Local Field Potential: Bad Dog Taqueria

By Travis Rotterman

bad dogWebsite: http://www.baddogtaco.com

Location: 1579 North Decatur Rd NE in Emory Village.

Price: Tacos starting at $2.99 a piece and draft beer from $5 to $6.    

Hours: Sunday through Thursday 11:30am till 9:00pm, open Friday and Saturday till 10:00pm.

Parking: Available on the street and the parking lot located behind the building. Also, there is a bike rack located outside to the left of the building.

Cuisine: Specialty tacos, flavorful burritos, and juicy burgers.   

Have you heard of Bad Dog? If not, you are missing out on one of the best taquerias in the Emory/Druid Hills area. Right in the heart of Emory Village and walking distance from campus, Bad Dog features a food selection bursting with ethnic flavors. You’re welcomed into a bustling atmosphere filled with Emory students and locals alike just looking to kick back with a cold beer and flavorful tacos filled with local organic ingredients. But it’s not just the tasty food that will get your taste buds going: Bad Dog currently features six small microbrews on tap with six additional taps coming soon.  But Bad Dog also prides itself on its social atmosphere and progressiveness i.e. support of the LGBT community.  Accordingly, the third Wednesday of every month is guy’s night and the third Thursday is ladies’ night (of course anyone is allowed at either event!). Starting this fall, their hours will be extended to 11:30pm during the week and late into the night on weekends.  Most of all Bad Dog strives to be a model local eatery that pledges to support small businesses and breweries and to use fresh, local organic ingredients to make the best tasting tacos in town!

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One thought on “Local Field Potential: Bad Dog Taqueria

  1. Big fan of this place. I go all the time. I recommend sticking to the basic tacos – the Tastes Like Chicken, Yo Mama’s Taco, and Go Fish are the highlights of the menu. For vegetarians, the Veg Head’s portobello mushrooms explode with flavor, and the Chickpeas in a Pod is a falafel sandwich in disguise. The Tree Hugger is also a good veggie choice, but I recommend asking for a regular tortilla instead of the corn tortilla, which tends to be a soggy mess.
    In my experience, the premium tacos are trying too hard and are mostly misses. However, be sure to occasionally treat yourself to the delicious grilled chicken in the I Wanna be a Cowboy, or the moist brisket in the Uncle Morty. The burger is also quite delicious, but if you’re honestly in the mood for a $10 burger, head down the street to the Vortex.

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