Atlanta >Food & Dining > Twisted Taco Midtown
66 12th St NE, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030933.784661 -84.385485
Sun, 11 am-12 midnight; Mon-Wed, 11 am-1am; Thurs-Sat, 11 am-3am
Neighborhoods: Northeast, Northeast, Midtown
Loved it! – Next to El Azteca this place is another one of my favorite Mexican spots in Midtown ATL. The place has a "Texas" feel to it with plenty of HD TV's, arcade games, and a FOOSBALL TABLE!!!!
anywho....I've never had a problem here except for maybe feeling cramped sometimes when it's busy. Parking can be a pain, but they just finished building a parking lot which i tried out the other day :)
The food is always really good especially their Fried Jalapeno Pickles which everyone needs to try! Service is always friendly and very helpful. Twisted Taco I am a fan!
Bad Experience – I have been to the Twisted Taco in Roswell and have loved it. Great food, great atmosphere, great service, pretty much have never had any complaints. So today for lunch some coworkers and I decided to go to Twisted Taco in Midtown for lunch. This location is much smaller than the Roswell or Kennesaw location but has a great city feel to it! We were seated in this back room. It felt awkward sitting here because there were only 3 tables bunched together next to some arcade games. I honestly could have turned and started a conversation with the table right next to us. Our waitress must have been serving the whole restaurant because she was very busy; always running around and making quick orders which made me feel extremely rushed. We ordered some chips and salsa for the table (which you have to pay for... it isnt complementary like other restaurants) but it was a combination plate of 3 different salsas and chips and was pretty good. I then ordered some queso dip for myself but when it came it was soo cold. Seriously it was so cold I wondered how the cheese could still be a liquid! So I asked if they could heat it up. When it came back it was scolding hot and bubbling. Well I guess I got what I asked for, but it would have been nice if they could have found a medium in between the two temperatures. I personally ordered for my meal a regular chicken and cheese taco with NOTHING else on it. That's it! You would think that would be simple. When it came it was cheese and chicken and this spicy sauce that they drenched the taco in. It was gross, and I barely ate any of it. I didn't even take a picture of it because it looked like taco soup because there was so much spicy sauce. My coworkers meal looked really good so I took a picture of his. It looks like they give a pretty generous portion of guacamole and sour cream with the salad. He said that salad had way too much dressing on it but was wonderful and would definitely order it again. We arrived at Twisted Taco at 12:30 for lunch and didn't pay our check till 1:45. The food took FOREVER to make. I would have thought being located in the center of a city they would have a faster lunch for business people (like me) who only have a certain amount of time to eat. But no, our meal took one hour and 15 minutes! I'm hoping that my experience with Twisted Taco in Midtown was just a coincedence and that this really doesn't happen to everyone that comes through their door!
Great tacos and half-off food 4-7 pm every day – Fun vibe, good crowd, great food. Visit any of the five locations (soon to be a 6th in Tucker) for a unique sports cantina & taqueria experience.
This place ripps you off with their over priced drinks – I had the worst dining experience since moving to Atlanta 15 years ago in this resturant. I have tried both stores, this one and the one up on Holcomb Bridge Rd. They both consistantly bite. They actually have the nerve to charge you between $10.50 - $12.50 for a shot of Patron and then bring your food to you cold. My advice to you if you come here is to "Dine at Your Own Risk"
Sometimes the Karaoke is Great; sometimes it stinks! – We used to love going to karaoke upstairs at Taco on Saturday nights. Then, this DJ started working the Karaoke who was simply the most vile individual. he would talk over the songs, inserting his own un-funny commenst about anything vile and immature. He's not there every week, but when he is the crowd really dislikes him. It really takes away from a good night at Taco.
Great Place, But Be Careful Upstairs – My friends and I had a great time here last weekend. The music was great and so was the crowd. One thing that kind of freaked us out though was the older male bartender that was working upstairs on Saturday. He was fine at first, but as the night went on and after I saw him take a few shots he started hitting on my friend (a male) and being really aggressive, telling him what he wanted to do to him, etc (we are all straight) which was a little awkward, but we still managed to have a great time. I just hope the floor never caves in up there.
A great place to dance, drink and eat! – Twisted Taco is one of my favorite spots in Atlanta. I have been there to eat, drink, dance and to meet guys! This is truly a great establishment and services many purposes. It will always be one of my favorite places to meet good looking, single men in their late 20's early 30's.
Despite the reviews, I thought I'd try it... – ...I won't go back. I thought I'd have a margarita in my neighborhood on Cinco de Mayo. I read the reviews here and decided to try Twisted Taco anyway. I ordered a margarita off their menu, and it came in a 6 oz. plastic dixie cup (no salt, either). When I placed my lunch order, I asked the server if they always serve their drinks in plastic. Apparently just half of last week and this weekend because of Cinco de Mayo (?). She did take my drink away and bring it back in a pint glass...no extra tequila...just more s & s mix...with some attitude on the side. Burrito was fine, but nothing to rave about.
If you are looking for fraternity-house atmosphere in a place that's trying (and failing) to mimick Coyote Ugly's style, you will find what you are looking for here. If you are looking for good Tex-Mex and margaritas made by people who know what they're doing, look elsewhere. Great for 18-23 crowd.
Twisted Taco in Midtown is the WORST BAR IN ATLANTA. The staff is rude, and they need to learn how to treat their customers. I will NEVER return to this bar, and I plan to tell EVERYONE I know not to go too! Only go if you want to have a TERRIBLE time! The food is nasty and the bartenders do not pay attention to their customers. I guess you can't totally blame the bartenders because the problem obviously stems from management (they are the WORST!), so maybe the bartenders don't know any better! There are so many other places to get a taco (try Taco Bell....it's better) or to get a beer (even Wal Mart sells beer)...so don't waste your time by going to this cr@p hole. Or better yet, go around the corner to Opera and take your chances of getting shot.
Worst Place to Go in Atlanta – This is by far the worst place to go in Atlanta. A friend of mines birthday was going on so we all decided to go and she thought it would be fun. The food was horrible, we found two long brown hairs in our food! Gross! Then when we paid they over charged us. Our waitress had long brown hair and was so rude, along with the rest of the staff. We were planning on staying longer, but it was such a horrible experience that my friend topped it as one of the worst birthday outings ever. I've been to several places in Atlanta and never had as many rude waitresses as this place, and the owner even worse!
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