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

Cinco Mexican Cantina - Akers Mill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://cincorestaurants.com/
  • Phone: (770) 952-5550
  • 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
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Cinco Mexican Cantina - Akers Mill reviews from OpenTable diners
47 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (31)great for lunch (23)great for outdoor dining (22)neighborhood gem (13)kid-friendly (12)fit for foodies (12)great for brunch (9)vibrant bar scene (9)special occasion (8)late-night find (5)hot spot (5)scenic view (3)romantic (3)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Great birthday gathering.
    SAMM
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Wonderful place for friends and celebrations. The staff goes over and above to make you happy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good and consistent
    John
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Cincos usually is always good. It's a nice local Mexican restaurant with good service and consistent food. Menu is always the same - wish they would switch it up a little.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Laura
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Was very good food...but kind of a quiet night so didn't see the 'vibrant bar scene' others had mentioned. We had two servers - someone in training who was not probably going to make it -- but the 'experienced staff' was great. Definitely would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Excellent service and the food was delicious! The location is very convenient and parking is easy. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quick Lunch
    crazyreggie
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Good food and really quick if you need to be in and out. Careful, your entree may come 2 mins after the appetizer! Great wait staff. Very attentive and drinks were always filled up. I'll be back for lunch and would like to check out the upstairs outdoor bar area too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Scary Halloween
    Chillinlbc07
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The staff had really cool costumes for us to judge. Our waiter, though very polite and friendly, took too long to wait on us. He was having long conversations with the folks at the table behind us. The crowd was sparse. Not cool!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Patio
    cmac
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We ate here for a late lunch on Sunday. Service was adequate and polite. Food was good but not the best I've ever had. There are a lot of other really great Mexican restaurants in Atlanta. I'll be back for the patio though.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love Cinco!! YUM!!
    JAACHAVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My wife and I had dinner again on Friday night at Cinco. We LOVE to go there! Ava and her staff treat us like family and the food is so delicious. We always have the tuna appetizer and it's divine! We can't wait to return!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bad fish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    When we ordered entrees we asked about the fish in fish tacos. Server recommended the fish be grilled rather than fried. When the fish came it was bad, old. We complained to the server and he removed the dish and asked about ordering alternatives, which we did. Manager came to our table told us the fish was taken off our bill and asked specifically about the fish. Manager said he "knew fish" and would check the renaming fish. They apologized and did not charge us for the fish. But it is clear they did not know the fish was bad and no one checked before it was cooked and served. The smell of this stuff cooking must have been awful, yet it still ended up on a plate. The rest of our food was fine. Just do not order the fish here,
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chuck
    ATLDiner
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    had a reservation for six, they were ready when we got there. Service was quick and friendly. Good drinks. The only suggestion I woul have for the dinner menu would be to ad an a-a-carte option for tacos. The way it is now, the menu requires you order all steak, or all pork, etc. but overall Cinco is very consistent. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • service
    crvmerite1
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had a great server and he accommodated our every need. made the experience beyond worth wild. Will return .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cinco
    JC429VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Excellent service. Food was quick and very good. Manager came by and asked how everything was.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always good
    FavathomeVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We frequent Cinco and Rene is our favorite server. Gluten free menu available.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sunday Brunch
    Michael
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Large and diverse offerings made this a true brunch with multiple breakfast and lunch options ranging from classic choices to themed options. Service was great and ambiance was the right mix of comfortable and classy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since August 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 272 reviews are from the Cinco Mexican Cantina - Akers Mill reviews archive.
  • 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!
    DarcyMVIP
    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
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    • 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
  • 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.