Escorpion
Escorpion

Escorpion

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.urestaurants.com/
  • Phone: (678) 666-5198
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily Hours: Monday: 1:00pm - 10:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Sunday: 1:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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A word from Escorpion
Tequila and Mezcal cocktails, authentic Mexican cuisine.
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Escorpion reviews from OpenTable diners
52 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (30)neighborhood gem (24)great for outdoor dining (23)vibrant bar scene (23)hot spot (16)fit for foodies (12)great for lunch (10)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (7)special occasion (6)romantic (2)great for brunch (2)notable wine list (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great ambiance!
    butterflyeyez8
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Our family had dinner there on Saturday. This place is awesome. The music was great and the food is amazing!! Oh and complimentary parking puts the cherry on top!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Atmosphere and food was good, but food fell flat.
    mrp64
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    First time trying this restaurant and while I will go back and try again, the caliber of the food compared to Fritti and Sotto Sotto was a step down. I ordered the Chicken Enchiladas and the chicken was a bit dry, as was the rice. The food wasn't bad, it just didn't wow me. My dining guest had fajitas and picked out some of the chicken from his meal leaving a huge amount of onions. He ate about 1/3 of the food and was underwhelmed as was I. The service was great, the atmosphere is hip and cool, but the food fell a bit short for me. I need to try again to see if it was just a bad night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun, Authentic Mexican
    Denise
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Too many places are one step up from Taco Bell. This place, while having items that sound like everyday Mexican, elevates it by bringing really authentic recipes and flavors to bear. We really liked the special $15 menu - not sure when it was available - which gave us a lovely app and an entree. The servings are generous and the flavors outstanding. The carnitas, normally a bit dry at most places, was moist and well seasoned. We both loved the ceviche. The house margarita is the one to get - it's the only one with Reposada which really makes the drink.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great mid-town vibe
    Eatlanta
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We enjoyed a creative, tasty and fun pre-theater dinner at Escorpion and look forward to going back when we have more time. They have a fixed menu for "speedier service" that provided enough variety for our party of six. I especially LOVED the tilapia ceviche appetizer. The atmosphere was noisy but not enough to deter conversation. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful but his supporting staff [water, chips, plate deliverers] seemed more confused than they should have been and we had to flag them down a couple of times when it would have been nicer if he checked-in on us occasionally. That said, it's a festive, fun, delicious casual mid-town experience and we'll be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pre-show dinner
    CindyP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Had dinner and drinks before a show at the Fox. They have have quick options to be sure you can eat and get to the show on time. The chips, salsa & tacos were good but we really liked the strong margaritas: fresh lime juice and good tequila. Service was very attentive and festive for Day of the dead.
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  • OK BUT NOTHING SPECIAL
    luv2eat
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    The restaurant had nice décor and the food was not bad. The menu was limited and it seemed that they really pushed the Tacos. Even though I specifically asked the waitress to make sure that our entrees were not brought out while we were still having our appetizer, this is exactly what happened. In fact, it was not 5 minutes after we started on our appetizer that the entrees were brought out. Over all I would think the best thing about the restaurant would be the Tequila Bar. Otherwise, we would not go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Midtown Mex
    KyMiss
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Had dinner at Escorpion before a show at the Fox. Convenient to theatre, really good service and food. Great choice for pre-event meal!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We've been to Escorpion before and would certainly return. The food is unique and great, and it's a nice change from the other spots in this neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The bar
    RudeHostessVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Sara is the Best! We love her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GTfan
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Excellent tacos and fajitas. Great location. Great atmosphere. Excellent service by Michelle.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    SamF
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I was there to celebrate my birthday. It was a great overall experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was tasty but beware
    Luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The chips and salsa were amazing. The food was good but a little too spicy for me. If you are sensitive to spicy food, I would not recommend this place. It was a quiet Tuesday evening and was very empty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spot on the Corner
    TerranceBlount
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This is the first time we have came and I have noticed this place for quite some time. It wasn't until I booked it on open table that I realized I was missing out. They place a bit of Spanish music later at night with a DJ among other genres for a good mix. Great for the group of 6 that we had and the crowd was mixed and fun. I certainly will return here with friends when I want to grab a few drinks and just have a bit of fun without going to one of the local bars/clubs; this place serves pretty good food too that is obviously a few steps up from Bar food. The margarita pitchers certainly helped us enjoy the night at that. :-) Also free Valet Parking is behind the building on 5th street so take advantage there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not your average Mexican
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We ate here for the first time Saturday night. The food was top notch and our server was excellent! Certainly not a "fancy" restaurant, but has a great feel to it. For "not your average Mexican food fix" this is your place!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best margaritas in Atlanta!
    AngelaH
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The food is fantastic and the staff is so friendly, and the margaritas are the best around!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Foxgoer
    GAdiner
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Tried Escorpion for dining before a show at the Fox. They had a special menu to get Fox goers in and out quickly. The food was delicious and our server was great! Ceviche and Baja fish tacos were wonderful! I would go back in a hearbeat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Updated Review: Same Old, Same Old
    LexiVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I've written past reviews on this place. Every time I go, the service is great. (I think some of the friendliest people in Atlanta work here!) I also LOVE the great outdoor dining options. That said, the food is sub-par, especially at this price point. If you do go, try the Escorpion margarita.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food with great service
    foodgroupie
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The food was great. The ambiance was good. Our waiter was courteous and attentive and showed up just when needed. Service was spot on. Will definitely be back for food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service
    cflash
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food at Escorpion is great, but the service is even better. Outstanding visit, will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy hour
    BusterStamus
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great spot for after work or before a show at the Fox.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mediocre at best
    timj
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The only highlights were the salad and guacamole. Steak fajitas didn't taste like beef and the shrimp enchiladas weren't edible.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 158 reviews are from the Escorpion reviews archive.
  • Great food and friendly staff
    twothumbsup
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My husband and I planned to grab dinner here before a concert at the Botanical Gardens. Unfortunately, due to Atlanta traffic, we were really late. The staff really friendly and did a great job at keeping us on time. The food was much better than I expected. I loved the salsa and the shrimp tacos were delightful. It was a wonderful experience and we definitely plan to go back.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Hour + Dinner
    yummyATLfoodsVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Went with a girlfriend for HH drinks and small dinner. The margarita pitchers were delicious (read as: "strong") and the tacos were amazing. We got the queso dip as well, and overall a great experience. Service was pretty slow even with being one of the very few tables there at 5:30pm. Nice view of Peachtree if you sit outside, as long as you don't mind the noise, it's great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner before Fox show
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Dinner here several times before seeing show at the Fox. Food is great, service is friendly and quick - they always ask if you are attending a show and cater their service accordingly.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great New Find
    love2eatmexican
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Service was good. I am not sure if it was sporadic because they respect the group vibe or just because it was busy. It was not bad service but it took a little longer to get refills on water and drinks. Otherwise it was great. It was girls night out and it was not too noisy to yell but a nice level and vibe. I love that we did not have to wait for the whole table to be seated. The ELOTES is a MUST it is great. Did I mention the ELOTES? The tacos were awesome and the chips and salsa were generous. No real complaints and we will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In Midtown for business
    Lucky
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This is great local restaurant in midtown Atlanta. We sat at a table for two on the. NOn-smoking side of the outside dining area. It was not too hot in Atlanta at, so it was perfect. They had a good selection of domestic and imported beers. I selected three tacos with fish for dinner and it was a meal. We started with chips and guacamole. It was excellent and fresh. My colleague had the chle replenish and the flavored were the best we had ever tasted of that dish. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JAL1VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Excellent, reasonably priced meal. Barbacoa tacos were excellent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sub-par for my expectation
    LexiVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I invited a group to come with me to Escorpion prior to attending an event at the Fox. I had been once before and had really enjoyed the drinks, food, and atmosphere. This time, service was slow - although very polite / courteous - and the food was less than exciting. I had two tacos and was disappointed at how little filling was in both (though I remember enjoying them last time). One of my companions ordered the chicken tinga, which was supposed to be a spicy shredded chicken, and it came out with bland flavoring and in giant pieces that had him asking if tinga was actually sausage and not chicken at all. Not sure we'll be back after this experience, especially when there are so many other places to enjoy pre-Fox.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Monday Night $2 tacos pot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Cool place, aid back on Mondays but good deal for $2 tacos and $2 tact's.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service & food !
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Went to watch USA play in World Cup & had a great unobstructed view with a great booth. Everything from the ceviche to un rushed service was awesome. Even had a great opportunity to meet & speak with the manager Brian. Very polished cuisine to the normal Spanish flair @ such affordable prices! Thanks Michael for the mescal suggestion & chartreuse margarita - will defiantly recommende friends . Ole !
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Live2eat
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Easy parking, great food, attentive service, would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good drinks, service, and food
    BobMVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    We had a fun time at this restaurant. The staff couldn't have been any nicer. We will definitely come back again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good quick meal
    Experienced
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We chose this place for its proximity to the Fox Theater for dinner before a show. The service was excellent and the food was good. We enjoyed our experience.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jeanine
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Service is always good at Escorpion --- The food is good, too. Very enjoyable before the play.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to unwind
    kco45VIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Got in town late and walked here from my hotel. Had Tecate in a salted can and some appetizers. All was great. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No electricity – no service!
    DarsBuzz
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Ignore review. These review notes originated without dining experience. OpenTable server required filling in the blanks! Had reservations at Escorpion for four. Look forward to the food; menu looks yummy. 7 o'clock reservation: closed due to power outage. Georgia Power estimated at least an hour. Manager extremely nice and terribly apologetic. Will return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and fun
    yummytummyVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    We went for a Bridal Shower, and the staff had our table ready and seated us immediately. The service was attentive, quick, and witty. Our server was so much fun, made great recommendations, and never once dropped the ball. He stored our cake, brought it out in a great display, sliced and served it, and boxed it for us when we were ready to leave. The food was fantastic! We had the shrimp and bbq tacos, the quinoa salad and we shared the queso and guacamole. Delicious and very fresh! The margaritas were wonderful and the prices were certainly fair.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    honestly drinks are great, food hasnt made the cut on the 2 times i've come... not authentic yet average as a fusion product as well
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  • Great Food
    Ann1
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    We celebrated my daughter's birthday and had a great time. The food was good as well as the drinks. Plenty of room for a large party.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • review
    youngone
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Overall...good. Will go back again. Like the indoor outdoor feeling with all the doors open.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.