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13 Atlanta Restaurants to Celebrate Cinco De Mayo

Not sure where to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year? I’ve put together a list of some of the top Mexican restaurants around Atlanta. There’s probably one in this list nearby for your Cinco de Mayo Celebration.


Rock ‘N’ Taco – A newbie to Buckhead’s dining scene it Rock ‘N’ Taco. If you are a foodie, you’ll definitely want to visit here. The chef hails from some of the Buckhead Life Restaurant Group restaurants. This gourmet taqueria features tacos like the Roasted Lamb and Duck Confit. Don’t miss out on Chef Gabriel’s flan for dessert. They’ve also got a new location in Sandy Springs perfect for Cinco de Mayo.

Tacos and Tequilas – Located on Roswell Road in Buckhead, you wouldn’t know such a festival spot was tucked away in this strip mall. Start your Cindo de Mayo festivities off with a jalapeno margarita. I love their empanadas and their steak dishes are superb especially the steak specialties.

Buckhead, Midtown, Perimeter and Grant Park- Tin Lizzy’s
Party the Cinco de Mayo night away at all the Tin Lizzy locations. They’ll have multiple bars and lots of festive music. And of course the Buckhead location has one of the best patios for margarita sipping!
3639 Piedmont Road
Atlanta, GA 30305

The Battery Atlanta

The El Felix

Oh. My. God. The brisket queso (pictured above)at the El Felix to die for. I can’t tell you how in love with it I am. But you should get other things. I’m also a sucker for the chicken mole enchiladas. And did you know they are going to serve drinks and food from the truck via the walk up window? Can’t wait to hit them up again!

Old Fourth Ward / Cabbagetown

Agave – If you’re looking for a more upscale spot to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, think about Agave with it’s southwestern decor and beautiful brick walls. Splurge and get the fried lobster tail. It’s so worth it! Scallops and Shrimp and Jalapeno Grits are terrific too.


Located in Krog Street Market, Superica is a great choice for Cinco de Mayo celebrations.  With a lovely patio, you can grab a table with your pals or just belly up to the bar and order a margarita or cerveza. Delicious chips and salsas and the best sauce. Get the Pollo Perfecto, a crispy chicken leg and thigh covered in mole sauce. Want to celebrate early? They open for breakfast at 8am and serve it until 2 pm.

Virginia Highlands

The Original El Taco
Wonderful chips and salsa and margaritas in a beautiful atmosphere. Great place to party for Cinco de Mayo!

Nuevo Laredo

I have to mention Nuevo Laredo as it is a staple as far as Atlanta Mexican restaurants go, but I can’t imagine how crazy busy this place is going to be on Cinco de Mayo.
1495 Chattahoochee Ave
Atlanta, GA 30318

Taqueria del Sol
Lots of delicious menu items like salsa trio starter (verde, asada and fresca), the shrimp corn chowder, the Memphis taco (smoked pork, jalapeño cole slaw, tequila BBQ sauce), the fish taco (poblano tartar sauce and pickled jalapeños).
1200-B Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, GA

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Brookhaven and Druid Hills 

Red Pepper Taqueria
They offer lots of organic ingredients in their food and unique combinations. Think shrimp and kale tacos (love them!). For Cinco de Mayo, they’ll have discounted margaritas and other drink specials.

Raging Burrito

Raging Burrito has a great patio. So, seems to be perfect if you’ll be in Decatur for Cinco de Mayo.
141 Sycamore St
Decatur, GA 30030


Perimeter/ Sandy Springs

Teela Taqueria
City Walk at Sandy Springs
227 Sandy Springs Place
Suite 506
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Cheap, cheap cheap. Kind of a hole in the wall, but with decent food and drinks. Maybe it won’t be totally packed on Cinco de Mayo.
2071 Savoy Dr
Atlanta, GA 30341


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Malika Bowling

Malika is the author of several books including Culinary Atlanta: Guide to the Best Restaurants, Markets, Breweries and More! and the founder of Roamilicious. She is also a Digital Marketing and Social Media Consultant. Follow us @Roamilicious on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for the content not shared on the blog. And don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter (subscribe box below) and never miss a contest, giveaway or the latest must visit restaurant!

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