Posted by Laura Haynes in atlanta eats
Photo Creds: Laura Haynes
Melikes Mehican food. Melikes a great deal. So when someone said that Bone Garden Cantina was one of their favorite ATL restaurants, I couldn't believe it. Why haven't I heard of this place? Must. investigate. immediately. And investigate I did.
This hidden west side gem is tucked behind the Lumber Yard office complex off of Ellsworth Industrial Blvd. Just look for the skeletal mariachi dude on a mini water tower. Vortex co-owner Michael Benoit and his wife Kristen have channeled the Vortex spirit into it's Mexican hermana: cozy, edgy, friendly and lots off bold flavors. The theme is "Day of the Dead".
The a la carte menu offered twists and turns on traditional Mexican fare. Let me tell you, this food is packing heat.
Chunky Guacamole - extremely smooth and flavorful
Queso Dip - the kind of queso that warms you straight down to the soul
Buen Queso Enchilada - melted chihuahua cheese topped with guajillo ranchero sauce, queso fresco and sour cream
Al Pastor Tacos - chopped marinated pork cooked with pineapple and topped with guajillo peanut sauce, fresh cabbage, cilantro and finely diced onion.
Banana Empanada - Fried pastry dough filled with sweet bananas, sprinkled with cinnamon & sugar and topped with whipped cream. For extra UMPH, eat with a glass of Horchata (sweet rice milk with cinnamon)
*Editor's note: You would be cutting yourself short if you didn't try the Banana Empanada. One is mandatory, two highly encouraged.