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“Best Mexican in ATL”

Nuevo Laredo Cantina
Ranked #72 of 3,924 Restaurants in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Atlanta, Georgia
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best Mexican in ATL”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

The house margaritas are just right - not too sweet, not too weak! Get them on the rocks, of course. The chile poblano platter is delish - the peper is stuffed w/ seasoned ground beef and (oddly) potatoes - deep fried and covered in cheese - YUM! Also the carne asada tacos are great. Me and my husband usually get these two dishes and share/split them. My son got a lobster taco last night, which he loved. You should definitely try it!

  • Visited October 2012
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Excellent Mexican food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

Lively, fun authentic feel to this Mexican Restaurant! Mole sauce is a specialy on main courses- has all the regular Mexican specialties as well.. Expect a wait at ANY time- Margarita while waiting makes the wait easier however!

Visited February 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good, not great.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

Here's the deal- go here for the margaritas- they are phenominal!! The food is ok- not as good as No Mas but good, however a few margaritas and you will be enjoying everything.

Some tips:
Expect to wait- there is always a long wait but enjoy the drinks.
Inclement weather- there is not a whole lot of room inside so if its raining and packed, you will be sitting outside or trying to stay dry.
Parking is mostly across the street. Why they dont purchase the empty lot next door I dont know but its easy enough to just park across the street.
Service is hit or miss. Unfortunately it is not conisistent and if you are like me, this can make or break a night.

Visited August 2012
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Thank Ryan D
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Atlanta, Georgia
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“great mexican”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

Good Mexican food with fantastic homemade salsa. The margaritas are top notch! Shirley is the best bartender ever!

Visited September 2012
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Marietta, Georgia
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“FAVORITE!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012 via Local Picks

The food is our family favorite.Great family atmosphere for young children.They are always busy but very efficient and friendly..They REALLY know how to cook!

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