OMG Taco to open in Little Five Points

By on April 28, 2011

Taco joint to serve “hybrid tacos” made from Korean & Mexican ingredients

OMG Taco will open their first location in Little Five Points on the corner of Euclid and Colquitt Avenues, according to a permit filed with the city of Atlanta Wednesday.

Taking the now shuttered Sweet Lime space at 1126 Euclid Avenue, OMG Taco will specialize in fusing Korean gogi (beef) and Mexican ingredients, according to the taco restaurant’s website.

Dubbed “hybrid tacos,” the restaurant will combine Korean ingredients such as kimchi, bulgogi and kalbi (short-rib), with traditional taco toppings such as cilantro, tomatoes and jalapenos.

Beyond confusing the taste buds, OMG Taco explains their use of the acronym “OMG” as an abbreviation of “Oh MmMm Gogi,” referencing the Korean beef.

OMG Taco will also offer burritos and quesadilla, all made from fusing “Korean tastes and tradition with Mexico’s rich Latin culture at a recession-proof price.”

We asked Little Five Points resident Kevin Hodge, who was walking past the location Wednesday, what he thought about OMG Taco opening there.

“Hell, I can’t pay for it either way,” Hodge said.

OMG Taco
1126 Euclid Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

About Caleb J. Spivak

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19 Comments

  1. Whitney

    April 28, 2011 at 10:22 am

    haha! i read headline and thought it said “OMG! TACO MAC to open in Little 5″ I thought hell had frozen over.

  2. Johnny

    April 28, 2011 at 10:37 am

    OMG, anything is better than that dump Sweet Lime. The kimchi may actually smell better than the people who loiters in L5P.

  3. Ag

    April 28, 2011 at 11:20 am

    OMG what a bad idea … what’s next? OMG yogurt burgers, served in a remodeled gas station? or a “food truck”?

  4. Art

    April 28, 2011 at 11:24 am

    I give it 8 months before it fails.

  5. Nom Nom Nom

    April 28, 2011 at 11:35 am

    I think there are more taco joints in Atlanta than Mexico City.

  6. Chris

    April 28, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    This will make 4 “Mexican” places in Little 5. And you also have Pure right up the street in Inman Park. Good luck to them!

  7. Chris

    April 28, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    They also don’t seem to have any vegetarian entree options. Well maybe the kimchi quesadilla. Every place in Lil 5 has vegetarian options for a reason.

  8. Mike

    April 28, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Does Atlanta really have as many mexican places as Mexico City? You people are retarded. Ever been to Southern California, Houston, Phoenix?

    And please explain how this is a bad idea? Hankook is a hybrid korean/taco joint and does very well and the food is awesome. Get over yourselves.

  9. Midtown_DD

    April 28, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    yay! Korean tacos! :) It’s an underserved market in this city, imo.

  10. Alex

    April 29, 2011 at 10:23 am

    These things are awesome

  11. Alex

    April 29, 2011 at 10:23 am

    I hate dealing with the parking in little 5 though

  12. Russ

    April 29, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Whiny Atlantans! Parking, too many taco/mexican places, blah blah! Get over it people, this actually sounds interesting and agreed much underserved. NYC and LA are crawling with these joints and most seem to do very well. Atlanta has only a blip in comparison btw.

  13. Dan

    April 29, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    All other reasons those above propose for this place failing notwithstanding, the name is awful. If it fails, I will point to that foremost and possibly exclusively, as that is why I will never go.

    Instead, I will continue to enjoy Hankook and Yumbii because of their more creative and not ridiculously-pandering-to-the-12-year-old-suburban-girl-crowd-who-won’t-go-here-anyway names. Why, OMG Taco. Why.

  14. G

    April 30, 2011 at 9:57 am

    I can already tell Hankook is superior.

  15. Felix

    April 30, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    word, G.

  16. Carolyn

    July 27, 2011 at 9:24 am

    hmm…I have no qualm with another Mexican (/Asian fusion) spot…
    What makes me gag a little is that dreaded location. Sweet Lime didn’t properly renovate that dingy stink hole. It was beyond filthy inside of that spot. I think the key to any new business’ survival in L5P will be to “build from the ground up” … like that pizzeria is doing. And don’t get me wrong, I love L5P, character…characters … and all. But, the businesses (food joints specifically) don’t need to bring the outside, IN. It’s going to require some major overhaulin’.

  17. michael

    August 27, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    DO NOT EAT AT THIS THIEF’S BUSINESS!

    The owner of this place (AJ) is a THIEF and a LIAR. He never paid me for designing his website or logo. He is a low life!!!! AJ you know what you did and you are pathetic!

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