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 sautĂ©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 features scratch made Latin inspired dishes with a touch of southern flair. Sample and share more than a dozen small plates to choose from their menu, like Albondigas made with braised lamb, chorizo and beef to guest favorite Patatas Bravas, crispy smashed fingerling potatoes with roasted garlic aioli and spicy tomato sauce. All tapas are $1 off during Social Hours, Monday through Friday 3pm - 6pm. At BABALU, tacos reign with twelve flavors that are made with house recipe corn tortillas. The best time to try them all is on a Taco Tuesday, when they are just $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.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. BABALUÂ® 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.
Samba. Salsa. Merengue. They have it all at Loca Luna, where you'll find live Latin music nightly and savory dishes from Spain, South America and Latin America. 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. Come for free Salsa Lessons from 8-9pm on Wednesdays with Orquesta MaCuba Salsa Band and $5 Skinny Drinks. 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.
This delightful Mexican restaurant from restaurateur Riccardo Ullio offers the same philosophy behind his successful Italian concepts â€“ to offer guests authentic, indigenous flavors while incorporating the eclectic, modern vibe of Atlanta's Midtown area. Step into this rustic Mexican cantina and take a seat at the 360-degree bar area. Escorpion's food and drink menus are rooted in indigenous flavors and culture. They offer a variety of tacos, each one unique and a classic. These include the Pastor (marinated pork, pineapple & caramelized onions); pan seared Baja Fish and Seta (poblano peppers and portobello mushrooms) as well as menu favorite - braised chicken Tinga. Escorpion is also known for their tasty Antojitos (small street-inspired bites). These include the Seasonal Ceviche (fresh fish) and Pork Tomale. Escorpion is a short stroll from The Fox Theater and when there's no show the restaurant creates its own with salsa dancing and live music on select nights.
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.