National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually from September 15 until October 15. The month celebrates the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements for the United States. A great way to honor this special month is by supporting Atlanta’s Latinx-owned businesses. Here are fifteen awesome restaurants you can support this Hispanic Heritage Month, and year-round!
1. Casi Cielo
Where: Sandy Springs
This beloved Mexican restaurant will transport you directly to the Oaxacan coast, serving up an unbeatable fare that’s inspired by the gorgeous region in South Mexico. We’re big fans of their quesadillas, but you can’t leave Casi Cielo without trying a cocktail (or three)!
2. The Freakin Incan
This no-nonsense eatery serves up an impressive selection of Peruvian dishes. With quirky and colorful décor, you’ll feel right at home at this beloved Roswell gem. We recommend trying out the Lomo Saltado, an irresistible sirloin stir-fry with veggies and rice.
3. Taqueria Del Sol
Where: Several locations
What started as a passion project, has ended up becoming a beloved Mexican-chain seen throughout the South in Georgia and Tennessee. With locations in Westside, Decatur, and more, it’s clear that the ATL has a soft-spot for Taqueria Del Sol.
4. El Super Pan Latino Kitchen & Bar
Where: Ponce City Market & The Battery Atlanta
If you’re ever wondering The Battery Atlanta or Ponce City Market and are craving to savor some Puerto Rican flavors, then make sure to stop off at El Super Pan! The small chain are famous across the ATL for their sandwiches, but there’s an extensive menu just waiting to be explored. Make sure to take a friend and sample as many dishes as possible!
5. Arepa Mia
Where: Avondale Estates
This bright and beautiful arepa café in Avondale is a must for all of Atlanta’s arepa-lovers! With an awesome selection of fillings for your arepa, don’t forget about ordering other delicious Venezuelan snacks that are available.
6. Habitat Kitchen & Bar
This rooftop hotspot is a great place to get some sharable bites with friends, Mexican-inspired cocktails, and awesome vibes. We highly recommend sampling a few of their tacos. No seriously, we day dream about them quite frequently.
This modern Mexican restaurant in Marietta offers authentic homestyle and street style cuisine. Even though the tacos are the star of the menu, they’re twice as good with one of MamiTaco’s iconic margarita flights.
8. Mexico Lindo Smyrna
Atlanta certainly loves its Mexican food! Mexico Linda is an awesome spot for cocktails and bites. It would be rude to leave Mexico Linda without having a margarita. So treat yourself!
9. Let’s Go Eat
If it’s Columbian fast food you’re after, then let’s go eat at Let’s Go Eat! Their OTT burgers have become an institutional part of Lawrenceville’s culinary scene.
10. Las Delicias de la Abuela
We’ve got to add another Colombian offering to this round-up. This time it’s all about those homely dishes that your Abuela used to make, as well as an awesome selection of burgers and hot dogs. Make sure you get one (or a few) of their empanadas with your order!
11. El Viejon
For a seafood feast, check out El Viejon! With Mexican-style crab legs and an unbeatable selection of crazy cocktails, a good time is guaranteed at this Chamblee culinary-must!
12. Tio Lucho’s
Where: Freedom Park
Tio Lucho’s is a Peruvian restaurant from La Chingana chef Arnaldo Castillo and restaurateur Howard Hsu of Sweet Auburn BBQ. This laid-back eatery is perfect to sample those delicious flavors of Peru, with their fish dishes a highlight on the vast menu.