Loca Luna
Loca Luna

Loca Luna

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.loca-luna.com/
  • Phone: 4048754494
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday 5:00-10:00, Wednesday 5:00-11:00, Thursday 5:00-11:00,
    Friday & Saturday 5:00- 12:30 (Venue closes at 2:30AM)
    Sunday 1:00pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our restaurant is built to handle large parties. Whether it's for a party in our VIP Room (up to 50 guests) or in one of our main rooms, we can accommodate over 400 guests at one time!
  • Private Party Contact: Thaddeus Keefe 4048754494
  • Entertainment: Live Music nightly- Featuring Live Salsa Music, Samba & Bossa.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Monroe Drive
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Huge Parking lot featuring self-parking as well as complimentary valet.
A word from Loca Luna
Loca Luna is Atlanta's premier dining and Entertainment venue. Offering a wide variety of Spanish & Latin dishes, this tapas style restaurant is a great venue for large parties as well as romantic dates. Featuring live salsa bands nightly, we're your good time destination. Voted one of the top 10 Latin Entertainment in America by USA today. Stop by and enjoy one of our refreshing Mojitos or Caipirinas today!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
Loca Luna reviews from OpenTable diners
31 reviews since April 29, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (18)great for outdoor dining (17)late-night find (12)fit for foodies (10)vibrant bar scene (10)neighborhood gem (10)hot spot (6)special occasion (6)kid-friendly (4)romantic (4)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Good Time...But LOUD
    NicknameVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I like Loca Luna. Good food and in a neat location. But this time the band was WAY too loud...and I'm not the fuddy-duddy who says things are too loud, normally. They need to re-think the whole band thing and work on letting their patrons actually talk at a table without having to shout to each other.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good!
    lver4fun
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Love this place! The food is delicious, the BEST mojitos and the live band is an added bonus.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun times
    partyof5
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We really enjoyed our time there. Food is great, Prices good. They did a special birthday cake for us. Absolutely plan on coming back. Only negative comment is that immediately after we paid, bus boys seemed to be rushing us out by reaching over and between us to take all the glasses off the table. I felt it was bad manners as we were not the perpetual sitters that needed to be pushed out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Toss the dice at Midtown Loca Luna
    1974Gator
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This is an outdoor/indoor venue with a funky ambiance. The great hand made mojitos are the stars. Tapas other foods are average. Live music and a Cuban vib make this a fun place to visit. Can't tell if it's on it's way up or down.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pisco sour
    Muse
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Get one or two. Be careful of three. Four makes you call a cab.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good tapas!
    finikyVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Great casual atmosphere for tapas however be aware this is loud and not airconditioned! We were there at end of June and this was fine - we did eat early but somewhat humid. No frills and loud music but the food is always good and great for sharing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and good atmosphere
    MelGVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Cute little restaurant nestled within Amsterdam walk. Love the vibrant energy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome dinner and atmosphere
    birthday
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Took my sister and bro in law from out of town here after a long work day. The service was awesome and the music was fantastic but what sold us was the food. We tried the ribs the potatoes the beef nachos and the pork tenderloin and every single thing was fabulous! Everyone in our party wa extremely please and we are looking forward to our next time!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great tapas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    we've been here many times and have never been disappointed. Our server did a great job too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pisco Pisco Pisco Sour
    Muse
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Get one, drink one, get another one. And the tacos and tapas were killer also.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great server-kudos to Angel!
    TravelQueen
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Loca is one of our favorite spots, so we decided to bring my Mom for her first time. She loved the plantains and lamb chops. We also enjoyed the ceviche, fish tacos and patatas bravas. We tried the fried green beans, and they were a bit greasy, so we probably won't order those again. Our server Angel was great-she was very personable, prompt to acknowledge us and fun.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I used to love this place!
    RegularATLGuy
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Showed up early awaiting the rest of the group with a reservation for 8:30pm. Another couple came and they attempted to seat us at a table for 4. After feeling like I was begging for service was given the table in corner for 8 with the cold air to our backs while smelling the smoke from smokers on the patio right next to us. When we asked if other tables could be put together to make one large enough for our group we were told those all had reservations even though way more then half were empty when we left at around 11:30pm. The manager was rude and almost condecending as if we weren't there to spend money. The waiter had an attitude until it was time to get a tip. Never going back and this was one of me and my girlfriends first dates.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always excellent
    SantinomanVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Been here many times. The food, drinks and the service never disappoint.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Late-Night Find, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 446 reviews are from the Loca Luna reviews archive.
  • Another great meal at Loca Luna!
    TravelQueen
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    We've become regulars at Loca, and just love the music and laid-back atmosphere. Recently we tried their ceviche and that has become our new starter! Our favorite night to visit is Thursday for $2 Taco night, the pescado (fish) and Bistec (beef) are excellent!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tapas!
    amesyfVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    This restaurant is bustling with activity all the time! Check out their website for daily specials. Tuesday is unlimited tapas for $18! Green beans, fish tacos, and chimichurri steak are a must have!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An improvement. ..
    andyresende
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    After they moved from their prevoius location, the quality had glne down a bit... I still went back a few more times... I tried again this week, and everything went back to the way it was originally. Great food, cool decor, nice live music, good service, great drinks... I'll go back more often now...
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good spot for a fun night out
    Chengo
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    We came here Wednesday night for a light dinner before salsa dancing to the love band. Great server who was attentive and kind. He brought out a dish that was prepared wrong, and graciously took it back to fix without a second glance. The music is great, the restaurant is fairly open, and the tapas and drink selection are spectacular. Planning to go back next week.
    Special Features:
    Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome time. The food was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Awesome time. The food was EXCELLENT! Looking forward to coming back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great atmosphere, poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    We had a group of 8 people going to celebrate a birthday. We loved the atmosphere, the music was fun, it was great for a large group. The only part we were not impressed with was the service. Our server rarely came back to the table, he wasn't familiar with the menu items, he forgot to put in an order for one of the menu items we wanted and when I reminded him, it came out after we were done eating. It would've been a much better experience if our server was more attentive. We were also double charged for certain items.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Tapas around town
    Sweeaty
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    To start off Mark was our server in training and he was efficient and fabulous. Everything I ordered was outstanding. You must try the bacon wrap shrimp. Can't wait to go back. The service was great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • group hang out spot
    Sundae
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Had fun with my girls and enjoyed an array of tapas! Drinks were great too but a little pricey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing find
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Stuck up guests were not very pleasant but the staff at the reception desk handled them well.The menu is not the best for a tapas place,very confusing and have over fifty or more items I have to say the food is more Mexican mediocre food!!However Loca is a great place for Dancing and fun time with a live Latin band and the turn to club after!great place to get away from Crescent Ave hassel since the don't charge at the door.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place. But the servers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Great place. But the servers would take a lot of time checking back to us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome atmosphere, great food!
    TravelQueen
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    We started coming to Loca Luna since they have live Latin music and dancing on Fridays and Saturdays. We kept coming for the food, lots a tapas that make it easy for us gluten free eaters to have a very nice meal. I especially like their salad with red & golden beets, and the Spanish-style ribs. We frequently go for $2 Taco Thursdays-the pescado (fish) and bistec (beef) tacos are the best! The atmosphere is very casual, and upbeat with salsa and other Latin music styles represented. It can be VERY noisy on Fridays, as many groups come to eat and then stay for dancing. Oh, and they have valet parking on Fridays-it's very busy on the weekends!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Early
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    We all had a great tine. Have not been to Loca Luna in a couple of years. The Tuesday menu has changed. Everything was excellent. No wait for the food to come out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sexy latin nights
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Went here for vday dinner with my husband on a saturday night. We had reservations and were seated quickly. Low lighting, candle on table and latin musicplaying made it very. sexy and fun ! I ordered the chicken skewers and the lamb chops. They were both good, but my lamb chops were not as well done as i wanted,so i sent it back and they fixed it. Overall, ee enjoyed ourselves and would go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • pleasant hidden gem.
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    We dined here last Saturday the 8th.We were happy we had a reservation as this place had every seat taking had a few plate to share and everything was great,we were also impressed with the level of service for a Mexican restaurant from the prompt setting to the pleasant service of our server(Nina) the live music was an awesome touch as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • An alright time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    The food here is really good. The drinks were not that great, especialy the sangria. However, few places in Atlanta have good sangria. It was pretty dead when we were there so it's a nice place to go if you want to have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic find in Atlanta
    Maggie
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Absolutely amazing experience. The food was great, drinks were kept full, so many options and energetic atmosphere. Definitely a place I would go back time and time again. The place looks low key from outside with the rest of the shopping center around it closed, but it is worth the venture.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and variety
    KCCOMMENTS
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Menu has a wide variety of tapas. Chicken nachos and bacon wrapped shrimp are very good. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty good
    furgalem
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Loca Luna is normally one of my favorite places to go for tapas and good music. The food and atmosphere Is great but it is always crowded. I made a reservation to avoid being stuck standing up and being over crowded at the bar but it took them over half an hour past our reservation to even seat us. Once we got seated it was pretty fast for the most part but they struggled to maintain excellent service throughout the rest of the evening. Overall its a great restaurant but I will definitely try to keep in mind that it is a bar later in the evening to avoid having the same experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere
    JgjackVIP
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Great atmosphere and Energy, they normally have some live music and the food is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tapas, Salsa, and Cocktails!
    amesyfVIP
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    This restaurant has a well appointed tapas selection, unique cocktails, and delicious mojitos. The service was adequate but not as attentive as I would have preferred for our party, possibly because the restaurant had few seated tables when we arrived.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd Time Around
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    Well, we went back to Loca Luna for the 2nd week in a row, were seated outside (covered & enclosed of course - it's December), and actually got the same sweet waitress, Nina. We were thrilled to have her as our waitress again, and she was excited, too. Tried new items which is always good - they have changed the menu a little bit. Really, really like this restaurant. Again, Great food, Terrific service and just an overall excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Patio Party Event
    FoodFetishist
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    We had a dozen people for my husband's 40th birthday, and it was wonderful. They created a long table on the covered and perfectly lit patio and kept everything topped up, dishes cleared, and food hot and ready. The salsa band was great, perfect noise level, and very entertaining. We had two smaller children who were enthralled with the singer, and they received mini-maracas! David was fantastic and the food was delicious (particularly the mushrooms, chicken empanada, and risotto). Thanks to all for a memorable birthday!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our server was very attentive.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Our server was very attentive. The food was just okay. Nothing special. The meat in the beef taco was so tough I couldn't chew it. The table was sticky. The focus here is on being a rockin bar scene.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Celebrating Another Birthday
    DeeC
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    My husband and I had a change of plans last minute on my birthday. We ended up at Loca Luna and it was a great! Not sure how he spells his name but "Bri" was the best server. The host/manager was wonderful and so was the live band. I've been to this establishment before on a weekend and its always Crunk!! This Thursday was a nice, small crowd which was more intimate. The $5 drink special was a plus too!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best Latin themed spot in ATL
    terryg128
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    The best mojitos I've ever had! A hot spot - beautiful people, great atmosphere, good food and amazing Latin bands. Can't beat Loca Luna. If you haven't been you MUST go on a Friday or Saturday night! Trust me!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • There have been some changes
    Saddened
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    In the past we needed a reservation if we wanted to get there Friday night 7:30p without a bad wait; so we made one. We suspected something was askew when we arrived and the parking lot was wide open. Upon getting seated, we were puzzled at the lack of patrons, wondering if there was an event elsewhere that we missed. But, soon after that the band started. Awful. What happened to the old band? This sounded like it was supposed to be latin music, but the band members seemed to all be playing different songs at once. This must be what repelled the other patrons, we thought. We left without dancing. The food was OK, but didn't seem to have the bold and well matched flavors to it that it once did.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great place!
    JoeyG
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    Loca Luna is a great spot to get some food and hang out. Drinks were fresh and interesting. I was there at 6:30 and there weren't many people there at that time. It looked like it would be a nice hot spot to be in the evenings though. The patio is awesome, great ambience. Customer service and food/drinks were fast. The only thing that is kind of tricky is finding the place. The signage on the main streets is good. I don't think I ever saw a sign on a building. It is brightly colored sunshades of green and yellow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.