Top 10 Spanish Restaurants In Atlanta, Georgia

spanish restaurants in atlanta

There are three things Atlanta is known for, its culture, its history, and its endless fun. It has a reputation for being a modern and family-friendly city in the state of Georgia. Hungry while you’re here? Take a break from Southern food and try Spanish food instead. Spanish food, with its spices and fragrant herbs, has secured a special spot in the hearts of Atlanta residents. You don’t have to book a flight to Spain to enjoy authentic fajitas and paella because there are restaurants here that are as good as the ones on the mainland. There are Spanish restaurants here that make great stops to refuel your energy after a day of visiting the city’s famed attractions such as Martin Luther King Jr.’s birth home or Swan House. Read below for the top Spanish restaurants in Atlanta, Georgia.

1. Cooks & Soldiers

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As soon as you walk into this establishment, which is designed with plenty of wood and metal elements as well as a bright tile floor, you’ll know why this is rated as one of the best restaurants in town. The ambiance offers the perfect balance between high-end and casual dining. Though there are plenty of tables to choose from, the bar is the best place where you can sit. The restaurant categorizes its menu into three sections. There are toasts, small plates, and the grilled section. The mushrooms and goat cheese on toast make a great starter for a full course meal, but if you’re looking for small bites that go well with a glass of wine, then foie gras is a perfect choice. For small plates, look for dishes such as the braised veal cheek and octopus with sausage and chickpeas that are bursting with flavor and will increase your appetite. Moving on to grilled dishes, your best bet is the Chuleton, which is a big bone-in ribeye steak.

Cooks & Soldiers

Address: 691 14th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, United States

Website: Cooks & Soldiers

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 5pm - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 5pm - 10pm

2. Eclipse di Luna

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Eclipse di Luna earns its status as one of Atlanta’s best tapas restaurants for a reason. They offer scrumptious Spanish delicacies and casual beers in a welcoming and lively setting, which is perfect for dining and hanging out. The food is excellent and reasonably priced. Looking to eat well without breaking out the bank? Keep an eye on their special promotions because they’ll occasionally offer good deals and discounts such as half-priced tapas. Try a pitcher of red sangria as a thirst quencher and for the main course, go for the Spanish-style ribs made from juicy and well-seasoned meat. For a more casual dish, go for the sliders - spiced potatoes with sauce and fried green beans.

Eclipse di Luna

Address: 764 Miami Cir NE, Atlanta, GA 30324, United States

Website: Eclipse di Luna

Opening hours: Sun: 12pm - 9pm; Mon - Wed: 4pm - 9pm; Thur: 4pm - 10pm; Fri: 4pm - 11pm; Sat: 12pm - 11pm

3. Bulla Gastrobar

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This Spanish restaurant delivers consistently high-quality dishes along with well-crafted cocktails. Since there are plenty of choices on the menu, you can start off with the kale caesar and grilled shrimp if you want something fresh and flavorful. The steak tapa and ceviche jalapeno are perfect for those looking for a bolder taste. But whatever main courses you pick, you can never go wrong with their amazing chocolate lava cake for dessert. Other than the food and beverages, the restaurant’s professional and attentive service is also praiseworthy.

Bulla Gastrobar

Address: 60 11th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, United States

Website: Bulla Gastrobar

Opening hours: Sun: 11am - 10pm; Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 11pm

4. Loca Luna

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Looking for a Spanish restaurant where you can eat until you’re stuffed without draining your wallet? You’re in luck because this is the spot. Some of their recommended food include calamari, empanadas that are laid on a bed of red sauce, and jalapeno mac and cheese. If you’re looking for something sweet and chili, order their brussels sprouts in piquillo pepper jam. The intimate and welcoming ambiance of the restaurant is perfect for a dinner date or a night out with the homies as it makes you want to keep talking and ordering food. This restaurant will make you want to stay for a long time that you won’t even notice it’s closing time already.

Loca Luna

Address: 550 Amsterdam Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306, United States

Website: Loca Luna

Opening hours: Sun: 12pm - 8pm; Thu: 4pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 11pm (closed on Mon - Wed)

5. Gypsy Kitchen

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Enjoy Spanish-inspired delicacies in a space decorated in gypsy-style furnishings. The restaurant serves mouthwatering Spanish food and drinks. Diners can expect authentic wines, local craft beers infused with spices and herbals such as smoked paprika and cloves, and foreign beers that you won’t find anywhere else. Feeling adventurous? Try the Spice Trader, a mix of bourbon, honey, cayenne, and ginger beer. But if you’re looking for a drink with a strong and deep taste, order the Evil Eye, which is a blend of saffron gin and Espelette pepper with a hint of paprika. Meanwhile, the squid a la plancha with romesco sauce and barrel-cut beef tenderloin with kale take the highlight of the main course section.

Gypsy Kitchen

Address: 3035 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305, United States

Website: Gypsy Kitchen

Opening hours: Sun: 12pm - 11pm; Mon - Thu: 4pm - 10pm; Fri: 4pm - 12am; Sat: 12pm - 12am

6. Bar Mercado

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You’ll find this Spanish gem at Krog Street. It’s a wonderful restaurant where the inside is filled with colorful chairs, the lighting is bright and lively, and the tapas come out fragrant and fresh. The scent of seafood, garlic, and saffron will fill your lungs the second you step into this establishment. If you come here with the mission to satisfy your paella craving, order the lobster paella, which is Maine lobster cooked with chicken, chorizo, and served with bomba rice. The churrasco steak, which is cooked until tender, is also not to be missed. If you want something lighter but still full flavor, order the setas for less than 10 bucks. The dish uses oyster mushroom, sherry, and herbs. Thyme is also thrown into the mix to add more layers of flavor to the dish.

Bar Mercado

Address: 99-V, Krog St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, United States

Website: Bar Mercado

Opening hours: 11:30am - 9pm (daily)

7. Tapa Tapa

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Attractive decors, wooden decorations, and lively lighting set the scene for an enjoyable lunch and dinner. Tapa Tapa’s main inspiration for its food comes from the intense and flavorful taste of Latin American food cultures. More than just serving Spanish food, Tapa Tapa adds a personal touch and interesting flavors to the ordinary tapas. Come here for the delicious Felix Navidad, which is a flavorful brisket taco perfect for an evening snack. For a more filling option, go for the Donner and Blitzen, which is a charcuterie board comprising slices of meats and vegetable sides

Tapa Tapa

Address: 931 Monroe Dr Ste C-106 Atlanta, GA 30308, United States

Website: Tapa Tapa

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 5pm - 12am (closed on Sun & Mon)

8. The Iberian Pig

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Brought to you by Castellucci Hospitality Group, the same team that brings you Bar Mercado and Cooks and Soldiers, The Iberian Pig is all about Spanish comfort food. At this lovely establishment, you’ll find mouthwatering Spanish classics such as paella, slow-braised pork cheeks, and small suckling pig confit – all to be enjoyed with plenty of wine. For a better experience, dine at the dimly lit outdoor area under the awning – perfect for a tryst and nibbling some tapas.

The Iberian Pig

Address: 3150 Roswell Rd NW Suite A3, Atlanta, GA 30305, United States

Website: The Iberian Pig

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 5pm - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 4pm - 10pm

9. La Hacienda

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An authentic Spanish dining experience awaits you at this lovely nook. Start by ordering tapas sides before moving on to shrimp taco and fajitas. The meaty mains are also mouthwatering. You can’t go wrong with an order of fresh chicken breasts in tamales with crisp chips and salsa. Looking for something spicy? Try the camarones a la diabla, which is shrimp cooked in a flavorful red sauce reduction and served with rice and a guacamole salad. La Hacienda has an outdoor seating area where you can bring your pets to enjoy your lunch time with you.

La Hacienda

Address: 900 Monroe Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, United States

Website: La Hacienda

Opening hours: Sun: 12pm - 10pm; Mon - Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 11pm

10. Papi's Cuban & Caribbean Grill

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A trip to this eatery warrants ordering a plate of lechon asado, which is grilled and marinated pork. Its meat is so tender and juicy that it melts in your mouth. However, there is a tip you can take note of if you’re going to order this dish. Ask for a slice of lime and squeeze it on the meat to add a kick of tangy flavor. Don’t forget the empanadas - spiced meat pocketed in a scrumptious pastry crust. If you have the capacity, try both the beef and chicken empanadas to discover how they taste different from each other. Then, sip on something fresh like pineapple juice while you wait for the waitress to bring you dessert.

Papi's Cuban & Caribbean Grill

Address: 216 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, United States

Website: Papi’s Cuban & Caribbean Grill

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 12pm - 8pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 10pm

A cuisine like no other

Top 10 Spanish restaurants in Atlanta, Georgia
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Spanish cuisine is full of herbs, strong spices, and rich flavors. Hence, it’s no surprise that Atlantans fall in love with it. No matter what your favored Spanish dishes are, you owe it to yourself to visit these eateries in Atlanta. If you find yourself hungry after reading this article, then it’s good a sign that you should start heading to one of those restaurants.

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