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“Stay clear, HORRIBLE, RUDE service and average food!!!!”
Review of El Rey del Taco

El Rey del Taco
Ranked #459 of 3,945 Restaurants in Atlanta
Price range: US$2 - US$10
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Atlanta, Georgia
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65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Stay clear, HORRIBLE, RUDE service and average food!!!!”
Reviewed 17 March 2013 via mobile

Where to begin. How about the horrible and rude server we had that bearly spoke English, rolled her eyes because we couldn't speak Spanish. Didn't bring us our chips and salsa or waters. Also asked for cheese dip, never came. Asked to speak to a manager, no one came over.
Food arrives, mediocre tacos at best. Ate a few bites and left. Never got my drinks. We will never return.

Best part...they auto tip 15%!!!

Don't ever go!!

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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Atlanta, Georgia
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Excellent real Mexican”
Reviewed 27 September 2012

Ask for the Spanish menu to see the real food- tongue, goat etc.. Worth the taste-sensation to try real Mexican when it is available, and this restaurant, open until early morn every night, is worth the experience.

Visited September 2012
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Atlanta
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45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Hole in the wall Heaven!”
Reviewed 23 April 2012

This restaurant has a look of a dump but the food is authentic and fantastic. Especially those Tacos for $1.60...you can't ask for more.

We always order Al Pastor, Chorizo tacos. You can have a corn tortilla if you want for extra price. Their burritos and combos are also very good.

This place is also open late into the night...something like 4 or 5am. The service is slow though. Also, Don't expect English channels in this place. They always play Mexican channels. Parking is decent.

The only knock in the rating is because of their ambiance and slow service.

  • Visited April 2012
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1 Thank Falcons023
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74 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Best AUTHENTIC Mexican outside of Mexico!”
Reviewed 31 October 2011

This place may not have the atmosphere of some of the other over rated and over priced places in Atlanta but I'm a foodie and this place cannot be beat. Real Mexican, not slop beans and rice is served here. The tacos are amazing - get the handmade ones for extra flavor - lengua, chorizo, chicken, al pastor, mmmm! The salsas they serve at the table with limes are spicy hot but oh so good! Paradilla - holy cow - you can't stop eating it! Never had a bad meal and service is fast and efficient.

  • Visited October 2011
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1 Thank Gatorgrrl68
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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“I haven't had anything bad yet.”
Reviewed 10 December 2009

I haven't had anything bad yet.

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