Cinco Mexican Cantina - Akers Mill
Cinco Mexican Cantina - Akers Mill

Cinco Mexican Cantina - Akers Mill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://cincorestaurants.com/
  • Phone: 7709525550x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch Buffet: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner Sunday - Thursday; 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southwest, Mexican, Latin / Spanish
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Because we make everything fresh at Cinco, we can customize any menu to make your special occasion. Arrangements can be made for all your beverage needs. If you have any questions please call Scott Jordan Catering Sales Manager at 404.542.2152.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have private and semi-private dining available.
  • Private Party Contact: Scott Jordan 4045422152x
  • Entertainment: We offer live music Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • Special Events: We can create any type of Special Event from Corporate, Private or Social. No event to small so whatever your needs just call us.
    Scott Jordan Catering Sales Manager at 404.542.2152

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cobb Parkway (U.S. 41)
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Well lit private lot.
A word from Cinco Mexican Cantina - Akers Mill
We are Mexican food with an attitude! We are a place where you can enjoy great upscale Mexican cuisine in a casual, yet highly sophisticated environment. The food and décor set the tone, in both quality and vibrant presentation. While taste is of the utmost importance, we believe that the ambience is welcoming due to the live music and friendly staff.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Cinco Mexican Cantina - Akers Mill reviews from OpenTable diners
51 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (35)great for lunch (26)great for outdoor dining (24)kid-friendly (17)neighborhood gem (16)vibrant bar scene (14)special occasion (13)great for brunch (13)fit for foodies (9)hot spot (8)notable wine list (4)late-night find (3)romantic (3)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Great Meal
    Stuy
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Always enjoy a great meal here, no exception this time
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Grilled Shrimp Salad
    AlanMVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Excellent food and service, along with reasonable prices and attractive decor. Delicious and large $5.00 frozen margaritas are a real bargain.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food Poor Service
    IntownGinnyVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I come here at least once a week for lunch. I love the menu. Kitchen is fast. The service is always terrible. Slow refills. Slow to add items to an order (asking for sour cream after food arrives, etc.) They have a great upstairs patio.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    Dinnerfolks
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The menu at Cinco is very creative and different from your typical Mexican. Everyone's food was really good. The only exception was the guacamole. I have had it before when it was great but this time it was just OK - not as chunky, not as zippy. The service was not great. Our waitress was very nice and friendly, but she was so inexperienced, she should not have been on the floor by herself. She did not know what the main ingredient was in several drinks, she couldn't answer questions about menu items. Timing was terrible - we had not even sat down, and when she asked us what we wanted to drink. We didn't even have a menu! With food this creative and this good, you would do well to train the staff better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service!
    JAACHAVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We so love going to Cinco! Always good food, good service and a great price!! Ava and her staff make us feel as if we're at our "club!"
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Underwhelmed By Food
    tpatlantaVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    This is my fourth trip to this location for lunch. I imagine this is great place to get after work drinks or spend an evening with friends, but the food is just not great. It is tough to pay these prices for mediocre mexican food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great version of Mexican favs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    A great restaurant with cheerful, friendly staff and a menu of familiar, yet unique, Mexican favorites. Plus, have been there with grandkids and friends with special dietary or allergy needs and have found them extraordinarily accommodating.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Group lunch disappointment
    Nearby
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I eat here often and took a group of 6 earlier this week for lunch with a reserved table. It was very disappointing, mainly due to the poor service. She brings out appetizers, but we have to ask for small plates. She refreshes glasses of water and tea, but no ice. It's a shame when the discussion at a business lunch is more about the service than the business at hand.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Out and in with a BANG!
    love5VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Our family sat outside for lunch this past Sunday. Lovely setting and good service. While the queso was nothing to write home about (VERY stringy), the rest of our food was very good. During our meal, there were SEVERAL servers and wait staff that would come outside through the outdoor dining space to then go out the side gate (likely to smoke, take a break, whatever). Almost everytime (one gentleman was an exception) would BANG the gate behind them...going in and out. Service and customer-orientation should not stop when you go on break...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I went to Cinco for brunch for the first time and it was great. It's true brunch, offering both lunch foods and breakfast foods, in a buffet setting. They have bottomless mimosas as well. Finally, to top it off, we sat at the bar and the bartender was great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I always have a great time here. RR
    Rhondaspicks
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Food, fun, and drinks are always good here. I love this place no more what the occasion. I will be bringing a friend here for a romantic dinner in the near future. I had previously taken him before and he has asked that we come back here again. He loves the food, the lighting, and the drinks. His favorite so far has been the fajitas.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • another good visit
    vanilla33VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Have been often, food, service & value always good. best dip in town
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    Rhondaspicks
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    This restaurant was the ultimate experience...great food, wine, and atmosphere
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    DarcyM
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Delicious food, and wonderful service. I'm really mad at myself for not remembering the server's name. Young man was perfect. Not too much attention where you're annoyed and yet never had to look for him when we needed something. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, but small portions
    Viningslady
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    I've always had dinner at Cinco's but never lunch. Decided to take my friend there for lunch, for her birthday. Was a little embarrassed that the portions were so small. Food was delicious, but not enough.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Affordable lunch prices and well suited for business. The roof top patio is great for evening drinks!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cinco's Akers Mill
    dbhcluVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Great spot for a quick bite before a Cobb Energy Center performance. Good food and service. Server Gregg was very friendly and efficient. Quite crowded on a Saturday, but that was to be expected.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Review Cinco
    Beauties
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The Sangria, the food and service were all excellent. The guacamole was delicious!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch Time
    SmyrnaGuy
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    The brunch has a great selection of items and the price is excellent. If you are planning to imbibe, you should be aware that drinks can not be served before 12:30pm
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gran
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Every order was too spicy for me and my friends. I would recommend this restaurant as it is pretty and don't feel like you're eating with a place filled with kids. I would just let them be aware of the food being spicy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing special
    David
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The restaurant service was fair. The waiter needs to find another line of work. On a good note, the upstairs bar was excellent in terms of drinks and service. Not sure that I will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Inconsistent
    drlouie
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We have eaten at Cinco in the past--drinks, food, service were wonderful. This visit was mediocre at best. The drinks were incorrect. When I questioned the drinks our server stated "Oh, you don't want them?" and was about to walk away without a solution. We called the manager over and he was helpful getting the drink order fixed. My friend and I ordered the Taco Salad. It was apparent they mixed both salads at the same time. When they plated them, one salad had all the ingredients and my salad was nothing more than a pile of lettuce. Our server was useless. We had to ask other personnel for help refilling our salsa, drinks, etc. There is a quality/consistency issue with service and food; cannot predict what you will get.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Brunch at a good price
    Mariettagirl
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My family & I have eaten brunch numerous times over the years and has consistantly been a great selection and very tastey. Mother's Day was no exception. It was a bit louder than normal, but the service was superb and the fact that we had reservations made seating swift, with no waiting. We enjoyed every minute of it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bad experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Went for dinner with the family on a Sunday evening. Had reservations but still had to wait, sat down and our drink order was taken, water and 2 drinks and guacamole. Chips and salsa came quickly. 10 minutes later no water no drinks no gauc, so I went looking for the waiter and I think he forgot us but soon after he brought the drinks. Next we ordered dinner I had the Plata Maya which is supposed to have a taco a chulupa and an enchilada, however the chulupa was missing, when told the manager he did not believe me, so rtaher than agrgue with him I will let others know about the POOR service at the top not the waiter but management train their people better. Maybe it was a new guy or a bad night but it is not acceptable
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 249 reviews are from the Cinco Mexican Cantina - Akers Mill reviews archive.
  • Early Cinco de Mayo
    Foodie
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    We had clients in town and took them to Cinco for dinner. The food and service was well worth the short wait that we had. The staff was very attentive to our needs and was sure to check on us regularly. The was great. I will definitely visit again.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cool interior-fresh Mexican food
    Gatorcorn
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Best guac ever! The interior was clean and contemporary. Plenty of space between tables. Looked like a nice covered patio area, but we sat inside. Very noisy though-due to interior design.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch!
    JAACHAVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We love Cinco! Always great food and great service!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Easter brunch!!
    Foodreview4you
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I was amazed at the offerings for the special Easter brunch. Only bad thing was that Cobb County doesn't serve alcohol on Sundays untill12:30, and we were there at 11. :( But great food, good price, especially for a holiday. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Time
    Stuy
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Waiter was great, food delicious great place to eat
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Doughy Enchiladas!
    Disappointed
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    My girlfriends and I were celebratimg a birthday at Cincos and although the sevice was great, the food lacked a bit. I ordered the shrimp enchiladas at the recommendation of our waiter but I was very disappointed with their consistency. It was like I was eating undercooked mushy dough. The shrimp were very small and pretty tastless. I had asked the waiter for no cilantro and the entree came with it. Not a good pick for me but my friends were satisfied with their meal.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • awesome service
    we8here
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Ok, wifey and I went to Cinco for the first time on a Friday night. It was packed but with the reservation we went straight in to our table. This is one place were the food and drinks came out so fast I couldn't believe it. We ere so happy with the service and the food was great as well. Except for the dip but we changed it for the cheese dip and everything was great after that.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Typical TexMex
    BBQerVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Cinco's is a local chain of TexMex resetaurants in ATL. Their food isn't bad, and food prices are probably a little above normal. Margaritas are tasty, but a little expensive as well. While not terrible, one could probably do better as well.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    My husband and I went to Cinco before an event at the Cobb Energy Center. The waiter asked us if we were about to see a show, so he could get the food order in in time for us. Very good! Everything came out quickly, food was good and then we just strolled over :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice change from ordinary
    ddwhyte
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    There are only a few choices in Atlanta to have an Uupper scale" restaurant which serves Mexican. Service and food were very good. The ambiance was nice and the noise levels were moderate. Will definitely go back. Had fun with friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great tasting food!!
    Nestage
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    If you like full flavor, this is the place to go!! Service is good. The room in the back is a great place for groups with a great atmosphere and decorations!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always a great dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    My husband and I love Cincos...the food is great, the drinks are awesome and service is usually very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best margaritas in town!
    Spelterguy
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    No comparison we go around town and their margaritas are the best! Strong ( you can taste the licor) I hate when you get a water down margarita! Also their Texas margaritas are great! Just to compare last nite we went to "agave" around cabbage town and their as much reputation they got not even got close to cinco margaritas!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Valentine's Dinner
    ladyofelegance
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My boyfriend and I wanted to try Mexican for a change of pace on our first Valentine's Day together. I made reservations at Cinco @ Akers Mill because I had previously read some good reviews on OpenTable. We arrived a few minutes after our reservation time but were taken straight back to our table. Our server, Alejandro was great! He made excellent drink recommendations. We ordered 2 appetizers (Crab Fritters and Chipotle-Lime Butterfly Shrimp). Both were great! In terms of entrees, I had the Pollo Con Crema Langosta and he had the Salmon A La Parilla. Again both were excellent choices. Drinks were quite strong, but we are not heavy drinkers. :) I would recommend Cinco to anyone looking for fresh tasting food and great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cinco
    JC429
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Food was really good. Tried something new. Service was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A New Favorite!
    Diner
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Fun, lively upscale Mexican restaurant....5 Star all the way - service, menu selections, taste & presentation. Ambiance is warm, friendly, while also having a nighttime "cool" factor. Has appeal for all age groups.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.