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Vinings has a new traditional Italian restaurant, Adalina, which has former Empire State South chef Joshua Hopkins at the helm. Candler Park's Nicholas Stinson opened Gato Nights, which is dubbed “a weekly investigation into deep regional Mexican cuisine.” And Berkeley Park welcomes Tuza, a taco shop that is an ode to Mexico City street food.
In his quest to perfect the art of tamale-making, Marco Martinez has tasted everything from store-bought frozen versions to handmade ones in restaurants across the city. Here’s where he picks up his favorites (aside from his own kitchen)—all within a half mile of each other on Buford Highway.
The team behind La Parrilla Mexican Restaurant is opening a chef-driven Oaxacan restaurant called Casi Cielo that will serve delicacies such as sous-vide baked octopus, charcoal rice, foie-gras meatballs, duck croquettes, and cocktails with grasshopper salt.
When it opened in 2000, Buford Highway’s Plaza Fiesta was among the first shopping malls in the U.S. marketed specifically to Latinos. Today, the 350,000-square-foot compound attracts more than four million visitors each year. You could spend several days sampling all of the tacos here—or you could study this taco cheat sheet to narrow your choices.
Chicken tikka masala on a taco? A new, fun taqueria in Chamblee serves up tacos with toppings like lamb and yogurt and chana masala.
Las Quekas de la Abuela serves fantastic tacos that are in the running to be Atlanta's best. Fresh, made-in-house tortillas make all the difference.
Good tacos al pastor are worthy of a last meal, and Alpharetta's El Trompo Taqueria knows how to make this Mexico City specialty right.
Chef Kevin Maxey's chilaquiles at Superica are a destination-worthy brunch dish. A generous heap of sauced chips is topped with two fried eggs, pickled jalapenos and carrots, crumbled queso fresco, sliced avocado, shaved radishes, and chopped cilantro.
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