A dining experience at Taqueria del Sol is not soon forgotten. While guests stand in line, order and take a seat, similar to the systems of many fast-casual restaurants, the similarities end there. The clean and playful design of all of the restaurants, the speed at which “from scratch” Southern, Mexican and Southwestern dishes are delivered, and the taste of such original selections creates a dining experience unlike many others.
Since opening in 2000, Taqueria del Sol has offered diners many inventive and delicious options for lunch and dinner. While the menu is driven by Mexican cuisine, many of the tacos and sides feature cross-cultural flair. Taqueria del Sol is truly one of a kind, juxtaposing the quality of fine dining ingredients against fast-casual prices, and offering authentic Southwestern selections as well as a variety of Southern-inspired menu choices. Christiane Lauterbach of Atlanta Magazine writes, “to this day, there is no better bang for the buck in Atlanta.” In 2007, Bon Appétit picked the Atlanta-based chain as a “Top American Restaurant.”
The winning combination of a simple menu with eclectic and flavorful dishes has kept fans of the restaurant returning day after day. Popular selections include the 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) and the turnip greens, which were voted by Garden & Gun as one of the “100 Southern Foods You Absolutely Must Try Before You Die.” Taqueria del Sol also rotates weekly specials, featuring a taco, blue plate, chef’s and seafood special. The Sloppy Jose (sloppy joe, fresh jalapeño, cheddar cheese and Fritos) and The Bob (fried shrimp, crayfish mayonnaise, and pickled jalapeños) are two of the favorite taco specials in rotation on the popular weekly menu.
Taqueria del Sol features a full bar with a wide variety of tequila, liquor and bottled beer selections. Innovative margaritas, such as the West Side (Herradura Reposado, Patron Citronge) and a “Build-Your-Own Margarita” option are just some of the great drink choices.