Taqueria La Oaxaquena | El Norteno

April 9, 2014 · 1 comment

in atlanta, dining out

taqueria la oaxaquena

Taqueria La Oaxaquena in Jonesboro. Worth the drive. I want to go back with a few people and try a bunch of things, including another tlayuda, for which they are known. Yes, it’s even better than a Taco Bell Mexican Pizza. And the white corn tortillas used for the tacos are some of the smoothest, best I’ve ever tried. No wonder this place has been a Mexican food destination before blogs were even a thing.

The day before I also visited El Norteno on Buford Highway. They specialize in slow cooked and grilled chicken. Tacos are serviceable, but I’d prefer the chicken. It’s fall apart tender and a little smokey and it’s super affordable – a quarter chicken with rice and beans is $5.99. A half chicken is a couple bucks more. The chips were actually nice.

Do you see how vivid I made the colors with Instagram? That’s true social media talent.

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And here it is in boring old actual colors.

The slice of tomato really put this dish over the top.

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  • Grant Goggans

    I remember visiting Taqueria la Oaxaquena when they were in Smyrna about ten or eleven years ago. I wish that they hadn’t moved so far away, but I’m glad to read that they’re doing well!

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