Passing things can be one of mankind's most enjoyable experiences, be it blame, college entrance exams, or—for a brief period in 1983—dutchies. Today's deal gives you the joy of passing plates. For $15, you get $35 worth of tapas and cocktails at Loca Luna. The Brazilian-themed restaurant is known for its exotic drinks, Latin American tapas, lack of ghosts, and parties that keep kicking late into the night. Against a backdrop of waterfalls, bamboo, palm trees, and koi ponds, chat with friends at the bar, crowd around a table in the dining room, or dance to live Latin music (every night) and DJs (Fridays and Saturdays) before heading out to the outdoor patio for Midtown skyline views.
Perk up your palate with spicy fried calamari ($7) and carne asada skewers with charred tomato chimichurri ($8), or indulge in the tang and kick of fried goat cheese with cayenne pepper honey ($6). Fried sweet plantains with cinnamon condensed milk ($5) and brisket empanadita with jicama slaw ($5) add up to a mouthwatering evening of plate passing. Try the bay scallop ceviche with citrus, mint, and bacon ($8) or a couple of fish tacos with cabbage slaw and jalapeno aioli ($5). If you aren't interested in sharing, order Loca Luna's delicious paella ($23) with the fresh mint mojito ($7.50), which Creative Loafing calls the best in Atlanta.
Tapas are small plates designed for snacking and sharing over drinks and good company. Perfect for the crowd that doesn't like to choose, these culinary creations teach the importance of sharing to emotionally stunted adults and encourage conversation. Nibble, savor, and talk at Loca Luna until you're full of food, wine, and intoxicating discourse.
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- While sitting on the patio, we shared a bunch of different items such as the goat cheese, plantains with coconut milk, ceviche, chicken kabobs, and not to forget the fish tacos. They were all EXCELLENT!! (The fish tacos had fantastic flavors with a great kick!) – kl2, Citysearch
- Great atmosphere, very friendly people, and fun music selection. – lilshortyz53, Citysearch
- The calamari, butternut empanadas, spare ribs and spinach were my ultimate favorites. – 2truefoodie, Citysearch
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.