In the Mood for . . . TAPAS!
Popular Atlanta restaurants offering small plates
Eclipse di Luna
764 Miami Circle 404.846.0449
4505 Ashford-Dunwoody (678) 205.5862
Upon entering Eclipse di Luna you feel like you've been transported into an exotic locale. Take in the festive, high-energy dining experience with an artsy setting as a backdrop. They have a new spring tapas menu along with gluten free and vegan menus. With over two dozen tapas to choose from there is something to please any taste. Eclipse di Luna features a variety of great dishes like the Pollo a la Parilla, a chicken breast grilled and marinated with red pepper salad and avocado. On the beef side, The Filete de Lomo offers grilled Filet Mignon, chimichurri and charred green onion. There are also several seafood dishes to choose from including the Gambas al Ajillo which is sautÃ©ed shrimp & garlic with calabres pepper. Eclipse di Luna has been voted Best Tapas by INsite readers several years running. Both locations offer patio dining.
Babalu Tapas & Tacos
33 Peachtree Place @ Peachtree, Midtown Atlanta
Babalu Tapas & Tacos features scratch made Latin inspired dishes with a touch of southern flair. Sample and share small plates from their signature guacamole, prepared table side to Creole Shrimp & Grits made with Mills Farms grits. At Babalu, tacos reign with over ten flavors that can be mixed and matched and are only $3 during social hours, Monday through Friday 3pm-6pm. Or stop in on Taco Tuesday, when all tacos are $2 each. Located in Midtown on the corner of Peachtree Place and Peachtree Street, Babalu's patio offers both covered and uncovered options with stools at the outside bar and plenty of casual couch seating. Come early so that you can snag a spot and sip on house-made seasonal sangria or their award winning Baba Rita while you nibble on bar bites like crispy pork belly sliders and black bean fritters. It's no surprise that Babalu was named one of Atlanta's Best Group Dining spots. Their community tables and Chef's counter are perfect for friends and families that want to share and enjoy tapas for a night out. Babalu is steps away from the Midtown MARTA station and they will also validate parking tickets in the garage located behind the restaurant.
550-C Amsterdam Ave.
Loca Luna is a refreshing alternative to conventional nightlife with an eclectic mix of tapas and cocktails complemented by award winning live musicians. Whether you come for Wednesday's salsa lessons or Latin bands and first-rate DJs on the weekend, Loca Luna gives you something to look forward to any night of the week. Their location on Amsterdam Ave offers a spacious main dining room, ample bar/lounge area, tropical outdoor patio with Midtown skyline view, and a private VIP area upstairs. Enjoy a wide range of tapas including Snapchat worthy selections like: Spanish Style Ribs, Mini Cuban Sliders, Pao de Queijo, Brazilian Cheese Rolls, Emapanda de Carne, carne asada steak skewers, Ceviche De Camarones, lamb meatballs; garlic and lemon aioli. Enjoy loco crazy Mondays with Half off all tapas and $.99 Sangria. Free Salsa Lessons from 8-9pm on Wednesdays with Orquesta MaCuba Salsa Band and $5 Skinny Drinks. Start your weekend early on Thursdays with individual margaritas for $4 or $15 for a pitcher. Make sure to try their world famous Mojito while you're here, it has been voted best in Atlanta. The happening bar is open till 2:30am on weekends with a wide selection of exotic cocktails, top shelf liquor and many wines to complement a good meal or a night of dancing. Loca Luna has also been voted best late night venue, patio, appetizers, latin music and girls night out, among others, by both local and national publications. They feature live Latin music every night on their large dance floor and the hottest DJ's spin late night on Fridays and Saturdays. There is plenty of free parking and free valet available.
800 Peachtree St.
Escorpion is a regionally inspired Mexican tequila bar and cantina from chef-owner Riccardo Ullio. The restaurant captures the authentic tastes and ingredients indigenous of the country. The atmosphere is fun and electric, making Escorpion one of the hottest restaurants in the bustling Midtown scene. Escorpion's food and drink menus are rooted in Mexican flavors and culture. Find familiar favorites like queso dip, guacamole, quesadillas, and tomales. You can also explore lesser known specialties like Carnitas, a Mexican meat dish made with citrus braised pork, raw onions, fresh cilantro, slowly cooked in a salsa verde sauce and served in a corn tortilla. Other inspired taco dishes include: Seta (a mushroom based vegetarian dish), Baja Fish (pan seared), Pastor (grilled marinated pork) and Tinga (spicy braised chicken). Also find ensaladas, enchiladas, fajitas and rellenos.
N. Decatur Plaza (404) 320.0101
Midtown (404) 917.1100
East Cobb / Marietta (678) 996.1100
Mediterranean Grill has consistently been voted "Best Mediterranean" in Atlanta. They serve authentic regional dishes like gyros, falafel, Greek salad, kabob and lamb shank. You will find great Mediterranean Tapas on the menu too. Start with one of their artfully prepared appetizers like Hummus, Baba Ganouj, Tabouleh Salad Calamari or homemade Spanakopita. Try the Business Lunch Combo offering Shish Kabob, Kufta Kabab & Gyro slices w/rice pilaf, salad, pita and drink for just $8.40. Mediterranean Grill has tasty sandwiches including: Gyro, Kufta Kabob, Chicken Kabob, Falafel and a Grilled Vegetable sandwich. Mediterranean Grill is also popular for catering. Their menu can be found online or by calling any of their three locations. Give them a call or come in for an authentic Mediterranean experience.