Atlanta >Food & Dining > Nuevo Laredo Cantina
1495 Chattahoochee Ave NW, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3031833.810181 -84.436583
Mon-Thu 11am-10pm ; Fri 11am-11pm ; Sat 11am-11pm ; Sun Closed
Neighborhoods: Northside, Northside
Food was delish...but POOR service experience – My bf and I went to Nuevo Laredo Cantina a couple of weeks ago after a couple prior attempts turned us away due to lengthy waits. My bf had been before and said it was worth it so we tried again - no more than a 20 minute wait. We burned time at the bar where the bartender annoyed the heck out of us by pushing the receipt closer and closer to us after our FIRST round of drinks were ordered as if she wouldn't be paid...mind you, we are waiting for a table. So we get seated and our waitress sat us next to their sink and clean up area which had the fierce smell of bleach which made my eyes tear. We asked to be moved to another table and she literally rolled her eyes. So we relocate, talked, ate, drank, without being checked on, and then waited and waited and waited for our server or a server to attend to us. We wanted another round but got so turned off that we just rathered our check so we could go. Flagged the guy that wipes the tables down and asked for the check and then waited and waited and waited for him or someone to return to collect our money. The food was delicious, but I must say that the service was horrific and I'm in no rush to go back.
Taqueria and TexMex lovers unite – After years of what seemed like obnoxious hyperbole, I finally went to Nuevo myself to check out the food. I would say that this place is simply great. Is it worth waiting more then 30-40 mins for this food? Nah...most places aren't, but...they have a bar...so why complain?
Burritos are fantastic and HUGE and a lot like taqueria burritos--nor your boring combo #7 burrito like you get at Laredo's. But...these nice burritos do indeed come on the combo plates.
Tacos--true taqueria style tacos--two corn tortillas, nice roasted pork or barbacoa (yes that's right) with onions, cilantro and lime.
Enchilada--very good sauce not too much cheese.
Pico de gallo--dear god it's spicy and it's really good.
Chile con queso--this cheese dip is enough for 4-5 and it's spicy, very spicy and it's great.
Service--like a well oiled machine, these folks pump it out quickly and they do it well.
If you dig Texmex places you'll like Nuevo. If you like taquerias you'll like Nuevo b/c they serve many of these same dishes you get at your favorite taquerias. It's the perfect blend of the two. I often think that most great Mexican food is found in the burbs and on Buford highway. One thing you don't find much of in downtown Atlanta is authentic Mexican worth bragging about. There are few great fusion places and even some urban hipster Mexican places that are good, but hardly scratch the surface of their suburban counterparts.
Nuevo is one where all things are reconciled. One thing to note...parking is a mess. And...your average combo is $9.25 at lunch...that might seem high for Mexican food but I assure you, it's 3 times as much food as you would get anywhere else for the same price. This place is great.
Wow! Delicious Food. Fun lively atmosphere. The inside was just ok, but it didn't matter because the food was outstanding. I had their lobster tacos - and I am hooked. I can't wait to go back.
Oh - the guac was great too, except I ate too many chips because I didn't want to waste any of it.
Parking was a challenge and there was a bit of a wait to get seated because it was so busy, but it was well worth it.
MJ the manager is arrogant and rude! She is pathetic! – MJ the managaer clearly does not like african americans. She is rude, arrogant and simply not worth my time. I suggest CHANCE the owner find himself another manager. The parking is hideous, the food is below average and managment is not accomodating. I had issue with my meal being SUPER SALTY. MJ who is the manager was PATHETIC. She basically told me there was nothing she could do! So when I told her I was turned off by her extreme attitude she suggested my business was not needed simply becuase I complained about how salty my meal was. I suggest TAQUERIA DEL SOL on Howell mill much much better food and service. MJ you are the worst manager I have ever met in my LIFE. Check your attitdue it needs adjusting. I AM TURNED OFF BY THIS PLACE!
Ok food...Extremely Arrogant staff. – Stood outside in line today for over an hour starting at 11:30a. The "hostess" who keeps the list kept telling our party of 4 that we were next. At least 5 more groups of 4 went ahead of us while we were "next" on the list. Apparently, although they don't take reservations, but they do have "manager reservations" that they put on the top of their list. People were walking in, would go secretly say something to the "hostess" and sit within 5 minutes.
I have finally decided to stop going to this place after about 10 times in 7 years. It just isn't worth it. They do not care about their customers at all.
Fabulous food – I've been here several times, with co-workers & with my husband...I've yet to order anything that wasn't absolutely yummy!
WE LOVE IT! – Brought my mother in the other day for lunch, shes never been. I had been once before and really enjoied it and knew she would too. Mexican is her favorite and she was glad we went. We had a great time. Dont go when you are in a hurry. Youll find that because they are so busy all the time it takes a while for the wait staff to get around to you.
I love it and now moms a fan too!
Absolutely Dreadful – I have been to this place 3 times to give them a chance to live up to the hype and I simply do not get it. These 5 star reviews must be written by extended family. The food is absolutely dreadful. The service is even worse. Save your time and your money and find somewhere else to eat. I am sure you could do better just about anywhere else you choose to go.
Delicious, Consistent Mexican Food! Worth the Wait! – My boyfriend and I have been here many times and we LOVE the food. Salsa is fresh and delicious, the cheese dip with jalapenos is great, and we always share the chicken fajitas. (Just with extra tortillas for two people.) Food is always very consistent, and they offer a lot of variety. Veggies are very fresh. Only down side is the long wait on evenings and weekends, but it is definitely worth it!
THE BEST MEXICAN PLACE EVER – I am from Texas and I know mexican food. This place is smoking. I absolutely love it. As soon as you come through the door you can feel the family atmosphere. They get you in and out. I always get the queso it is delicious with jalapenos so good. I have tried a varitety of things and everything on the menu is great. You have to try this place you wont be disappointed.
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