The mole, guajillo, and tomatillo chicken enchiladas at Patria Cocina. Photo courtesy of Patria Cocina


The Resy Guide to Atlanta’s Essential Mexican Restaurants

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When Mexican restaurants are great, they become absolutely essential to a city. And Atlanta is fortunate enough to have many remarkable places that higlight the cuisine of our southern North American neighbor. 

Creating a great guide to the best Mexican restaurants in Atlanta isn’t easy — it is a task that never ends. One must commit to considering and discussing the nuances over great ceviche, amazing tacos, and all the margaritas you can responsibly enjoy (get a pitcher; it’s cheaper). And since we know quite a few, we figured we’d share. Yes, recommendations. And yes, margaritas.

No matter where you live in Atlanta, and what your preferences among Mexican regional cuisines and styles, below you’ll find a comprehensive guide, with 18 seriously great options for your next craving — be it for carne asada, carnitas, camarones, or even margaritas. And again, we’re happy to help with that pitcher.