Saturday, May 20, 2017

Tacos and Tequilas - Buckhead - Atlanta Georgia

You can find this location of Tacos and Tequilas at 4279 Roswell Rd Ste 103, Atlanta, GA 30342 in a shopping center on Roswell Rd between Midvale Dr and Rickenbacker Dr just north of Nancy Creek and a bit south of W. Wieuca Dr. This is a well-seasoned shopping center with plenty of parking out front. The location is near Chastain park so this is a great option for before-the-show drinks and snacks when visiting the amphitheater.

This is the first time visiting this location but I'm very familiar with the Ponce location. The menu is the same here and in general the food is about the same (Tex-Mex with more authentic flavors than most in this genre). I was part of a large party (excess of 15 people) so we were seated in the back area which is a better space for large groups. The interior was decorated in preparation for Cinco de Mayo so there were many holiday style flags and the like - there was also a holiday specific menu.

The menu here is quite extensive with plenty of options for even the picky eater. Service was a bit slow (as expected with a big party) but the food all came out hot and good. We loaded up on plenty of margaritas and they are quite good here.

* Guacamole Dip - Classic, slightly spicy and very good.

* Queso Fundido con Chorizo - Cheese Dip with Chorizo with tortillas on the side - loved this dish as the sausage is quite strong.

* Texas Fajitas - steak, chicken and shrimp Fajitas. This was my selection - one of the best fajita combos I've encountered with large portions and perfectly cooked meats.

* Veggie Flautas - vegetarian version served with rice, beans, etc.for my vegetarian friends - I think this was a bit underwhelming from the comments.

* Southern Tacos - Three breaded/fried chicken tacos served with rice. I tasted one of these and thought they were a bit greasier than I would have expected.

* Tilapia and Shrimp - griddled fish with sauted shrimp sans cheese dip, served with grilled asparagus and chipotle mashed potatoes. I tasted this dish and it's certainly worth trying. Not a big fan of tilapia myself (I try not to eat anything farm raised) but this dish had a great combination of flavor and textures.

* Ice Cream with Churros - your basic frozen dessert served with fried dough cinnamon sticks

* Flan - creamy flan served with whipped cream - I thought this very good.

I just realized that I hadn't reviewed the Ponce location so I'll make sure to do so in another post. I find this Buckhead location as good when it comes to food quality but there's a bit of difference in the staff - I think the Ponce staff is just plain better - both in service quality and especially at the bar - I know this is subjective, but the servers here weren't as attentive as the Ponce location but maybe they were having a bad day? Not sure. Still worth visiting if you're in the area.  

-- John

(also posted to Yelp)
Tacos & Tequilas Mexican Grill Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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