Though coveting thy neighbor's wife or underground sprinkler system is beyond the pale, longing for a mouthful of his cuisine is an understandable desire. Today's Groupon satisfies desires to eat from the table of our nation's neighbor: for $20, you get $50 worth of authentic Mexican fare at Lime Taqueria & Tequila Bar in Smyrna.
Built using chef-driven culinary techniques and touches, the menu plays host to an assortment of eats. Familiar favorites such as enchiladas, burritos, and tacos peacefully coexist with elegant twists such as fig-glazed pork loins, chipotle lobster cream sauce, and diamond-encrusted tortilla chips. Start the feast with empanadas stuffed with braised beef and chihuahua cheese and topped with tamarind salsa over mixed greens ($5). Fill one of your four spare stomachs with the burger a la Mexicana, which layers fresh grilled USDA beef, grilled onions, roasted poblano peppers, tomatoes, avocado, queso chihuahua, and applewood-smoked bacon on a fresh-baked onion roll with sweet potato fries ($11). Brunch offerings include classic egg dishes ($7–$13) and taco plates ($11) served with hearty sides such as cheese grits, yucca fries, and cilantro roasted potatoes.
Everything can be easily ushered down the esophageal tube slide with a selection from the prolific tequila list, which includes blancos, reposados, and anejos available in flights ($12). Additionally, house ($5) and specialty ($6–$9) margaritas burst with flavors that uproot taste buds and send them careening on a pinball-style joy ride.
Like the culinary options, the décor is casual, elegant, and edible. Deep leather banquettes provide ample anchoring material during aggressive burrito consumption, and whimsical lime accents keep things light. Check the calendar and stop by for weekly events such as "chica night," live music and dancers, and ceremonial volcano diving.
Smyrna Vinings readers named Lime Taqueria & Tequila Bar the best Mexican restaurant of 2010. The Marietta Daily Journal, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and the Atlanta Business Journal featured the restaurant and bar. Reviewers are mixed on the prices, but 73% of nearly 370 Urbanspooners recommend the restaurant ,and Yelpers give it an average of three stars:
- It’s in little snacks like fancy gorditas —- thick masa cakes stacked with savory beef, tomatoes, queso cotijo and a splendidly smoky roasted tomatillo salsa surrounded by squiggles of cilantro “pesto” —- where big flavor bursts through. – Meredith Ford, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
- The staff here are very helpful and friendly and I am glad to be a customer of theirs. The executive chef here can really cook up an amazing meal. – mopa, Urbanspoon
Village Taqueria & Tequila Bar
Village Taqueria & Tequila Bar, formerly known as Lime Taqueria, balances a menu of tacos, burritos, and Mexican entrees with tangy sips from the large tequila and cocktail list and rakes in praise from publications such as the Marietta Daily Journal. Chef Oscar Mendivil runs the kitchen, where he perfects the culinary art of tacos with perfectly braised barbacoa, fire-roasted poblano chilies, and grilled shrimp. The burrito de langosta—packed with sautéed lobster and manchego grits—makes fancy fare portable without the mess of wrapping crème brûlée in a sheet of gold leaf. A dozen margaritas and Latin cocktails grace the drink menu, sharing space with nearly 100 types of tequila.
4600 W Village Pl.
Smyrna, Georgia 30080Get Directions