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1314 Glenwood Ave, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3031633.740339 -84.344546
Neighborhoods: Eastside, Eastside, East Atlanta
Holy Taco offers casual Meixcan fare in a fun neighborhood environment. Go in the summer for the awesome patio.
Craving meat? Don't discount the fantastic vegan taco. Add a lovely patio plus margaritas and you get a great afternoon.
Awesome Mexican Fusion Food! – Oh man, this is an amazing place to eat! Everything from the tortas to the tacos and fresh guacamole is top notch. Chef Phalen is very creative and talented and does things on his menu that you just don't see anywhere else in Atlanta. The servers are friendly and I always trust their recommendations. I also recommend this a destination place for virgin margaritas if you're pregnant but warning: you will crave them! And in case you're not pregnant, they have a HUGE selection of tequilas to choose from.
Skip it. – I've been here a few times and never really had good food. The descriptions look amazing, but the food is bland and way overpriced.
I love the patio so I kept trying to go back, but an overheard situation with a manager type person and a server sealed the deal for me. Whoever runs this place is a massive tool/ jerk. I wouldn't talk to a pile of dirt the way this person was talking to their own employee. We had good service, but the manager attitude could explain why others have trouble with the service. For totally boring food, I give up on the place.
BOO! – ordered 5 of 8 tacos. all were over dressed with some pickled thing or another. the only one that lacked proper dressing was the beef tongue, which had no onion, no lime, and virtually no cilantro....i have never been offered a tongue taco without all three. the server forgot to put in our order of guacamole, appologized when our tacos came out, and then asked if we had room for dessert before we got our guac. in his embarassment, he took all the silverware (even though we still had food), and the replacements he brought (after i asked=5 mintues) were filthy. while the wait staff were all busy, it seemed to me that we got less attention than tables that ordered alcohol. i'm not cheap, i just like water. OK, server dude? oh yeah, he took the pitcer of water off of our table to refresh the table next to ours....thats not cool.
DUDES IN CHARGE OF THIS PLACE: the patio was packed! you clearly have an audience somehow. your service is going to blow it!!!! also, people will not be interested for long with the half-way fancy, mostly not fancy menu. i was bored after the first half hour i waited for my guacamole.
Holy Taco---DONT GO!! – Basically the food was NOT good... it was very bland... if you like real Mexican food, this is NOT the place for you... definitely not authentic... our server lied to us constantly... he was just super lazy... the atmosphere was very nice tho... very nice... the chips were super thick and greasy... I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone
EAV's best margarita AND best patio – This place is a little piece of awesome in the EAV, and it’s completely worthy of your food snob love. Also, Holy Taco has got to have one of my favorite patio’s in Atlanta. It’s huge. It’s rarely completely full. It offers great people-watching.
I like to try something new every time that I go because every time that I do, I end up LOVING IT. For instance, the last time we went we vowed to try something other than just guac and chips to start us off, and we fell madly in love with their arepas. All of the tacos that I’ve tried have rocked my tastebuds. Try being a little adventurous in this place. Skirt steak quesadilla with a side of the quinoa salad? Sounds odd, but is quite the combination.
Also, do your self a favor and top it off with a margarita. They make one of Atlanta’s finest.
Great Service! – When I first visited this place in April I was ill prepared for the circus freak servers that approached my table. What a difference a few months make. We dined at thw Holy Taco for a benefit in support of an abused dog. Our server, Craig, was marvelous. In addition to Craig, the 3 other servers that worked that evening worked as a team and answered the numerous questions we had about the menu. On the way out, we stopped by the bar and outside of the unattentive bartender, the other bartender, Jason was simply dazzling. If you are seeking authentic Latin food and great service from an attractive staff, you'll find it at the Holy Taco, Atlanta's hidden culinary gem!
Example: great place for good bread – I have been to Holy Taco several times and I have loved this place. In the past, the food was awesome - completely unlike anything I could find in the city. It was a unique dining experience for which I enjoyed making the trip. However, tonight my experience and the food changed everything. I'm not sure if the chef has changed or if there is a new management team in business, but I had an awful experience. The hostess seated 2 couples infront of us (we were only a party of 2), the guacamole was terribly over spiced, I was served something that I did not order, and I was charged for an organic margarita even though I was served a house one. Our waitress was anything but professional and she made us feel awkward when we questioned our order. We will try Holy Taco again because of our positive experiences in the past, however it will only be one more try. This restaurant (sadly) is not as good as it once was.
Don't bother. – The food was overpriced and mediocre at best. In addition, I am still suffering from stomach issues after eating dinner there last night. The drinks are very overpriced for the small size and amount of alcohol in them. The chips were over cooked and you had to pay for the salsa to come along with them. The guacamole was average, but a bit bland except for an excessive onion flavor to it. The taco I got was tiny and the meat and sauce was extremely bland so that the primary flavor coming through was the cheese. The side of black beans were so salty that I could only eat half of them. For about $20 I got aq weak margarita, a tiny taco and a side of almost inedible black beans. It was the worst $20 I have spent on food in a very long time. I would suggest avoiding this place.
Very good! Excellent prices – Love the food. My faves were: shrimp torta, chile rellenos, shrimp salad and organic margaritas
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