Mexican Madness strikes Decatur

Guac on the patio at Hola!

Guac on the patio at Hola

In tomorrow’s newspaper, I’ll take a look at the sudden influx of Mexican restaurants in Decatur.

AJC Chief Dining Critic John Kessler writes about all cuisines.

AJC Chief Dining Critic John Kessler writes about all cuisines.

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.

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-by John Kessler for the Food & More blog

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