Taqueria El Vecino – Fresh Tacos and Smoked BBQ


Taqueria El Vecino is a casual neighborhood gathering point with homemade Mexican and BBQ specialties including a large selection of adult beverages. The restaurant is located in the Oak Grove community and convenient to I-285. Housed in a large open area, they have a nice patio out front for outdoor dining.

For appetizers, I started with the Poblano Relleno which is roasted poblano filled with cheese, battered & fried with roasted tomato chipotle sauce. I also tried the Breaded Avocado, which is breaded and fried avocado wedges with creamy tomato chipotle aioli. I never tried either before, but I enjoyed them both.

I ordered a selection of three tacos – Carne Asada (Grilled Skirt Steak), Fried Shrimp and Smoked Chicken. The Carne Asada Taco was my favorite and very tasty, with the Smoked Chicken coming in a close second, with a nice, smoked flavor embedded in the chicken. A large serving of rice and beans were the perfect accompaniment to the tacos.

Of course, they are well known for their tacos, but they also have an extensive list of dishes including Burritos, Quesadillas, Enchiladas, Tamales, Carne Asada, and many other plates. They also have a BBQ Menu featuring smoked meats like Pulled Pork, Chopped Beef Brisket, Chopped Chicken and Salmon.

Taqueria El Vecino has a large self-serve salsa bar in the middle of the room with many choices. They also feature a large bar in the back and rotate their beer taps constantly as well as serving some of the best tequilas in town. Make sure you check their website for daily specials, like Taco Tuesdays!


2743 LaVista Road Decatur GA 30033 | 404.929.0301

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