Escorpion

4.1
451 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican

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About

Escorpion is a regionally inspired Mexican tequila bar and cantina from chef-owner Riccardo Ullio, capturing the authentic tastes and ingredients indigenous of Mexico.

Constructed in a completely redesigned 5,800 square-foot-space anchoring the corner of 5th and Peachtree Streets, Escorpion serves food and drink menus rooted in Mexican flavors and culture.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Mexican
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Hours of operation
Daily Hours:
Monday- Thursday 11:30am - 11:00pm, Friday-Saturday: 11:30am - 12:00 am Sunday:12:pm-10:00pm
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Phone number
(678) 666-5198
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Riccardo Ullio
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
5th Street
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Complementary Valet available Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Entrance located off of 5th Street.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

We were told upon arriving that they don't take open table reservations, but could seat us. I showed them my reservation on my phone and they said they stopped two weeks ago. Anyway, the hostess seated us at a table next to a large, very loud group. That, combined with the loud music, was awful. We asked to be moved to a table outside. That was ok and the service was adequate. Food ok. Don't accept Discover cards, so my friend had to use his cc. when he checked his account 2 days later, he found they had run his card twice. Got it resolved, but it was annoying. Will definitely not return.

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M
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was great. The service was beyond amazing and so was the food. I had the chicken quesadilla and my date had the shrimp tacos. We both had a drink as well, which was great. All of their drinks are made with fresh fruit... and they were strong. We were very pleased and we plan on going back soon.

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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Escorpion after the Atlanta United game. It was a great atmosphere and very festive. The margaritas were great. Try the Escorpion. And the food was great too. We were glad we had made a reservation on Open Table since the wait for walk-ins was 30 minutes at 9:30pm.

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NQ
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We stopped in prior to an Atlanta United game. The service was great but the food was just okay. The Margarita was great!

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KW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and fantastic service. Everyone was very accommodating and friendly. The ceviche was the icing on the cake. Will definitely be back!

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N
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

The food was good. But for the price, ehhh. What really made me upset is that when I checked my bank account a few days later, the waiter added an extra $10 tip to my bill!! What is that?! There was not a gratuity charge or anything because it was only 2 of us. I don't like shady service. Will not return.

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G
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant for a quick get together or impromptu meeting.

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OT
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great awesome

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J
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great experience. Perfect location. Attentive staff. Great food. It is our theater 'go to' whenever we have date night at the Fox or ASO. We took our daughter, 19y this time and she LOVED it.

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L
Atlanta
63 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Very good service. Walking distance to the FOX THEATER. Fabulous margaritas. Food was pretty good. My enchiladas were not hot (temperature) enough.

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JA
Atlanta
75 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Upscale Mexican food. We have not had a bad meal we have taken over a dozen friends here and co-workers and they all loved it. Grilled shrimp tacos and grilled veggies are a personal fav. If you like tequila you will love this place an impressive and extensive list of tequila and mescal.

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TA
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food is alway solid. Service has been hit or miss a lot lately.

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4
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Mexican food I have had in my travels! Seasonings were tasty and everything with our fajitas and tacos was fresh.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good. Nice Tequila selection. Servers were friendly and prompt. I would definitely go back and refer to friends. Cool place.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

The food was OK however the drinks were wonderful.

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D
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

This was disappointing. Bad service and mediocre food. Convenient to The Fox is all they have going for them. Won't go back.

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SS
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Close to the Fox Theater and reasonably (but not reliably) fast.

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FS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was incredibly slow. Food met expectations

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OT
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

My niece recommended this restaurant and it was really good. The atmosphere was fun but not obnoxious. The food was good. The costs were good. It was a great choice.

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AA
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

15 minutes for bar orders
45 minute ticket time for brunch
Food was luke-warm

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OT
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Went here pre theatre- got the price fixed tacos. They were not great at all!

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal food and great service. This is our second visit and we will be back to be bedazzled by the great flavor combinations!

Thank you Chef for an amazing experience!

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l
Atlanta
76 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat on patio for a business meeting and could not have been more pleased. Excellent food & service, and was great atmosphere.

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a blast. But I do not think they should take reservations that late if they close so early.

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JG
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great for dinner before a show at The Fox

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TA
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Ambiance and food are always solid and we love Escorpion. Love the patio! The server we had provided lack luster service. Rather than him asking if we wanted to have another margarita (our glasses were empty) we had to flag him down to ask for another. Additionally, we were at a small table on the 5th St side, and the server didn't offer to remove empty plates from the crowded table. One of the bar staff who brought our second drinks removed the plates.

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N
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Reliable, affordable and close to the Fox!

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L
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2017
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

We were 4 girls having dinner and at 9:30 pm our server literally came to us and told us that it is time to leave! His reasoning was that "we close early when it's DEAD!" There was our table and another table still dining in the restaurant. The closing time on their door was 10 pm. It seems like they don't want any business and their customers are not important at all because apparently the place was "dead" with 2 tables still dining. I have been in the restaurant business for years and understand closing early if there is no one in my restaurant and not accepting new customers, but kicking people out 30 minutes before closing time is just rude. At first I was very excited about this place, but now I have no interest in going back and being treated so poorly. If they continue like this, their business will remain "dead" at all times...

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Margaritas were delicious!

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PH
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Perfect spot for pre or post Fox Theater dining. They have a pre theater menu that is a great value. Really good food, but the restaurant is a little too loud for conversation.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2017
Overall 1food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was fine, what we received. When we were seated we had to wait 15 min for our server. We ordered drinks and asked for salsa. When she came to take our food order we once again asked for salsa because we didn't get any. When our food arrived we once again asked the food runner for salsa because we STILL didn't get any. We ate our meals having never received salsa at a restaurant where this is a staple and we requested it 3 TIMES!

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J
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had dinner before going to the Fox. The staff was professional, efficient, and accommodating. Service was quick and the food was exceptional. I wish we had alloyed more time before the show to enjoy! We had a reservation and were seated immediately. There was a line at the door for people who were going to wing it so I would definitely recommend reservations. Great spot for date night or anything really. We will be back :)

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CG
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

How to Mess Up a Margarita
To be fair, this was an early dinner before a big show at the Fox. So we chose this place for convenience. However, we had been there before and had a good experience. This time not so much. Main issue was the food. We had tacos and enchiladas. Both the shrimp and fish tacos smelled fishy and tasted off. I didn't eat them. The rest just had little flavor. And as for the margaritas? They had a strange, bitter chemical taste. We tried a specialty and then a regular margarita. Both tasted like this. Service was ok considering the servers were running hard to handle theater crowd.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have eaten at this place a couple of times recently and loved the whole experience both times -- food, service, friendliness, etc. It fired on all cylinders. I think this will become one of our "regular" places in Midtown. The tamales, enchiladas, and quesadillas were all very good. The tamale with the citrus pork in it is going to become one of my favorite comfort foods, I think! And we chatted with the manager about their commitment to the neighborhood and so forth. Loved the whole feel and spirit of the place in addition to the great food.

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NY
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Escropian. Its my favorite place to go before a show at the Fox theater. They have great theater specials as well as Open Table deals.

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E
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was good, but the service was a little lackluster. We had to ask 3 times to have the table wiped off and our server was not overly interested in our dining experience satisfaction.

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LL
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Staff very friendly we came after a show at the Fox and we arrived early and they were able to seat us immediately. The service was good the food was just average, and the margaritas were served with way too much ice in the glasses which made you feel like you only got a quarter of a drink. Would recommend for people going to a play at the Fox it's only 3 blocks away.

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TW
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very fun food and atmosphere. This is a perfect spot to stop in before a show at the Fox. The food is really exceptional!

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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!

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GA
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Sat right on time-did not have to wait. There is patio dining if you want. First time here. Cheese Chili Rellanos was very good. Gringos Taco plate was tasty, too! Our server, although very busy, took care of all of our requests in a timely manner. Might be our new "go to" restaurant before/after Fox Theater events.

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