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Red Pepper Taqueria Aims to Please

An Atlanta food critic gives props to the new taco restaurant at the intersection of Lavista and Briarcliff roads.

A new restaurant has opened in town: Red Pepper Taqueria, a taco joint at the intersection of Lavista and Briarcliff roads.

Brad Kaplan over at Creative Loafing Atlanta put the restaurant to the test recently and gave it high marks.

From his review:

I get the impression that the tacos are here less as the focal point and more as entry bites ($3.25-$3.50 each) to get you into the more ambitious dishes and bar offerings. And once you get into the tequilas and margaritas, who knows where your appetite may turn. Me? I'm quite happy with a big bowl of the perfectly comforting chicken tortilla soup and an order of the brisket sopes. Or maybe that tuna crudo — a dish that's been done all over, but really works well here, rubbed in an intricate chili spice blend and quickly seared, bathing in citrus, begging to be chased by a cold, crisp beer. I think I'll help myself to another pint.

That's the ultimate verdict. (The review is longer, obviously.) Have any of North Druid Hills-Briarcliff Patch's dear readers been to Red Pepper? And, if so, what's your take on it? Tell us in the comments section below.

Mark February 23, 2012 at 01:57 AM
Toooooooo many TVs. It's a sports bar that serves pretty good mexican food.
Tammy February 23, 2012 at 01:44 PM
That place busted my budget. Next time, Taco Bell.

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