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Taco Mac - Lindbergh

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Taco Mac - LindberghTaco Mac - Lindbergh
BA SCORE
88
very good

13 Ratings
Ratings: 13
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: n/a
Taps: 100
Bottles: 150
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

573 Main St NE
Atlanta, Georgia, 30324-6252
United States
phone: (404) 574-5813

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @tacomac

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(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-01-2006)
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Photo of jmdrpi
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3

I was visiting from out of town, and went for food and beers with friends. They have a confusing name, but it's basically a sports and wing bar with lots of TVs and lots of beers on tap. Similar to Buffalo Wild Wings chain, but much better in every way.

With the like 100 beers on tap, you can certainly find something you like. Nothing super rare, but a nice variety. All of the taps are in a row on the wall behind the bar, so hopefully that goes directly into their keg fridge so no beer is sitting in warm tap lines when I would guess that kegs last a while. I had a few pints of local Atlanta beer.

Food was a mix of wings, bar food, and southwestern. Decent, but nothing special. Our server was fine.

Photo of SevaTse
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Well lit large room with high ceilings, with large-screen television sets all around. Kind of like the inside of the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in the commercials where the ref. fixes the game to run longer, so that sport nuts can stay and drink longer. Anyways, I had a taco dish for my entree, which I found to be delicious, and for beer I saw quiet a few good selections, with me focusing on regional stuff that is not widely available in the Northeast(and that I got), but I couldn't help but pass by some Brooklyn limited release stuff and such. The server did not necessarily posses beer geek type knowledge, but was able to give info based on what he knew.
All in all, a good place.

Photo of jophish17
3.38/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Hit the Lindbergh location for the first time recently when meeting a friend for lunch. Given the location, I was expecting something closer to Metropolis than the Dallas Hwy location... I was let down

Selection wise, they had very little special to offer. The lineup of taps meant probably 50% to crap, 20% to Sweetwater/Terrapin and the rest to other craft beers. Nothing really caught my attention so I just went with the standard Sweetwater IPA - oh wait, they were out. I ended up with a Festina Peche, not the best beer but a style you don't see every day and it was listed as "new" so I knew it was still fresh.

Food wise, typical TM fat and salt concoctions, and just average at that. We did have a good server, even though we were there when it was pretty packed out for lunch.

Lindbergh is a pretty typical Taco Mac, other than the selection really could use some imagination.

Photo of glid02
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Went here to watch the UGA v ASU game.

As far as the atmosphere goes, this is a sports bar through and through. Lots of seating in the main room with TV's everywhere. There's a good amount of seating outside, but I wish there were a few TV's out there as well. The bar is the back corner, and there's also an upstairs with more TV's and a good amount of additional seating.

Quality is good. I've been here before, and unlike those times I didn't have to bother asking for an unchilled glass as they were so busy the glasses came straight from the washing racks. The pours were a bit lacking, but again, they were really busy. Everything I ordered came in a standard unlabelled pint glass.

Service is pretty good. Once we finally got a table - no fault of the restaurant, just a lot of people there - it took longer than it should to get a server. Once we did get one however, the drinks and food came out quickly.

Selection is solid. Over 100 on-tap, with all regional brews - Sweetwater, Terrapin and ABC - along with many other micros. They were out of the first two things I ordered, but there were plenty of other options.

Food is good. I went with the buffalo chicken tenders and everything else that was ordered was solid.

Value is good. Pretty standard as far as Atlanta bars go.

Overall this place is exactly as advertised. Lots of TV's and lots of taps, just don't expect anything too rare.

Photo of GJ40
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

This is a very commercial establishment but they do have a decent selection of beer.

The menu advertises 100 on tap and 301 in the bottle. They're well displayed in a very compact series of taps and a four door refrigerated section of bottles close by. The quantity is impressive but the quality is a bit watered down with lots of BMC and other mass produced crap. But they have enough quality to offset that. They have a lot of locals along with some good east coast beers like DFH and Victory. There's not a lot from the west coast.

The feel of the place is similar to a Chili's or Friday's but with more of a sports bar feel. They have a nice sized bar, lots of tables and plenty of TVs. I was alone on business but I can imagine this is a great family place. The service is average. It's a young staff and they seem just as content talking to each other as they do serving up the beer.

So it's got its pluses (quantity and enough good beers) and minuses (lots of lesser beers, commercial atmosphere) but I recommend giving it a try.

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Large and open, it has plenty of tables and booths and a fair amount of bar seating, plus at least one private room upstairs. Beer selection is fabulous - lots on-tap and in bottles, plenty of craft brews and imports. The menu has a code to alert the reader about high-gravity beers and large bottles. Food is OK, if not outstanding. The wait staff are fairly quick, efficient and reliable. They can easily accommodate a large group even with short notice. Noise level is high when the place is jumping, but the many TVs are kept mostly quiet unless there is a major sports event on.

Photo of kensuthe
3.63/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Atmosphere - Taco Mac has a big chain commercial tex-mex sports bar and grill feel, with TVs lining the top of the walls, tables covering most of the floor space, second floor loft table seating, and a smaller bar area with bar seating. This location is in Lindbergh Center, and it had that new establishment feel to it even though it had been open for a while. The interior of the building had a brick, metal, plaster, wood, and glass façade, and the lighting was low enough to make the TVs easy to see but bright enough to easily read the drink and food menus. This location is right near the Lindberg Center MARTA stop, and it was very easy to get to and from. Our krewe actually visited this location twice during our last trip to Atlanta, and we had a good time on both trips, even though it was much busier on the second trip. The key to our good experiences, and what separated Taco Mac from other big chain sports bars for us, was our surprisingly beer knowledgeable waitress who did not try and rush us through on either occasion so she could turn over her table. Service definitely matters and Taco Mac came through.

Quality - We ordered a number of beers, both draft and bottled, and for the most part the quality was very good. A few of the draft beers might have had pours that slightly missed the mark in some way, but all of the drinks were fresh from both the tap and the bottle. They did have the right kinds of glassware for different kinds of drinks, although it would have been a nice touch if the menu told you what a given beer was served in.

Service - The service that we received was pretty top notch for the type of venue we were in, even when the place was packed and had a slight wait for a table on the second trip. We had the same waitress during both visits, and she made sure to check up on us frequently for food or drink needs even when she was busy. She was not only knowledgeable about which beers from the menu were currently available, but she was also very knowledgeable about the beers themselves and shared her opinion freely when we asked her about a given beer. It is possible that we lucked out and got the best waitress in the place, but she did say that many of the people she worked with knew their stuff too, so I'd like to think that this was the normal level of service that anyone could expect at that location.

Selection - There was a fairly extensive draft selection available, I want to say somewhere between 75 and 100 beers. There were around 200 bottles listed on the menu as well. Unfortunately, not everything that we wanted to try was currently in stock during our visits (there were several barleywine style ales that were out of stock, if I remember correctly), but there was still more good choices to be had than we could get through during both visits combined. They also had a featured beer of the month, and we got lucky and were able to visit on days during two different months so we got to try them both. There was a good selection of beers from the local Sweetwater brewery, and from other breweries along the East Coast that we could not normally get in Louisiana such as Terrapin, Victory, and - if my memory isn't failing me - Brooklyn. My only real gripes about the selection were that there were several beers that we wanted to try that were on the menu but not available, and that the beer menu itself was made out of paper and it disintegrated a little when one of our krewe kept spilling his drinks on it after a few hours.

Food - The food was mostly a tex-mex affair smattered with traditional American offerings, with quality that was better than you could expect to find at a Chilis or a Fox & Hound but less than what you would want to find at a real restaurant. Between all the people in our group we had cheese fries, burgers, tacos, buffalo wings, fried mushrooms, and possibly also a chicken dish. The food was filling and it served its purpose without making anybody sick, but I wouldn't necessarily plan a return trip just for the food.

Value - The prices for the food were average... maybe a little bit higher than I would have expected to pay. The prices for the beer were good for the draft selections and okay for most of the bottle selections. Our per-person prices were smaller during our visit to the Brick Store Pub in downtown Decatur, GA, but we also spent more on food at Taco Mac. All in all, our visits to Taco Mac were good value and worth the trip, though. I'll stop by here again during a future trip to Atlanta.

Photo of blitz134
4.01/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Third Taco Mac I've been to. I was kind of excited to see this one so close to a Marta train stop.

Usual Taco Mac atmosphere, wide open bar like atmosphere but with plenty of booth and tables for those wanting food. We headed over to the bar area and eventually obtained a high top table. There was a good crowd there on a Friday night, but this place is big enough to support it.

Decent service overall, guy at the bar was generally able to get to me quickly when I stepped up to order a brew. Didn't talk beer too much so I dont know how much they know about their products.

Beer selection is always huge, 100 taps at this place I think and a TON of bottled selections. Almost anything you'd want. Some kind of unique items, but a good bit of their tap list is your standard extended beer selection which most people were ordering. I took some Big Hoppy Monster and Oskar Blue's Gordon DIPA.

Only complaint was them trying to give me a frosted glass...no thank you. And they had some beers that were on the menu and had tap handles but they were out of. I know they can't update the menu all the time, but atleast put a cup on the tap handle so I know its empty.

Decent place overall. I still have another favorite around town, but if I'm going out to have a few drinks and want an easy way home this will be my stop.

Taco Mac - Lindbergh in Atlanta, GA
88 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.