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The Original El Taco
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For National Cheese Day we're singing, "Pour some queso on me. Ooh in the name of love."
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We're celebrating National Margarita Day a bit early on Thursday with build-your-own margaritas! You won't want to miss this!
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We're the cure for your cabin fever! We are OPEN for dinner tonight!
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Did you miss seeing us on +CBS Atlanta Better Mornings today? Here's all you need to know about Stupid Cupid Night on Valentines Day!
A restaurant in Atlanta's Virginia-Highland neighborhood is ;planning a special Valentine's Day evening - not for lovers, but for the jilted.
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Bad break-up? Another year single? Bitter cuz you don't have a sitter? We've all been there. If you’re dreading the arrival of February 14th this year, you’re in luck.

El Taco is here to make you feel better by throwing one heck of an ANTI-Valentine’s Day party in your honor!

We’ll have shots of Jilted Juice (pineapple-infused tequila) for $4 each and the Rebound-a-Rita (blood orange skinny margarita) for $6 each or $25 for a pitcher.

Bring your single friends for our “Misery Loves Company” dinner special. It serves 3-5 people and includes:

Your choice of:
> Classic Tastes Trio (salsa, guacamole, queso blanco), Trio Royale (salsa, guacamole, queso royale) or Veggie Mexican Pizza
> 10 tacos of your choice
> Your choice of two desserts

This whole shebang is only $60 (plus tax and gratuity), and you can add a pitcher of our Rebound-a-Ritas for $20 more. That’s a savings of $5!

Are you the only one of your friends still single? Come celebrate Stupid Cupid with us, and who knows, you might just meet that special someone! For reservations for groups of 7 or more, call 404.873.4656 today.
Stupid Cupid Night
Fri, February 14, 2014, 5:00 PM
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It's Nacho Libre tonight! Starting at 8:30, you can build-your-own nachos or choose from several of our own concoctions. $5 house margaritas and $2 Lone Star beers will also be available! 
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Cinco de Mayo is here!  Enjoy drink specials tonight, and it's also Hospitality Industry Night.  Get 25% off food if you show us your hospitality industry biz card or pay stub. Ole!
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We're celebrating National Margarita Day a bit early on Thursday with build-your-own margaritas! You won't want to miss this!
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Due to the dangerous conditions, we will be closed for dinner on Wednesday.
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Don't miss us on Atlanta Eats today at 10:30 on Peachtree TV! They'll show the episode again tomorrow at 10:30, too! Set your DVRs!
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It's National Taco Day! What's your favorite of our tacos? Come in tonight and order one (or a few)!
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1186 North Highland Avenue Northeast Atlanta, GA 30306
1186 North Highland Avenue NortheastUSGeorgiaAtlanta30306
(404) 873-4656eltaco-atlanta.com
$$Mexican Restaurant, American Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
American Restaurant
Latin American Restaurant
Tex-Mex Restaurant
Bar
Today 5:00 – 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 – 10:00 pmTuesday 5:00 – 10:00 pmWednesday 5:00 – 10:00 pmThursday 5:00 – 10:00 pmFriday 5:00 – 11:00 pmSaturday 11:30 am – 11:00 pmSunday 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
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El Taco is a spirited neighborhood Tex-Mex taqueria serving simple, fresh Mexican food for dinner nightly and weekend lunch.
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Tex-Mex & Oaxacan specialties at a lively, colorful venue with a range of margaritas & other drinks.- Google
"The Queso did hit the spot and the fried chicken taco with corn was amazing."
"It's not authentic Mexican food, but then, it doesn't purport to be."
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Leslie Tanner
2 months ago
One of my favorite taco joints in town. The steak taco and fried chicken are soooo good! It keeps me coming back over and over again. The skinny margaritas aren't too shabby either :)
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Rachel Pryzby
6 months ago
I love El Taco! It's not authentic Mexican food, but then, it doesn't purport to be. Come here for a tasty margaritas, delicious tacos, queso, and bottomless tortilla chips. There is also a free salsa bar with pico de gallo, habanero salsa, romesco salsa, salsa verde, cilantro, and limes. You can mix and match on your tacos, or order chips and indulge. El Taco's claim to fame is their prize wheel. Every customer gets a token with a number on it, and every hour they spin the prize wheel. If your number is called, you can win a beer, a pitcher of sangria, an app, or other assorted goodies.
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Michelle Turner
6 months ago
I had fun. But my appetite did not. It's not bad, its just not great. The fun is in the drinks and the wheel! They give everyone some number chips and they spin the wheel every hour. My table won an order of queso which was perfect! The queso was good but what made it great was the salsa bar! That's part of the fun too. They have a bar with salsas, sauces and fresh cilantro. I love cilantro and having the ability to do what I want with it is a plus!! But the menu is limited to some tacos, Mexican pizza, enchiladas. There is a board with daily specials. I picked the Salt fish fitters they had but it just tasted like potato balls. I also ordered the chorizo taco and it was okay. I added cilantro to make it better. I tasted the Mexico City grilled corn and the brisket taco and the flavors of both were just eh. Service was great because I was with a picky demanding bunch that often has special requests and the server got everything as everyone ordered and was friendly and fun. I would go there for drinks and a spin of the wheel but I would probably eat before I get there.
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Madison Phillips
9 months ago
THE BEST. I love this place. When you walk in they give you a token with a number on it and every hour they spin the wheel. If you have the number it lands on, you win a prize (shirts, shots, pitcher, tacos, cheese dip, etc). The cheese dip is AMAZING and the chicken and corn is the best. I always get the chicken and corn enchilada with the red chili sauce. This place is great for a girls night out or birthday dinner. Fun place!
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Jose Mendoza
3 months ago
I normally visit restaurants according to their positive reviews but I face reality and it was not so good. First, I don't get fooled by an amazing atmosphere or decoration. I've tried my favorite chicken fajita who wasn't well prepared (no taste, lack of salt and pepper), Pozole was like a mix of chicken with Campbell's can soup (cold). Sweet tea was more like brown sugar with water and the list goes on and on...No complementary chips and salsa along with their overprice will make you scream like when you try havanero chili salsa for the first time.
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DeVan Amor
a month ago
Knats floating atop my Drink!!!. Returned to waiter, only to have him return the same cup stirred up with the bug floating at the bottom! !! Will never EVER return
Nikki Welch
9 months ago
Excellent fish tacos - even more excellent service. The hostess and bartender were exceptionally attentive and fun to pal around with. Casual, fun environment, even on busier nights, plus the spinning wheel-of-freebies game never fails. I have won two free pitchers thanks to that wheel. Good eats, good drinks and good service all equal up to a really great time at this Highlands spot.
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Wyatt Johnson
a year ago
One of the best Mexican restaurants I have ever been to. Service can be slow(sometimes), but the food and especially the salsa is delicious. The restaurant has a wonderful atmosphere and a good outside seating area. The pico de gallo is good, and if you go you should split the Fajitas with whoever you're going with. Love it!!