Loca Luna's mojito is known to be the best mojito in Atlanta. So good, in fact, that it could impress even professional mojito fan and author Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway was known to complete his first drafts entirely under the influence of the mint-tinged rum cocktail, which led to now-rare first drafts, including The Old Man and the Mojito and For Whom The Mojito Bells. When asked about his favorite drink, Hemingway had this to say: "I only regret that I have but one life to give to my country." This quote was earlier taken out of context by time-traveling mojito-agnostic Nathan Hale.
Bustin' ghosts makes Bill Murray feel good. Bustin' a move at Loca Luna makes Bill Murray feel really good. You don't have to bust a gut to get today's Groupon for tapas and tropical drinks at Loca Luna, located at 550 Amsterdam Ave., NE. The Brazilian-themed restaurant is known for its exotic drinks, live music, Latin American tapas, lack of ghosts, and parties that keep kicking late into the night.
The waterfalls, bamboo, palm trees, no ghosts, and koi ponds transform Loca Luna's dining room, bar, live music room and dance floor, and outdoor patio that looks out over the Midtown skyline into a tropical getaway. Splashy colors on the walls almost pop more than the lime, pineapple juice, peach puree, and fresh mint in 20 specialty drinks, six types of mojitos, and five varieties of caipirinhas on Loca Luna's drink menu. Loca Luna's fresh mint mojito is the best in Atlanta, according to Creative Loafing, but that shouldn't stop you from sampling the Brazilian pearl necklace or menu marvels like fried goat cheese tapas prepared by human chefs, not ghosts. Loca Luna has live Latin music every night and DJs spin late at night on Fridays and Saturdays.
People besides Bill Murray think Loca Luna's drinks and food are great. Citysearch raves:
- The place borders on "get on the banana boat" silliness, but it's blessed with an infectiously festive atmosphere and killer grooves courtesy of the house samba band. When the place is packed and the rum is flowing, you might think, just for a minute, that you're in Ipanema. Lula frita, bife com banana, brochette de galinha: You don't have to know what they are--these tasty Brazilian dishes are reason enough to venture to Loca Luna.
- Loca Luna is a very fun tapas restaurant that gets even better as it gets later. Its [sic] a very fun place to hang out and have some drinks, and you can't miss it if you're into salsa, samba or merengue. – Contributor, Citysearch
- What we got was beyond our expectations....Delectable Dishes and Sparkling Service. We dined on plate after plate of creatively prepared tapas that were both cooked properly and seasoned with care. – famousmockingbird, Citysearch
- The first time, we went on a Saturday night, which is Latin or Salsa night, if I'm not mistaken. Live band? Check! Amazing variety of drinks? Check! Pretty awesome selection of good latin music that I can sing AND dance to? CHECK! – Fabiola M., Yelp
Loca Luna's chefs populate a menu of small plates embellished with compact Latin cuisine including tacos, tapas, ceviche, and paella. Chefs incorporate Latin ingredients such as plantains and mango into small portions of cold and hot tapas, which allows guests to order a number of small dishes to create a meal with as many permutations as a Choose Your Own Adventure story about a door factory. The lively bar keeps glasses filled until the wee hours, pouring drinks such as Loca Luna's famous original mojito, traditional South American caipirinhas, and a selection of domestic and imported beer.
Drawing loyal customers and celebrities alike, Loca Luna's spacious central dining room transports diners into a verdant, lively jungle setting with vibrant, leafy murals and tropical trees that delicately hang over tables and are known for routinely asking to sample the cuisine. The bar and lounge area serenades guests with live nightly tunes, and the restaurant's picturesque patio is perfect for practicing open-air ingestion. After dinner, customers can head to the dance floor to channel senses of Latin rhythm.
Morningside - Lenox Park
550 Amsterdam Ave Ne
Atlanta, Georgia 30306Get Directions