The Real Deal Mexican Food at El Indio Mexican Restaurante & Taqueria


IMG_9127Looking for a place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? I mean the real deal. When I arrived at El Indio Mexican Restaurante & Taqueria in Tucker, I noticed there were no chips or salsa on the table. That is a very good sign :).  You won’t find Margarita specials here (no alcohol served), but you will find some of the most delicious, authentic Mexican food in town. And they are open late and have so many great choices.

You order from the menu (which is in Spanish, but with pictures) at the front entrance and grab a seat to wait for your meal. The restaurant is very casual with a small, adjacent room with a few booths. Nothing fancy and very inexpensive.

I ordered a number of samplings instead of an entree plate. Soon a handful of plates were ready with fresh, delicious tacos, gorditas, tacquitos and sopes and I couldn’t wait to get started. (A Sope is a traditional Mexican dish originating in the central and southern parts of Mexico. It is made of corn masa that forms a small shell filled with different toppings.) What can I say? Everything was wonderful.

Carne Asada and Chorizo Tacos on soft, carbon tortillas were cooked perfectly with just the right amount of toppings. The tortillas for the carbon tacos are dipped in a sauce and then heated up on a grill, which gives it added flavor and is available with the different choices of meats.

Goriditas are also made of masa but they are open in the middle and filled with toppings. I tried the Chicken and Barbacoa (shredded, seasoned meat) and they were delicious.

I washed everything down with a refreshing glass of Mora (a South American juice made with blackberries). They also serve Horchata, Jamaica, and Mango water.

Desert was Pie de Elote con queso. which is corn and cheese pie that was good and filling.

I would love to come back and try some more dishes, because there are so many options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

6289 S Norcross Tucker Rd, Tucker, GA 30084 | (678) 620-3876

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