jason KApril 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't underestimate the tortas. They're wholesome and filling.
  • Julie J.
    Julie JEWELeSJuly 27, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Chips, Salsa, Cheese Dip - After two long days on set, time to pig out! ;)
  • Jennifer Y.
    Jennifer YoungelmanJuly 10, 2014
    Came in late at night and there was only one other table and they were leaving. Ended up waiting about 20 mins before we asked about our drinks. We left. Terrible service!
  • Mr_Tree
    Mr_TreeDecember 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Place is awesome! Steak burritos are the best!!
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