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Utter the words "tacos and tequila" and you're likely to conjure images of hole-in-the-wall cantinas slinging grab-and-go eats in a no-frills environment. But at Escorpion, nothing could be further from the truth: here, the tacos are lovingly crafted from ingredients indigenous to Mexico, the tequilas are poured by master mixologists, and the vibe is as hot as the jalapeno salsa that tops the chicken empanadas. The unique restaurant also holds a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. Read on to discover what makes Escorpion a cut above your average Mexican restaurant.
Riccardio Ullio frequently graces the pages of Atlanta magazine, and it's easy to understand why. With three popular Italian spots, Sotto Sotto, Fritti, and brand new Novo Cucina, he's earned a reputation as an authority on authentic Italian cuisine. He brings that same dedication to Escorpion, finding inspiration for the restaurant's regional cuisine during his extensive travels in Mexico.
Tacos are, of course, front and center on the menu, with options ranging from braised-goat barbacoa doused in jalapenos and salsa verde to grilled salmon covered in mango, jicama, and citrus vinaigrette. But the kitchen's other specialties should not be overlooked: vibrant salads include a dish of organic quinoa tossed with pineapple, avocado, mint, and pepitas, and special entrees include a marinated skirt steak dressed with fried onions and chimichurri salsa.
Escorpion's atmosphere resembles a rustic Mexican saloon, with colorful artwork popping and chandeliers crafted from empty tequila bottles. Speaking of tequila, bartenders whip up inventive tequila- and mezcal-based drinks, including sours, punches, and fizzes, inspired by classic cocktail recipes. These drinks helped Escorpion make the "Atlanta's best cocktail bars" list as well as a spot on the "Atlanta's best margaritas" list on Creative Loafing. The prized beverages are served to thirsty patrons perched on the bar's chic cowhide-covered chairs.