When it comes to late-night eats, Taco Bell and Waffle House aren't the only contenders in ATL. If you find yourself craving something beyond the fast-food realm at 2 a.m., you've totally got a back-up with some of the best Mexican food in Atlanta. This authentic taco spot has a drive-thru and it's open 24 hours.

Mama Cocina Latina is as genuine as it sounds, serving up lots of Latin American bites right off Piedmont Road in Buckhead. You can't miss its authentic architecture and a brightly-lit sign that shines around the clock, seven days a week. 

Whether it's 9 a.m. or 11 p.m., Mama's has always got your back, offering tasty goodies through an actual drive-thru. Looks like Taco Bell and McDonald's may have some tough competition because this isn't your average late-night quick stop. 

The menu selections are made from real, fresh ingredients using flavors true to Mexico, Cuba, Colombia and more.

You can find a wide variety of their famous tacos including (but not limited to) buttermilk fried chicken, al pastor, carnitas, fish and fajita steak.

You can also get your hands greasy with hard-to-find ethnic options like plantains, crispy empanadas filled with beef or spinach, Cuban beef arepas and Colombian chicken arepas.

The massive menu also includes more familiar favorites including sizzling fajitas, enchiladas, burritos, quesadillas, tortas, nachos and dinner platters.

You can also grab some breakfast tacos or burritos, huevos rancheros and fajitas with eggs, among many others to kick off your day right.

Even though this place offers on-the-go convenience, it also has festive indoor/outdoor seating areas where you can actually enjoy some booze.

They've got classic horchata, margaritas, Coronaritas and more.

Mama Cocina Latina

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Latin American

Address: 1958 Piedmont Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA

Why You Need To Go: You won't even have to leave your car at this 24/7 taco spot with authentic south-of-the-border bites.

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