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Mexico City Gourmet - 17 partner Reviews - 2134 N Decatur Rd, Decatur, GA - Family Restaurants Reviews - Phone (404) 634-1128

Mexico City Gourmet

2134 N Decatur Rd (at at Clairmont Rd)
Decatur, GA 30033
(404) 634-1128
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Mexico City Gourmet - Decatur, GA
Mexico City Gourmet - Decatur, GA
Mexico City Gourmet - Decatur, GA
Mexico City Gourmet - Decatur, GA
Mexico City Gourmet - Decatur, GA
Mexico City Gourmet - Decatur, GA
Mexico City Gourmet - Decatur, GA
Mexico City Gourmet - Decatur, GA
Mexico City Gourmet - Decatur, GA


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This is a comfortable, casual restaurant with delicious food. The menu is easy to understand which is not always the case at other Mexican restaurants.\r A family operated bus...


The first thing my friend did was to go to the bathroom. It's usually an indicator of the place. According to her, it was dirty and grimy and smelly. The food was mediocre and the...

there are other Mexican places 6/30/2010

The first thing my friend did was to go to the bathroom. It's usually an indicator of the place. According to her, it was dirty and grimy and smelly. The food was mediocre and the wait staff took too long to serve the food. There are plenty of other places you can go to for Mexican. more

Great food and fun! 6/16/2010

This is a comfortable, casual restaurant with delicious food. The menu is easy to understand which is not always the case at other Mexican restaurants.\r A family operated business with excellent service and food. What more could you want? Pros: Consistently delicious food Cons: small bathrooms (but it's clean!) more

Shocked at how good it was. 6/15/2010

I'll be the first to admit, I've driven by Mexico City Gourmet 100's of times, but never stopped in. The other day, we were craving a margarita and stopped by for a quick bite and a couple of drinks. What I didn't realize was their margarita recipe is something really, really special. So, we decided to hang out there for a bit. The house specialities are where it's at-- this is where the restaurant shines. We will be back soon. Pros: affordable, delicious more

Decatur's Most Authentic, Flavorful Mexican Restaurant 6/9/2010

Dropped by Mexico City in Decatur the other day and tried the place out. The manager, Larry was very cool and welcoming. All the recipes are family recipes and were amazing. Try the specialities and not just the traditional combos. I'll be back. Pros: Live Music on Fridays, Margaritas more

Terrible. NEVER go there. Zero Stars. 5/5/2010

Who runs out of RICE at a Mexican restaurant? And that wouldn't have been a big deal, all the waiter had to say was ""I'm really sorry, we ran out of rice, what can I substitute for you instead?"" Rather, when we asked where the rice was, we got ""Oh we ran out. Sorry."" and he walked away. And we got to the restaurant 9:00, were not served dinner until almost 11 pm. I didn't eat it, I had the waiter immediately bring a box. His tip was the rice he failed to mention did not exist. So I don't know how the food tastes. Unacceptable. Awful service, I will be warning everyone I know not to go there. Pros: I made it out alive Cons: Awful service. Don't even know how the food is more

Texas Margs are the best 3/1/2010

We were in Decatur for an event and needed a place for a bite to eat. I had heard of Mexico City Gourmet but hadn't made it there yet. Now, that I’ve experienced their Texas margs, I will be back! I favor a Texas margarita, but I asked the waiter what he recommended as they have a variety of high quality margs, he jumped to say the Texas was his favorite - not too sweet and really good. Also indicated if we were planning on a pitcher between the 2 of us, we might be spending the night. We opted for a smaller size with a mental note to come back with a DD or more people. We shared a chimichanga which was enough for 2 (especially after you've chowed on the chips) and it was tasty. Definitely would tell others to visit Mexico City Gourmet. The waiter also mentioned they do a great Cinco De Mayo – good to know! Pros: Good fare at a good price, music on weekends more

What the h*ll happened? 2/28/2009

We haven't been to MCG in a couple of years, so maybe things have been changing for a while, but we could not be more disappointed. The place used to have more ambiance, but now you mainly notice the significant water damage to the ceiling tiles and walls. The men's restroom was really grimy, looking like it hadn't been cleaned since the original Cinco de Mayo in 1862. The women's restroom had severe water damage, with noticeable and widespread water damage on the walls. There is also a hole in the floor so large that you can see the dirt from the ground underneath the restaurant. What is most disconcerting is that the bathroom is right next to the kitchen, making the food pretty suspect in our minds....\r And as for the food, it was not at all what we remembered from years gone by. They used to have very good and flavorFUL food. We ordered enchiladas and carnitas, but I've had better flavor at Moes or Willys... and for much less. \r I'm hoping MCG had a bad night, but it will be many more nights before we return. Pros: Chips & guac were good Cons: Ambiance, food, cleanliness more

Best Margaritas/Mexi food in Atlanta 1/5/2009

I travel for work and eat Mexican several times a week all over the SE. When I want good fresh margaritas, not the sour mix kinds you get at most mexi joints, I go to Mexico City Gourmet. The good drink & cheap pitchers of beer; coupled with the great food and service is what keeps me coming back. Place is family owned and it shows in the food and attitude. You feel like you are in ""Cheers"" when you walk through the door. Some highlights are the Jumbo Texas margarita, Aztec Nachos, steak taco pablano, and the quesadilla especial. Lunch is cheap and same size portions as dinner, but even dinner won't break the bank. I would check it out if you are anywhere around Decatur or Emory. more

Great Local Spot 11/7/2008

I recently had dinner at MCG and loved it. This was my first time in. Mexico City was recommended to me by a friend who has lived in the neighborhood for years.she told me it has been in buisness for 26 years OMG!!! One bite from my Tacos al Pastor (pork and pineapple) and I was sold! The quality of food here is great(Guacamole is Super Fresh) and I will surley return. \r P.S. the margaritas should not to be missed! Pros: service,quality ingredients Cons: parking more

Awful, just really....AWFUL. 11/2/2008

We decided to try Mexico City Gourmet because in one of their ads they mentioned that they were rated best of something-or-other in 2007. I love Mexican food, so even though we try not to eat out very often, we thought we'd go there for our saturday night out. \r \r I am SO annoyed that we wasted our money at this place. They stuck us at a crappy table, and then proceeded to ignore us for about 10-15 minutes (we didn't even have glasses of water). The waiter finally showed up, took our drink orders and then it was at least another 5-8 minutes before those showed up, even though we were practically right next to the bar. The salsa and cheese dip both tasted like they had come out of a jar. The margarita was OK. I figured that the entree food would perhaps compensate for the lack-lusterness of everything else, but alas, my hopes were dashed! My chicken enchiladas with mole sauce were perhaps the most uninspired and bland meal of my entire life. Seriously- the chicken wasn't seasoned or anything, it was utterly devoid of flavor. My boyfriend ordered #17 and said it was at best, ""just OK"" and that it seemed as though all the flavor had been boiled out of it.\r \r And all the while, we kept having to flag our waiter down, to get napkins, Texas Pete sauce (so I could doctor up my enchiladas to some semblance of flavor), etc. It was pretty much a terrible dining experience and I cannot fathom what any of the people who wrote this place good reviews see in it. \r \r Don't waste your time or your money! Pros: Umm...hard to say...Mariachi band? Actually, it was just a guy with a guitar. Cons: See below more

Not so bad 2/7/2008

Decent food, ok atmosphere they should add more funky Mexican art - I've always had good, attentive service. It's perfect for a large group. more

LOUSY! 2/2/2008

Stay away from this place. There are much better Mexican restaurants nearby. The food was atrocious, the atmosphere is terrible, and our server was decidedly non-attentive when it was clear we wouldn't be ordering drinks. I've given this place 2 chances now, and they won't get a third. I don't know how restaurants like that can stay in business. I love hole in the wall Mexican places that are charming with good food, but Mexico City Gourmet fails miserably on all levels. We were at our table for more than 35 minutes before our order was even taken, and the place was not even half full. The experience makes me question whether the positive reviews are legitimate or the owners decided to give themselves an undeserved pat on the back. Pros: fills up what might be otherwise be a vacant storefront Cons: terrible food and service offered at a snail's pace more

Badly overrated and always disappointing. 11/24/2007

I've given this restaurant 3 tries and struck out every time. The food is just....bad. The menu is pretentious but can't deliver. To add insult to injury, the last time I was there I asked for an extra cup of salsa to liven up a very bland dish and they charged me $1.25. For salsa (not chips)!! There are 2 rooms in this restaurant, the first with a mariachi band and the other with a TV going. They stuck me in there the last time - I guess because I was a solo diner - and between the TV blasting and a woman at the next table having a loud cell phone conversation I asked to be moved to the mariachi room. The staff seemed pretty uncomfortable with this but did move me. (Although I was alone, I was nicely dressed, honest!) Much of the wait staff were American - which always makes me a little leery in a Mexican restaurant in a city where there are lots of Mexican waiters available. And finally, their ad in Savvy Shopper says they were ""Best of City Search 2005 - 2007."" Well, I just looked at the 2007 list and they're not on it. For good reason! So they not only have bad food, they lie. Don't bother with this place. Try El Azteca, or even better try Nuevo Laredo. Pros: Convenient location. Cons: Food more

Decent Mexican food - great staff 8/25/2007

I can't say that I've found really great Mexican food in Atlanta, but I lived in Southern CA for many years so my standards are pretty high I guess. That said, I do like Mexico City Gourmet. They make a good escabeche (shrimp & scallops - lots of jalapena; very spicy) and their margaritas, especially the Perfect Margarita, are good and large. Mostly I like the people that work there - they seem to care and the service is always attentive. So even if a lot of the menu of basic, there's a comfort level in going there, or at least there is for me, so I keep Mexico City Gourmet on my rotation when I'm in the mood for that type of food and atmosphere. more

Nacho Cheese Nightmare 7/18/2007

I've tried mexico city several times, but I am continually unimpressed by the food quality. I ordered cheese dip, and what I received was a bowl of gross, yellow nacho cheese. It was disgusting. I ordered a taco and enchilada combo, and much to my dismay, the enchilada and refried beans were covered in the same generic nacho cheese. The rice they serve has a sweet taste to it that is BAD! It's unfortunate that the food is perpetually disappointing because the restaurant itself is nicely decorated, and the service is fast and attentive. Pros: Location, service Cons: Gross FOOD! more



User review by larod0112 5/23/2006

Lots of love, care, and effort put into every bite. Friendly staff, very clean. My personal favorite is a toss up, enchiladas or fajitas, you can't go wrong! Great dining, music, or just the best margaritas in town! Two BIG thumbs up! more
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Mexican Restaurant Heats up on Weekends with Live Music and Authentic, Affordable Flavors.

Owner Message

  • Mexico City Gourmet has been serving up fresh, authentic Mexican faire to Decatur and Emory since 1982. Conveniently located in Decatur, Mexico City Gourmet offers tried and true traditional Mexican dishes sure to please the discerning diner. The salads, soups, and appetizers are standouts at Mexico City, and you won't want to miss the Quesadilla Especiale or the Guacamole Salad.

    The Specialties of the House are numerous and varied, and most selections are available with savory steak, flavorful chicken or delicious, fresh seafood.The Georgia Burrito, Steak Taco Poblano and Carne Asada are customer favorites.

    Stop by and you'll understand why everyone comes to Mexico City Gourmet.


  • The Scene
    Arts and crafts twinkle on light yellow walls at this Emory-area institution where friendly servers efficiently accommodate patrons dining beneath exposed brick arches....

  • 5/21/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Thu 11am-10pm Fri-Sat 11am-10:30pm Sun 11am-9:30pm
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