Food & Chefs: Breaking Chews! ATL Taco

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Published by: David Danzig on Friday July 20th, 2018

David Danzig

Atlanta chefs Lance Gummere and Shaun Doty, the guys who started Bantam and Biddy, the upscale country cooking rotisserie chicken chain, have decided to flip a couple of the Bantam locations into new concepts. The Avalon location up in Alpharetta recently transformed into King Barbecue and the location at Lenox Square Mall in Buckhead has now become a stylish Mexican concept called ATL Taco.

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Sitting a perfect people-watching vantage point at the Peachtree Road entrance on the side near the Neiman Marcus and Tesla entrance, ATL Taco offers a simple menu of flavorful, colorful dishes with you would expect: tacos, burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas as well as a bevy of margaritas and a couple dozen types of fancy tequilas. I really enjoyed their avocado fries which were surprisingly crispy as well the ATL hot chicken taco, a take on the Nashville hot chicken craze wrapped in a flour tortilla. Other great tacos were the shrimp with kale, the chili-marinated chicken and the pork carnitas tacos with chili lime mayo. They even have a cheeseburger taco!

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Also, check out their burritos covered in a rainbow of red and green chili sauces and also salads including the Mexicola Super Grains salad made with kale and topped with organic quinoa, black beans, crispy garbanzo beans, cucumber, avocado, tomato, queso cotija on a crispy flour tortilla.

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The drinks are also a-flowin' with several margaritas including one made with pomegranate, another with mango and the spicy margarita made with agave loco pepper cured tequila and fresh jalapeño.

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In all, no new culinary ground is broken at ATL Taco but what you do get is well-executed, cheffed-up,  deeply-gratifying Tex Mex classics.  If you are in Buckhead shopping or near the mall and want to get your fix, you will have no problem wrapping your arms around ATL Taco as well.

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