Atlanta >Food & Dining > Fuego Spanish Grill
1136 Crescent Avenue, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030933.785705 -84.384292
Neighborhoods: Northeast, Northeast, Midtown
cool place – Great food but very loud. Don't go on a date here or you will be yelling at the person next to you. I think every bridal party in Atlanta goes here. We sat outside the second time and we still had to talk very loudly to hear each other. Great food though!
Above average tapas – I had wanted to try Fuego for a long time and was not disappointed. The tapas menu has a large and interesting variety, which is not common in Atlanta. I enjoyed the mojo chicken, the dates, the hummus, the serrano ham. The calamari was good, but described on the menu with an spiced breading, and yet very plain upon ordering. I believe that dish needs improvement, but it was a fine calamari. Oh, and the mojitos are awesome, some of the best in Atlanta.
terrible experience – I have dined here twice. Both times it has been awful. The first time the food was alright it was a date and the server spilled wine on my dress. The temperature in the restaurant was equivalent to that of a sauna. We Waited nearly an hour after being told the wait would be 15 minutes.
I returned a second time not by choice by through a birthday party. We waited nearly 30 minutes for our drinks, we were charged for items that were never delivered. The owner came to appologize, without appologizing and just came across as arrogant and rude. Worst of all was our "outdoor dining view" which consisted of vagrants as well as a cochroach siting...on the patio where people were dining. The service this time was excellent. However the food, atmosphere, wait time, and owners interactions left MUCH to be desired.
Party or not I WILL NEVER RETURN TO THIS RESTAURANT or advise anyone to visit this unsanitary esablishment
cool scene, bland food, lots of drinks – the scene as a hang-out is cool, upbeat and fun. live band on weekend, heaters outside(not cold at all)
drinks- large selection, specials daily
food- bland, smaller than avg tapa portion, large selection
service-attentive, prompt seating
News Year's @ Fuego Couldn't Have Been Better! – I went to Fuego on New Year's Eve and it was PERFECT! From the management to the wait staff, everyone was friendly, cheerful and happy to help us bring in the New Year. The music also made created a fun atmosphere for the occasion. Coincidentally, I too wanted the Paella and found out that it wasn't available. Of course I was a little bummed because the dish is great, but the manager Connie and my waitress quickly offered comparable dishes for the evening. It really was a great pleasure eating there. I believe my waitresses name was Shayna, who was also a pleasure. She new the menu well by offering her favorite dishes even though what I wanted was unavailable, and she suggested great drinks. Everyone around me looked like they were enjoying their evening as well. My friends and I decided to get tapas for the table to go with our margaritas. The food is fabulous. I couldn't have asked for a better night!
New Years Eve - Dinner Drama! – Based solely on my fabulous experiences with making reservations at OpenTable dot com and all of the wonderful restaurants listed on their website offering convenient online reservations; My friends and I were visiting Atlanta, GA from Orlando, Fl; celebrating the New Year we made a 10:30p reservation at Fuego's on New Years Eve 12/31/2007. Our appitizer of garlic shrimp, coconut scallops and mussels were deliecatble and drinks keep us ordering more. Not to mention the live entertainment [music] was awesome. After drinks & tapas we ordered our main courses, shortly thereafter were addressed the by manager Connie who informed us they were unable to prepare their signature Valencian Paella in their traditional dinner portion because of the hour late hour of our reservation. Connie did offer to serve a lunch portion which are leftovers -- which was unsatisfactory.
However, the news of a limited menu coupled with our waitress Shanna?s unsavory disposition and consistent frown when taking out order was disappointing. Shanna disclosed having a "bad day" and we [the customers] were lucky not be wearing the tapas we ordered. Which was extremely insulting and indeed a disappointing experience to begin the new year.
One plus: Brett the bartender was the most hospitable. While waiting for our table at the bar we met Maryreen and Dan [a married couple dinning at the bar] who mentioned they were neighbors of the manager and recommended everything on the menu because while they have dined at Fuego?s many times prior they did not want to deal with the pre-fixed menu on New Year eve other restaurants were advertizing. My overall experience at this dining establishment was terrible.
Delicious tapas, great drink specials – This is perhaps one of my favorite tapas places in Atlanta (and I've been to quite a few!). The restaurant itself is unassuming, with a dark, bold interior. It is a great place to come in warmer weather, when you can dine comfortably on the extensive patio. The food is amazing here! We ordered all tapas the last time I visited, but the entrees looked delicious too. My dining partner and I had the coconut scallops, the mojo kabob (chicken), the black bean hummus, and the yucca fries. Everything was very tasty and flavorful! I've also tried their pressed sandwiches on a previous occasion, and they are absolutely wonderful as well, especially the classic cuban and the smoked chicken. I'd love to come back another night of the week and take advantage of their drink specials!
Very Disappointed – The food was ok at best. The service was absolutely terrible. I had to get up and ask the hostess if she could find our server over so I could get a beer. When the server did come around, we kept having to ask her to refill our water. I always give people the benefit of the doubt when they are busy, but the service was really slow. It may not have been the servers fault, but management needs to recognize that and add more servers. This seems more like a place to go get a drink and have a few tapas dishes on the side, but not a place to go have a nice dinner. I would not recommend this place and would not go back.
Looking forward to this one. – We went to Fuego last night. Once again the tapas were awesome. Service was quick and friendly. Live Latin type music. Our server told us that on Sundays they were gonna start doing a Mexican menu and BOTTOMLESS MARGARITAS! Definitely on my to-do list.
Favorite Restaurant In Midtown – This is my "go to" place when I have friends and family visiting. Has a great vegetarian menu, the vegetable paella is worth the wait. I have been here on several occasions (lunch, dinner, drinks, weekend and weeknight). This restaurant has had the most consistent service of all in Atlanta.
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