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Taqueria El Vecino

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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2743 Lavista Rd, Decatur, GA 30033-1745
+1 404-929-0301
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Fayetteville, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were at the record store next door and decided to go into this restaurant for some food and beers . We are so glad we did the atmosphere is awesome salsa bar is fun beer selection great and food amazing and we even got cupcakes to go they were so good ! And customer service was... More 

Thank Nat V
Atlanta, Georgia
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152 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've driven by the restaurant many times but had never stopped in for a meal (I'd purchased sweets from what used to be Catherine's Cupcakes which still supplies their deserts and sweet cabinet at the front of the restaurant). It was a pleasant surprise-prices are reasonable, service was attentive and in nicer weather you can eat out on a small... More 

Thank ColumbiaMDPercolate
Saint Charles, Missouri
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Two of us ordered the Elvis with different meat and cheese - both tasted great. Our third person ordered her usual and was happily satisfied as we were with the food, service and ambiance. Looking forward to our return.

Thank Pamela R
Atlanta, GA
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838 reviews
418 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Owned and operated by a neighborhood chef, Taqueria El Vecino is good and fun. It's been around for a few years and has gotten better every year. A patio was added for good weather and the food quality and service is now excellent. The ordering process is similar to most taquerias and the choice of filling and sauces likewise. You'll... More 

Thank GPBurdell67
Atlanta, Georgia
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Great deal on Tuesday's 3.00 tacos and 3.50 Tecate quarts. Always clean and owner is usually on site to ensure quality service. Nice little dipping sauces station where you can get a variety of salsas !!

Thank Dispatchn2003
Atlanta, Georgia
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Little tacqueria in a strip mall. A favorite for my kids and family. Nice salsa bar. Also do some barbeque. A few crafts on draft. Great for an easy and cheap meal

Thank chrisdente
Atlanta, Georgia
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83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This is a really neat place. Totally a neighborhood hang out for kids and families. You should try it. The setting is in a cramped strip shopping center from the 1960s. The parking lot will make you want to drink a few margaritas. Once inside, or on the patio, in my case, it becomes a fun place to have dinner.... More 

Thank Bodacious123
Grayson, Georgia
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538 reviews
445 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

What I like about their mexican food is their variety of tacos and the salsa bar. Love the choices on the bar to add to your meal. The staff is fine and the inside is clean, but nothing out of the ordinary. We ordered and paid at the counter. Nice neighborhood eatery....

Thank katork
Suwanee, Georgia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

A little slow initially upon seating. No mention of the salsa bar. Chips just came with two empty salsa dishes. One of us ordered the Burrito Mojado, skirt steak, black beans and roasted corn. Served with salsa and cueso. Good size portion and very tasty. The other had the Stuffed Avocado with Chicken Enchilada. Very unusual but very tasty. We... More 

Thank Kurt B
Atlanta, Georgia
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

This is a casual, neighborhood Mexican restaurant, with a twist! Very good, fresh ingredients, tasty Mexican food. The margaritas were great. The fried avocados were awesome! My only complaint would be that they need larger bowls for the wonderful salsas - several varieties. Planning to return soon.

Thank ACtheworld

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2743 Lavista Rd, Decatur, GA 30033-1745
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: +1 404-929-0301
We serve fresh Mexican dishes homemade in our kitchen daily. We have a salsa bar with freshly made salsas that range from the mild to the wild. We also offer BBQ with a South of the Border twist. Our tequilas and beer taps are always changing! Check out our daily specials and bring the family to Sunday Brunch!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?