Taqueria del Sol was founded on two things: friendship and a passion for great food. After moving to America from Mexico to pursue a music career, Executive Chef Eddie Hernandez found himself in Atlanta, GA after a failed recording contract in Houston, TX. Shortly after moving, Eddie connected with Owner Mike Klank, a Tennessee native with an engineering degree from Georgia Tech, and he gave the rocker with long hair and a pierced ear a chance in the El Azteca kitchen.
What started as a business partnership grew into an unlikely friendship and, before long, the two cut ties with El Azteca and started Azteca Grill, their first project as a pair. Not long after, the two opened the infamous Sundown Cafe in 1991 in the space where Taqueria del Sol’s Cheshire Bridge location currently resides. The pair’s numerous restaurant ventures over the years have been noticed by the James Beard Foundation and have garnered them nominations in the ‘Outstanding Restaurateur’ category five times.
Since opening the first Taqueria del Sol in 2000, diners have been invited to try inventive and delicious options for lunch and dinner - after waiting in the infamous line, of course. While the menu is driven by Mexican cuisine, many of the menu items feature a cross-cultural flair giving diners the truly one of a kind experience that only Taqueria del Sol can offer.
While guests stand in line, order, and take a seat — similar to the systems of many fast-casual restaurants — the similarities end there. The clean and playful design of all of the restaurants, the speed at which "from scratch" dishes are delivered, and the taste of such original selections creates a dining experience unlike many others.
RESTAURANT PHILOSOPHY & POLICIES
Please place your order with the cashier before securing a table. If you need a place to sit while waiting, please ask us to direct you to a seat.
Please ask management to move tables to accommodate for larger parties.
Bar seating is full service. During busy times, we take names for a bar list to ensure every guest is seated in order of their arrival. We may direct guests to specific bar seats to ensure efficient seating during busy times. We do not seat incomplete parties at the bar.
To-go orders should be placed with the cashier in the front. We do not accept phone-in, fax or email orders.
We ask that no outside food or drink is brought in except for those with food allergies or very specific dietary constraints. Parents may bring in food for very young children, however we often offer similar items on our kids favorite menu.
Children under 15 are not permitted to sit at the bar during dinner service. Adults only.
No pets allowed. Only service animals specifically trained to aid a person with a disability are welcome.
Taqueria del Sol is a great family-friendly establishment, but please note that we do not offer high chairs or booster seats. Any guest is welcome to bring their child's personal seat. Also, please be aware that there is usually a wait to order and guests must place their order before grabbing a table. Please ask us if you need a seat during your wait.