Before the Mexican War of Independence officially broke the country’s cuisine with that of Spain, burritos were wrapped in scrap conquistador armor, and tamales were kept guarded in gilt reliquaries. Memorialize the liberation of Mexican cuisine with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of authentic Mexican fare and spirits at El Reposo locations in Peachtree City and Fayetteville.
Employed by Oprah Winfrey for seven years, El Reposo head chef Jorge Boyzo crafts genuine Mexican dishes from local ingredients, brandishing the bold and diverse flavors of his native country in each serving. The original chimichanga is a champion swaddler of succulent sustenance, enveloping cheese-soaked morsels of steak or chicken in a 12-inch flour tortilla and boasting sides of rice and a crispy tortilla bowl of lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, and guacamole ($9.75). Seafood savants can satiate maritime munchies with tilapia poblana, a spleen-warming fish filet butterfly-stroking in poblano-pepper sauce and sporting a frock of Tex-Mex vegetables ($9.95). Voracious herbivores ready to graze on the taco-seasoned tassels of passing mariachi can satiate their hunger with a cheese or bean enchilada served with rice, beans, and salad ($7.99). Cool down tepid tongues scorched from spicy dishes with one of El Reposo’s illustrious frozen margaritas, available in peach, pomegranate, and guava incarnations.
Known for superb patio dining, El Reposo also boasts a welcoming interior of bucolic stucco walls and painted murals. The friendly cantina hosts numerous events and activities throughout the week, such as karaoke, live musical entertainment, and churro Jenga. To exemplify its commitment to the community, El Reposo donates a portion of food sales to local charities and organizations.