Tin Roof Cantina
2591 Briarcliff Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Monday – Friday 4 p.m. – 4 a.m.
Saturday – Sunday 12 p.m. – 3 a.m.
I’m judgy. I know that I’m sort of supposed to be if I’m building a blog around reviews, but I’m slowly learning in Atlanta that “don’t judge a book by its cover” is the golden rule to live by down here.
I ventured over to Tin Roof Cantina to cash in on a Scoutmob deal (50% off) because why not? I had passed the place a few times, didn’t like that it was sort of hidden off the road and next to a Chic-fil-A. I’m always hesitant of people that serve Tex-Mex because most Tex-Mex is pretty crappy.
The highest of fives to Tin Roof Cantina to not only killing it with the service (my waitress was wonderful) but also surprising me on the food!
I ordered the Tin Roof Margarita ($5.50) the Classico Taco ($3.25) which is your choice of meat on a flour tortilla topped with cilantro, onion and lime…and a small order (5 wings) of the Giancarlo Style wings. That’s just the house style which is a “secret ingredient” sauce that includes buffalo sauce, cilantro, garlic and onion.
The tacos are served a la carte, but that is forgiven due to their size. I loathe the wee tacos you sometimes get…this was the perfect medium size. The chicken was flavorful and moist and there’s something I love about keeping it simple. You don’t need any more than cilantro, onion and lime on your taco!
The wings were tasty – definitely spicy but definitely had a ton more flavor than your normal buffalo sauce. It was also a much thicker sauce, which is always a welcome change from that runny tabasco sauce some smother their wings in.
I checked out their website and it looks like Tin Roof has trivia nights on Tuesday and Thursday’s and live music most nights starting around 10ish. I appreciate the fact that just because they’re open late, they don’t skimp on the food. Often times venues that are open late serve you crappy food because they can. Where else would you go? +5 life points to Tin Roof for not taking the easy way out.
I’ll definitely be back for a pitcher of beer and more wings.