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Antojitos Mexicanos “La Revolucion”: Marietta (CLOSED)

posted on September 14, 2007 at 5:07 am
Antojitos Mexicanos "La Revolucion": Marietta

RESTAURANT REVIEW:
That familiar feeling washes over me. I am starving and I can’t decide where to go–I can be quite the indecisive gal when it comes to choosing where to dine (there are only so many meals during the day). I am in Marietta having my car serviced (again) and I have one hour to find something to eat for lunch until I have to get the loaner back to the dealer. I want Mexican food, but where? A light goes on. How about that little spot next to Jerusalem Bakery and Tasty China? I put Franklin Road into my navigation system and head out.

By the looks of “La Revolucion” on the outside, I am expecting some dreary (and shady) taqueria with a bunch of weary workers hurriedly gobbling up their lunches before getting back to work. That isn’t the case at all. The owner greets me with a smile as his child clings to his leg and stares up at me with her beautiful brown eyes. The cooks are women (something I love to see in any place) and they are teasing each other and laughing as they make the food. I have a good feeling about this place. I also spot a large bowl of masa and I get excited–no store-bought tortillas in this joint!

The menu is pretty big with anything from chilaquiles (red or green) to huaraches topped with lengua. I decide to get a carne asada taco, a carnitas taco, and a sope with papas and chorizo–way too much food, but I wanted to taste a bit of everything. The owner explains that my food will take a bit longer because they have to make the tortillas and sopes–I have no problem with waiting.

Antojitos Mexicanos "La Revolucion": Marietta
My sope with potatoes, chorizo, and the rest of the usual condiments is the first thing I dig into. There is something about a freshly made sope that has just been fried. The crust is thin, but crispy and the inside is full of creamy masa. I hate it when places cook sopes on the griddle–what a waste of a good thing. Frying is the only way to go. These were awesome and I wouldn’t change them at all.
Antojitos Mexicanos "La Revolucion": Marietta
I dig into my tacos next. The carne asada was a bit too salty for me, but the tortillas were amazing–I think they use Maseca. They are true pros and anyone trying to perfect their tortillas at home should study these puffy, thin wonders. Delish. The carnitas were very good. While I doubt they are making them in the traditional preparation, they were flavorful and had nice bits of crispiness throught each bite.

Verdict: A nice spot with plenty of options worth exploring. The salsas are not that great, but the handmade tortillas and other corn-based items are worth the trip if you are in the area. They also have some fresh plantains with condensed milk as a dessert, but I was too full. They speak a bit of English so don’t be scared to check it out.

RESTAURANT INFORMATION:
Address: 585 Franklin Road (in the same shopping center as Tasty China)
Phone: (770) 420-0544
Hours: Open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Payment: Cash and credit

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