Texas-based Mi Cocina opens in Midtown | News
ATLANTA -- Texas-based Mi Cocina opens its first Atlanta restaurant on Monday, November 12, at the northwest corner of Peachtree and 11th streets in the 12th & Midtown development. After 21 years in Texas, Mi Cocina will introduce Atlanta to its Tex-Mex style of traditional Mexican cooking, using only the highest quality ingredients made fresh daily.
“Atlanta is the ideal city for our next Mi Cocina,” said Ray Washburne, co-founder and co-owner. “The city of Atlanta has culinary sophistication and we’re confident that our combination of authentic Tex-Mex cuisine and warm, friendly service will really connect with Atlanta diners and their families.”
Mi Cocina will serve lunch and dinner daily featuring signature dishes such as the Sunset Fajitas, Tacos “De Brisket,” homemade salsa and hand-dipped enchiladas, and its famous margaritas including the Mambo Taxi. The menu will range from salads to combo platters with vegetarian and gluten free options.
Mi Cocina’s warm and lively atmosphere will be family-friendly with an urban and polished feel. The two-level space has more than 250 seats, including two private dining rooms.
The restaurant’s warm and monochromatic color scheme provides a neutral back drop to the vibrant and colorful artwork of Mexican artist Luis Sottil, whose work is featured in several other Mi Cocina restaurants. Sottil’s three-dimensional mural on the first floor depicts Georgia’s State butterfly, the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly, and the native Indigo Bunting Bluebird. The theme continues on the second floor with frescos featured on cone shaped light fixtures, suspended from the ceiling.
Mi Cocina is owned by the M Crowd Restaurant Group, which operates more than 25 restaurants under three names: Mi Cocina (Atlanta will be the 21st location), Taco Diner (6 locations) and The Mercury, the majority of which are located in Texas.
Mi Cocina will be open for lunch and dinner Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.