Category Latin American

Armando’s Caribe – Duluth, GA

So one day I’m sitting in the office and my boss walks in and says, “have you tried that new Cuban place in Duluth?” My eyes lit up like a kid at Christmas.  He took that as a no.  So a week later, we met for lunch at Armando’s Caribe Grill.  The name didn’t scream […]

Bartaco – Atlanta, GA

Earlier this week, when talking about taquerias, someone mentioned how much their son was enjoying Bartaco on the Westside.  I made a mental note and when looking for lunch, I plugged in their address and off we went.  To say that this  was not what I was expecting was a gross understatement.   It wasn’t […]

El Taco Veloz – Sandy Springs, GA

Looking for a quick bite on Thursday as I headed around the top-end perimeter, I jumped off at Roswell Road, certain I’d find something.   And I did – local chain El Taco Veloz.  They have five locations in the metro area and one in Gainesville.  Just south of 285, this location is near the […]

Little Donkey – Homewood, AL

There was one more stop, for dinner, on this road trip, as we headed back to Atanta.  And this one was in Homewood.  Little Donkey popped onto my radar with an article about Good Eats in Garden N Gun in the spring of 2012. If you’ve been to Homewood in the last decade, there’s a […]

Minero – Atlanta, GA

I didn’t realize until earlier this week that Minero was Sean Brock’s restaurant.   I’m a huge fan of his cooking and thought that a meal at this outpost of his Charleston Mexican restaurant would be a great lunch to start the new year.   We met our daughter and son-in-law at Ponce City Market […]

Porch Light Latin Kitchen – Smyrna, GA

Sometime last month, I saw an online article from Atlanta Magazine about a new Latin restaurant that had opened (or was about to open) in Smyrna, Porch Light Latin Kitchen.*  Always excited when something new opens OTP on the west side, I googled their website and saved it in my phone.  I’ve thought about going […]

Xelapan Cafeteria – Doraville, GA

One of my buddies sent me an email the other morning from Atlanta Magazine about Xelapan Cafeteria, telling me that we needed to try the place.   The review pegged it as my kind of place – the menu is not in English and there may or may not be somewhere there to interpret it […]

Panaderia Elizabeth – Norcross, GA

On the way to get my (current) favorite nachos in the world last week, I noticed a parking lot full of pickups in front of a building that was formerly a Dairy Queen.  That (the number of trucks, not the closed Dairy Queen) is always such a promising sign.  Driving back, I saw the sign […]

Hankook Taqueria – Atlanta, GA

I first visited Hankook Taqueria back in early July and decided to take my lovely wife back as we headed in town this afternoon.  On the first visit, it was a lone wolf Thursday and I was looking for something quick before heading downtown.  I had heard about them in an article about Atlanta tacos and that […]

Arepa Mia – Atlanta, GA

Today, we met the newliest-weds of our kids for a meal at Arepa Mia, in the Sweet Auburn Curb Market (thanks, Roger for the info to allow the correction of the name.  Note: If you enjoy this blog, you ought to check out Roger’s, Friday Date Night).  The kids had been to the Decatur location […]