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“Good food, fast service, not kid friendly.”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Taqueria del Sol

Taqueria del Sol
Ranked #164 of 413 Restaurants in Athens
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Athens, Georgia
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good food, fast service, not kid friendly.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013

Tacos are delicious and fast. It's fun to sit outside (mostly outdoor seating). But there are no high chairs (been twice and asked) and all the indoor seats are bar chairs (definitely not gonna put a toddler in those).

Visited April 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Gross.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

The atmosphere at this restaurant is very nice that is the only nice thing I can say about it. Their menu changes. It is almost self-serve with the drinks and having to order at the counter. the pork loin that I had as a daily special was completely dried out with an awful sauce. The service is non- existent.

  • Visited July 2013
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30628
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Great food! Casual atmosphere!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2013

The food is always fresh and excellent! It's a little hard to figure how what and how much to order. A woman should order at least two of tacos as they are small. Men order 3-4 depending on appetite. Dress for sitting outside as most of the seating is in open air.

  • Visited June 2013
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Greensboro, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nonstop screaming child ruined everyone's dinner”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013

We made the mistake of going to Taqueria Del Sol tonight because I was interested in one of their specials (Nashville hot chicken taco). The food was very good. My margarita (specifically with 1800 and Cointreau) was also very good. The meal was reasonably priced but by no means cheap.

Unfortunately, however, our entire dinner experience was ruined by completely thoughtless young parents who brought two children who appeared to be under the age of 3-4, one of whom screamed nonstop for at least 10-15 minutes before the presumed mother FINALLY took him outside. I guess it was more important for her to finish her dinner than for the 60+ people in the same room to be able to have their dinners in a pleasant atmosphere. About 10 minutes into this nonstop shrill screaming (over which I could not hear my husband speak), I spoke to an employee to explain why we probably would not be back. His response? "What do you want me to do about it?" Hmmm. How about something like "other customers are complaining that your child's screaming is disrupting their meals. Would you please be so kind as to take him outside until he calms down?"

At any rate, we have no interest in going back to a place where parents allow their screaming children to ruin everyone else's meals, and staff have no interest in addressing the situation.

  • Visited July 2013
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Monroe, ga
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“Good. Cheap. Quick.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2013

So normally, one only gets to pick two of those descriptions in any equation. Taqueria del Sol in Athens legitimately claims the rare quality of breaking that rule as they own all three.

The place is my Friday lunch staple. Unlike most Mexican restaurants, the chips and salsa aren't a given -- you do have to order those as a side, but there is enough to share. And the wait staff will keep the chips coming if you run out. The salsa trio is house-made as is evidenced by the slight variations with the seasons depending on which fresh ingredients are available. (when new peppers are available...you'll know it!) The menu varies weekly with a blue plate special and a special taco. But the standards are always good stand-bys. I'm partial to the fish taco, the Memphis taco (a pork mustard BBQ variation), and the brisket taco. The shrimp corn chowder is a favorite (guaranteed to open one's breathing passages), and the collards (believe it or not...a standard side dish here) are also good if you like that sort of Southern cross-cultural pairing with Tex-Mex.

The Athens location will practically beat you to your table with your order, and the staff are friendly and helpful. A lunch will run you below $10 even with the chips and salsa for the table. Dinner menu and drinks (quite a few tequila options for custom Margaritas) will, of course, be more expensive.

The atmosphere is extremely casual -- while there is some inside dining, the majority of the tables are in a covered breezeway. In cold months, there are overhead gas heaters and plastic drop curtains.

I've been with co-workers, friends, and even with family and kids -- always a positive experience.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank David J
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