Tarahumata Mexican Grill

★★★★☆
A Fusion of Mexican Flavors, Art, and Live Music Tuesday-Sunday.
  • 6195 Windward Pkwy

    Alpharetta, GA 30005

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  • 770-772-4540

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The food was ok, probably on the better side of the Mexican restaurants I've tried here in GA. I'm from the west coast and am Hispanic and know what Mexican food is. I wouldn't call this authentic but it was a decent meal. It was very crowded when we went on a Thursday night and I wouldn't say it would've been worth it to go on a busy weekend or wait for a long time to get a table. The search for good Mexican food continues *sigh*...

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★★☆☆☆

The food was ok, probably on the better side of the Mexican restaurants I've tried here in GA. I'm from the west coast and am Hispanic and know what Mexican food is. I wouldn't call this authentic but it was a decent meal. It was very crowded when we went on a Thursday night and I wouldn't say it would've been worth it to go on a busy weekend or wait for a long time to get a table. The search for good Mexican food continues *sigh*...

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Fun atmosphere - everytime I come here I have a good time.
Entertainment in the bar is very good - Love the Marg's...best in town! Fish taco's are to dye for!
As a matter of fact, I'm going to head over there right now.

5
★★★★★

Fun atmosphere - everytime I come here I have a good time.
Entertainment in the bar is very good - Love the Marg's...best in town! Fish taco's are to dye for!
As a matter of fact, I'm going to head over there right now.

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I've read the reviews and can't believe people would write that this is one of the best. People will choose atmosphere over food in Atlanta every time. This place has bland food, and doesn't compare at all to:

La Parilla
El Azteca
El Porton
La Paz
or any of the other chains.

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★☆☆☆☆

I've read the reviews and can't believe people would write that this is one of the best. People will choose atmosphere over food in Atlanta every time. This place has bland food, and doesn't compare at all to:

La Parilla
El Azteca
El Porton
La Paz
or any of the other chains.

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Excellent upscale mexican food! Relaxing, fun atmosphere - everyone has a good time here.
Entertainment in the bar is very good-
Best margaritas in town and try the shrimp
enchiladas- You will keep coming back!
I intend to return often-

2
★★★★★

Excellent upscale mexican food! Relaxing, fun atmosphere - everyone has a good time here.
Entertainment in the bar is very good-
Best margaritas in town and try the shrimp
enchiladas- You will keep coming back!
I intend to return often-

Pros: Delicious mexican; great staff; You'll keep coming back!

Cons: It's worth the drive to Alpharetta-

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Great food. Great for the whole family. My kids and I love coming here and sitting in the outdoor patio.

Love the service! Excellent!

5
★★★★★

Great food. Great for the whole family. My kids and I love coming here and sitting in the outdoor patio.

Love the service! Excellent!

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My friends and I ate here on Saturday night. We absolutely had a ball! Our server Marco was awesome. Quick service, fresh, hot food & a friendly staff. The live music was defiantly a nice touch. We danced and enjoyed the music for the rest of the evening. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who just wants to relax and have fun.

2
★★★★★

My friends and I ate here on Saturday night. We absolutely had a ball! Our server Marco was awesome. Quick service, fresh, hot food & a friendly staff. The live music was defiantly a nice touch. We danced and enjoyed the music for the rest of the evening. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who just wants to relax and have fun.

Pros: Fast service...great food!

Cons: None

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Great place to sit back relax and have a quick inexpensive lunch. One of my husband's favorite places to eat. Try it you will like it.

4
★★★★☆

Great place to sit back relax and have a quick inexpensive lunch. One of my husband's favorite places to eat. Try it you will like it.

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My husband and I went today for lunch. I had lunch #5 Cinco and it was not only delicious,but fast and afforadable too @$5.95 and enought left to take home. I also had a Texas Margaritta and it was the best!!! Too bad I had to go back to work. Great place to go for a great lunch and nice decor. and staff as well. Tt was a little crowded but we got seats at the bar and were waited on quickly, served fresh and hot food to order, and able to get back to work on time. I will return for dinner sometime soon. Great Mexican resturant nearby and no problems. Thanks! A+++++

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★★★★★

My husband and I went today for lunch. I had lunch #5 Cinco and it was not only delicious,but fast and afforadable too @$5.95 and enought left to take home. I also had a Texas Margaritta and it was the best!!! Too bad I had to go back to work. Great place to go for a great lunch and nice decor. and staff as well. Tt was a little crowded but we got seats at the bar and were waited on quickly, served fresh and hot food to order, and able to get back to work on time. I will return for dinner sometime soon. Great Mexican resturant nearby and no problems. Thanks! A+++++

Pros: Everything

Cons: I could not stay longer?

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A friend and I meet once every couple of months for dinner, and on one of "her choice" nights she suggested Tarahumata. THANK YOU LISA!!! I *loved* it. So much so that I went back the next night for dinner with my fiance...and a week later again with my family (straight from the airport from a 12 hour flight back from Europe!). We all love it. The ambience is great, the service impeccable, and the food succulent. I can't stop ordering the smoked salmon-stuffed, bacon wrapped shrimp. My fiance loves the dish in the lava rock with cactus, steak, and cheese. The margaritas (especially pomegranate) rock. As does the guacamole. I just can't say enough about the place. Sorry for the reviewer who had the bad experience - I personally can't picture it!

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★★★★★

A friend and I meet once every couple of months for dinner, and on one of "her choice" nights she suggested Tarahumata. THANK YOU LISA!!! I *loved* it. So much so that I went back the next night for dinner with my fiance...and a week later again with my family (straight from the airport from a 12 hour flight back from Europe!). We all love it. The ambience is great, the service impeccable, and the food succulent. I can't stop ordering the smoked salmon-stuffed, bacon wrapped shrimp. My fiance loves the dish in the lava rock with cactus, steak, and cheese. The margaritas (especially pomegranate) rock. As does the guacamole. I just can't say enough about the place. Sorry for the reviewer who had the bad experience - I personally can't picture it!

Pros: Everything

Cons: Can't think of one.

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american palate is very complex and spoiled,people confuse their tastes with supreme truth!! if you go to a mexican place,,,,,please do not complaint about jalapenos being so HOT!!! or mild...or wathever...so far i been @ every single mexican restaurant in town.....is same B>S> never will be homemade ...not even with all chefs network behind it...face it......food can not be a freakin` mass production shite!!! happy holydays.

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★★★☆☆

american palate is very complex and spoiled,people confuse their tastes with supreme truth!! if you go to a mexican place,,,,,please do not complaint about jalapenos being so HOT!!! or mild...or wathever...so far i been @ every single mexican restaurant in town.....is same B>S> never will be homemade ...not even with all chefs network behind it...face it......food can not be a freakin` mass production shite!!! happy holydays.

Pros: location ,close to work

Cons: location ,same

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Tarahumata is one of my favorite Mmexican places in Alpharetta. The beers actually bucket sized and always cold. The chili queso is good as well. Lots of parking.

4
★★★★☆

Tarahumata is one of my favorite Mmexican places in Alpharetta. The beers actually bucket sized and always cold. The chili queso is good as well. Lots of parking.

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I eat here 3 - 8 times a month. Business or friends it's great. They do a great job on all of your typical favorites plus lots of great special offerings like poblano soup, the best lobster bisque anywhere (often a special), salmon stuffed prawns wrapped in bacon, a grilled cactus and steak served on a super hot lava rock and even killer tapas menu (be sure to ask for it).
The atmosphere inside is very enjoyable and the terrace is always nicely shaded from late afternoon on. Drinks are great and service ranges from good to exceptional (ask for Marco).
Everything is fresh and tasty. I saw one bad review here and all I can say is either the guy is a competitor who is lying or his idea of Mexican is Taco Bell
Try it, I'm sure you'll enjoy it as much as I do. I was hesitant to tell everyone about it as it gets crowded sometimes as its really that good but I had to set record straight for a place I enjoy so much.

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★★★★★

I eat here 3 - 8 times a month. Business or friends it's great. They do a great job on all of your typical favorites plus lots of great special offerings like poblano soup, the best lobster bisque anywhere (often a special), salmon stuffed prawns wrapped in bacon, a grilled cactus and steak served on a super hot lava rock and even killer tapas menu (be sure to ask for it).
The atmosphere inside is very enjoyable and the terrace is always nicely shaded from late afternoon on. Drinks are great and service ranges from good to exceptional (ask for Marco).
Everything is fresh and tasty. I saw one bad review here and all I can say is either the guy is a competitor who is lying or his idea of Mexican is Taco Bell
Try it, I'm sure you'll enjoy it as much as I do. I was hesitant to tell everyone about it as it gets crowded sometimes as its really that good but I had to set record straight for a place I enjoy so much.

Pros: everything

Cons: too popular on Fri/Sat nights. waits can be long

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I love it!! Great ambiance, nice decor and delicious food.
No the same dishes you find every where else.
Staff was very helpful.
A really good experience every time I have came back.

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★★★★★

I love it!! Great ambiance, nice decor and delicious food.
No the same dishes you find every where else.
Staff was very helpful.
A really good experience every time I have came back.

Pros: Delicious food.

Cons: Crowded on Fridays. But that's the way it is with all good restaurants.

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I had my company's Christmas party (50 employees) at Tarahumata and I must say that this has been the best party ever. I have been with my company for 5 years and this has been the best choice they have ever made. All The food arrived at the same time, it was hot and came directly to the person who ordered it (without someone yelling what the dish was in order for someone else to claim it). The servers did not miss any detail to make everybody's experince a great one. I highly recommed Tarahumata for lunch or dinner. Their food and service are outsanding not to mention their 150+- exotic tequilas and a mix drinks. Their patio with a fire pit and fountain is so romantic an the bar is also a great place to hang out after work.

Great work Tarahumata!!!!

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★★★★★

I had my company's Christmas party (50 employees) at Tarahumata and I must say that this has been the best party ever. I have been with my company for 5 years and this has been the best choice they have ever made. All The food arrived at the same time, it was hot and came directly to the person who ordered it (without someone yelling what the dish was in order for someone else to claim it). The servers did not miss any detail to make everybody's experince a great one. I highly recommed Tarahumata for lunch or dinner. Their food and service are outsanding not to mention their 150+- exotic tequilas and a mix drinks. Their patio with a fire pit and fountain is so romantic an the bar is also a great place to hang out after work.

Great work Tarahumata!!!!

Pros: excellent food, superb ambience, great tequila selection, beautiful bar, romantic patio unbelivable decor

Cons: limited parking

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I eat Mexican like it is going out of style and love the more authentic taqueiras and have eaten at these types of restaurants around the country. I went to lunch with a group of 6 including myself. A couple people had been there before saying it was alright and would give it one more try but warned us service might be slow. Sure enough the waiter took forever to get our drinks and order. When the food came it was cold. Some, including myself returned our meals and when it came back it tasted as if they just microwaved it and my medium rare Carne Asada was now well done. If that was'nt bad enough everyone's food tasted as if salt had been poured in layers. We asked to speak to a manager and the waiter got an atitude and came back to say he was'nt available. We did'nt feel we should have paid for the full price of the meals considering they were ruined and service was awful. Everyone's experience is different but today ours was atrocious and we have all vowed to spread the word. It is unacceptable a manager of a restaurant would not come to the table. We would have waited for the manager all day if we din'nt have to return to work. If you live in the area and want the same type of more upscale Mexican try Cinco right down the road at the end of Windward in the Publix shopping center or Pure near downtown Alpharetta. They are same concept with better food, better management, and better service. Avoid this place as if it was the plague.

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★☆☆☆☆

I eat Mexican like it is going out of style and love the more authentic taqueiras and have eaten at these types of restaurants around the country. I went to lunch with a group of 6 including myself. A couple people had been there before saying it was alright and would give it one more try but warned us service might be slow. Sure enough the waiter took forever to get our drinks and order. When the food came it was cold. Some, including myself returned our meals and when it came back it tasted as if they just microwaved it and my medium rare Carne Asada was now well done. If that was'nt bad enough everyone's food tasted as if salt had been poured in layers. We asked to speak to a manager and the waiter got an atitude and came back to say he was'nt available. We did'nt feel we should have paid for the full price of the meals considering they were ruined and service was awful. Everyone's experience is different but today ours was atrocious and we have all vowed to spread the word. It is unacceptable a manager of a restaurant would not come to the table. We would have waited for the manager all day if we din'nt have to return to work. If you live in the area and want the same type of more upscale Mexican try Cinco right down the road at the end of Windward in the Publix shopping center or Pure near downtown Alpharetta. They are same concept with better food, better management, and better service. Avoid this place as if it was the plague.

Pros: Tequila selection

Cons: Everything else

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Move over, Pure! Tarahumata is on its way to being the cool, hip joint in Alpharetta! With a creative, fresh food menu; a huuuuge list of perfectly-mixed drinks; and a sophisticated but relaxed atmosphere, this restaurant is a top pick for me and my friends when we don't want to venture all the way inside the Perimeter.

The first time I went here was late on a Friday night. The atmosphere was great - they sat us outside by the tiki torches, but the service was slow. Even after staring down the waiters who walked by our table, we couldn't get anyone to take our order. Since we weren't up for a late night, we decided to leave. We made it all the way into our car, and the manager chased us out to our car and begged us to come back in so he could make it up to us. Impressed by his eagerness to please us as new customers, we decided to step back in. And I'm so glad we did! The manager brought us pomagranate margaritas that were TO DIE FOR. I'm glad Inocente chose our drinks for us because I could have spent hours oo'ing and ah'ing over all the tempting drinks listed on the menu before I could come close to a decision.

Everything about the restaurant was a pleasant surprise. The atmosphere is not at all what you would expect. Most Mexican restaurants in Atlanta feel hokie and serve bland, "southernized" food. Tarahumata looks more like it belongs in Southern California with its mission-style decor, relaxing but trendy music, and waterfalls and tiki torches. It's certainly nothing you would expect to find so far out in the suburbs.

Do yourself a favor and discover this wonderful restaurant.

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★★★★★

Move over, Pure! Tarahumata is on its way to being the cool, hip joint in Alpharetta! With a creative, fresh food menu; a huuuuge list of perfectly-mixed drinks; and a sophisticated but relaxed atmosphere, this restaurant is a top pick for me and my friends when we don't want to venture all the way inside the Perimeter.

The first time I went here was late on a Friday night. The atmosphere was great - they sat us outside by the tiki torches, but the service was slow. Even after staring down the waiters who walked by our table, we couldn't get anyone to take our order. Since we weren't up for a late night, we decided to leave. We made it all the way into our car, and the manager chased us out to our car and begged us to come back in so he could make it up to us. Impressed by his eagerness to please us as new customers, we decided to step back in. And I'm so glad we did! The manager brought us pomagranate margaritas that were TO DIE FOR. I'm glad Inocente chose our drinks for us because I could have spent hours oo'ing and ah'ing over all the tempting drinks listed on the menu before I could come close to a decision.

Everything about the restaurant was a pleasant surprise. The atmosphere is not at all what you would expect. Most Mexican restaurants in Atlanta feel hokie and serve bland, "southernized" food. Tarahumata looks more like it belongs in Southern California with its mission-style decor, relaxing but trendy music, and waterfalls and tiki torches. It's certainly nothing you would expect to find so far out in the suburbs.

Do yourself a favor and discover this wonderful restaurant.

Pros: atmoshpere, drinks, service, originality

Cons: none

 

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