What is your go-to taco place? If you’re in the Atlanta area, you probably know that Twisted Taco is one of the city’s most popular Tex-Mex destinations. For more than 15 years, the iconic restaurant has been serving up a variety of fresh, creative tacos to thousands of food lovers.
The one question we get asked most: what’s your best taco?
Inspired by flavors from around the world, executive chef Claudio Antonio has created more than 20 distinct tacos for our menu, featuring an unlimited combination of toppings, sauces, flavors, and more. Today, our team of culinary enthusiasts will rank our Top 10 favorite tacos. Here’s our list:
- The Argentinian
Argentina is famous for having the world’s best beef, which is why this taco is packed full of specially seasoned grilled steak. Topped with tomatoes, cilantro, chopped onions, and a light drizzle of homemade chimichurri sauce, The Argentinian Taco combines traditional South American flavors in tried and true fashion, mixing fresh & light ingredients with hearty grilled steak. This is the perfect option for anyone with a big appetite.
- Southern BBQ Fried Chicken
As a Tex-Mex restaurant that’s rooted in the South, we’re big on mixing Southern cooking tradition with traditional taco styles. In this southern classic, our chefs worked up a signature fried chicken recipe, with crunchy skin on the outside and juicy, marinated chicken breast on the inside. To add an extra touch of Southern flair, the taco is topped off with a healthy dollop of homemade coleslaw, BBQ sauce, and fried dill pickles. If you like soul food and you like tacos, the Southern BBQ Fried Chicken Taco is for you.
- Monterey Taco
Are you in the mood for something classic? The Monterey Taco is our take on traditional Mexican tacos, with classic ingredients like guacamole, grilled chicken, lettuce, tomato, and imported Chihuahua cheese. To add some extra flavor, we top it all off with pieces of our signature jalapeño bacon and a drizzle of ranch dressing. This traditional taco is delicious and simple – made for those who want big flavor from familiar styles.
- The Cheeseburger Taco
Who says you can’t have a hamburger at your favorite Mexican place? When the Cheeseburger Taco first hit the menu more than 10 years ago, it became an instant classic. This taco has all the flavors of a great hamburger – the only difference is the soft-shell tortilla on the outside. We hand-make our beef patties and then top them off with a hamburger-sized helping of lettuce, tomato, pickles, onions, American cheese, garlic ketchup, and mayonnaise. The Cheeseburger Taco is everything you want on a hot summer day.
- Wild Alaskan
When our culinary team first came up with the Wild Alaskan, we wanted to introduce an entirely new item to the menu: fresh crab cakes from wild caught Alaskan King crab. Made entirely in-house, our crab cake recipe uses fresh parsley, shredded crab meat, bread crumbs, and special seafood seasonings to create a rich, crunchy patty. Topped with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and a spicy remoulade sauce, the Wild Alaskan Taco has all the flavors of a great taco combined with fresh seafood.
- The Greek Taco
Because the Twisted Taco menu is inspired by cuisine from around the world, we also wanted to include some of our favorite Mediterranean flavors. Filled with sliced gyro meat and rich tzatziki sauce, the Greek Taco is more like a traditional gyro sandwich than a Tex-Mex taco. Instead of the conventional pita, the soft-shell tortilla reinvents this classic dish, while still bringing in fresh flavors from the sliced tomatoes, lettuce, and red onions. If you’re a fan of Mediterranean food, you’re going to love the Greek Taco.
- Down Home
As our most popular fried shrimp dish, the Down Home Taco is simple and delicious. With crispy fried shrimp, a handful of lettuce, a drizzle of spicy remoulade sauce, and a spoonful of homemade salsa, the Down Home Taco is meant to send your taste buds into culinary heaven. The crunchiness of the fried shrimp is matched perfectly by the heat-inducing remoulade, while the lettuce and homemade salsa add an extra dimension of flavor and crunch. It only has four ingredients, but they’re combined to add maximum flavor and texture. It’s a straightforward taco and it’s one of our most delicious.
- Buffalo Bill
Would you rather be eating buffalo wings? No need to fret. The Buffalo Bill taco adds the buffalo-style flavor you’re craving to a soft-shell tortilla masterpiece. The crispy fried chicken is tossed in spicy wing sauce, topped with a generous helping of lettuce and tomato, then drizzled with your choice of ranch or bleu cheese. If you’re coming to Twisted Taco to watch the big game, the Buffalo Bill is undoubtedly the taco to choose. Grab a cold beer and enjoy.
- The Baja Taco
Coming in at #2, the Baja Taco is the staff favorite for seafood tacos. Using our special recipe for blackened cod, the fish is light on texture and big on flavor, with a spicy aftertaste and rich Cajun complexity. Then we add our homemade citrus slaw, made from chopped red cabbage and a secret combination of fresh citrus flavors to cut the spicy taste from the blackened cod. We top it all off with cilantro, tomatoes, onions, and large smear of guacamole mousse for an extra kick of freshness. The Baja Taco is sophisticated and exciting, made for those who want to try a truly unique dish.
- The Cuban Taco
And finally, our favorite taco – the Cuban. One of our original menu items, this taco was inspired by a traditional Cuban dish called arroz congrí, a flavorful mixture of rice and black beans. To make the taco, first we marinate our signature pork and then slow-roast it until it’s juicy, tender, and packed full of Caribbean spice. We throw the meat inside of a taco and top it off with a seasoned mix of black beans and rice before adding another Cuban staple: sweet plantains. We add a pinch of fresh cilantro and then finish it off with a drizzle of Mojo sauce. Why is this taco just so delicious? Really, the answer is in the pork. The slow-roasted recipe is a company secret that adds the sweet, tangy flavors of the Caribbean before it’s all topped off with our signature Mojo sauce and a handful of plantains. The Cuban Taco is our all-time favorite Twisted Taco and it should be on your list of must-try dishes.
Your Favorite Taco Destination
We’re n your neighborhood! Twisted Taco is your local hotspot for great margaritas, award-winning tacos, and a great time with friends & family. Our restaurant is rapidly expanding from the Metro Atlanta area to cities across the country and our culinary team is excited to explore even more taco possibilities. We’re always committed to using the freshest ingredients and offer a variety of light and low-calorie taco options. Want to learn more about our taco selection? Try them for yourself at your local Twisted Taco location.
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