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Escorpión

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Midtown, Atlanta
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  • The experts at Eater and Creative Loafing Atlanta recommend this place
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  • Stu M.
    "fried shrimp tacos and seta quesadilla"(3 Tips)
    Andrew D.
    "Tequila flights are done well."(3 Tips)
    G L.
    "The grilled shrimp tacos are absolutely amazing!"(3 Tips)
    Mike L.
    "Had a great time - get the 5 skull margarita"(10 Tips)
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  • Kelli M.
    Kelli M.March 8, 2013
    Great place to eat before going to the Foxx!
  • David T.
    David TaylorDecember 16, 2011
    The Florida de catarina w/ cucumber foam. Yummy yummy
  • Shalya F.
    Shalya ForteMarch 24, 2012
    The best thing about this place is the wish bone in my enchilada....
  • John T.
    John ThompsonJanuary 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the unadvertised pitcher of margs. So strong and will do the trick.
  • Brandon C.
    Brandon CarsonApril 24, 2015
    On Fox Theater Events nights, they have a $17 two-course menu! Plus good margaritas!
  • JamieLynne W.
    JamieLynne WeissOctober 4, 2015
    Sit in the patio for great people watching on Peachtree Street!
  • Tom D.
    Tom DeSantosMay 11, 2014
    Live a little, give the lengua (beef tongue) taco a shot, it's not bad. Also get yourself a Tequila Flight, I'm a big fan of the Tour of Mexico.
  • Jenn O.
    Jenn OngJune 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Drinks and tacos
  • Soccer D.
    Soccer DogJuly 23, 2011
    We've seen plenty of places come and go at this location; here's hoping this one stays. The Seta Tacos were fantastic.
  • Kelly Anne A.
    Kelly Anne AppropriateOctober 23, 2012
    Best margaritas in ATL!
  • Walter B.
    Walter BauerJanuary 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Have given them four chances and this place is disgusting.
  • Violet B.
    Violet BirchApril 1, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Romaine salad w/salmon is one of the best
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BrackettSeptember 13, 2013
    Good people watching from the patio
  • Tracy
    TracyApril 29, 2013
    ACVB'S CENTENNIAL COCKTAIL: Kudzu Picante
  • Christopher D.
    Christopher DickinsonAugust 12, 2014
    Premium tequila flights
  • Tom W.
    Tom WhiteFebruary 9, 2014
    At the risk of sounding old, this place was way to freaking loud! Having to yell across the table all night is not what I want to do at dinner. That being said the food was OK, nothing special.
  • Timothy P A.
    Timothy P AlmyJuly 13, 2011
    So glad that this place opened.....Good atmosphere/staff
  • Yusuf O.
    Yusuf OzelJune 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Taste EL VENENO. I liked EL VENENO.
  • A W.
    A WoffSeptember 15, 2013
    The service is decent but the food? Equivalent to Pozole or well, moes
  • Stephan M.
    Stephan McRibJuly 10, 2013
    Terrible service, but the food is absolutely incredible.
  • Faith T.
    Faith TalkNovember 3, 2013
    Guacamole is the best I ever had! Order the cheese dip with ground beef and also order the guacamole.
  • Michelle A.
    Michelle AkackiMay 20, 2012
    The fried fish taco was the only edible one out of the 4 we tried... Steak and both Pork. Drinks were just ok. Not sure what they hype is about. Service was good.
  • Kimberly W.
    Kimberly WoodsMay 24, 2012
    To continue! Had dirty plates stacked for an hr, no water or drink refills, would walk up to the table and just look at us. Im guessing that was code for "DO u need something!" And it wasn't even BUSY
  • John J.
    John JohnstonbaughSeptember 27, 2014
    This place is great "smash" is the best bartender you can have. Fuck anything else in midtown only go here! #yolo
  • Rich W.
    Rich WatsonFebruary 15, 2015
    Reasonably priced Midtown dinner. Fantastic salsa.
  • Jason C.
    Jason CadreauFebruary 22, 2013
    Tradicional margi - Nice! Fish tacos - served on flour tortillas; flavorful yet throw some hot sauce on the bad boys. Staff is amazingly friendly!! Will definitely return!
  • Creative Loafing Atlanta
    Creative Loafing AtlantaFebruary 24, 2012
    Eric Celeste, editor-in-chief, fancies the La Tradicional margarita at Escorpion—"simple, cheap, and the right ingredients." Read more
  • Bucky
    BuckyOctober 24, 2011
    Carnita tacos r great. Queso Fundido has runny cream like sauce under the queso and good stuff so it is not queso fundido! But the cheesy top layer is good!
  • Trudy L.
    Trudy LoperAugust 18, 2011
    Slow service even when there's no one there. Don't bother if you expect the server to be there when you run out of something. And REALLY don't bother if you're in a hurry.
  • Christine W.
    Christine WilsonOctober 2, 2015
    Tacos are decent. Make sure to be clear with your waitress your order some do not pay attention very well and you may get something different.
  • Ron K.
    Ron KaminerOctober 26, 2013
    Illegal aniejo mezcal rocks
  • Rickey
    RickeyJuly 25, 2012
    The Paloma with chile salt is the best tequila cocktail in Atlanta.
  • Ancksuna M.
    Ancksuna MumMarch 4, 2013
    BEST SALSA EVER!! The goat tacos are splendid!!!!!
  • G L.
    G LeeNovember 18, 2016
    The grilled shrimp tacos are absolutely amazing! Large shrimp almost the size of prawns. I will definitely be back.
  • Social E.
    A real gourmet Mexican Tequila Resto in Atlanta. Food pairings were distinctively crafted & married to Tequilas from all over the place. If you've an astute tequila palette you just found your mecca!
  • K8 L.
    K8 LAugust 5, 2014
    A must in Atlanta! Try the queso and the chicken enchiladas. Service is good, beer is cold! I come here for dinner every time I'm in town.
  • Christopher C.
    Christopher CerhaNovember 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't be a pussy...try the lengua taco. It's delicious.
  • Michelle P.
    Michelle PJune 23, 2013
    The Tenga taco is amazing. And the service was really good on a Saturday night.
  • 360 Media
    360 MediaNovember 2, 2012
    Spend your Saturday afternoon sipping specialty cocktails and chowing down on tacos on the patio.
  • FidMe
    FidMeMay 19, 2014
    Escorpion has it's loyalty card in FidMe! Enjoy your favorite Mexican meal and after 7 stamps, get your dessert or appetizer for FREE! Download the app, available on every mobile device :) Read more
  • Violet B.
    Violet BirchFebruary 11, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Skirt steak and grilled spring onions ftw
  • Creative Loafing Atlanta
    Seta, the vegetarian option, is full of huitlacoche, the sweet and woodsy mushroom-like fungus, as well as corn, poblano peppers, and portobellos. Read more
  • Sophia M.
    Sophia MFebruary 12, 2012
    Good service. Terrible drinks
  • TJ
    TJMay 9, 2014
    A nice little spot to get some tacos. Pretty good. Complimentary valet parking as well.
  • jarvis w w.
    jarvis w williamsMarch 1, 2012
    This place is to die for...where else can you get a beef tongue taco, a braised goat taco, and mahi mahi taco, with fresh ceviche for under 20 bucks?
  • Creative Loafing Atlanta
    Created by mixologists Adam Fox and Gilberto Marquez, the selection is built almost exclusively on tequila and mezcal — but don't let that fool you into thinking this is all lime juice and sunrises. Read more
  • Tierra B.
    Tierra BrownJanuary 26, 2014
    Try the grilled shrimp taco! Great atmosphere!!!
  • Pam ☕️ O.
    Pam ☕️ OApril 27, 2013
    Skip the guajillo rice.
  • Sophia C.
    Sophia ChinJanuary 13, 2012
    You have got to try bbq pork taco!
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WestJuly 3, 2011
    Bite your Lingua Taco
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