Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Taqueria del Sol day!

About to do some shopping off Howell Mill with both of my "kids" home from out of town, and we have decided we HAVE to go to Taqueria del Sol for some energy! The restaurant has 4 locations - the one we were going to on Howell Mill, and there's one at 359 W Ponce de Leon in Decatur, another at 2165 Cheshire Bridge Road and one in Athens, located at 334 Prince Ave.

The restaurant is totally casual, and it's located sort of awkwardly atop a hill in a parking lot. Prepare to wait in line - but, the line moves fairly quickly, and it's worth it! Can't find a better bargain when dining out for some really good food.

You move from the front holding pattern area into the main dining area where you order from a cashier. There are no substitutes (as I found out when I asked if I could sub corn tortillas for the flour ones - answer was a curt, "NO." There are menus available to peruse as you wait, and you better be ready when you get to the register!

After ordering your food, you'll find a table you like, and the food is delivered within minutes. It's very good, fast, food. We were there at lunch so weren't interested in alcohol, but I bet the margaritas are good.

Photo Credit: Cate Bogue

As you can see, the menu is limited, but everything I've ever had there is very good.

Decor is minimalist - exposed ceilings, straight back wood chairs and plain square tables. But the atmosphere is still fun and clean and no frills.

We chose to eat on their patio, as it was a fabulous Atlanta weather day for March.

We started with an order of guacamole and an order of 3 salsas and chips. The chips were light and delish!

All 3 salsas were fantastic!

And we are guac fanatics, and this one didn't let us down.

Photo Credit: Cate Bogue

Our group of 4 were all interested in tacos, so among us we sampled fish tacos, Memphis tacos, Carne Asada tacos and vegie tacos. All were great, but the fish taco was the favorite.

Food is served in plastic baskets with paper liners.

Fish taco and a vegie taco (refried beans mainly):

Photo Credit: Cate Bogue

Carne Asada taco and fish taco:

Photo Credit: Cate Bogue

Fish taco:

Photo Credit: Cate Bogue

Memphis taco:

Photo Credit: Cate Bogue

Fish and Memphis:

Photo Credit: Cate Bogue

Happy Eating!

Next up: JCT Kitchen for their Sunday Supper Taqueria Del Sol on Urbanspoon

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