The cheese dip is great, because it has the chopped up jalepenos and they do not charge you extra for them. You start with two types of salsa.The yummy cheese dip….Then the fajitas…Yeah! They cut the chicken up before they cooked them. These were very good. Beans and rice, pico and guac, all very good, the rice especially.
Nuevo Laredo Cantina has long been an Atlanta Favorite Mexican Restaurant. There usually is a long wait line out of the door. Today, there was plenty of parking and I walked in and was seated immediately. They have one of my favorite salsas.Onto the fajitas, they didn’t sizzle but they were great. They are seasoned well and cooked perfectly. The rice is definitely the best I have ever had. They are also the most expensive so far. – $18.95. It was a lot of food, but not any more than I have gotten for a lot less. So far, I would say these are the BEST I have had. I will continue my quest and report back to you!
It’s back, Quest for the Best – Fajitas. I took a brief break from the Fajita Road for a few weeks and I came back strong, I thought I had a great contender. Red Pepper Tacqueria is a great Mexican restaurant near me with at least one other restaurant. All of the tacos I have had there in the past have been great! So, it was time to test their fajitas. The first fajita was excellent. They had a good amount of flavor in the chicken itself, then they used Zucchini and Yellow Squash along with peppers and onions (I personally would have liked a garlic flavor in there too). The guacamole was excellent! But, as I have stated in previous blogs the problem is the cut the chicken before it could rest and all of the juices run out and the flavor goes with it. So, fajita number two was disappointing. It was sad because it could be great and the rest of their food is very good, to great.
So, the quest continues, more later!
Eduardo’s Mexican Grill is off of LaVista Road behind the Red Lobster in Tucker. (Near Northlake Mall)
Cheese dip good, not a huge fan of the salsa. I am not sure if it was an off day or if I just don’t care for it. I have been here before and I don’t remember the salsa not being good but hey I will go back and let you know. Now, onto fajitas, Plenty of onions and green peppers, the chicken is well seasoned, but you know and can see, the chicken has been grilled and then cut, so, a little dry. It would have been really good it had a great flavor base. It is a cute family business that I will enjoy going back to try some other things. I wonder if family businesses or chains for that matter want to listen to criticism or input, what do you think?
This is my favorite Mexican restaurant in Atlanta. They have four locations, Tucker, Lilburn, Lawrenceville and Suwanee. I have never tried their fajitas because everything else on their menu is so good, until this week….They didn’t disappoint me with their fajitas either. The chicken was tender and well seasoned and this chicken was cut before it was grilled, leaving it super juicy. The cheese dip was great also.It has the jalepenos chopped and on the side so you can dump them in or not. These fajitas are very good. I would rank them in my top three.
I have always gone to the Tucker restaurant but this one was their Lawrenceville Taqueria. Service was outstanding and the food is excellent. Have you been there? Let me know what you think.
After the last Quest fail, I had to get back out there and try again. So, my neighbor, Will, told me about this pretty new mexican restaurant, La Hacienda, so, we went there today. Whew, it was very good! Attentive waiters, great decor, zippy service good overall experience. I do apologize for not taking more photos because the exterior is really tasteful and cute.
Obviously, I ordered the fajitas, and this was a plateful with everything cooked (not just a garnish) The guacamole was great! Beans and rice very good. Chicken was really good. They have so many great looking entrees on their menu, I will happily return for more.
It was a very good experience and I will be back! If you have been let me know your thoughts.
Mi Cocina is a Mexican restaurant in Midtown Atlanta, part of a chain out of Dallas. It started out on a bad note and didn’t improve much from there. I was seated outside and chips were brought out immediately. The salsa was very good, the chips were fresh but I do not think they were homemade. (Their website states everything is handcrafted and made fresh daily.)
So, then I sat and sat and sat and tried to get anyone’s attention. What made me so sad is how attentive the waiters were to all of the other people dining with them. The head waiter came over and asked if I had been helped, “no,” what would you like to order? Cheese dip and fajitas and water. Cheese dip came out right away.Now see that lovely chip that came in the dip, it was stale. The cheese dip tasted like Velveeta, not that there is anything wrong with that but I think I just ordered the wrong queso. The fajitas arrived about ten minutes later.The beans were good and so was the rice. The peppers were not cooked, this did not come out sizzling the chicken was bland and cold. There were some good cooked potatoes on top of the chicken. It was like they threw some spices on before they brought it out. The two tortillas they gave me were not fresh. It was just not good. The good waitress asked me how thing were and I said okay. Finally my waiter came and asked me. I said the peppers were not cooked, he said, yes they are just a garnish….So I told him about my quest for the best – fajitas, and of all that I have tried so far, these were the worst and explained why. He was super nice and offered to get the general manager. So I waited, 5 minutes, no one, so I left.
On a good note, the parking was free because they were repairing the ticket taker!
Let me know if you have had a better experience here.
In my quest for the Best, I went to another chain, in East Cobb. It was a treck, but well worth it. I have eaten at Cheeky before, but only tacos and enchiladas. I really like their salsa, and so far their cheese dip is the BEST I have tried. It’s a melted white cheese with a pickled jalepeno puree (that is what put it over the top!)
Now to the main item, the fajitas, they were good, they had the most variety of veggies under the chicken. Zucchini, mushrooms, onions, and peppers were the veggies today. This was a really good fajita, the problem with this and many fajitas that are served in this fashion is that it is grilled and then sliced right afterward, so all the juices run out. They should serve it as one piece or cut it before it is grilled.
All in all it is a good fajita, you should try it. But, everything else I have had here has been very very good! They have 3 locations, East Cobb, Suwanee and Cumming.
The search continues! Give me some new ideas if you have them!
Last night, my neighbors, Steve and Melissa and their son Aubrey and I went to No Mas Cantina for dinner. The company was excellent and the food was also! I had the Chicken and veggies, the tortillas were so fresh and light. Steve had the salmon and veggies, Melissa had a chimichanga and Aubrey had two tacos and an enchilada. The food was all great!
Our waitress was super sweet and just a great person.
I didn’t take any photos of the food. I am sorry. But I will be back and I will take food photos.
Go and let me know what you think! Castleberry Hill is a fascinating area of town.