posted on November 20, 2010 at 4:28 pm
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.
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!):
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.