885 Woodstock Rd, Roswell, GA | Directions 3007534.060624 -84.385880
Best cheap Mexican in town! – This is our once a week stop for Mexican. We love the food and the margaritas are great. We have had the occasional off night, guacamole isn't salted, salsa is too hot, but they make everything fresh there which helps you forgive them. The owner is great and is always concerned for your liking of the food. They also have great specials during the week, who can beat a 2.75 margarita on Wednesdays?
ugh – the restaurant is dirty; the service is bad and the food is yucky; will not try this location again.
Monster margaritas and Mexican specialties take this fun-loving chain beyond burritoville. – In Short
A handful of locations outside the perimeter adds south-of-the-border flavor to the 'burbs. Tijuana Joe's sizeable menu features more than just a taste of Mexico. You'll find the basics like nachos, quesadillas, tacos, enchiladas and burritos. But there's also more exotic specialties like stuffed chile poblanos and deep fried chimichangas. A large patio makes a nice backdrop for sipping margaritas, which come in a variety of sizes and flavors.
Typical 'burbs joint - decent quality, but not unique – Very typical of the ubiquitous strip mall haven of Alpharetta, Tijuana Joe's is a decent happy-hour/casual dining destination, though not necessarily unique or outstanding as far as Tex-Mex joints go. A typical dinnertime trip to TJ's will find thirty-something groups of friends laughing and joking while sipping on margaritas out on the patio, while families will be eating inside the appropriately decored restaurant, along with some stragglers at the bar. Food is fairly decent, pretty typical of quality and variety found at most area Tex-Mex joints. Lately I've been displaying my penchant for being cheap by sticking with the same item - the Tuesday night $7 chicken fajita special, which is adequate. However, assuming the churrasco uruguayo (Argentine-style steak) and the Mexican paella are of the quality served up by their sister store in Alpharetta, they're worth trying here, as well. All the usual suspects - tacos, enchiladas, chimichangas, quesadillas, soups and salads, etc. - are also on the menu.
Service and drinks are exceptional here. The staff is very prompt and friendly, with only a token gringo or two on the staff. Good variety and quality of margaritas, and the same can be said for beers on tap. However, I recently made the mistake of drinking one of the specials, a $4 raspberry martini. Lots of alcohol, but just not very tasty. Perhaps ordering a martini here is akin to ordering prime rib at Golden Corral.
Overall, Tijuana Joe's is a standard Tex-Mex joint in the Atlanta area - decent food, good atmosphere to drink and chat with amigos. Also, team trivia on Tuesday nights (check out triviawithpatrickdotcom) is a must-do, as well.
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