Had a yearning for an empanada last night so I made a run to Arepa Mia. Best decision of the day!! I love this Venezuelan food! Reminds me of the typical food from Colombia. The corn cakes or arepas are stuffed with delicious meats that have been cooked for a long time in wonderful seasonings, and the sauces are served on the side for you to dip. Service was very nice and I enjoyed every bite of my chicken empanadas. The only thing that would have made it better, would be better seating (instead of facing the wall or directly outside to traffic) and the music was a bit too loud. But it was pretty clean and relatively fast since it's all prepared as you order.
Great tacos but a flaw in the system. It's hard to find better tacos around but everyone complains about the people/service here. I really think it's their system of managing the tables via the line. They intentionally slow the line down to make sure you've got a table after you order but that just gets people frustrated and then the staff always seems to be hurrying you off. I'm not sure what the answer is to this problem, but I don't think this is it. The best bet is just to go when there is no line and you'll have a great experience.
This is the Decatur location, located on Ponce de Leon a few blocks before you get to the Decatur Square. Taqueria has some of the cheapest Mexican food in Atlanta but still with great quality. The lines are normally long at lunchtime, but they go pretty quickly. The service is no frills - you order at the counter (make sure to do this first before grabbing a table), then they'll bring the food to you. A small menu, but everything is tasty, and they rotate out lunch specials each week.
I popped into Raging Burrito to have dinner with my family and was pleasantly surprised. There's a huge patio in the back and the service is quick! We went on a Sunday and it was full yet we received our drinks and food within a few minutes of placing the order. The food is OK, not bad but not outstanding but its reasonably price and the portions are large. It's a great spot to dine with small children. Be sure to try the roasted pineapple salsa and the margaritas!
Raging Burrito not only has a great beer selection, but their burritos are fantastic. Not "authentic" mexican, very americanized, with different flavors of tortillas, but the fillings are great. You don't get free chips and salsa, and these things can get expensive if you order them in addition to the main dishes. But the food is still good. They offer free parking in back if you get your ticket stamped.
I finally found raging burrito recently when a friend took me and I have been back over twice a week since then. They have a great waitstaff and strong margaritas that are great to enjoy on the big patio. The patio has a huge mural with a picture of the Mona Lisa drinking a margarita. When you add that the food is excellent I cannot believe I just found out about my new favorite on Decatur square.
I come to Mezcalito's all the time and the Margarita's are awesome and so not over priced! Well, to answer the Margarita comment.... a pitcher of Margaritas fills 11-12 glasses and if you divide that by 44 that comes out to be about $4 each glass!!!! So tell me where else are you going to buy freshly made Margaritas for that price?
I went to Pesos for lunch and ordered the flautas (fried tortillas) and lemon pepper wings. It was so good...yummy. I'm going to order platters for my upcoming Labor Day party party. Awesome food and love the ambiance - flat screen TVs and fully stocked high quality bar is off the chain.
This is our favorite Mexican restaurant to go to. The food is always great. They have fast and friendly service. And their margaritas always are on point. I love the fact that they are very family friendly and never make you feel rushed to leave even when they are busy.
This is REAL Venezuelan food! I long for the arepas and cachapas from my days living in Caracas and cannot be happier that this restaurant expanded from the Sweet Auburn market to down the street in Decatur. A must try for anyone who hasn't already.