Friday, February 19, 2010

First look: Cantina Taqueria

Posted By on Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 3:30 PM

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“Go ahead,” I said to our friend Rose. “Eat the 5-lb. chihuahua. It’s Valentine’s Day. Go ahead.”

We were at the new Cantina Taqueria & Tequila Bar (3280 Peachtree Rd., 404-892-9292) in the Terminus complex at the corner of Peachtree and Piedmont roads. This is the latest venue that Tom Catherall of Here to Serve has opened in his burgeoning chain of themed restaurants. This one replaces the earlier Italianesque Lola.

“The Whole Chihuahua” is a specialty of the new restaurant. It’s a burrito stuffed with roasted pork or chipotle chicken, “gringo cheese,” shredded lettuce, salsa verde, rice and beans, sour cream and guac. “If you finish it by yourself in one hour,” says the menu, “you get a free t-shirt and the burrito’s free too.”

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