I recently went on a much-needed Girls Night Out at Teela Taqueria, with some blogging friends. We were hosted at the Sandy Springs Mexican restaurant, conveniently located at the City Walk center.

As a mom, dining kid-free is a rare occurrence, but it’s definitely something I need to pencil in more often. It’s a great way to catch up with friends you don’t see often and try restaurants you’ve never dined at before – especially ones with cloth napkins and Margaritas. And tacos, lots and lots of tacos.

Teela Taqueria has unique decor, with metal art outside of the entrance

and colorful animal heads, sombreros and tacos inside.Teela Taqueria

There is an adjoining “overflow” room that merges the decor and seating of Teela Taqueria and that of it’s next-door partner restaurant, Tin Can Fish House. The two restaurants are owned by a brother and sister team of Greek Origin (Artemis and Nikitas) who grew up in Zimbabwe, and then relocated to Atlanta.

Being partner and adjoining restaurants, they are able to offer a unique dining concept. Monday-Thursday you can order from either restaurant’s menu and have it delivered to your table or the bar, whether you’re sitting at Teela Taqueria, Tin Can Fish House or the outside patio.

While Teela Taqueria has a siesta/relaxing atmosphere, with dim lighting and live bluesy music (on Wednesday nights)

Tin Can Fish House has a bar described as the “Cheers of Atlanta”

And decor that takes you back to the beach.

The heated patio has a view of Heritage Sandy Springs.

With a Skinny Margarita in hand, I started with seasoned tortilla chips and a trio of dips – Salsa, Guacamole and Queso. The spicy Guacamole was my favorite.

For my main meal, I chose two tacos – the Bang Bang Shrimp (shrimp tossed in smoky chili aioli and lettuce) and the Seafood Medley (fried calamari, shrimp, baby scallops, parmesan cheese, shredded lettuce and lime tartar sauce). Everything tasted delicious. I especially loved the Calamari.

The Menu is very casual with no preset entrees so you can mix and match any of the tacos, traditional favorites, enchiladas, nachos, quesadillas, soups, salads and sides you’d like.

I can’t believe I was full after two tacos. Logically, I understood. The soft flour tortillas were stuffed full of yummy goodness. But I didn’t want to be full. I wanted to try the Greek Gyro taco,  the Thai taco and the Southern BLT taco. Okay, I may have wanted to try ALL the tacos. The tacos range in price from $2.95 to $3.95. In hindsight, I should have ordered a to-go box for lunch the next day. I live about 40 minutes away.

I did leave room for dessert. This trio consisted of Bread Pudding & Ice Cream (usually Tres Leches) Brownie & Ice Cream and Flan. This is definitely a dessert you need to share, or you can order individual servings. The Tres Leches is highly recommended but it was sold out by the time we were ready to order dessert. In their defense, it was practically closing time. My favorite of this trio was the Flan.

It’s probably fortunate that I don’t live near Teela Taqueria or I would be there every week. It’s definitely a place I will be visiting again, next time with the family. Hubby and daughter were a little sad not to have joined me, but a Girl’s Night Out with friends, tacos and margaritas was just what I needed.

The Teela Kids Meal is great for large families at just $3.50 (which includes a soft drink). It’s also an inexpensive way to introduce kids to a new and different cuisine. One of my favorite ways to travel is through my taste buds.

Teela Taqueria is a hidden gem in Sandy Springs. Discover it for yourselves!

Teela Taqueria Location:
City Walk at Sandy Springs
227 Sandy Springs Place
Sandy Springs , GA 30328
(404) 459-0477

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