:) = Central location right off Buford Highway. Casual, kid friendly atmosphere. High chairs. Open-air patio seating. Large servings. Fast service.
:( = Somewhat challenging parking lot - drive carefully and hold your little ones tightly as you're walking through. Aloof, indifferent staff. Bland, soulless Mexican food... maybe we just visited on an off-day.
Note: We didn't get a chance to check for changing tables in the bathroom. If you know, please comment below, and we'll update our review. Thank you!
|"This fajita makes me sad."|
El Potro's interior is what you'd expect - spacious with colorful decor and bachata music blaring throughout. We always love walking into Mexican restaurants because they're just so festive. It feels like we're going into a birthday party. The host greeted us by telling us to seat ourselves. Since it was a nice day out, we opted for a table on the patio. The first things we noticed when we stepped outside: (a) the patio, which wraps around the front of the restaurant, is really narrow - there's only space between the two rows of booth for one adult to walk through single-file and (b) the patio smells strongly of the cleaner that's used to disinfect the changing tables at our school. To be honest, that smell alone might have affected our perception of our meal.
|"I don't know if I can eat this guacamole, guys. All I can think about right now is diapers."|
|Combo fajitas for two.|
|"This shrimp looks just right for me."|
What can we say about our dinner? Sadly, not much. We ate it because we were hungry, but it just wasn't that tasty. Maybe our sense of smell was so overwhelmed by the odor of the cleaning solution that our taste buds weren't working properly. Or maybe we caught the kitchen on an off day. Whatever the reason... we just were not feeling El Potro's food. After doling out portions of food to us, Mommy and Daddy doused their plates in hot sauce. That seemed to be the only way they could get it down.
We left the restaurant pretty quickly after eating as much dinner as we could. Next time we're craving fajitas, we'll stick with 4.5 Gummy Bear rated Taqueria El Rey Del Taco. Or if we really want ceviche, we'll go back to Mariscos La Riviera Nayarit. Or we'll get our tamale fix at Superica. There are so many awesome places to get Mexican food in Atlanta... hmm, now that we're thinking about them, we just might be craving fajitas again. Mommmmmyyyy! Start the car!
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