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At Taco Madre, The Dishes Are Endless


As you walk into Taco Madre Mexican Grill, you’re hit with a strong aroma of shredded meats being cooked on the grill with a mixture of cilantro and onions. When you approach the counter, you’re greeted by a friendly face and a variety of foods being displayed. Taco Madre serves up authentic tacos, birria, burritos, barbacoa, nachos, and more at their new location. 

Mayra Carillo, co-owner of Taco Madre is excited to bring a new restaurant to town. It will be located right across the Gainesville campus where GameStop used to be located. The address is 3885 Mundy Mill Rd. Oakwood, Ga 30566 Suite 101

Their opening day will be Nov. 15 and they will be open from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Their hours after that will be Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 8 a.m. to midnight, and Sunday 8 a.m.-7 p.m. 

“We are excited for the UNG students to come by and get a quick authentic meal. I know how busy their schedules can be so we are wanting to provide that quick service that will get them in and out,” Carillo said. 

This restaurant will have a similar setup to what Chipotle has, simply because you will be able to build your own taco, bowl, nachos, or burrito. They will also have aguas frescas, alcoholic drinks, and more. Their weekend menu will look a little different since they will be providing soups such as menudo. Menudo is a Mexican soup made with beef stomach in a broth with a red chili pepper base. They will also add family portions of birria and barbacoa. Their food prices are student-friendly. 

“We are offering 10% off to all UNG students.”- Mayra Carillo 

If you are ever in between classes or in the area with an empty stomach, they will be having half off all aguas frescas and fountain drinks from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Monday- Friday.

“If students want to come get some chips and salsa with a drink, that’s a quick snack that they can fit in,” Carillo said. 

The dish that they are most excited about is the Quesabirria that originated from Jalisco. Both Ms. Carillo and her husband are from this state and they want to do justice to this dish by making it exactly how they were taught. They are also excited about the “Vampiros” alcoholic drink which includes fruit juice, spices, fruit soda, fresh lime juice, and tequila. 

If you are in a time crunch, you can place an order online on their website and pick it up shortly after. They will also have DoorDash and Uber Eats. 

You can follow them on their Instagram or email them at [email protected] for more inquiries.


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At Taco Madre, The Dishes Are Endless