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Rock N Taco, Buckhead, Atlanta, Under the Radar Rooftop Destination


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Rock N Taco, a Buckhead restaurant / bar, only open for about a year is headed by Chef Gabriel Panama. I first met him earlier this year at his new concept, Red Martini, a late night lounge featuring fancy cocktails and sushi. Once I got a taste of his cooking, I knew a visit to Rock N Taco was in order.


(L) Ceviche, (R) Oysters served with house made sauce

Chef Panama really gave us the royal treatment, spoiling us with a bevy of items to start including Oysters, Egg rolls and Ceviche to start at Rock N Taco. My personal favorite, the Ceviche, comes with shrimp and large chunks of lobster, and is a bargain at just $11.


Taco trio at Rock n Taco

The highlight of the menu at Rock N Taco are the gourmet tacos with a variety of 20 to choose from between 3 and 4 bucks. Unique ones include the Duck Confit, Roasted Lamb and Mediterranean with smoked salmon, capers, goat cheese and a basil aioli. But if you love or even just like Tuna Poke, you are making a mistake if you don’t get at least one of these tacos. I don’t know how they can fill it full of so much goodie for just 4 dollars. This is sushi grade tuna, seaweed salad and a wasabi mousse. Wowza!

If you like fajitas, Rock N Taco makes fantastic ones. We got the sampler with shrimp, chicken, steak and tofu (see the sizzle in the video above). Served on a volcano stone with peppers, onions, the $25 price tag says it feeds two, but this could easily feed 4 or more if you have appetizers.


As the name suggests, Rock N Taco features live music. Catch it on Fridays and Saturday evenings. Get there early if you want to snag a prime spot on the rooftop patio. Sundays feature $15 buckets of beer, $15 1lb crab legs, $10 1/2 Dz oysters and $5 Bloody Marys.

Tips: While the small lot adjacent to the restaurant fills up fast, there are plenty of other lots nearby.

Disclosure: Chef Panama hosted me for dinner, but the opinions expressed are my own. 

Rock N Taco website
3247 Roswell Rd
Atlanta, Georgia 30305

Interested in other Buckhead restaurants? Check out the list of reviews:



Big Ketch  

Bistro Niko

Blue Moon Pizza

Blue Ridge Grill



Burger 21

C & S Oyster Bar

Cafe at Pharr

Cape Dutch

Chow Bing

Del Frisco’s



Goldberg’s Deli 


Industry Tavern


Local 3 

The Painted Pin 


Red Martini


Storico Fresco 


Sushi Hoki 

Tacos and Tequilas

True Food Kitchen 


Varasano’s Pizza



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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!