Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Some people love burgers, some love pizza, but me? I love tacos. If I could eat one meal for the rest of my life, hands down it would be tacos and margaritas. It’s one of the reasons why I love that my birthday falls within the same week of Cinco de Mayo – more excuses to celebrate with less guilt.
You can’t go wrong with really any taco anywhere (if you’ve really ever had a bad taco, let me know so I can avoid that place like the plague). But in the spirit of Cinco de Mayo, here are my favorite tacos in Atlanta that if you haven’t tried, you need to be trying today.
Tin Lizzy’s Mahi Mahi Taco
Fish tacos are always hit or miss for me. I’ve had some good ones and I’ve had some not so good ones. So whenever I find a great fish taco, I hold on to it for dear life. Which is why I’m so happy that Tin Lizzy’s made their Mahi Mahi taco a regular on their menu.
It comes with grilled mahi mahi, chipotle aioli, cotija cheese, and an avocado salsa. Nom.
Bartaco’s Spicy Chorizo Taco
Bartaco is one of my favorite taco spots. The Spicy Chorizo is one I always find myself ordering (along side their “secret taco” of the day) and a side of their delicious street corn. I’m not a fan of eating it on the cobb, so I always ask for it off.
El Rey del Taco Lengua (tongue) Taco
This great little spot is located on Buford Highway, where you can find some truly great eats for cheap. Another post on eating your way around Buford Highway is in the works 😉
Tongue may be something that’s a little outside your comfort zone, but if you’re feeling adventurous I highly recommend it. It’s super tender and flavorful and topped with cilantro and onions. Splurge the extra $0.25 for homemade tortillas. You can thank me later.
Pure Taqueria’s Carnita Taco
Pure Taqueria has been open near my house for just over a year or so and is one of my favorite happy hour spots during the summer. Our location has a roof top bar and patio area that makes margarita sippin’ all the more enjoyable with nice weather.
My favorite taco is the Carnitas tacos with braised pork, tomatillo-avocado salsa, and pico de gallo. It comes in corn tortillas but if you’re like me sometimes prefer flour, you can substitute those out.
Tin Lizzy’s Southern Comfort Taco
I’m not usually a huge advocate of the big chains, but Tin Lizzy’s Southern Comfort will always be one of my favorites. If you’ve never tried it, it’s grilled chicken tossed in a a spicy barbecue sauce and then topped with fried pickles and feta cheese. The combination may sound weird, but I promise it’s one you won’t be sorry you tried.
Verde’s Barbacoa Taco
There are several tacos at Verde that I really enjoy, but my favorite is definitely the Barbacoa taco. It’s seasoned braised beef in a pepper sauce with queso fresco, cilantro, and pickled onions. It is a little on the greasy side so keep some napkins handy, but it’s a small price to pay for a great beef combination.
Also, just a side note that Verde has my favorite margaritas and they are lethal. No joke, two of these babies will have you feeling good.
This doormat shows my mood lately. Sorry, not sorry. But really though, how adorable is this? I’ve been all about the tongue in cheek home decor lately and this mat sitting outside my front door is no different! You can find it here (p.s. it’s under $30 with shipping!). I just wish mine was still looking as clean as this one – it’s currently covered in pollen. Thanks, Spring.
Which tacos did I miss that are your favorites? Comment with the below!