Across the Street

★★★★☆
  • 668 Highland Ave NE

    Atlanta, GA 30312

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  • 404-781-0931

About Across the Street

Hours
Tue - Thu, 11am - 10pm; Fri, Sat, 11am - 11pm; Sun, 10am - 10pm; Mon, closed

Food

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Living in the Old 4th Ward I try to support the neighborhood businesses. However, I withdraw my support from this business.

These women have no sense of customer service.

I tried to give Across the Street the opportunity over time to

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★★★★★

Living in the Old 4th Ward I try to support the neighborhood businesses. However, I withdraw my support from this business.

These women have no sense of customer service.

I tried to give Across the Street the opportunity over time to

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I am from Mexico and ever since this place opened I have been trying to like it.... I really have.

The first two times we went to eat, the carnitas were undercooked and the beans bland. I attributed the problem to them being new. We told

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★★★★★

I am from Mexico and ever since this place opened I have been trying to like it.... I really have.

The first two times we went to eat, the carnitas were undercooked and the beans bland. I attributed the problem to them being new. We told

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We have visited other restaurants in the neighborhood and driven past this place a few times but never bothered to go in until this past Sunday.
We noticed a couple of tables on the side but were pleasantly surprised to find that great patio in the back!
They gave us their "brunch" menu which was ok but not what we were looking for. Nicole, our waitress, saw our hesitation and quickly offered their regular menu. Some of their dishes are not typical "Mexican" which was great to see.

I tried a variety of their taco's and my wife had the chicken quesadilla. All were fantastic! My wife NEVER eats leftovers but she took the quesadillas home and had them the next day. So whether you have the more traditional dishes or try something not so traditional; you won't be disappointed!

Food, atmosphere and service all were great! Ask for Nicole, she'll take great care of you.

2
★★★★★

We have visited other restaurants in the neighborhood and driven past this place a few times but never bothered to go in until this past Sunday.
We noticed a couple of tables on the side but were pleasantly surprised to find that great patio in the back!
They gave us their "brunch" menu which was ok but not what we were looking for. Nicole, our waitress, saw our hesitation and quickly offered their regular menu. Some of their dishes are not typical "Mexican" which was great to see.

I tried a variety of their taco's and my wife had the chicken quesadilla. All were fantastic! My wife NEVER eats leftovers but she took the quesadillas home and had them the next day. So whether you have the more traditional dishes or try something not so traditional; you won't be disappointed!

Food, atmosphere and service all were great! Ask for Nicole, she'll take great care of you.

Pros: Great service, great food

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We took our out of town guests for dinner last Saturday evening. I ordered their Chicken Enchiladas. It is apparent the cook does not know how to cook Enchiladas.It was nothing like the description in their menu. To make things worse, I sent it back to be prepared the way I wanted it or as it was described in their menu. Guess what? The waitress never bothered to follow up with the cook because I did not get my meal even when everyone else at my table had finished eating. So I brown bagged it, only to find out at home that the waitress just wrapped the same old dish I had send back!
So, what's good at this place? I liked their salsa. The pitcher of margarita made the evening slide by quickly.
Service - lousy. Food - poor to bad, courtesy of the staff - miserably fails. Moral of the story: if you go there get loaded on the margarita, chips-n-salsa so that you won't notice the poorly prepared food or unacceptably lousy service.

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★☆☆☆☆

We took our out of town guests for dinner last Saturday evening. I ordered their Chicken Enchiladas. It is apparent the cook does not know how to cook Enchiladas.It was nothing like the description in their menu. To make things worse, I sent it back to be prepared the way I wanted it or as it was described in their menu. Guess what? The waitress never bothered to follow up with the cook because I did not get my meal even when everyone else at my table had finished eating. So I brown bagged it, only to find out at home that the waitress just wrapped the same old dish I had send back!
So, what's good at this place? I liked their salsa. The pitcher of margarita made the evening slide by quickly.
Service - lousy. Food - poor to bad, courtesy of the staff - miserably fails. Moral of the story: if you go there get loaded on the margarita, chips-n-salsa so that you won't notice the poorly prepared food or unacceptably lousy service.

Pros: Salsa, Margarita

Cons: Enchiladas, service, management courtesy

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I can't eat gluten and called ahead to see if this was a place I could eat. The manager I spoke to was very knowledgeable and assured me there was plenty I could eat. I spoke to my server as soon as we sat down (on the awesome patio!) and she consulted with the kitchen. Almost the entire menu was available to me (with only a substitution here or there). I had a chicken taco and a pork taco with corn tortillas and loved it! I have already been back and will continue to frequent this great spot. The service was excellent and the food was ever better!

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★★★★★

I can't eat gluten and called ahead to see if this was a place I could eat. The manager I spoke to was very knowledgeable and assured me there was plenty I could eat. I spoke to my server as soon as we sat down (on the awesome patio!) and she consulted with the kitchen. Almost the entire menu was available to me (with only a substitution here or there). I had a chicken taco and a pork taco with corn tortillas and loved it! I have already been back and will continue to frequent this great spot. The service was excellent and the food was ever better!

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What a gem ! This is exactly the kind of place i want to come back to. The food is not your run of the mill Mexican. The owners have somehow managed to infuse some creativity into the dishes I love.....I highly reccomend..the chilequeles (sp?), as the mole sauce in this dish is outstanding..(I didn't like Mole sauce b4 this dish)......The bar rocks too ! Love me some Tequelia, and the bartender , Sam serves it up right ! Great food,great atmosphere, and a great bartender (Sam) will make the extra long run I need worth it !

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★★★★★

What a gem ! This is exactly the kind of place i want to come back to. The food is not your run of the mill Mexican. The owners have somehow managed to infuse some creativity into the dishes I love.....I highly reccomend..the chilequeles (sp?), as the mole sauce in this dish is outstanding..(I didn't like Mole sauce b4 this dish)......The bar rocks too ! Love me some Tequelia, and the bartender , Sam serves it up right ! Great food,great atmosphere, and a great bartender (Sam) will make the extra long run I need worth it !

Pros: Bar/tender Sam, atmosphere, and Food

Cons: none

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They have the BEST fish tacos in town, and I am very picky. By the way, the beers are 3 bucks and THAT is a deal. Great place to hang out, patio is super.

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★★★★★

They have the BEST fish tacos in town, and I am very picky. By the way, the beers are 3 bucks and THAT is a deal. Great place to hang out, patio is super.

Pros: Food is F'ing awesome

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I just love this new place I found with friends... came with a large group and they didn't bat an eye and were really attentive and friendly ! We shared serveral entrees and had a couple of pitchers of margaritas. The food was great and staff extremely helpful !

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★★★★☆

I just love this new place I found with friends... came with a large group and they didn't bat an eye and were really attentive and friendly ! We shared serveral entrees and had a couple of pitchers of margaritas. The food was great and staff extremely helpful !

Pros: best margaritas ever

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Went to Across The Street on Friday night and had a great time. Samantha makes the best margaritas. The food was very good. Will definitely go back.

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★★★★★

Went to Across The Street on Friday night and had a great time. Samantha makes the best margaritas. The food was very good. Will definitely go back.

Pros: Friendly Staff, Excellent Margaritas, Tasty Food

Cons: None

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Having an amazing time. How can you go wrong with great people and stellar service.

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★★★★★

Having an amazing time. How can you go wrong with great people and stellar service.

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I have consistently had amazing service at Across The Street. I was waited on by the lady at the bar who was the most service oriented that I've experienced here in the Highlands.

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★★★★★

I have consistently had amazing service at Across The Street. I was waited on by the lady at the bar who was the most service oriented that I've experienced here in the Highlands.

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I can't wait til Sunday June 7th at Across The Street! Last Sunday was my first visit and wow I had no idea what was in the back of this place when I went through the front door. There is a great patio on the park. There was a DJ cranking out the beats! Everyone was smiling and laughing. I had so much fun. I will be there with my dancing shoes on this Sunday for more!

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★★★★★

I can't wait til Sunday June 7th at Across The Street! Last Sunday was my first visit and wow I had no idea what was in the back of this place when I went through the front door. There is a great patio on the park. There was a DJ cranking out the beats! Everyone was smiling and laughing. I had so much fun. I will be there with my dancing shoes on this Sunday for more!

Pros: Music! Drinks!

Cons: Haven't found 1 yet...

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I just tried Across The Street Restaurant with a couple of friends and loved the shrimp enchiladas. We shared some pitchers of margaritas and ended up not wanting to leave. Kept meeting so many cool folks. Great crowd so we ended up staying - for more pitchers of margaritas!!!

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★★★★☆

I just tried Across The Street Restaurant with a couple of friends and loved the shrimp enchiladas. We shared some pitchers of margaritas and ended up not wanting to leave. Kept meeting so many cool folks. Great crowd so we ended up staying - for more pitchers of margaritas!!!

Pros: Shrimp Enchiladas !

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Went Across the Street (ha ha) last night and had a $3 beer (all the beer is $3) what's not to like already? Sat on the patio with some friends ... when the bottom fell out and it started raining like cats and dogs...The servers all ran around and got everyone moved inside and taken care of quickly...we sat inside and watched it pour, had a couple more beers and enjoyed the company. We all shared a couple of appetizers (the goat cheese enchilades were awesome) and plan to go back soon! check it out and the $3 beers.

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★★★★☆

Went Across the Street (ha ha) last night and had a $3 beer (all the beer is $3) what's not to like already? Sat on the patio with some friends ... when the bottom fell out and it started raining like cats and dogs...The servers all ran around and got everyone moved inside and taken care of quickly...we sat inside and watched it pour, had a couple more beers and enjoyed the company. We all shared a couple of appetizers (the goat cheese enchilades were awesome) and plan to go back soon! check it out and the $3 beers.

Pros: great service

Cons: ?

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I went with a group of friends for the first time and had the best time EVER. The margaritas were awesome and the fish tacos were outstanding !!! It is by far the best patio in town. Staff was super friendly and helpful.

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★★★★★

I went with a group of friends for the first time and had the best time EVER. The margaritas were awesome and the fish tacos were outstanding !!! It is by far the best patio in town. Staff was super friendly and helpful.

Pros: best margarits ever

Cons: didn't find any

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The food was stone cold and tasted salty, everything tasted of salt. It took an hour to get our lunch. The staff was confused and running around as if it were busy but there was hardly anyone in the place. I have NEVER complained about a restaurant in my life so the above is the whole truth so help me god. when it came time to pay the waiter took our debit cards for what seem like a eternity and finally returned with our receipts. As we were about to leave there was a huge cockrock on our table just like in the movies! The waiter the took a napkin and captured/killer the beast right before our very eyes! The ladies seated behind us could only stare in disbelief.

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★☆☆☆☆

The food was stone cold and tasted salty, everything tasted of salt. It took an hour to get our lunch. The staff was confused and running around as if it were busy but there was hardly anyone in the place. I have NEVER complained about a restaurant in my life so the above is the whole truth so help me god. when it came time to pay the waiter took our debit cards for what seem like a eternity and finally returned with our receipts. As we were about to leave there was a huge cockrock on our table just like in the movies! The waiter the took a napkin and captured/killer the beast right before our very eyes! The ladies seated behind us could only stare in disbelief.

Pros: None

Cons: Drink

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From the moment you speak with the "hostess" you get the idea that you are probably not going to have a good experience.

Getting a simple bottle of beer and a club soda from the bar took 30 minutes. Was the bar busy enough to warrant such a wait - NO.

Of course, since the "hostess" didn't take names people were seated out of order and at the whimsy of the staff.

The owner is quite possibly the most frustrating human I've dealt with in quite some time. Lady - you own a business!! I have a very simple concept for you - CUSTOMER SERVICE - ever hear of it?

So we finally get a table. Our dinner which consisted of two tacos (not garnished as described in the menu) and two taquitos - took 40 minutes. Really, does it take 40 minutes to load 2 tacos and deep fry 2 tacos???

So the excuse from the waitress, "two large parties were seated before you." Really - does she think we are blind? A simple look around the restaurant including the patio would tell you the largest "party" in there was a table of 5.

Then the "hostess" delivers our food and apologizes stating the reason for the delay was tables with kids. Kids??? Does it take longer to make a kid size taco???

If the food were even marginally good the waiting might be acceptable; however, the food is a huge disappointment. Taco Bell is more flavorful.

I would recommend Holy Taco, Taqueria Del Sol, FROGS or Blue Frog. Do yourself a favor and don't waste your time going to Across the Street.

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★☆☆☆☆

From the moment you speak with the "hostess" you get the idea that you are probably not going to have a good experience.

Getting a simple bottle of beer and a club soda from the bar took 30 minutes. Was the bar busy enough to warrant such a wait - NO.

Of course, since the "hostess" didn't take names people were seated out of order and at the whimsy of the staff.

The owner is quite possibly the most frustrating human I've dealt with in quite some time. Lady - you own a business!! I have a very simple concept for you - CUSTOMER SERVICE - ever hear of it?

So we finally get a table. Our dinner which consisted of two tacos (not garnished as described in the menu) and two taquitos - took 40 minutes. Really, does it take 40 minutes to load 2 tacos and deep fry 2 tacos???

So the excuse from the waitress, "two large parties were seated before you." Really - does she think we are blind? A simple look around the restaurant including the patio would tell you the largest "party" in there was a table of 5.

Then the "hostess" delivers our food and apologizes stating the reason for the delay was tables with kids. Kids??? Does it take longer to make a kid size taco???

If the food were even marginally good the waiting might be acceptable; however, the food is a huge disappointment. Taco Bell is more flavorful.

I would recommend Holy Taco, Taqueria Del Sol, FROGS or Blue Frog. Do yourself a favor and don't waste your time going to Across the Street.

Pros: ah, NONE

Cons: Terrible Service, Terrible Food

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So first off -- it's Mexican and from the time we got there until there time we left was about an hour & 45 minutes. That coupled with the staff's method of seating based on who was in their direct line of sight was bad enough but the worst was the food. No taste, poor quality. Seriously -- I waited an hour+ to eat something that rivaled gas station food.

Don't waste your time. It's terrible.

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★☆☆☆☆

So first off -- it's Mexican and from the time we got there until there time we left was about an hour & 45 minutes. That coupled with the staff's method of seating based on who was in their direct line of sight was bad enough but the worst was the food. No taste, poor quality. Seriously -- I waited an hour+ to eat something that rivaled gas station food.

Don't waste your time. It's terrible.

Pros: None.

Cons: Bad Food, Long Wait, Innattentive Staff, etc.

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As many times as I have been it still surprises me that it used to be another restaurant, (won't mention) but wow what a difference. No matter where I sit I always feel like I am with friends having a cold one. It's not typical Mexican that I know of but the food hits every mark, fresh chips, spicy salsa, STRONG margaritas and really good tacos. I never knew how hard it was to have good mexican food until I tried this place. Since then I can't go anywhere else. It just feels right. Brunch is the best in Atlanta and the specials are always worth the effort, last one I had was Salman with cactus coleslaw and it was great. Theres a front room and a back room, either completely separate from the other, the back is almost like a surprise party because you didn't know it was there, the front is like a warm blanket after a snowy jog. The owners are friendly and ever present, the staff is like family that sometimes gets on fine and sometimes fakes it but always feels like home.

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★★★★★

As many times as I have been it still surprises me that it used to be another restaurant, (won't mention) but wow what a difference. No matter where I sit I always feel like I am with friends having a cold one. It's not typical Mexican that I know of but the food hits every mark, fresh chips, spicy salsa, STRONG margaritas and really good tacos. I never knew how hard it was to have good mexican food until I tried this place. Since then I can't go anywhere else. It just feels right. Brunch is the best in Atlanta and the specials are always worth the effort, last one I had was Salman with cactus coleslaw and it was great. Theres a front room and a back room, either completely separate from the other, the back is almost like a surprise party because you didn't know it was there, the front is like a warm blanket after a snowy jog. The owners are friendly and ever present, the staff is like family that sometimes gets on fine and sometimes fakes it but always feels like home.

Pros: atmosphere exceeds expectations

Cons: not enough time in the day

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I have to say that I agree with all of the good things that the previous posters have said about this place. I discovered this restaurant about a year ago and have been eating at least once a week during that period. The service is always amazing and personal and on a nice day, nothing beats sitting in the sun on their back patio (which sits on the freedom park trail and has an amazing view of downtown) and having drinks/food. This is a great little neighbourhood spot and avoids the generic feel of some many other restaurants out there. Now, to the food. All I have to say is "try the shrimp enchilladas". You will not regret that decision. They are so good that I almost never order anything else when I go there for dinner. For brunch, the crab cake benedict is simply insane!

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★★★★★

I have to say that I agree with all of the good things that the previous posters have said about this place. I discovered this restaurant about a year ago and have been eating at least once a week during that period. The service is always amazing and personal and on a nice day, nothing beats sitting in the sun on their back patio (which sits on the freedom park trail and has an amazing view of downtown) and having drinks/food. This is a great little neighbourhood spot and avoids the generic feel of some many other restaurants out there. Now, to the food. All I have to say is "try the shrimp enchilladas". You will not regret that decision. They are so good that I almost never order anything else when I go there for dinner. For brunch, the crab cake benedict is simply insane!

Pros: Back patio, friendliness of staff, shrimp enchilladas

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Ok, I'm not really sure why people have been dissing Across The Street so hard in these reviews. My husband and I have eaten here literally 20 times in the last two months since discovering this little highland restaurant gem. Ally, co-owner and head chef mastermind of many of these mouth watering recipes, has even gone as far as to make us Sunday brunch items on a non-sunday HERSELF! The service has always been impeccable and personal. This is an intimate little place where you will quickly be on a first name basis with the owners and your favorite waiter (ours is Dennis!)
Things that you HAVE to order

-Diego Margarita's (crazy delicious marg's arguably the best I've had in ATL)

-Shrimp Enchiladas- If you want an oral blast off just take a bite of these guys. Insainly good. So good we have ordered them every single time we go here. So good that every time we re-order we comment to each other "Is it really possible these are THAT good?" GET THEM!!!

-Crab Cakes Benedict (Sunday Brunch Menu)- Crazy large portion of crab made with all the rights things to battle that cruel Sunday hangover.

-Chicken Chimichanga- The other thing that we order nearly every single time we go here. Nice chubby Chimi, crazy good goodies are wrapped up in this beastie! Just get it.

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★★★★★

Ok, I'm not really sure why people have been dissing Across The Street so hard in these reviews. My husband and I have eaten here literally 20 times in the last two months since discovering this little highland restaurant gem. Ally, co-owner and head chef mastermind of many of these mouth watering recipes, has even gone as far as to make us Sunday brunch items on a non-sunday HERSELF! The service has always been impeccable and personal. This is an intimate little place where you will quickly be on a first name basis with the owners and your favorite waiter (ours is Dennis!)
Things that you HAVE to order

-Diego Margarita's (crazy delicious marg's arguably the best I've had in ATL)

-Shrimp Enchiladas- If you want an oral blast off just take a bite of these guys. Insainly good. So good we have ordered them every single time we go here. So good that every time we re-order we comment to each other "Is it really possible these are THAT good?" GET THEM!!!

-Crab Cakes Benedict (Sunday Brunch Menu)- Crazy large portion of crab made with all the rights things to battle that cruel Sunday hangover.

-Chicken Chimichanga- The other thing that we order nearly every single time we go here. Nice chubby Chimi, crazy good goodies are wrapped up in this beastie! Just get it.

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First, let me say I am a regular at Acoss the Street... I keep coming back because the food, the owners and the staff are amazingly cool. I was at the bar the night that Allie told those people to get the F out. I will not say it was her best moment but it was completely in line with how they were being. They were not cool. It was embarassing. They were the only ones making a stink about the $6 bucks.

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★★★★★

First, let me say I am a regular at Acoss the Street... I keep coming back because the food, the owners and the staff are amazingly cool. I was at the bar the night that Allie told those people to get the F out. I will not say it was her best moment but it was completely in line with how they were being. They were not cool. It was embarassing. They were the only ones making a stink about the $6 bucks.

Pros: awesome staff

Cons: not open late

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To the last review... Four people came in, one person ate. At the end, they complained about the check....Again, $6 bucks. Someone didn't "like" the drink...It was never returned. I went out to the table THREE times trying to be peaceful, they became beligerant and hostile telling me "restaurants all over give away free drinks" I acknowledged the practice explained the ordinances, both City and State. The writer does not mention that he was never charged, and Yes I did tell them to get the EFF out! If you have a problem with something, we will fix it. But don't come in expecting a free ride.

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★★★★★

To the last review... Four people came in, one person ate. At the end, they complained about the check....Again, $6 bucks. Someone didn't "like" the drink...It was never returned. I went out to the table THREE times trying to be peaceful, they became beligerant and hostile telling me "restaurants all over give away free drinks" I acknowledged the practice explained the ordinances, both City and State. The writer does not mention that he was never charged, and Yes I did tell them to get the EFF out! If you have a problem with something, we will fix it. But don't come in expecting a free ride.

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I spend a lot of time and money meeting clients in that area, it WAS only a small amount of time before I would have tried Across the Street. I can't believe in bad economic times the owner does not know the power of the dollar, ( in this case six dollars). Customer service like that is a clear indication that I'm not welcome in a place like that, no matter who I bring or how much money I plan to spend. Thanks for the heads up Disrespected Costumers, that lady owes you guys an huge public apology.

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★☆☆☆☆

I spend a lot of time and money meeting clients in that area, it WAS only a small amount of time before I would have tried Across the Street. I can't believe in bad economic times the owner does not know the power of the dollar, ( in this case six dollars). Customer service like that is a clear indication that I'm not welcome in a place like that, no matter who I bring or how much money I plan to spend. Thanks for the heads up Disrespected Costumers, that lady owes you guys an huge public apology.

Cons: Bad Service

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Here's all you need to know: after paying a $107 bill, the owner, Allie, told us to "get the eff out!!!" Believe that?
She refused to take off the bill a $6 sangria that was returned. When we expressed our disappointment, she cursed us, saying "get the eff out." Unbelievable.
Simply, stay away. Awful -- and the food was terrible, too.

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Here's all you need to know: after paying a $107 bill, the owner, Allie, told us to "get the eff out!!!" Believe that?
She refused to take off the bill a $6 sangria that was returned. When we expressed our disappointment, she cursed us, saying "get the eff out." Unbelievable.
Simply, stay away. Awful -- and the food was terrible, too.

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Beware! I just left this place at 9:30pm - Wednesday, Oct. 8th. I had drinks and dinner with 3 friends on the patio. One of my quest did not like the sangria. She asked the waiter could she exchange it for a mojito. He did with out any fuss. During that time we ordered more drinks. When the bill arrived, the sangria was still there. We asked if he could remove it and he said he would need to get the manager, which was the owner, Allie. A little more info... I had been there three nights in a row and the night before bought 7 people to dine there. I am a business owner in Inman Park, "down the street" from Across The Street. Allie came over and said she could not remove the $6 sangria because of "Georgia law." "If we serve it, it has to be paid for." She argued with us telling us that the people in the neighborhood were trying to get her to close her business because they wanted the big guys, with corporate money to move in. She kept saying, "that's the law." We ended up paying her the entire bill of $107. She came back to the table and started rambling about Georgia alcohol laws...after we paid the bill. We still disagreed with her and she finally told us to,
"Get the F**K OUT!" How rude, unprofessional, ridiculous and pathetic is this? I wanted viewers to know that this is from the OWNER of a business. And it seemed clearly that she had been drinking. She should have had her "partner" handle customer affairs. This is a disgrace! Worst Place in Atlanta!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Beware! I just left this place at 9:30pm - Wednesday, Oct. 8th. I had drinks and dinner with 3 friends on the patio. One of my quest did not like the sangria. She asked the waiter could she exchange it for a mojito. He did with out any fuss. During that time we ordered more drinks. When the bill arrived, the sangria was still there. We asked if he could remove it and he said he would need to get the manager, which was the owner, Allie. A little more info... I had been there three nights in a row and the night before bought 7 people to dine there. I am a business owner in Inman Park, "down the street" from Across The Street. Allie came over and said she could not remove the $6 sangria because of "Georgia law." "If we serve it, it has to be paid for." She argued with us telling us that the people in the neighborhood were trying to get her to close her business because they wanted the big guys, with corporate money to move in. She kept saying, "that's the law." We ended up paying her the entire bill of $107. She came back to the table and started rambling about Georgia alcohol laws...after we paid the bill. We still disagreed with her and she finally told us to,
"Get the F**K OUT!" How rude, unprofessional, ridiculous and pathetic is this? I wanted viewers to know that this is from the OWNER of a business. And it seemed clearly that she had been drinking. She should have had her "partner" handle customer affairs. This is a disgrace! Worst Place in Atlanta!!!

Pros: absolutely NONE

Cons: WORST SERVICE in AMERICA!

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Here's all you need to know: after paying a $107 bill, the owner, Allie, told us to "get the #%@& out!!!"
As someone who has frequented Atlanta's dining scene -- and someone who values customer service and simply gratitude -- I was appalled, to say the least.
There's what happened: one of our party of four did not like her glass of red sangria. I asked the server to replace it with a mojito (which also sucked, by the way). He did. When the bill came, the sangria was still on it. Allie, THE OWNER, came over and gave some ridiculous explanation that Georgia law prevents her from taking off the sangria because it was served. Nowhere was it stated in the restaurant or on the menu -- and the waiter never said a word about it. So, when I told her, "You probably don't care, but we will not come here again," she started on her incoherent excuse that left us baffled. (How many times have you sent a drink back and had it taken off your bill? It happens EVERYDAY EVERYWHERE.)
Anyway, we didn't buy in to her nonsense and started to get up to leave. She Allie, THE OWNER told us, "Get the %^$* out!!!" Of course, this was AFTER my card had been charged the $107.89.
Needless to say, we went off. I have NEVER, EVER experienced such disrespect, unprofessionalism and rudeness - and over a $6 sangria, no less.
So, my message is clear: I am not into sharing awful news about anyone or anything. But there is no way I cannot tell good people looking for a good experience to STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE. THE OWNER HAS NO BUSINESS SENSE AND THE FOOD WAS AWFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This place represents the worst in dining experience in Atlanta. Truly!!!!!!!!!

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Here's all you need to know: after paying a $107 bill, the owner, Allie, told us to "get the #%@& out!!!"
As someone who has frequented Atlanta's dining scene -- and someone who values customer service and simply gratitude -- I was appalled, to say the least.
There's what happened: one of our party of four did not like her glass of red sangria. I asked the server to replace it with a mojito (which also sucked, by the way). He did. When the bill came, the sangria was still on it. Allie, THE OWNER, came over and gave some ridiculous explanation that Georgia law prevents her from taking off the sangria because it was served. Nowhere was it stated in the restaurant or on the menu -- and the waiter never said a word about it. So, when I told her, "You probably don't care, but we will not come here again," she started on her incoherent excuse that left us baffled. (How many times have you sent a drink back and had it taken off your bill? It happens EVERYDAY EVERYWHERE.)
Anyway, we didn't buy in to her nonsense and started to get up to leave. She Allie, THE OWNER told us, "Get the %^$* out!!!" Of course, this was AFTER my card had been charged the $107.89.
Needless to say, we went off. I have NEVER, EVER experienced such disrespect, unprofessionalism and rudeness - and over a $6 sangria, no less.
So, my message is clear: I am not into sharing awful news about anyone or anything. But there is no way I cannot tell good people looking for a good experience to STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE. THE OWNER HAS NO BUSINESS SENSE AND THE FOOD WAS AWFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This place represents the worst in dining experience in Atlanta. Truly!!!!!!!!!

Pros: None

Cons: Poor ownership, customer service and food

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I work right near this place and drove from north of the city to check this out. The skinny:

Wine--relative good wine selection and servers able to bring tastes.

Appetizer--corn queso dip...good but very salty and starchy. It's heavy...I know it's cheese dip but it's heavier than others. The corn doesn't stick out.

Entrees--Carnitas (totally overrated). Pork was relatively soft but the meat was almost flavorless, had no marinade or seasoning. The pickled onions were great that came with it, but w/out the hot sauce I asked for, this meal would have been wholly unacceptable. Their black beans are great, taste like they infuse the pickled onions into them.

Tacos (got a mix of beef and chicken)--the beef was fantastic and the chicken was great too. Tacos are standouts, but I would not go back to get tacos.

Their food is okay at best overall. Salsa is nothing to sneeze about so the only sticking thing for me was the taco dish.

Patio--best patio in the city...if you face OUT. If you face the city, you see a tree...ugh.

Service--servers were on their game, very nice, and suggestive w/out being pushy.

Inside--not sure I'm buying the inside of the restaurant. 100% of the guests were outside and the inside feels cramped, even with no on in the dining area.

Overall--I mean this when I say that any Los Bravos in the city is better than what we had here. Nuevo Laredo smokes this place and is worth the wait compared to ATS. Ultimately, I still think finding great Mexican food in the city is tough, not entirely sure if you can top what you'll find outside of the perimeter.

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★★☆☆☆

I work right near this place and drove from north of the city to check this out. The skinny:

Wine--relative good wine selection and servers able to bring tastes.

Appetizer--corn queso dip...good but very salty and starchy. It's heavy...I know it's cheese dip but it's heavier than others. The corn doesn't stick out.

Entrees--Carnitas (totally overrated). Pork was relatively soft but the meat was almost flavorless, had no marinade or seasoning. The pickled onions were great that came with it, but w/out the hot sauce I asked for, this meal would have been wholly unacceptable. Their black beans are great, taste like they infuse the pickled onions into them.

Tacos (got a mix of beef and chicken)--the beef was fantastic and the chicken was great too. Tacos are standouts, but I would not go back to get tacos.

Their food is okay at best overall. Salsa is nothing to sneeze about so the only sticking thing for me was the taco dish.

Patio--best patio in the city...if you face OUT. If you face the city, you see a tree...ugh.

Service--servers were on their game, very nice, and suggestive w/out being pushy.

Inside--not sure I'm buying the inside of the restaurant. 100% of the guests were outside and the inside feels cramped, even with no on in the dining area.

Overall--I mean this when I say that any Los Bravos in the city is better than what we had here. Nuevo Laredo smokes this place and is worth the wait compared to ATS. Ultimately, I still think finding great Mexican food in the city is tough, not entirely sure if you can top what you'll find outside of the perimeter.

Pros: great patio

Cons: mediocre food

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We went to Across the Street tonight for the first time. The back room & patio are awesome - the drinks - mojito & house margarita were perfect (yum). But......we had tacos and they were just average. We were really disappointed. Also, $10 for 2 tacos? Seems a bit outrageous. The fish taco had one tiny strip of fish and the avocado taco had about two slivers of avocado. Our dinner should haved not cost more than $7 a piece - tops.

If someone can tell us where to get great tacos for cheap and a very casual place, please let us know. There must be one around!

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★★☆☆☆

We went to Across the Street tonight for the first time. The back room & patio are awesome - the drinks - mojito & house margarita were perfect (yum). But......we had tacos and they were just average. We were really disappointed. Also, $10 for 2 tacos? Seems a bit outrageous. The fish taco had one tiny strip of fish and the avocado taco had about two slivers of avocado. Our dinner should haved not cost more than $7 a piece - tops.

If someone can tell us where to get great tacos for cheap and a very casual place, please let us know. There must be one around!

Pros: Great location, patio, decor. Overall, very cool spot.

Cons: Tacos too expensive. Tacos should never be pricey - period.

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I went to Across the Street last night and it was a wonderful experience. My friend and I sat out back on the patio and we were served by Beth. She was attentive and gave us amazing, no bs service. The food and drinks were exceptional too. I recommend everyone try the tacos, ALL of them. My margarita was not made correctly the first time but Beth took it back and they were sure to see that it was perfect the second time around. I will definitely be a regular!!!!!

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★★★★★

I went to Across the Street last night and it was a wonderful experience. My friend and I sat out back on the patio and we were served by Beth. She was attentive and gave us amazing, no bs service. The food and drinks were exceptional too. I recommend everyone try the tacos, ALL of them. My margarita was not made correctly the first time but Beth took it back and they were sure to see that it was perfect the second time around. I will definitely be a regular!!!!!

Pros: Outdoor patio, outside smoking and the food.

Cons: none.

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found this place, thought wow, mexican close to my house, yeah...they just absolutely blew my mind with fresh ingredients, home style you can taste the love in it goodness, i can ride my bike, eat affordable and still catch margaritaville at 5:00. kudos to the two chicks that brought this home.

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found this place, thought wow, mexican close to my house, yeah...they just absolutely blew my mind with fresh ingredients, home style you can taste the love in it goodness, i can ride my bike, eat affordable and still catch margaritaville at 5:00. kudos to the two chicks that brought this home.

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found this place, thought wow, mexican close to my house, yeah...they just absolutely blew my mind with fresh ingredients, home style you can taste the love in it goodness, i can ride my bike, eat affordable and still catch margaritaville at 5:00. kudos to the two chicks that brought this home.

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found this place, thought wow, mexican close to my house, yeah...they just absolutely blew my mind with fresh ingredients, home style you can taste the love in it goodness, i can ride my bike, eat affordable and still catch margaritaville at 5:00. kudos to the two chicks that brought this home.

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You'll love the drinks from the bar here. THe menu is ok but drinks on the patio make this place stand out.

The name and the logo painted on the window make this place look like some kind of midwestern collegiate dive bar. Uptight owners should consider changing it to boost their business.

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★★★★☆

You'll love the drinks from the bar here. THe menu is ok but drinks on the patio make this place stand out.

The name and the logo painted on the window make this place look like some kind of midwestern collegiate dive bar. Uptight owners should consider changing it to boost their business.

Pros: Inventive Fresh Ingredient Based Cocktails

Cons: The stupid name of the place and the uptight women running the place

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Never have I left a Mexican restaurant without feeling heavy, and like I would regret what I ate a few hours later, ....until "Across the Street" came along. It is THE BEST mexican food I have ever consumed. (and I used to live in Phoenix, and visited mexico quite often, so I've had the competition's food) The location is perfect, but the food and the quality of the food is what makes this place so great. The chef really knows what she's doing. The food is fresh, organic, and there are a lot of vegetarian and vegan options on the menu, which is great! I highly recommend the Fish Tacos, and Goat Cheese Enchiladas... as well as the house margarita. Delicious, I can't wait to eat there again. :)

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★★★★★

Never have I left a Mexican restaurant without feeling heavy, and like I would regret what I ate a few hours later, ....until "Across the Street" came along. It is THE BEST mexican food I have ever consumed. (and I used to live in Phoenix, and visited mexico quite often, so I've had the competition's food) The location is perfect, but the food and the quality of the food is what makes this place so great. The chef really knows what she's doing. The food is fresh, organic, and there are a lot of vegetarian and vegan options on the menu, which is great! I highly recommend the Fish Tacos, and Goat Cheese Enchiladas... as well as the house margarita. Delicious, I can't wait to eat there again. :)

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I will only eat across the street from Across the Street. I grew up in Texas with excellent Tex-Mex. This is simply not it. First, we ordered the roasted corn queso--processed cheese food w/one kernel of corn. I ordered the tacos touted as "best dressed in Atlanta," but all I found was loads of cheap shredded iceberg, low-grade flour tortillas and flavorless chicken and steak. The refried black beans were canned and bland; the mexican rice was cold and tasteless. When I complained to the waitress, she explained to me that it was "healthy." She went further to explain that they don't use any fat or salt when cooking. That's AOK with me. But, sorry, but no pepper, no garilc, no lime, no saffron, no onion, no vinegar, no cumin, no nothing equals lazy, not healthy. When the waitress asked if she could "do anything for me" in re my tasteless tacos, I responded that maybe some guacamole would help. She asked, "you want a spoonful of guac?" I confirmed. Well, wouldn't you know it, "spoonful of guac" showed up on my tab ($1). When she asked whether the guac helped, I said "only a little." Wouldn't you know it, she took that opportunity to tell me that "they're healthy...they don't use anything when they cook." Contrary to other reviews, I would never return to Across the Street. If you want good veg, try Soul Vegetarian, R. Thomas, Metro Fresh; good tacos Zocalo Taqueria, Taqueria del Sol, F.R.O.G.S.

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I will only eat across the street from Across the Street. I grew up in Texas with excellent Tex-Mex. This is simply not it. First, we ordered the roasted corn queso--processed cheese food w/one kernel of corn. I ordered the tacos touted as "best dressed in Atlanta," but all I found was loads of cheap shredded iceberg, low-grade flour tortillas and flavorless chicken and steak. The refried black beans were canned and bland; the mexican rice was cold and tasteless. When I complained to the waitress, she explained to me that it was "healthy." She went further to explain that they don't use any fat or salt when cooking. That's AOK with me. But, sorry, but no pepper, no garilc, no lime, no saffron, no onion, no vinegar, no cumin, no nothing equals lazy, not healthy. When the waitress asked if she could "do anything for me" in re my tasteless tacos, I responded that maybe some guacamole would help. She asked, "you want a spoonful of guac?" I confirmed. Well, wouldn't you know it, "spoonful of guac" showed up on my tab ($1). When she asked whether the guac helped, I said "only a little." Wouldn't you know it, she took that opportunity to tell me that "they're healthy...they don't use anything when they cook." Contrary to other reviews, I would never return to Across the Street. If you want good veg, try Soul Vegetarian, R. Thomas, Metro Fresh; good tacos Zocalo Taqueria, Taqueria del Sol, F.R.O.G.S.

Pros: Mojito.

Cons: overpriced, bad food, bad service.

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the other half and i have been in twice, both times for drinks and apps. the margaritas are great--- they make the lime sour in house, so they are super-fresh. sub out a premium tequila instead of the well and they get even better. and the mojitos are just what they should be--- sweet, bright and fresh... yum. the guac is tasty (served with sweet potato and plantain chips). my boyfriend loves the grilled corn, but it should be served off the cob. yes, i know its not authentic to the mexican street food, but who wants to have corn teeth in a restaurant? we tried the goat cheese enchiladas (i think thats what they were-- in the blue corn tortillas). its topped with a mango salsa and served with black beans. we decided that it needed some heat to spike the creamy texture. we mentioned it and the bartender grabbed us the perfect salsa/sauce to eat with it. they should drizzle that on top with them. our only complaint--- the crappy 70s music. it was obviously the choice of the owners b/c it just didnt match the feel of the place. one of the owners stopped by the bar when i was talking about it to the bartender and she overheard and changed the music immediately. at least they are listening! some friends said they also had a good brunch there, so we're going to have to go for a full meal. at least on the outset, i'd say give it a try.

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★★★★☆

the other half and i have been in twice, both times for drinks and apps. the margaritas are great--- they make the lime sour in house, so they are super-fresh. sub out a premium tequila instead of the well and they get even better. and the mojitos are just what they should be--- sweet, bright and fresh... yum. the guac is tasty (served with sweet potato and plantain chips). my boyfriend loves the grilled corn, but it should be served off the cob. yes, i know its not authentic to the mexican street food, but who wants to have corn teeth in a restaurant? we tried the goat cheese enchiladas (i think thats what they were-- in the blue corn tortillas). its topped with a mango salsa and served with black beans. we decided that it needed some heat to spike the creamy texture. we mentioned it and the bartender grabbed us the perfect salsa/sauce to eat with it. they should drizzle that on top with them. our only complaint--- the crappy 70s music. it was obviously the choice of the owners b/c it just didnt match the feel of the place. one of the owners stopped by the bar when i was talking about it to the bartender and she overheard and changed the music immediately. at least they are listening! some friends said they also had a good brunch there, so we're going to have to go for a full meal. at least on the outset, i'd say give it a try.

Pros: nice patio, great drinks, friendly service-- great neighborhood feel

Cons: iffy 70s music

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The first thing I thought about when I went to the door was that it was gonna be another cheesey chain Mexican restaurant. Their windows have these awful graphics with a dancing cactus and from the outside the place looks small. My friends and I came in on a Thursday night because they have $4 Mojitos. It was soooooo not what I expected, the place is awesome, we passed through the dining room out to the back patio through another "bar" area. The patio was sunny and warm, the Mojitos were fresh squeezed lime, mint and Huge!!! I think the owner was bartending that night, she knows her stuff, then came chips and salsa, all fresh and tasty. I had a chicken chimichanga that was really good, my friends ate tostadas, fajitas and a goat cheese enchilada with blue corn and mango salsa on top. The mango salsa was super. Our service was fast, the food came out right on time and the drinks were GREAT! Our server told us that they also serve brunch so we came back on Saturday and sat on the patio again. Just when I thought it couldn't get better, it did just that. Brunch items included french toast made with tres leches, huevos rancheros and some dish with mole and chicken on chips, MINDBLOWING GOOD. Finally a place that serves good food, in a good atmosphere with attentive service thats MEXICAN...

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★★★★★

The first thing I thought about when I went to the door was that it was gonna be another cheesey chain Mexican restaurant. Their windows have these awful graphics with a dancing cactus and from the outside the place looks small. My friends and I came in on a Thursday night because they have $4 Mojitos. It was soooooo not what I expected, the place is awesome, we passed through the dining room out to the back patio through another "bar" area. The patio was sunny and warm, the Mojitos were fresh squeezed lime, mint and Huge!!! I think the owner was bartending that night, she knows her stuff, then came chips and salsa, all fresh and tasty. I had a chicken chimichanga that was really good, my friends ate tostadas, fajitas and a goat cheese enchilada with blue corn and mango salsa on top. The mango salsa was super. Our service was fast, the food came out right on time and the drinks were GREAT! Our server told us that they also serve brunch so we came back on Saturday and sat on the patio again. Just when I thought it couldn't get better, it did just that. Brunch items included french toast made with tres leches, huevos rancheros and some dish with mole and chicken on chips, MINDBLOWING GOOD. Finally a place that serves good food, in a good atmosphere with attentive service thats MEXICAN...

Pros: definately not your ordinary mexican restaurant

Cons: chips and salsa were not available for brunch

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My friend and I stopped by Across the Street on a Sunday evening because I'd been meaning to try it and the place closer to home was closed. Being a vegetarian, I was impressed with how many meat-free choices they had; my non-veggie friend enjoyed a chicken dish. Our food was tasty with its fresh ingredients and served promptly by a very friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive server. We also enjoyed the bottomless red Sangria special - not too sweet or watered down, but just right. I'd also recommend the hearty and different queso dip - had diced veggies mixed in. I will be going back in the near future and will be telling my friends to try it out too.

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★★★★★

My friend and I stopped by Across the Street on a Sunday evening because I'd been meaning to try it and the place closer to home was closed. Being a vegetarian, I was impressed with how many meat-free choices they had; my non-veggie friend enjoyed a chicken dish. Our food was tasty with its fresh ingredients and served promptly by a very friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive server. We also enjoyed the bottomless red Sangria special - not too sweet or watered down, but just right. I'd also recommend the hearty and different queso dip - had diced veggies mixed in. I will be going back in the near future and will be telling my friends to try it out too.

Pros: fresh ingredients, attentive service, broad menu

Cons: chips were not the best

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My wife and I went on a recent Sunday evening to try Across the Street. We were intrigued by the heavily vegetarian option mexican/southwestern infused menu. Lots of interesting choices, but we meat eaters were not left wanting. Apparently the prior Saturday night was a busy one so they were out of a number of items. I wanted the delicious sounding pork carnitas, but since it was sold out I went with the vegetarian chimichanga. It was to be potatoes, cheese, poblanos, etc. in a deep fried burrito on a plate of smashed black beans and fresh greens. The presentation was nice, the beans had nice flavor, but the filler of the chimi was, well, lacking. It was overly whipped potatoes with green peas and corn, only a hint of poblano and otherwise bland. I liken it to vegetarian shepherds pie in a tortilla. My wife had the fajitas with tilapia because they were also out of tofu this night. There was little flavor to the fajita mix, some veggies were blacked, so much so that they should have been removed before the plate left the kitchen. There were plantains in the mix as well, but they were not ripe enough nor cooked long enough. Fajitas are easy, these were nothing special. Our service was very polite and attentive, however the kitchen was extremely slow, and the restaurant had no mare than 8 tables of mostly couples, with a couple 4 tops mixed in. If someone took me back in the future I'd give it another try based on the menu alone, but doubt I'll try it again anytime soon. the decor was nice, and the patio out back overlooks Freedom Park. I wish them the best, but the kitchen needs help.

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★★☆☆☆

My wife and I went on a recent Sunday evening to try Across the Street. We were intrigued by the heavily vegetarian option mexican/southwestern infused menu. Lots of interesting choices, but we meat eaters were not left wanting. Apparently the prior Saturday night was a busy one so they were out of a number of items. I wanted the delicious sounding pork carnitas, but since it was sold out I went with the vegetarian chimichanga. It was to be potatoes, cheese, poblanos, etc. in a deep fried burrito on a plate of smashed black beans and fresh greens. The presentation was nice, the beans had nice flavor, but the filler of the chimi was, well, lacking. It was overly whipped potatoes with green peas and corn, only a hint of poblano and otherwise bland. I liken it to vegetarian shepherds pie in a tortilla. My wife had the fajitas with tilapia because they were also out of tofu this night. There was little flavor to the fajita mix, some veggies were blacked, so much so that they should have been removed before the plate left the kitchen. There were plantains in the mix as well, but they were not ripe enough nor cooked long enough. Fajitas are easy, these were nothing special. Our service was very polite and attentive, however the kitchen was extremely slow, and the restaurant had no mare than 8 tables of mostly couples, with a couple 4 tops mixed in. If someone took me back in the future I'd give it another try based on the menu alone, but doubt I'll try it again anytime soon. the decor was nice, and the patio out back overlooks Freedom Park. I wish them the best, but the kitchen needs help.

Pros: vegetarian options, interesting menu, decor, location

Cons: kitchen didn't pull off the menu

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