Looking for a great Mexican restaurant in Atlanta to take the kids? Most kids find something they enjoy at a Mexican restaurant, and there are plenty of kid-friendly choices around metro Atlanta.

El Rey Del Taco

One of the many kid-friendly restaurants on Buford Highway, El Rey del Taco is a local favorite for authentic Mexican food. The tacos are spot on, and add a seafood soup if you are feeling adventurous. Kids will love the straight forward combinations and fun décor, especially during the holidays.

Taqueria Del Sol

Voted one of the best tacos in America, Taqueria del Sol has locations in Westside, Decatur, Chamblee, Cheshire Bridge and Athens. Parents love the Memphis taco and margarita, while kids chomp on chips and cheese, fried chicken tacos, and cheese enchiladas.

Bone Garden Cantina

Filled with colorful folk artwork inspired by Mexico’s Dia De Los Muertos holiday, the outrageous eye candy at this in-town spot entertains all ages. The menu is vast, and covers kid-pleasing dishes. Plus, the excellent desserts (almond flan and banana empanadas) are sweet rewards for good table manners.

Cans Taqueria

Kids 12 and under get a free kids meal with each adult entrée purchased in this Alpharetta restaurant every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. The menu covers all the favorites, and parents enjoy the popular margaritas in several flavors. A climate-controlled tented patio is a fun hangout in any season.

Uncle Julio’s

Located in Buckhead and Dunwoody, Uncle Julio’s offers delicious fajitas and tacos. Kids can watch tortillas as they’re made in the dining area, and they’ll love the tortilla soup, chicken tacos, and cheese enchiladas on the kids menu.


This Mex-Tex restaurant in Inman Park and Buckhead can get crowded on the weekends and evenings, but the food is worth it. Parents get the Paloma and Red Headed Stranger cocktails, and eat the pescado al carbon (blackened catfish) and El Lopez (cheese enchiladas, guacamole salad, beef taco, and chili con queso puff). Kids can pick fun items off the kids’ menu. For any Ex-Texans now living in Atlanta, you’ll love the Texas decor and atmosphere at this restaurant.

Red Pepper Taquería

Both Buckhead and Decatur are home to Red Pepper Taquería locations, where the kids’ menu comes with a paper luchador (wrestler) mask. The restaurant has a wide menu of fresh and mostly organic/local Tex-Mex fare. Outdoor patio seating and plenty of large screen TVs means there is always something to look at. Kids’ meals are just $5 on Tuesdays.

Verde Taqueria

Tacos are the main draw at Verde’s three locations – Brookhaven, Westside, and Chastain.  With more than 12 filling choices and the ability to order just one taco instead of being locked into a trio, it’s a picky eater’s dream. The kids’ menu is basic but inexpensive ($4 or less) and you’ll find families with kids dining here every night of the week.

More kid-friendly picks with multiple locations:

El Porton– Kids eat free on Mondays.

Chuy’s – Locations in Akers Mill, Perimeter, Kennesaw, and coming soon to Alpharetta.

Willy’s Mexicana Grill – Over 30 locations in metro Atlanta.

Moe’s – Kids eat free each week on a day of the location’s choosing.

La Parrilla – Don’t miss fajita day on Mondays.

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