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Old 08-17-2009, 07:25 PM
 
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We recently moved to Atlanta- can anyone recommend an authentic Mexican restaurant downtown/midtown/va-hi area?
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Old 08-17-2009, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Here's what I recommend:


No Mas Cantina
Willy's
Pozolo
Noche
Caramba Cafe
Lottafrutta
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Old 08-18-2009, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Inman Park (Atlanta, GA)
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:::ZOCALO:::

Welcome to Nuevo Laredo Cantina! | Atlanta, Georgia, USA is Tex-Mex.

Jalisco Mexican Restaurant - Buckhead - Atlanta, GA
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Old 08-18-2009, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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^I'll second George's vote for Zocalo. I met the lovely owner once at a catered function, and this place is the real deal. Very cool open-air set up in nice weather, authentic mole recipes and a great tequila selection are enough to keep me coming back.

A new place by the owners of The Vortex called The Boneyard Cantina has recently opened on the Westside, but I haven't tried them yet. Has anyone checked them out?

Although it isn't Downtown, I have to add that Mexico City Gourmet in Decatur is a long-time fave.
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Old 08-18-2009, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Atlanta,Ga
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Stay away from No Mas, its awful.
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Old 08-18-2009, 08:47 AM
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Stay away from No Mas, its awful.
Who would name a restaurant "no more"?
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Old 08-18-2009, 09:00 AM
 
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Most of the one's mentioned above I would not consider Authentic Mexican, more like Tex-Mex of fusion Mex. Best bet is what George Chong recommended, Nuevo Laredo. Zocalo's is decent, good location.
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Old 08-18-2009, 09:41 AM
 
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Here's what I recommend:


No Mas Cantina
Willy's
Pozolo
Noche
Caramba Cafe
Lottafrutta
Somehow I don't see Willy's making the list for "authentic Mexican food".....lol
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Old 08-18-2009, 09:53 AM
 
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The first place you should go is Nuevo Laredo
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Old 08-18-2009, 10:34 AM
 
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I have to also recommend Nuevo Laredo. Call it Tex-Mex or whatever. All I know is, you can't get that flavor anywhere else. No watered down salsa either...it's chunky and delicious!
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