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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Tacos BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers

Best Tacos BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics

Best Tacos BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
The regulars refer to El Progreso tacos as 'prison tacos,' as this joint is right next to the federal pen, but their tacos are as classic as they can be without a passport. Inside might feel a little south of the border, with lost cell service and rows of authentic Mexican products lining the adjacentmore...
The regulars refer to El Progreso tacos as 'prison tacos,' as this joint is right next to the federal pen, but their tacos are as classic as they can be without a passport. Inside might feel a little south of the border, with lost cell service and rows of authentic Mexican products lining the adjacent market, but guess what? You're actually in taco nirvana. less...

Best Tacos BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Let's Taco Bout it

Best tacos BOA Award Winner

Year » 2017
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers

Best tacos BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
EL REY DEL TACO’s traditional fillings and ultra-fresh homemade tortillas still can’t be beat. Go for the melty slow-braised goat or fatty and crisp pork carnitas dressed simply with cilantro and onion. 5288 Buford Highway N.E., Doraville. 770-986-0032. www.elreydeltacoatl.com.

Best tacos BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best tacos BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best tacos BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best tacos BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best tacos BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Located in a Smyrna shopping center, Tacos la Villa has Atlanta's most legitimate tacos thanks to exceptional fillings such as chorizo, asada, and carnitas. The soft corn tortillas will rival your abuela's homemade ones.

Best tacos BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best tacos BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
And other Metro Atlanta locations.

Best tacos BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
And other metro Atlanta locations

Best tacos BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Holy Taco


1314 Glenwood Ave., 404-230-6177, www.holy-taco.com

Best Tacos BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers

And other metro Atlanta locations.
Runner-up
Holy Taco
1314 Glenwood Ave., 404-230-6177, www.holy-taco.com

Best Tacos BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
And multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best Tacos BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
There are three components that make a taco superb: the tortillas, the filling and the salsa. TAQUERIA EL REY DEL TACO gets them all right. Pat yourself on the back if you're lucky enough to catch one of the tortilla mavens making handmade tortillas that emanate the unmistakable smell of fresh masa.more...
There are three components that make a taco superb: the tortillas, the filling and the salsa. TAQUERIA EL REY DEL TACO gets them all right. Pat yourself on the back if you're lucky enough to catch one of the tortilla mavens making handmade tortillas that emanate the unmistakable smell of fresh masa. When it comes to tacos, the chivo (goat) and cabeza (beef cheeks) are standouts, and the salsas – although limited – are pure picante perfection. A chilled glass of horchata (a drink made with cinnamon, rice, milk and other ingredients) is a refreshing addition to your meal. less...

Best Taco BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Tacos — mini-tacos, no less — are king at EL REY DEL TACO. The hard-to-beat price of around $1 each allows you to munch on roasted goat, beef tongue and cheek for the same price as a pint of beer. In addition to these slightly exotic offerings, El Rey del Taco’s more familiarmore...
Tacos — mini-tacos, no less — are king at EL REY DEL TACO. The hard-to-beat price of around $1 each allows you to munch on roasted goat, beef tongue and cheek for the same price as a pint of beer. In addition to these slightly exotic offerings, El Rey del Taco’s more familiar favorites, such as the intensely beefy barbacoa, savory carnitas and pulled barbecued chicken, are equally outstanding. Bonus: The corn tortillas these fantastic little tacos are served on are pressed fresh to order. less...

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