Eat in Atlanta — 02 January 2013
A Tex-Mex restaurant chain, imported from Texas.

Fresh and flavorful describe the menu items at Mi Cocina where the Tex-Mex drinks and dishes are made fresh daily using traditional Mexican techniques.

Though new to Atlanta (the Midtown location opened in November), there are 18 Mi Cocinas in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Signature dishes include Sunset Fajitas with an addictive spicy chile-cilantro cheese sauce, tacos “de brisket,” several salsa varieties and multiple versions of enchiladas like cheese, spinach, and chicken with a rich mole sauce. Drinks include the famed Mambo Taxi, which combines a classic frozen margarita with house-made sangria, and the Aniversario margarita that’s a tasty blend of reposado tequila, orange liqueur blended with cognac, agave nectar and lime juice.

Margarita Rocks - Mi Cocinafirst floor dining room Mi Cocina ATLPace yourself: The serving size of the on-the-rocks margaritas is very generous, about twice the size of average. But then again this restaurant company is based in Texas where by reputation everything is bigger.

The contemporary décor of the place is simple and monochromatic, offset by the bright paintings by Mexican artist Luis Sottil that seem to say it’s okay not to take life too seriously.

More Information…

Mi Cocina
1080 Peachtree St.
404-872-8801
Mi Cocina on Urbanspoon

HopeP_144Hope S. Philbrick is founder and editor-in-chief of Getaways for Grownups. Her work has appeared in dozens of publications nationwide. She’s reviewed restaurants for several Atlanta-based newspapers and magazines for more than 10 years. When not writing, she can usually be found on the road or savoring something tasty.

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