10 Best Restaurants in Atlanta to Stretch Your Dollar

Trying to pin down words like frugal, value, and deal can be exasperating because different people have different ideas of cost savings. For 10Best, the range is broad - we include impossibly cheap eateries with amazing menus, and we share really nice restaurants that are white tablecloth like La Tavola, picked for it's $10 Monday night pasta special.

If sandwiches are you thing, you'll want to head to Victory Sandwich or Toscano and Sons for the their delectable sandwiches. These are made from high quality ingredients and served on small, tasty buns. Order a couple and the price won't set you back much. 

If you are a fan of Mexican or Latin foods, you are in luck, because we've got serveral on this list of 10 best value restaurants. Check out La Fonda Latina, Taqueria del Sol or Elmyr. All have outstanding food that is high on quality yet easy on the wallet. And for something quite out of the ordinary, visit Hankook Taqueria, which blends Mexican and Korean foods. 

What would a top ten list be without a diner on it? The Thumb's Up Diner is one of the hot spots for a cheap breakfast and brunch. But they also have incredible lunch options too. Don't fret, as breakfast is served all day! 



El Myr has achieved almost mythological status in Little Five Points as one of the most lively and reliable sources for Mexican cuisine. This endearingly-seedy establishment emphasizes creative takes on traditional Mexican dishes, like the...  Read More

La Tavola


An open kitchen and soft lighting add further character to this cozy Virginia Highland restaurant, which is often filled to capacity with loyal regulars. The fantastic Italian cuisine, features delicious salads like beets with apple and a...  Read More

Buford Highway


Pleasant, inviting and relaxing, this traditional Bangladeshi restaurant is located in a most unlikely setting – a shopping strip off busy Buford Highway. Don't let the setting dissuade your visit, though, because they serve some of the...  Read More

Peachtree Hills


Hankook Taqueria features an interesting, delicious blend of Korean and Mexican food, and local connoisseurs love this eatery on the westside for its warm, casual atmosphere and one-of-a-kind tacos. No table service is found here - order at the...  Read More

Thumbs Up


Hidden away in Atlanta's Inman Park, this quirky diner attracts weekend breakfast crowds from all over Atlanta with homemade pancakes and biscuits and jellies, which pose tough alternatives to equally tasty scrambles and three-egg omelets. If...  Read More



Treat yourself to some tantalizing Mexican food when you stop by La Fonda Latina. Pitchers of mojitos litter the landscape here in endless profusion, in equal parts because of their tastiness and reasonable price. After you've had time to enjoy...  Read More



Victory sandwich serves slider sized sandwiches, and most are less than $5. Try the Hambo with prosciutto, mozzarella, arugula, with balsamic and apple or the Castro, made which is similar to a Cuban sandwich. As the sandwiches are rather small,...  Read More

Taqueria del Sol


The line out the door of people waiting to eat here is evidence of how popular this is. Taqueria del Sol serves quick and easy Southwestern food that is so good you'll be convinced the cashier under-charged you. Made-to-order fare is prepared...  Read More



Many restaurants come and go in Atlanta, but Eats has prevailed with its reasonable prices and diverse cuisine. On the menu you'll find barbecue chicken, pastas, and lots of meats and vegetables to choose from as well. If you are looking for a...  Read More


Meet Malika Harricharan

Malika is the Author of Food Lovers' Guide to Atlanta. With a background in marketing, Maika's passion is Writing and Social Media Marketing and she works for various clients in...  More About Malika