If you’re looking for an authentic Mexican restaurant, Tlaloc El Mexicano is it! It’s located on Chase Street in an old building that you probably wouldn’t stop at unless someone recommends it. We’ve been going for years and always enjoy eating there.
The prices are good and portions huge. I usually order 2 carnitas tacos then have some of the special that Paul ordered. The salsa is pretty spicy and very good. They also bring out a green sauce that may be best for someone who likes a little more heat.
The owner is always there and makes sure everything runs smoothly. He makes the pitchers of margaritas from scratch and they are delicious. The staff is always very pleasant and helpful. They are usually busy but the kitchen is efficient so you don’t have to wait long.
Tlaloc El Mexicano offers all the standard Mexican dishes plus several meals that can easily be shared. The wide variety makes it fun to check out what’s being delivered to the next table… and see if they are able to finish it!
There are other good Mexican restaurants in Athens but for me, Tlaloc El Mexicano is the best.