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El Señor Taco: Buford Highway

posted on November 20, 2010 at 4:28 pm

El Senor Taco: BuHi
Atlanta, we have real Baja-style fish tacos. I repeat, real Baja-style fish tacos and they are good. Better than good. El Señor Taco (4005 Buford Highway, 30345) is located in the same shopping center as Lee’s Bakery and Cóm. It doesn’t look like much on the inside or the outside, but don’t be dismayed.
El Senor Taco: BuHi
The owner, David, recently relocated here from Baja and opened El Señor about a week ago. We stopped in for a quick bite and were very happy with the results–and the inexpensive pricing. Here’s what we had (sorry for the quickie post, but it’s our one-year anniversary today!):
El Senor Taco: BuHi
Seafood soup: Not spicy, but full of fresh seafood. This is the small version, which came with a basket of warm flattened and griddled bread.
El Senor Taco: BuHi
Campechena: a style of seafood cocktail (usually made of oysters, baby octopus, mussels, shrimp, squid and scallops) normally only found in the Baja region of Mexico. This is the small size. It, like the soup, comes with an abundance of fresh seafood and a sauce tinged with loads of citrus juice and a little worchestire sauce.

El Senor Taco: BuHi
We also got an order of nachos for Junior. El Señor uses El Milagro brand tortilla chips, which are THE BEST CHIPS EVER. Seriously, they are the thick side and have loads of crunch.

Last and certainly not least, the fish tacos.
El Senor Taco: BuHi
We got one fish taco and one shrimp taco. The batter was light and practically greaseless. The fish (guy said they use pollock) and shrimp tasted fresh and I appreciate the use of smaller corn tortillas. They are also served with chopped cabbage, tomato, onion, and a drizzle of cream. Some of the best Baja-style tacos I’ve had in our fish taco starved town.

El Senor Taco: BuHi
Innards.
El Senor Taco: BuHi
Goodies from the salsa bar.

Verdict: Already a big fan of this place with just one visit under my belt. Will be coming back again and again. Can’t wait to try more of the menu including the sopes, which are handmade on the premises.

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16 comments

  • Re: El Señor Taco: Buford Highway
    posted by: spike · November 20, 2010  4:57 PM

    Looks awesome – it’s hard enough to choose between Lee’s and Com already. And the grocery store beside it has great pre-marinated mex meats like adobado and cesina you can just throw on the grill and taste just like the 2am tacos in Zona Rosa.

  • Re: El Señor Taco: Buford Highway
    posted by: JoeInAtlanta · November 20, 2010  5:34 PM

    Thanks for this post; I look forward to trying it.

    Do please note, however, that it’s “Señor” (with an ñ) — not “Senor.”

  • Re: El Señor Taco: Buford Highway
    posted by: Sean M · November 20, 2010  6:26 PM

    ^^ lol i think she knows about the tilde, but probably didn’t have time to throw up the right letter. this place looks awesome! thanks for the heads up.

  • Re: El Señor Taco: Buford Highway
    posted by: Tom · November 20, 2010  10:00 PM

    Went by tonight after reading your post…it was great! I only had the fish tacos and a fresh fruit drink but loved it all. Not sure what type of fish but it was light, crispy and well portioned. With cabbage, tomatoes, onions and crema i didn”t really bother with the salsa and just grabbed some lemons to squeeze on the fish. I guess I met the owners and they were really nice, offering samples of everything. Best thing is Lee’s is right there to grab another diet busting croissant. Thanks!

  • Re: El Señor Taco: Buford Highway
    posted by: jonnymack · November 22, 2010  11:19 AM

    This is the best news I’ve heard in a while. Thanks for finding this one.

  • Re: El Señor Taco: Buford Highway
    posted by: carll · November 22, 2010  10:35 PM

    dittos on the original review. VERY good fish tacos and a great value.

    The owner is definitely wanting to build a customer base as he walks around greeting – and he deserves to.

    He said the fish is pollock and it had a solid flavor and was crisp and light not greasy. Those tacos melt in your mouth! Also got the fish burrito (pescado), containing the pollock prepared the same way, stuffed with rice and goodness.

    Tried the al pastor (spicy pork) tacos – not bad but there are better along Buford Hwy.

    I get the feeling lots of other things on this menu are good too and I shall return.

  • Re: El Señor Taco: Buford Highway
    posted by: danglus · November 23, 2010  2:41 PM

    Just tried it out for lunch. I was hoping to try the seafood soup for lunch, but they only make it on the weekends.

    David, the owner is still working on his menu, and is featuring the fish tacos for .99 each. They are definitely worth a trip to BuHi if you can make it.

  • Re: El Señor Taco: Buford Highway
    posted by: Eric · November 28, 2010  6:03 PM

    I thought the shrimp tacos were very good, I was not as impressed by the fish. Mine tasted a little too strong to be pollock. The owner and staff was very friendly and came out to talk to us. Overall I’ll be back to give it another try.

  • Re: El Señor Taco: Buford Highway
    posted by: a · December 2, 2010  9:06 PM

    me gusta mucho!

  • Re: El Señor Taco: Buford Highway
    posted by: GadgetGeek · December 6, 2010  5:08 PM

    Thanks again for letting us sheep follow you to the good places. This place really is good, in several ways. David the owner admires what your blog has done for him.

    Thanks again.

  • Re: El Señor Taco: Buford Highway
    posted by: raul · December 7, 2010  9:27 PM

    Muy buenos tacos

  • Re: El Señor Taco: Buford Highway
    posted by: Lorenzo · December 8, 2010  6:28 PM

    I’ve eaten hundreds of fish tacos in various places in Baja California during the years I lived just across the border in San Diego, and these are just like I remember. I enjoyed talking with David about Ensenada, San Diego, fish tacos, and the good life and good food out there. With all the good Mexican food on Buford Highway, it’s no surprise that someone with knowledge of fish tacos finally showed up.

  • Re: El Señor Taco: Buford Highway
    posted by: laura espino · January 8, 2011  2:27 PM

    espero poder pronto ir a comer ese rico menu

  • Re: El Señor Taco: Buford Highway
    posted by: Toby · February 25, 2011  4:37 PM

    I traveled in baja back in 2003 and have been looking for these fish tacos ever since. El Senor Taco I am happy to say has ended my quest! This is the real deal. As the author states the batter is so light and virtually grease-less and the flavor is out of this world! I have been back every week since I found it!

  • Re: El Señor Taco: Buford Highway
    posted by: Joy · February 27, 2011  8:18 PM

    Went for lunch yesterday and it was fantastic! Had one fish taco and one shrimp taco–both were exceptional. The pickled onions from the salsa bar really make the flavors pop. Service was great as well. They put a spice on the chips that tasted like lime salt to us, but the staff said it was lemon pepper.

  • Re: El Señor Taco: Buford Highway
    posted by: Virginia from Virginia · May 29, 2012  8:27 PM

    We were hungry, and we just stopped by this Buford-Highway location. By chance . I ordered fish tacos (since I know Atlanta has great fish tacos, which folks in Virginia know nothing about yet). Just loved this place–we will go back next time we are in Atlanta.

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