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Mezcalito's Cantina

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653 E Lake Dr, Decatur, GA 30030-3535
+1 404-687-0007
Today
16:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri 16:00 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 22:30
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atlanta, georgia
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

I remember when Mezcalito's Cantina was brand new to Decatur and the fare was quite good. The owners seemed to care about the quality of the food, items were homemade and had distinct flavors. Unfortunately, the fare seems to have diminished in quality and tastefulness over time. Now some items seem to be retrieved from a box as frozen goods... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

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 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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

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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 15 August 2016

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

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Thank rweissjr
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196 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Decatur, Georgia
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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 

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Florence, Italy
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235 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 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.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:30
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?