Jan 6, 2022 - Food and Drink

Salsa Taqueria: Our new favorite gas station tacos

A series of three dishes including a plate of Mexican rice, black beans, and shrimp and two tacos
Life's too short to visit gas stations that don't have made-to-order tacos, burritos, and so much more. Photo: Thomas Wheatley/Axios

Next time you go fill up your car, don’t settle for the hours-old taquitos spinning next to hot dogs in the convenience store. Get a crispy taco or tostada made to order, often served on tortillas made in-house.

Salsa Taqueria: This Mexican halal restaurant on Buford Highway shares space with a gas station convenience store and delivers dishes both delicious and gorgeous.

Get this first: The birria taco — arguably the counter-service restaurant’s most popular option — or the shrimp platillos.

$$$: Prices start around $2.50 for the tacos and around $11 for the packed-out platillos.

Next time: We’re getting a grilled chicken torta and a giant side of the green salsa. And maybe a veggie burger for kicks.

Find them: 3799 Buford Highway NE, Atlanta, GA 30329, 404-957-8038.

Your mission: Scout out — and then send us photos of — the beloved El Serranito in Woodstock; Taqueria Morelos in Marietta (technically located next door to a gas station); and Nachos Taqueria in Kennesaw, among the many, many other stellar spots in metro Atlanta.

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