The Best Mexican Restaurants in Atlanta

The OpenTable Team

With a vibrant community atmosphere, long and storied history, a booming economy and thriving culinary scene, Atlanta has blossomed into one of the most exciting cities in the United States. The best Mexican restaurants in Atlanta deliver some of the best meals in "Hot'Lanta" with a unique style that blends Southwest influences with Southern tradition. But where are the city's smartest, savviest diners eating out when they're craving the best Mexican restaurants in Atlanta? Welcome to the Tastemaker List. Here, we've explored data from scores of in-the-know diners throughout Atlanta. Whether you seek a neighborhood favorite with great burritos and or a white table-clothed dinner with creative Asian fusion dishes, you can find it all in the ATL. Select from one of these great restaurants and enjoy!

Restaurants:Casi Cielo Mexican Cuisine, Chido and Padre's, Uncle Julio's - Sandy Springs
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Mexican
Neighborhoods:Sandy Springs, Buckhead
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Casi Cielo Mexican Cuisine

$$$$·Mexican·
Sandy Springs
560 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
This Roswell Road hot spot features authentic Oaxacan cuisine and is one of the best Mexcian restaurants in Atlanta. Head out to the Sandy Springs section to enjoy the colorful, crRead more
94% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Atlanta / Georgia
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Chido and Padre's

$$$$·Mexican·
Buckhead
264 reviews
  • Happy Hour
  • Casual
  • Fun
Chido & Padre's is a relaxed and fun Andrews Drive hot spot with one of the best Happy Hour menus in Atlanta. Head in to this lively location every afternoon to enjoy the fabled ChRead more
Outdoor Eating in Atlanta / Georgia
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Uncle Julio's - Sandy Springs

$$$$·Mexican·
Sandy Springs
378 reviews
  • Fun
  • Lunch
  • Good for a Date
Those trekking out to the suburb of Sandy Springs or to the Perimeter Mall can find one of the best Mexican restaurants in Atlanta. Uncle Julio's “Mexican From Scratch” is an autheRead more
Mexican in Atlanta / Georgia
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Uncle Julio's - Atlanta Peachtree Road

$$$$·Mexican·
Buckhead
301 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Group Bookings
The Peachtree Road location of this celebrated Mexican chain is a fun spot for a night out on the town. Grab a seat in the colorful dining room and order some of the Uncle Julio's Read more
Mexican in Atlanta / Georgia
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Alma Cocina - Downtown

$$$$·Latin American·
Downtown
2,089 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
This modern, upscale spot off of Peachtree Street is one of the best Mexican restaurants in Atlanta. The sleek and stylish decor is the ideal backdrop for the elegant and inventiveRead more
98% recommended
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Tin Lizzy's - Midtown

$$$$·Tex-Mex·
Midtown
98 reviews
  • Casual
  • Fun
  • Great Beer
Tin Lizzy's is a captivating mixture of Mexican and Georgian cuisine. The colorful plates and recipes bring together the flavors of both regions to create something new. Start withRead more
Fit for Foodies in Atlanta / Georgia
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Red Pepper Taqueria

$$$$·Mexican·
Decatur
80 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Neighbourhood Gem
The tacos are the main attraction at this lively Briarcliff Road local favorite. Stop in and choose from the Red Pepper's extensive taco menu of favorites, all on warm flour or corRead more
87% recommended
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Zocalo

$$$$·Mexican·
Midtown
150 reviews
  • Casual
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Cozy
Zocalo's authentic cuisine, impeccable service, and Midtown location make it one of the best Mexican restaurants in Atlanta. This upscale place is also an excellent spot for al freRead more
100% recommended
Outdoor Eating in Atlanta / Georgia
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Nacho Daddy- Duluth

$$$$·Mexican·
Duluth
49 reviews
For one of the most unique Mexican restaurants in the Atlanta area, try Nacho Daddy. This acclaimed hot spot takes nachos from pub-food appetizers to main courses with style and crRead more
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El Ponce

$$$$·Mexican·
Midtown
20 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Comfort Food
  • Lunch
This relaxing favorite on Ponce de Leon Avenue is one of the best spots for outdoor dining in Atlanta. It's also one of the best Mexican restaurants in Atlanta. Grab a spot out on Read more
83% recommended
Outdoor Eating in Atlanta / Georgia
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The Original El Taco

$$$$·Tex-Mex·
Virginia Highland
19 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
El Taco's Virginia Highland location is a fun, lively spot for some of the best Tex-Mex in Atlanta. The creative menu includes their signature “Mexican Pizza” dish, with black beanRead more
Child-Friendly in Atlanta / Georgia
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Taqueria Tsunami - Sandy Springs

$$$$·Mexican·
Sandy Springs
91 reviews
  • Lunch
Asian and Mexican flavors come together to create something special at the Taqueria Tsunami. This hot-spot fusion place is one of the most innovative restaurants in Atlanta. FeaturRead more
100% recommended
Child-Friendly in Atlanta / Georgia
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Jimmy's Tequila & Carnes

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chamblee
105 reviews
  • Casual
  • Child-Friendly
  • Good for a Date
Head out to Doraville to enjoy one of the best Mexican restaurants in Atlanta at Jimmy's. This combination Mexican restaurant and steakhouse is a modern, welcoming spot for a date Read more
89% recommended
Child-Friendly in Atlanta / Georgia
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Red Pepper Taqueria - Brookhaven

$$$$·Mexican·
Brookhaven
22 reviews
  • Casual
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
The Brookhaven location of this neighborhood taco spot is a lively location for good times and excellent tacos. The hand-crafted tacos come on warm flour or corn tortillas and are Read more
100% recommended
Mexican in Atlanta / Georgia
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