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Mezcalito's Cantina

653 E Lake Dr, Decatur, GA 30030-3535
+1 404-687-0007
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good47%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (2 reviews)
“tacos” (4 reviews)
“salad” (3 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
Mexican, Spanish
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653 E Lake Dr, Decatur, GA 30030-3535
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place might look like a dive, but the fun decor is part of the experience. The staff take pride in their work and it shows! The margaritas are top notch...you've likely never had better. The grilled fish tacos were fantastic as was the steak....More

Thank Brad W
Reviewed 16 February 2018

Pleasant small restaurant with attentive service and great foods. Requests for non-spicy or extra hot were perfect. So a place where all palates can get along. Fine place for kids as well. Food here is a stepped way up as compared to typical Tex Mex...More

Thank GaTraveler7011
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Mezcalito's Cantina is a treasure. Full of color, bold flavors and wonderful staff! Cozy and comfortable. The tequila selection is great. Guacamole Tamales Tacos Mole - oh my, each dish is wonderful (specials too!). Generous portions and tomatoes in winter that taste like summer. Take...More

Thank Joy B
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

This is a cute little restaurant right in the heart of downtown Oakhurst in Decatur. The staff is really friendly. I had it with the brisket w/ Goat Cheese Salsa, Monterey Jack Cheese, Rice & Beans which was really good! The highlight of my dining...More

Thank NikkiM_atl
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

It's very nice to approach a restaurant for the first time and find it really buzzing with tables of patrons outside and in. We were lucky to sit in the window. I loved the decorations - so much detail everywhere you looked - well done!...More

Thank Roslyn T
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Forget the strange San Francisco treat rice a roni and canned refried beans that are staples in most Mexican restaurants, Mezcalito's doesn't go there. Their beans are slow simmered and spiced just right; I have no idea what they put in their (green) rice but...More

Thank Linda D
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...More

Thank care_traveler
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...More

Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 24 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...More

Thank Gregdog
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

Thank jay e
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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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We’re giving the classic Mexican menu a bit of an update here at Mezcalito's Cantina. Instead of just serving up the traditional dishes you expect at a Mexican restaurant, we’re adding our own twist. We’ve focused on making sure every bite is filled with flavor -- our rice even has poblano peppers and cilantro mixed in. Our drinks have adventurous options, too, like our house-made margarita mixed with Devil's Water (a tequila infused with ten different peppers). There’s something for everyone here, including space for your four-legged friends on our front patio.
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