By Gregg Jarahian
Mi Cocina (My Kitchen) serves lunch and dinner daily featuring signature dishes such as the Sunset Fajitas, Tacos “De Brisket,” homemade salsa and hand-dipped enchiladas and its famous margaritas, including the Mambo Taxi. The menu ranges from salads to combo platters with vegetarian and gluten free options. Light bites and margaritas were enjoyed while checking out this Texas favorite for 21 years. We were invited to sample some small bites and margaritas recently.
Everything Mi Cocina offers is hand-crafted and made fresh daily using authentic Mexican cooking techniques and the finest ingredients available. This is especially evident in the guacamole that graced our table. This fresh flavor was noticed and there was unanimous vote for more chips and guacamole requested at our table.
Margaritas are a focus and the drink menu features around a dozen of them for you to try. Legendary is The Mambo Taxi, the classic frozen margarita featuring Sauza Blanco tequila with Mi Cocina house-made Sangria. The Mambo Limousine is a Smooth Ride when The Mambo Taxi goes uptown with a Chambord meltdown.
The restaurant’s color scheme provides a neutral back drop to the vibrant and colorful artwork of Mexican artist Luis Sottil, whose work is featured in several other Mi Cocina restaurants. Sottil’s three-dimensional mural on the first floor depicts Georgia’s State butterfly, the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly, and the native Indigo Bunting Bluebird. The theme continues on the second floor with frescos featured on cone shaped light fixtures, suspended from the ceiling. Mi Cocina is open for lunch and dinner Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
1080 Peachtree St.
Atlanta, GA 30309
Contributor to the Atlanta Restaurant Blog Gregg Jarahian, is the Marketing and Social Media professional for Tower Beer, Wine & Spirits. He’s fond of libations, tasty food and friends to share them both with. Follow him @TowerATL.