Escorpion
Escorpion

Escorpion

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.urestaurants.com/
  • Phone: 6786665198
  • 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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Tequila and Mezcal cocktails, authentic Mexican cuisine.
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Escorpion reviews from OpenTable diners
49 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (22)good for groups (20)neighborhood gem (20)vibrant bar scene (17)hot spot (10)late-night find (9)special occasion (8)great for lunch (8)scenic view (6)fit for foodies (5)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (2)romantic (2)Show More
  • 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
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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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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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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    • Ambiance
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Mexican
    UrbaneOptimistVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Steady, dependable, great menu. Excellent service. Fun place.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 138 reviews are from the Escorpion reviews archive.
  • Fun date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Cool vibes... Great food... Great service!!! First timer here and I overall had a good experience. I'm pretty easy to please the food was fair priced and very appetizing... The one thing I would complain about is the overpriced drinks in small glasses.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food and fun atmosphere!
    KimGeddes
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Escorpion offers delicious Mexican food with flair. Outdoor dining provides scenic surroundings with an easy walk to the Fox Theater and other attractions. Our waitress was very attentive without being intrusive and offered great ideas when we had trouble deciding on an order. The offerings were delicious and the strawberry shortcake dessert was literally the best I've ever had!
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good location for going to Fox
    MaeMae
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Jonathan took awesome care of us! This is a good location when attending an event at the Fox. It is located on the same side of the street and just a couple of blocks down from the theater. They usually offer a meal for theater guest, and even a family style option for a group. The only down side is that you will encounter panhandlers to and from the restaurant-less than what you will encounter dining the opposite area from the Fox.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Late Afternoon Meal
    posttheater
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We are from out of town, and walked to Escorpion after attending a Saturday matinee at the Fox Theater. No wait for a table, and quick, friendly service. Our party of 4 ordered a variety of items off the menu (a la carte tacos, plates, tapas). The margaritas were good -- very strong. Salsa was fresh and tasty, queso dip was superb -- we liked the thick homemade chips. Everyone had only good reviews for all tacos and tamals. My personal favorite was the salmon taco.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average at best!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Waaaayy too loud. We could barely hear each other talk. Food was fair, drinks were decent, nothing to brag on. Complimentary valet & a very vibrant & eclectic crowd.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Escorpion never disappoints.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Escorpion never disappoints. They always have great food and the service is always great. We have someone with an allergy in our party and the servers have always gone out of their way to make sure she has an allergy free meal. The service staff alone is worth a visit although the food is always great.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent Mexican
    Robroy
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We went here after theater. Decent Mexican food but the place did not feel clean and the floor was slippery with what seemed like grease.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great quick bite and cocktail
    Northnightout
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    B4 going to the Fox for a show. Easy parking behind the restaurant, and quick menu and staff to serve tasty bites and libation before heading to the theatre.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just fine
    trunkmonkry
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    I had heard a lot about Escorpion. Went with a group of friends. It was not what I expected. Limited food selection but good. GREAT Tequila selection. I would definitely go back occasionally, but it is not one of my favorites
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food, but not seated timely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We had to wait 15 minutes past reservation to get a table. Food was good though and came quickly (as requested) since we were in a time crunch to make it to a show at the fox.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Tacos
    Samson
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Visited on a Friday night and the place was crowded. Most were sitting/standing at the centrally located huge circular bar. Several groups of women were seated at tables enjoying their "girls' night out". Escorpion serves what I can only describe as upscale bar food inspired by Mexican culture. And although the food is good, the menu is somewhat unimaginative. The menu consists mostly of tacos a la Twisted Taco. I get the feeling that people frequent this place more for the great drinks and social atmosphere, than the food. Something to note, the restaurant offers a special menu for those looking to get something quick to eat before a show at the Fox. Great place to unwind with friends but not 4 or 5 star dining.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Drinks were great (at least
    jcpooh
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Drinks were great (at least the first round), food was so-so but the service left a little to be desired. We ordered a margarita that had basil and jalapeno in it which was delicious. We liked it so much we ordered another one but when it came there was no basil and no jalapeno. We thought they had brought us the wrong drinks but when we asked our server told us "yeah, they ran out of basil and jalapeno". It would have been nice if he had told us that when he brought the drinks. Or better yet, he should have come back to us and said "the bar is out of basil and jalapeno, do you want to order a different drink?" Not impressed.
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  • always a fine choice
    GandCVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Altough we've been here many times, this was our first time to dine before a show at the nearby Fox theater. We had an abbreviated time to eat and were slightly anxious, but there was no need. The restaurant handled it with ease even though we didn't order from the special menu designed for faster service. Escorpion is always good, a lot of fun and very accommodating. A big plus is watching the back and forth on Peachtree Street.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shout
    Tom6007
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    That what you have to do to hear someone. To loud. Food was ok, nothing special.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, good pre-Fox dinner!
    Naronson
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Went before seeing a show. The food was very good. Margaritas were awesome! Knowing we were on our way to the Fox for the show they offered a preshow menu that guaranteed us getting out with plenty of time. Wish we had the time to try something from the full menu. They forgot to bring the second margarita I ordered, but brought it very quickly when they realized it and did the right thing without me asking or making a big deal and comp'ed it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect pre-show
    Bill
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    6 of us went before Book of Mormon. We were seated on time, the selections from the theater menu were prompt and tasty, and our server, Jonathan, was terrific. We couldn't have had a better experience. We'll definitely be back soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We dined here before a show
    Tylison
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    We dined here before a show at the Fox. I made our reservation 1 hour and 15 min before the show. Our server even knew our plan as soon as we were greeted. However, we were very disappointed in how long everything took, and how slow the service was. We were alomost late for the slow, and walked in literally as it was starting. Although the location is great for dinner before the show, I cant say that we will be dining here again.
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  • food never came
    dissappointedVIP
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    We ordered from the theater menu -supposedly pre-made for fast service- we left for the theater without seeing our food- except for the salads- that they said were made to order- really- if you want to draw the pre-theater crowd your kitchen needs to get its act together- not fair to the wait staff- our waiter was nice - only charged us for the food we received but all together disappointing as we went hungry. we got there are 6 - ordered by 6?15 and left at 7:20 without our dinners....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic