Cali-n-titos

★★★★☆

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  • Cuban Restaurants
  • Mexican Restaurants
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This restaurant is absolutely amazing. It is true that the atmosphere may be a little different and quirky but it's a lot of fun...especially when its warm outside and you can sit outside among the palm trees. The food is great....very flavorful! I've been here many times and while I usually order either El Lomo Saltado or their famous Cuban, I've never not been pleased with my selection. Try the fried yucca appetizer if you can....it's kinda like eating large french fries, but with more starch and a different flavor. Definitely check this place out if you haven't already...and I think they still don't accept credit cards so be sure to bring cash or your checkbook.

5
★★★★★

This restaurant is absolutely amazing. It is true that the atmosphere may be a little different and quirky but it's a lot of fun...especially when its warm outside and you can sit outside among the palm trees. The food is great....very flavorful! I've been here many times and while I usually order either El Lomo Saltado or their famous Cuban, I've never not been pleased with my selection. Try the fried yucca appetizer if you can....it's kinda like eating large french fries, but with more starch and a different flavor. Definitely check this place out if you haven't already...and I think they still don't accept credit cards so be sure to bring cash or your checkbook.

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Cali-n-titos is a bring your own drinks Mexican (but not typical Tex-Mex) restaurant on Lumpkin near Five Points. The food is good but not the absolute best- my favorite thing on the menu is the sandwiches. The best part about the restaurant is the atmosphere- sitting outside is very fun in the summer! In the past, Cali-n-titos has not taken credit cards.

4
★★★★☆

Cali-n-titos is a bring your own drinks Mexican (but not typical Tex-Mex) restaurant on Lumpkin near Five Points. The food is good but not the absolute best- my favorite thing on the menu is the sandwiches. The best part about the restaurant is the atmosphere- sitting outside is very fun in the summer! In the past, Cali-n-titos has not taken credit cards.

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Food is good and the portions on the medium-large size, but I found it fairly easy to consume my entree in one sitting. Definitely not your typical Mexican restaurant, the entrees are more authentically Latin.

The atmosphere, however, is not my preference.

Sitting out on the patio with the traffic going by is bearable, however, I had trouble dealing with the people and the number of small children that were patronizing on the particular night that I visited. I dare say I've had more peace at one of the many local fast food establishments with playgrounds on the premises.

I also got the impression that a lot of "yuppie" types go there. You know, the ones who think their lives are more important than they really are and consider themselves so "worldly" for eating at such a restaurant while bringing their wine and glasses to drink on the patio. Please.

However, if that's your scene, you'll enjoy hob-nobbing with the other Athens socialites while a mob of rug rats scurry unsupervised among the many picnic tables.

Next time, I will definitely get an order "to-go" instead.

3
★★★☆☆

Food is good and the portions on the medium-large size, but I found it fairly easy to consume my entree in one sitting. Definitely not your typical Mexican restaurant, the entrees are more authentically Latin.

The atmosphere, however, is not my preference.

Sitting out on the patio with the traffic going by is bearable, however, I had trouble dealing with the people and the number of small children that were patronizing on the particular night that I visited. I dare say I've had more peace at one of the many local fast food establishments with playgrounds on the premises.

I also got the impression that a lot of "yuppie" types go there. You know, the ones who think their lives are more important than they really are and consider themselves so "worldly" for eating at such a restaurant while bringing their wine and glasses to drink on the patio. Please.

However, if that's your scene, you'll enjoy hob-nobbing with the other Athens socialites while a mob of rug rats scurry unsupervised among the many picnic tables.

Next time, I will definitely get an order "to-go" instead.

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I love this place. But so do most people.

Cali 'n Titos is located near busy 5 Points and can often be crowded on warm summer evenings or, really, any time the weather is decent. Students pack the establishment, drawn by the excellent food and cheap prices. Don't expect cheap margaritas, thought--they do not have a liquor license, and patrons who wish to BYOB must pay a fee at the front desk.

Orders are placed at the inside front desk. Patrons are then given a number to place on their table. When the food is ready, it is brought out to your table by the kitchen staff. Know your order when you get to the front desk so as to not hold up the line. If you have questions or special requests, be aware that the women taking orders often do not always speak proficient English. Also, they DO NOT take credit cards! Bring cash!

Any inconvenience cause by the no alcohol, no credit cards, and little English spoken by the kitchen staff, is far and away outweighed by the wonderful food (I highly recommend the fish tacos) and fun atmosphere. If you are new or visiting Athens, this is a local icon you simply must visit.

4
★★★★☆

I love this place. But so do most people.

Cali 'n Titos is located near busy 5 Points and can often be crowded on warm summer evenings or, really, any time the weather is decent. Students pack the establishment, drawn by the excellent food and cheap prices. Don't expect cheap margaritas, thought--they do not have a liquor license, and patrons who wish to BYOB must pay a fee at the front desk.

Orders are placed at the inside front desk. Patrons are then given a number to place on their table. When the food is ready, it is brought out to your table by the kitchen staff. Know your order when you get to the front desk so as to not hold up the line. If you have questions or special requests, be aware that the women taking orders often do not always speak proficient English. Also, they DO NOT take credit cards! Bring cash!

Any inconvenience cause by the no alcohol, no credit cards, and little English spoken by the kitchen staff, is far and away outweighed by the wonderful food (I highly recommend the fish tacos) and fun atmosphere. If you are new or visiting Athens, this is a local icon you simply must visit.

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I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. The food is delicious, well made, and different from what other restaurants make. They specialize in a Latin style of food that is not like the typical Mexican restaurant. Their Cuban sandwich is absolutely amazing and will leave you stuffed with some left over to enjoy the next day. The atmosphere is very fun as well and you can savour the food either inside or outside.

4
★★★★☆

I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. The food is delicious, well made, and different from what other restaurants make. They specialize in a Latin style of food that is not like the typical Mexican restaurant. Their Cuban sandwich is absolutely amazing and will leave you stuffed with some left over to enjoy the next day. The atmosphere is very fun as well and you can savour the food either inside or outside.

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Located just past the track before five points, Cali-n-titos offers an indoor and outdoor appeal. Not quite fast food, but no wait staff either, you order at the front and they will bring it to you. Really delicious food that is not like other restaurants in Athens.

4
★★★★☆

Located just past the track before five points, Cali-n-titos offers an indoor and outdoor appeal. Not quite fast food, but no wait staff either, you order at the front and they will bring it to you. Really delicious food that is not like other restaurants in Athens.

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