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Run, don’t walk, to this new Mexican spot in Plaza Fiesta

posted on January 27, 2017 at 12:50 pm
An assortment of items from Las Quekas de la Abuela. PHOTOGRAPH BY TED GOLDEN.

An assortment of items from Las Quekas de la Abuela.
PHOTOGRAPH BY TED GOLDEN.

Plaza Fiesta has always had a place in my heart. As a kid, my mom would take us to wander the labyrinth-like corridors lined with shops hawking everything from cowboy boots to tacos to car insurance. She’d pick up hard-to-find snacks she missed from Mexico and buy us new clothes from Burlington Coat Factory.

As an adult, I rarely visited Plaza Fiesta to eat because the food choices seemed to stagnate, especially with so many good Mexican spots elsewhere on Buford Highway. But during a recent visit to the indoor playground with my kid, I noticed the bright green neon lights of a new offering in the food court: Las Quekas de la Abuela, a restaurant which, yes, actually does have an abuela working the counter.

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