In tomorrow’s newspaper, I’ll take a look at the sudden influx of Mexican restaurants in Decatur.
Hola Mexican Cantina brings loads of color and some welcome energy to a prominent street corner.
Mar offers “coastal Mexico fare” in a pretty renovation of the space that had long been Feast.
Calle Latina serves tacos, tortas and Venezuelan arepas in a fast-casual (i.e., order at the counter) setting.
None of these three can match Decatur’s two standbys — Taqueria del Sol and Big Tex Cantina — for their sloppy Mexican goodness. But my early impression is that Calle Latina makes for a nice change of pace, while the other two will need to improve their food and (crucially) their margaritas to make me look forward to a return visit.
Have you been? Would love to hear your impressions.
-by John Kessler for the Food & More blog