Atlanta Mexican restaurants aren’t overly concerned with authenticity. The city’s eclectic South-of-Southern food scene is known for some pretty wild (and wildly successful) experiments, such as the fried shrimp and crawfish mayo tacos at Taqueria Del Sol and the tortilla-based “pizza” at Taqueria La Oaxaqueña. These and other Mexican restaurants in Atlanta realize that the best way to attract new customers is to never stop innovating. And the food is only the half of it. Just look at Alma Cocina in downtown Atlanta, where tobacco-infused tequilas combine with the flavors of vanilla brandy or pomegranate molasses in signature cocktails.

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