4427 Roswell Road 404-303-8201 and other locations
Few places prove as cheerful and accommodating for Atlantans-on-the-go as La Fonda Latina. The chain of local cantinas frequently has a festive atmosphere, from the peppy, ubiquitous salsa music and the fresh, tangy salsa itself to the tropical paint job and the speed of service, which can get you in and out quickly (unless very crowded). The food never fails to satisfy, from the plentiful paella (in both vegetarian and seafood-heavy varieties), luscious pork chops, bold Cuban Reuben sandwiches and some of the biggest, most satisfying quesadillas in the city. After work hours (or if you're taking a siesta), you can drink La Fonda's sangria and munch on the fruit chunks for vitamins.