La Parilla is one of my favorite Mexican restaurants in Atlanta! The atmosphere is great and the restaurant is clean! It's a great place to meet friends for drinks, and it's a great place to hang out and watch the game. Also, the loco taco is great... and is huge!!
The Twisted Taco in Buckhead is new and just recently opened. I've been here several times and the service is always good, the food is good, and the restaurant in general is clean. They have so many taco choices that it's hard to decide what to order... but it allows you to try new things each time you visit.
We use Carlyle's at the office all the time!! During legislative session, we order lunch and dinner a lot and always think of Carlyle's! They are fast, reasonably priced, and so delicious!! We typically order different sandwiches and a dessert tray, and it's always so good!!
There used to be a Loco's restaurant right behind my condo, but unfortunately it recently closed. They always had good food and good service. I've been to the Briarcliff location once and got a really good salad... it was HUGE! I would recommend it if you're in the mood for traditional bar food (or trivia).
Jake's Ice Cream is a great ice cream stop!! The staff is friendly and the ice cream is delicious! They are an Atlanta-based company and have been around for a while. I recently contacted them about donating some ice cream for a Junior League Firehouse social, but was never called back :(
Fresh 2 Order is a great place to go if you're trying to eat healthy. They have so many healthy choices and the food is great! I've had several of their salads (so good!) and love their vegetable panini.
Cafe at Pharr is a great place to go for lunch. Their menu has so many new and unique options. The last time I ate here I got an egg salad/potato salad sandwich. I must say that I had never tried anything like that before, but it was actually very good. A lot of times at work we will send someone to pick up an order and bring it back. It's a great little cafe!!
Zesto's is such a classic stop in Atlanta. They have great banana-splits and milkshakes!! Their burgers are delicious and their fries are great! It takes you back 40 years to simpler times.
The last time I went to Carnegie's, the service was alright but definitely could have been better!! We went for an early dinner and they were preparing for an event that night so they didn't pay much attention to us. The food was good, but the overall experience wasn't great... I would consider giving it another try, but am not convinced that it's worth it.
Willy's in Hapeville always seems to be clean and the service is always friendly. I can usually get one taco and chips and salsa and be so full! They give you so much food and the price is very reasonable!! I can have a full meal for less than $3... you can't beat that!