Cuisine: Mexican w/ American Infusion
Neighborhood: West Midtown
Address: 1200-B Howell Mill Rd. Atlanta, GA 30318
Phone: (404) 352-5811
All praises due to my friend and business partner, Tory "Grim" Edwards for putting me on to this magnificent place back in April of this year!!! If you've never been here, you are truly missing out on something special. The food is great, the place always seems sunny and bright (due to the many windows and the white paint on the walls), and the service is extremely prompt and courteous. I mean, what else could you ask for??
As you see in the picture above, there's a line hanging outside the door. That line is pretty much there anytime you go. Don't let it frighten you. Yes, the restaurant is busy. But, there's not much room for a line on the inside so they have to push it out the door. It may not be as bad as you think. However, here comes plus number 1 - MARGARITAS. While you're waiting in line, they allow you to walk inside and order a drink from the bar (I recommend the frozen margarita) and take it back outside while you wait. Beat that!!! Also, don't forget to grab a menu while you're waiting. Remember, the line is long so you don't wanna play the folks behind you.
menu, you'll notice that it is not littered with a million items. While some may argue that this displays a lack of variety, you'll appreciate it later when your food shows up hot and fresh almost less than five minutes later. Like many Mexican restaurants, Taqueria Del Sol will bring you some tortilla chips and salsa to your table. However, I ALWAYS order the Salsa Trio and some Queso Dip to go with my chips. Their queso is amazing!!! And, it comes out piping hot!!!
Now, while I've tried a respectable portion of the menu, there's nothing better than their specialty - TACOS. I usually order 2 fried chicken tacos and one fish taco. Feel free to order the beef brisket taco if you like. It's not one of my favorites but to each his own. They keep the tacos pretty simple. Some tartar sauce here, some jalapenos there, a little lettuce and tomato and VOILA, Magic (Future voice)!!! When you bite into them, you'll instantly notice the non-Taco Bell, non-Moe's-ish quality about the tacos. There aren't hundreds of flavors and textures bursting in your mouth all at once. It's even, consistent, and delicious throughout. The chicken and the fish are seasoned very well and the sauce and peppers compliment them well. And, if you're really feeling good, dip your taco in the queso dip!!! Oh boy (Jazze Pha voice)!!
Stop by and let me know that you think.
What's Great: Food, Prompt Service, Prices, Margaritas
What Ain't: Waiting in line, Seating (sometimes)
Ideal For: EVERYONE