La Parrilla? Why? Because there are days when only a Taco Loco will do.

La Parrilla is a local chain, about 100% Atlanta Tex Mex at lunch, Speedy Gonzales, #1s and #2s, warts and all, and with a few more options at dinner (tacos de camarones, carnitas, etc). There is a La Parrilla in the Forum on Peachtree Parkway, next to the Barnes and Noble. And yes, though Atlanta Tex Mex is about as authentic as are buffalo wings — show me a buffalo with wings, please — their Taco Loco is a damned good one.

Service was both good and blazing fast at this location. The salsa ranks a bit on the spicier side as well. Chips are thin and dry, and the place runs a little noisy. I was by a patron who was asking for a quieter spot of the eatery who then laughed and said, “I’ve been here a lot. There really aren’t any quiet spots here, are there?”

La Parilla Mexican Restaurant
5131 Peachtree Parkway
Norcross, GA 30092
(770) 242-0766

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