About Us

El Taco is all about bold Tex-Mex flavors inspired by the sunny street markets of Mexico. The dinner menu and lunch menu offer simple cuisine with interesting garnishes and fresh ingredients. Some items are snacks designed to be enjoyed with a cocktail, others are generously portioned and perfect for sharing and some are down-right decadent and require several margaritas or beers to chase down. Vegetarians will enjoy our handmade masa flatbread Mexican pizzas, parents will appreciate our thoughtful kids’ menu and everyone will enjoy our salsa bar that brings an intriguing air of authenticity to the El Taco dining experience. So pull up a seat, amigo—we’re glad you’re here!

I’m a huge Mexican food fan, and it just doesn’t get any better than this. Going to El Taco literally makes my week! —Michele L., Yelp

About Executive Chef John “Jack” McGinn

A part of the Fifth Group Restaurants family since 2012, Chef McGinn brings two decades of industry experience to The Original El Taco. As executive chef, McGinn oversees menu planning, creation and management with a creative and industrious approach to El Taco’s elevated Mexican cuisine. McGinn’s interest in all things culinary began at his first job as a dishwasher at the age of 14. He was enamored with the pace, culture and people of the restaurant industry and knew he wanted to make cooking a career. Throughout his career, McGinn has worked in a number of esteemed Atlanta restaurants in various capacities.


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