Georgia’s best ‘hole in the wall’ Mexican food is in a Woodstock gas station

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WINNER: Best Mexican food in metro Atlanta 2020

We’ve already established you can find good food at a gas station, whether it’s fried chicken or a huge burger. Now, apparently, that applies to Mexican food.

Cheapism, the website that finds “the best products and services at the best prices,” looked at customer reviews, photos and critics’ opinions to find hidden gems that are serving up fantastic Mexican food in each state.

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“You can find standout tacos, burritos, tortas and other specialties from food trucks, buses, carts, outdoor kitchens, and inside convenience stores, you just have to know where to look,” it wrote on its website announcing the best hole-in-the-wall Mexican food in each state.

The pick for Georgia “isn’t remotely fancy, but the food makes up for it, right down to the rice and beans, customers say.” Customers also say you should ignore the fact this place is in a BP gas station.

El Serranito, on Highway 92 in Woodstock, has tacos, burritos and quesadillas on the menu, but also makes cemitas poblanas, tamales and tortas.

“Tacos and tostadas are LEGIT,” Emma M. of Cumming wrote in her five star Yelp review of the restaurant. “The presentation for the tostadas is even amazing. This is definitely the best authentic Mexican food I have had in the area. Just wasted 40$ at Pure Taqueria down the road, for lunch, and told my boyfriend I want El Serranito for dinner tonight. My palette needs cleansing.”

Matthew S. of Roswell also gave El Serranito five stars. “The best tacos I’ve ever had. I’m moving a couple hours away and I’m gonna miss this place as much as my family, if not a little more. Deserves more than 5 stars, try them out,” he wrote.

Cheapism recommends you order “a torta on a sesame-seed flecked bun full of asada and wrapped in foil to contain the mess. If tacos are more your style, try the fried fish taco topped with slaw and the creamy, spicy orange salsa. If roasted corn covered in mayo and cheese is on special, don’t skip it.”

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