by Matt K. on
We went here with 6 people, and after reading that they offered over 50 tequilas, one of us wondered how many we would be able to polish off. This kind of set the tone for the evening, but alas, not all of us were up to the task and we only finished 16! But some of them were amazing. As you might expect, the Partida and Asombroso flights blew us away (they are the most expensive). We started with a complimentary margarita (they were offering it to rateclubsers! Thank you Kokopelli and thank you rateclubs! YAY!) which was very good. It was their signature margarita, not some dumbed-down version because it was being offered gratis. This of course put us all in a VERY good mood. The yucca and plaintain chips were perfectly fried and came with 3 salsas, all were good. One small complaint is that there weren't that many chips so of course we had to order more. We tried almost every dish on the menu. All were absolutely perfectly done, most were very flavorful. Some of the highlights were: tuna crudo on a tortilla chip, very attractive, different, and tasty. Garlic chile prawns, crab cakes with lots of crab meat, bison sliders (phenomenal, do not miss these!), and stewed chicken. Yes, the stewed chicken was a surprise. Some of the items that made me scratch my head a little were the short ribs, the baby back ribs and the scallops. None had enough of that southwestern feel to them, and the baby backs needed another 3 hours of slow-cook. Not complaining but these three didn't fit the rest of the menu as well. They were also a bit heavier than the rest of the menu, which is tapas style. Also, the oysters were overwhelmed by the salsa. The service was impeccable. Our waiter knew everything, and was extremely helpful. Even the owner came by to say hello and make sure we were satisfied. Overall, this restaurant is a winner, we were all very happy with our experience, and we will be back. If they tinker with the menu a little and firm up that southwestern theme, I would raise my rating too!
by Reggie C. on
Not a bad lil spot. Went Saturday April 25th and I had a pretty good time. I like how its definitely a mixed crowd and you get a little bit of everything. I also must say that I think they probably have the best outdoor patio of any spot in Atlanta, which is nice now that its warm out. Pros: -Lots of bars (at least 5). so no waiting for drinks. -mixed crowd. similar to you would have seen at compound. so not ALL asian. ALL white. ALL black...etc. good lil mix. -big with lots of room. this is a huge plus b/c you can get bounce around and get a different vibe without leaving the club. -best patio in Atlanta. -great outdoor deck on the 2nd level. although every asian in the place decided to camp out here all night. I HATE it when ppl self segregate like that. -fellas, I'd say the female clientele was pretty spot on. as good as any place in midtown if not better. not as many bacherlorette parties as say Opera. we all know what a disaster those are... Cons: -pricey. cover is $20. mixed drinks are expensive. We had a good size group with a good guy/girl ratio and got in half off at like 12:30. they do offer free gustlist before 11pm. I imagine that is pretty early for this kind of spot. but you could always chill in the patio or roof bar until it picked up. -mixed drinks were pretty weak. they do the ol' shit load of ice in a plasic cup routine. Stick to beer and shots to get your money's worth. -parking? I walked so I don't know what the parking situation is like. but I didn't see any anywhere. -music was OK. nothing special. played a few weird remixs of songs that should not be remixed. so overall a great layout with a good crowd. go with 2 of your boys or a couple of your girl friends and you'll have a good time*. *disclaimer: this only applies if you ACTUALLY LIKE CLUBS. please, ppl. don't waste our time with shitty ass reviews if you don't like clubs. I hate seeing ppl who hate clubs give a place 1star just b/c they don't like clubs. /rant off ;)
by Hal Speights on
I can't remember the last time I got drunk on two drinks. Of course, I still paid $16 plus tip, so it evens out in the pocketbook. Spent much of the evening suppressing the urge to giggle. Spent the rest of the time trying not to yell, "Sing out, Louise." Don't get me wrong, I loved the place, and will probably be back unless I get the impression that people are taking themselves too seriously. So long as the piano bar full of torch-song-singing queers are having fun and recognizing how ridiculously nostalgic/gay it is, I'm in.