If you have seen the famous Soup Nazi episode of Seinfeld, just substitute tacos for soup in that episode and you can envision Taqueria Del Sol. This establishment opens at 5:30 for dinner and if you are not there by 5:20 you can assure yourself a 30 minute wait time. You have to stand in line to order, no exceptions. No one in your party may sit down until all of you have ordered, no exceptions. If you want to come in for a to go order, you have to order at the bar and you may only order four items, so choose carefully. And yet every day, people accept all of these rules with a smile on their face to enjoy some of the best tacos in the city of Atlanta. I personally drive over 40 miles each way for fish tacos and beef enchiladas with red chili sauce. The fish is delicately fried and the accompanying tartar sauce is a tantalizing combination of buttermilk, mayonnaise and poblano peppers if I am guessing correctly. The chili sauce on the enchiladas begs to be scooped up with the perfectly fried chips that always come warm to the table. There are imaganitive dinner specials and lunch specials every day in addition to fish tacos, brisket tacos and pulled pork taco and many others. One of my favorite specials was chicken salad in a freshly fried taco shell-heaven. I would be remiss if I left out the creamy and spicy shrimp chowder which is worth the trip in itself.
Taqueria Del Sol is on Howell Mill Road and is less than 5 minutes from Georgia Tech. So, the next time you are visiting those Ramblin' Wrecks hop a few streets over and get in line with the rest of us.
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