When people talk about Atlanta, they talk about diversity; diversity in many races and cultures all living in one metropolitan city. That extends to the Latin community which is huge in metro Atlanta. From restaurants and bars to dance halls and clubs, the Latin community in Atlanta is large and active. Let’s take a look at some of the best Latin-themed establishments in Atlanta. Remember, if you head out to any of these Metro Atlanta clubs and bars, bring your dance shoes and your appetite for great food and drink.
3112 Piedmont Road
Atlanta, GA 30305
When you talk about Latin clubs in the Atlanta area, it all begins and ends with the Havana Club. The Havana Club has been in Buckhead since 1996 and at this location since 2009. This is upscale Latin in the big city. With modern lighting and a great sound system, the Havana Club is perfect for a weekend night out, or it can even host your next business function. The VIP areas are very exclusive and the bar can accommodate any and all of your needs. The main room features a 360-degree stage and the club also hosts free Latin dance lessons on the weekends. Make the Havana Club one stop on your next night out.
5590 Roswell Road (In the Prado)
Sandy Springs, GA 30342
South America comes to Atlanta with Fuego Mundo in Sandy Springs. This is quality food with all of the great and tasty South American spices thrown in. Fuego Mundo offers Latin art and culture, wine tasting and, of course, Latin music like you’ve never heard it before. Saturday night is when Fuego Mundo really comes alive. Musical acts like Maurico Amaya and Michael Johnson come in to entertain the packed crowds. Make sure you have a reservation for Saturday nights.
800 Peachtree St. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30308
Looking for a great night out with like-minded people that want to enjoy an upscale tequila bar with all of the sounds and tastes of Mexico? Look no further than Escorpion. Right on Peachtree Street, Escorpion is 5,800 square feet of Latin cuisine, drinks and music. Richard Ullio is the chef-owner and his goal is to take you to Mexico and Central America without leaving the city limits of Atlanta. You will love the reasonable prices for tacos and flautas, and you will come back for the ambiance and fact that everyone leaves with a smile on their face.
Eclipse Di Luna
764 Miami Circle
Atlanta, GA 30324
This spot must be doing something right as it has been named “Best Tapas” in Atlanta for 15 straight years, but Eclipse is more than just tapas. The Miami Circle location of Eclipse Di Luna features music and dancing each night. But come hungry for the tapas. These small dishes are meant to be shared among friends, so dive in. Start with the Pan Fresco and move into the empanadas and the patatas bravas. Don’t forget the bar at Eclipse for when you get a little thirsty. The wine list is a showcase of the best wine choices in Atlanta. Come Thursdays for free salsa lessons and come back for live music throughout the weekend.
La Casona Taqueria Y Billares
3820 Stewart Road
Doraville, GA 30340
La Casona Taqueria Y Billares is that inviting place on Stewart Road in Doraville that you have passed a million times, but never have stopped at…until now. Search the internet and there are sparkling reviews for this place. Each item on the menu is made with fresh ingredients and by trained chefs. Traditional Mexican spices are used judiciously so you won’t be gasping for water after each bite. This is your chance to experience some authentic food, drinks and Latin culture in the Doraville/Chamblee area. You won’t be disappointed.
Rick Limpert is a freelance writer/photographer in Atlanta and he loves covering anything Falcons-related. His work can be found at Examiner.com.