Fantastic ceviche and other seafood like the fried mixed seafood called jalea. Lomo Saltado is beef stir fry on top of French fries and super tasty. Service is very sweet and pretty efficient. Highly recommend the beef heart appetizer as well. Not organ-y at all, just super intense beef flavor.
I was a huge fan of Pura Vida, so I was excited to see what Hector was creating this time & arrived at Big Sky right at 11:30 on opening day. The vibe is more sports bar-y than I expected, and the fare and big-screen teles cater to that experience. The atmosphere is gorgeously open; the bar being a centered island gives plenty of room for people to crowd around, order, and socialize.
The food was as expected - innovative and beautifully-prepared. I was happy to have pork belly coconut buns after being without them since the closing of Superpan & Pura Vida. I also had the Cubano, and the clove was a delicious surprising flavor. All of the juices sounded delicious, and the bright, fresh flavors go well with the fare.
The menu is a nice balance of inventive and casual; many casual bar/hangouts have "normal" food and they just serve environment. Big Sky Buckhead has a great environment AND conversation-worthy food.
The avocado creme donut and endive sounded great, and I'll try them next time I stop by, which will be soon!
Love the food here and the very nice staff! They supply delicious meals for the annual Prime Time Family Reading Time bilingual literacy program at the Norcross Branch Library. Worth visit or two..or three!
Had dinner there last night.
It was great!
Mofungo was a ball of garlic/starch goodness and roast pork was tender and delicious. Empanada was crisp. Even the cafeteria-style food was good.
No booze, but lots of exotic soda choices. Malta, with ingredients such as hops and malt, tastes like beer.
This has always been one of my favorites and caused bouts of depression when the original restaurant burned and they reopened in Canton. Thankfully they are back. My favorite is the cuban sandwich plate, which comes with their black bean soup and yellow rice. The sandwich is on exceptional bread, always fresh and crunchy. The soup is spiced perfectly and the rice is well seasoned. I also love their empanadas, the beef, mushroom and jalapeño are my favorite. My wife eats healthier than I do, she always get a salad, black bean soup and fried plantains. My son gets a grilled cheese sandwich and the Mango milkshake. The service is always the same, you stand in line, place you order, get a number and wait until they call. There is not waitress service. You carry your food to the tables when your number is called. They do bus the tables afterwards.
I would not recommend this restaurant. I found the food to be unremarkable and the management to be both rude and dishonest.
I had a Cuban Sandwich with rice and beans and a side of tostones. The food was fine, but not spectacular. The Sandwich was dry and flavorless. The pork seemed more like turkey than I am used to. I was not excited by the sauce that accompanied the tostones like I have been at other places.
The food, however, couldn't make up for the service and management. The woman behind the counter was brusque and rude. I brought a coupon I had printed out online. I was told without explanation or apology that they were no longer accepting the coupon. There is no excuse for this. They could have easily contacted the site and had the coupon removed.
I do not plan on ever returning. There are better Cuban restaurants in Atlanta and far better restaurant options along the Buford Hwy.
queridos amigos a mi la comida restaurante guatemala me encanta ,su cervicio es d lo mejor q lastima q aveces hay personas q sean tan ingnorantes ,q se expresen tan mal d un lugar tan bueno.
WELL, Firt I really don't care about how many hours the employes work...DAAH I really care bout the delicious food that im going to eat!!! haha and visit FRIENDS is the best motha fuckin sweet restaurant
I was impressed by the cleanliness, the good food, the great prices and service. You could very well pass this restaurant on Shallowford and miss a great meal. I took a group of my friends here after they came back from Guatemala. Everyone was thumbs-up about the food, service and the ambience. There was more food on the plates than most could eat. I think the tamales that I had are some of the best in Atlanta. We had nine people and the check came to $101, which included four appetizer ... Hey, that's great for Atlanta. On the downside no cerveza -- there is only soft drinks and water -. Still Highly recommended.
The most delicious caribbean food I have ever tasted.It is home cooked food. It is well seasoned.
I'm original from Guatemala and they have exactly what we eat there. The food it's out of this world, the service is great. Very clean place and very cheap. If you miss your Guatemalan dishes, give it a try you will be back there soon.
the owners of the restaurante guatemala make their employes work 70 hours a week with the minimun payment of 350$ a week they use abusibe words to treat the employes that is the worst place to work there they contract ilelal people because that people dont say nathing and they can fire whenever they want i wish somebary read this mesaje and help that poor people still working there
You should definitely check out this little place next to Feast across from the old RR depot in Decatur. Wonderful, moist, smoky Peruvian chicken, beans, rice and be sure to try their sweet potato fries. Inexpensive and nice folks run it, too.
Paella & Mojitos!!!! Nough said! Its FANTASTICO!!!!
I've been here many times and have never had a bad experience. The food is excellent and they have a wide selection of imported beers. Be sure to go on a nice day and sit outdoors!
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