Susis Taco Grill

August 25, 2010 · 5 comments

in atlanta, dining out


I’ve been doing a lot of bike riding out in this area cyclists refer to as “Silk Sheets”, which is a loop that cruises around Fairburn and Palmetto. Many of my spandex-clothed brethren begin the ride at a church that is fairly easy for me to access – I just drive 25 minutes out Bolton Rd, which eventually turns into Fulton-Industrial and go straight for what seems like a million stop lights.

After the ride, I’m ravenous, so I usually stop and get something to eat to quell my stomach’s screams. First it was Bojangles, but lately I’ve been hitting up Susis Taco Grill.

In a strip mall by the Bojangles, Susis is a small little place with maybe six tables, a large menu (tacos, tortas, enchiladas, whole chickens – you name it), and three friendly guys that serve up some damn fine food. So far I’ve only tried four of the tacos (carne asada, al pastor, carnitas, and lengua), as tacos are the best candidates for eating while driving. The lengua is pictured above because that’s the only one to make it all the way home. You can see that if you order them “all the way” they are loaded up with beans, tomatos, and cheese, which I don’t normally see on tacos of this style. Some may think it crowded, but I particularly like the addition of the beans.

I wish I had a picture of it, but the carnitas were the best I’ve ever had. Susis didn’t skimp on the large chunks of tender and crispy edged pork, which had an incredible aroma of cinnamon without an overpowering flavor the spice. Wonderful.

So good, in fact, I ended up making carnitas at home the next day….more on that later this week.

But regarding Susis, if you are anywhere close to that side of town, I highly recommend trying it out.

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  • Sean M

    So what loop would you recommend for riding out there on the Silk Sheets? I think it was Maggie? (from Cake Hag) first told me about that area. I’ve been looking to do a ride out there, but haven’t had a chance to do some recon….

  • I have been on a massive street taco kick these day. I have found some gems just by rolling down in the not-so-nice part of town looking for the taqueria signs. I have found that the taquerias that are attached to grocery stores are better.

  • Sean – I’ll send you the map/cue sheet I have via email.

  • Joe

    The tortilla looks good as well

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