Visit this authentic Mexican food spot for Georgia’s best tacos

More than 1,000 readers voted for their favorite taco. No. 4: Taqueria El Rey Del Taco (DeKalb) No. 3: Bartaco (Intown) No. 2: El Taco Veloz (Gwinnett) And the winner for 2019: Taqueria del Sol (DeKalb)

Where do you go when you want the true taste of Mexico north of the border?

Well, if you’re in Georgia, you don’t have to travel far outside of Atlanta to get it.

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In fact, there are several spots around the U.S. that offer delicious tacos and they’ve recently been compiled in a ranking on Lovefood.com.

“What makes a great taco will always be a matter for debate,” the website said. “There are the traditionalists but also those who get most excited about the potential to experiment with different ingredients. The search for the best has taken us to both ends of the spectrum.”

For those on the traditional end of the spectrum, a Doraville Mexican restaurant is just where you need to go.

El Rey Del Taco promises customers can “expect real Mexican food nothing less than delicious.” Popular menu options include mini tacos and Quesadilla Con Tortilla Hecha A Mano, or a handmade tortilla quesadilla, according to Postmates.

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“The traditional Mexican taqueria with late-night hours serves carne asada (grilled and sliced beef), barbacoa (slow-cooked goat meat) and Mexican chorizo. However, the carnitas (slow-cooked pulled pork) are known for having loads of flavor,” LoveFood.com said, referring to Yelp reviews that raved about Mexico’s answer to pulled pork.

It’s not just Yelpers who enjoy the authentic tastes of El Rey Del Taco, either. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Best of Atlanta 2020 poll saw the taco spot tie with Bartaco for third place, up from fourth place a year earlier.

Visit the taqueria, which is open for dine-in and pickup with COVID-19 safety precautions in place, at 5288 Buford Hwy in Doraville.

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