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Mezcalito's Cantina

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653 E Lake Dr, Decatur, GA 30030-3535
+1 404-687-0007
16:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri 16:00 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 22:30
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Bogota, Colombia
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was very, very tasty and original. This is no "cookie cutter" Mexican joint. The menu was interesting with a variety of options and the entrees we had were high quality. We were with a large group on a cold & rainy night and this restaurant did a fine job given the size of the group. The server was... More 

Thank Lisa P
Atlanta, Georgia
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

OK. Let's say this first. I really like Mezcalito's. The food & drinks are quite good. My partner & I have been coming here 2-3 times a month for 2 years. The service is (and always has been) OK to bad. That was OK with us both. I went tonight and the service wasn't just bad, but AWFUL!! I sat... More 

Thank Gregdog
Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Nice reliable Mexican food. Nothing special. Brunch is fine. Plenty of vegetarian options. Never tried the other Mex restaurant in Oakhurst so can't compare

Thank jay e
Carbondale, Illinois
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

The sandwiches were excellent and the service was great. They accommodated our family needs and the food was prepared quickly.

Thank rweissjr
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176 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Most dishes are good eats. Always enjoy the tres leches cake at the end. Not really a drinking joint though they have a full bar. Comfortable seating and pleasant atmosphere.

Thank Billy_Whimwa
Atlanta, Georgia
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is not your typical Mexican restaurant. The menu is small, traditional items like a ground beef taco will not be found. You will pay for your chips and salsa. In fact, prices are a bit on the high side when you compare them to other Mexican restaurants. The small menu is a good thing in my opinion. The food... More 

Thank Justin S
Decatur, Georgia
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

So I love grilled fish tacos--apparently these are not "authentic" or true Baja style, but that is what I like, and Mezcalito's does them, and does them extremely well. They are seasoned and grilled to perfection, served with a tasty sauce, onions and a little cabbage. Order the plate with black beans and rice. The rice is flavored with cilantro... More 

Thank decaturtravelgirl
Florence, Italy
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223 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

We've been here a couple of times and were not impressed. First of all, their margaritas are below average. Their food is okay, but I was hungry afterward (my portion was small). I got a seafood plate (daily special) that was pricier than the menu items and quite unimpressive.

Thank tuscanpro
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

We recently moved into the neighborhood and have now tried Mezcalito's twice and have twice been underwhelmed. Atmosphere is nice enough and the service is cordial, but our food has been mediocre at best. On our most recent visit, the fish tacos were OK but the chicken tacos, rice and beans all had little flavor. This restaurant is an easy... More 

Thank ssc0ttp
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

Having spent much time in Mexico, I'm hard to please when it comes to Mexican restaurants in the US. Mezcalito's flavors are authentic, and the tamales are divine. The fish and shrimp tacos are my other favorites. I have to qualify my recommendations because I'm a pescaterian. The house salad is quite tasty, with a lively and very tasty dressing.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 653 E Lake Dr, Decatur, GA 30030-3535
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: +1 404-687-0007

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?