Chido and Padre's

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264 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Chido and Padre’s celebrates Baja Mexico’s fresh, coastal cuisine while bringing the fun festive atmosphere back to Buckhead. Our elevated fare includes fresh seafood and mesquite grilled meats paired with bold, authentic flavors from Mexico. Our cocktails are hand-crafted with fresh squeezed juices with flavors inspired by Mexican artists and damn good tequila. FRESH. FUN. CURIOUS. Chido and Padre are the personification of the notion that opposites attract. Chido is the mischievous risk taker while Padre is the do-gooder voice of reason. Together they are the perfect pair; a unique blend that just works. We can all relate to both friends, but which one will you be tonight?
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
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4.0
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4.3
ambience
3.9
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vipEstefania
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kavin seriously made our experience amazing!!! All the food and drinks were delicious! We will definitively come back!

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Mercerman89
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Second time here; food was good the first time but this time menu change and food was way too reliant on fish options. Really no traditional Mexican favorites to speak of either. Disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and great food!! Sat outside for happy hour and for the sunset. House margs were the bomb!!

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BrittC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Used to be one of my favorite restaurants and I went recently and the entire menu is different. The food is very odd now and the service was absolutely horrible. I left super disappointed and upset. I won’t be returning and I hate saying that!!

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NishaP
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food3service1ambience3

I was very unhappy by the way that I was greeted and spoken to by the hostess. I had a reservation for 8:30pm, and at 8:35pm I had not yet been called to be seated so I approached the hostess to ask for an update and estimates wait time. Without even looking at me in the eye, she said "baby, we're busy so it's going to be a while". I understand they were busy, but if they are not going to honor reservation times they should not allow for reservations at all. Was a terrible first interaction at the restaurant with how rudely she spoke to me.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Brought my parents here for dinner. Had a reservation at 8:30 pm but never got seated. Hostess had an attitude. Music is way too loud you can’t even have a conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Despite having a reservation, had to wait 35 minutes to be seated. Once we were seated, we counted 16 open seats at 5 different tables around ours despite 30+ people waiting near the hostess. Saw our waiter once to bring water and once to take our order. A manager saw us sitting with no food, no appetizers, and empty drinks and get us chips and margs. Portions were tiny and overpriced. Salsa was WAY over salted. Would not recommend again.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

They changed the menu, no longer offering 3 fish tacos, increased the cost, and changed the recipe to make them terrible. Sad

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TerriT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Love the atmosphere! Will go back in summer! From the start, we waited and waited and waited for someone to come and take our drink order. It was the same the rest of the night but we still had a nice time.

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suebee
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They did not gave my reservation then quoted 2 hours wait so we went elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great! Thanks for a wonderful evening.

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vipDanielleJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and so were the drinks!!

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Meredith
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Honestly, worst dining experience we’ve had in a long time. The hostess was extremely rude. Would not make eye contact with us and was away from her station for 30 minutes at a time. We had reservations at 7:30 and we’re not seated until 8:15, after watching multiple parties being seated that came in after us. After we sat it took 40 minutes to get water. We talked to the manager and he apologized saying that drinks and appetizers are on him. Didn’t get drinks for another 30 minutes. Our appetizers were two basket of chips and one tiny thing of salsa. Server was fine, but’s it’s obvious that the restaurant is understaffed. Food was fine. Will definitely not be returning to this restaurant. Awful experience all together.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Was skeptical after reading the reviews about their service. Wanted to give them the benefit of the doubt hoping Id have a better experience. So booked reservations for two on Valentines day weekend. My Girlfriend and I arrived 5 min early and were seated promptly. however we waited 10min before being noticed by a server who gladly filled our water but explained she was not our waitress. We waited a additional 10min and still no service, and they weren't even that busy. By that point we were pretty frustrated and seeing there wasn't much selection from the menu, we decided to leave. Glad we did because we went to a place down the street where we sat at the BAR and had a few TACOs, which the service, atmosphere and food was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & margaritas!
The staff are always great . We really enjoy each visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great restaurant overall

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CaliGirlinGA
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although it was Valentine's evening, and they were very busy, they still were very attentive and food was received in a timely matter.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Kevin was a great waiter, always checking on us and making sure we were sati

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vipGeeB
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience1

The service experience left much to be desired. We came in before a concert on a Sunday night around 6pm and were seated at a table in a nearly empty dining room. In the ten minutes that we were sitting there, none of the servers approached our table. We then decided to just sit at the bar in the hopes that service would be better, but it was still dismal. There were only two or three other patrons at the bar, yet the bar server was not very attentive. She spent most of her time at the other end of the bar or somewhere back of house. We had to ask for the check multiple times before it was delivered. To top it off, the food really wasn't that great. The minty guacamole was probably the highlight, but the cold tortilla chips that came with it left much to be desired. Will not be returning or recommending.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food , good drinks and great ambience

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SarahS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

limited menu options, but the food is great. Happy hour is such a good deal!

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JadeP
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The service from top to bottom was unacceptable.
-made a reservation for a table for 2 that was not honoured even though we showed up 5 mins before our reservation time
-seated at the bar rather than a table
-talked to 3 different employees who acted like we didn’t exist
-we were not given silverware or plates once we ordered food. We had to ask for them when the food showed up.
-we were given silverware in stages (fork, then knife a few mins later)
-given one damp napkin
-had to ask for plates after silverware was finally given
-was not checked on at all besides by the bartenders
-was not offered an apology for the wrongdoing

The food is alright but not worth the terrible treatment by staff.

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Alopez
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I had high hopes for this spot. What looks to be an inventive menu fails in execution. The failures were compounded by the general lack of attention. Probably will not be returning for food, but the bar around back is worth visiting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love the vibe! Eclectic menu, but great. Not too expensive and great atmosphere. All around yes! Love having an in-between restaurant like this in Buckhead.

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vipAtlwedparty
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

We LOVED this place! Been there Many times. First we were seated at a Horrible table that was put behind a Huge loud Party. Added table you could tell. Then we got our menus. We DIDNT even recognize it. The entire menu had changed. Nothing looked appetizing at All. All the Great entrees like veggie Mexican tamales all Gone. Everything replaced with odd things like charred octopus, crab cakes,etc. even chips and salsa are not free anymore $9. All the entrees were way over priced and not what you would call Mexican or tex-mex food. Terrible Decision on the owners part to change the entire menu. We WONT be back. We got up and left after we seen the new Menu! #Epicfail

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TimothyV
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was unfortunate. Reservation was at 730. Sat for twenty minutes without even being acknowledged. Another guest arrived at another table after the ten minutes of us waiting and the server went straight to them. At the time, that was enough experience. Me and wife headed toward the door. After bringing this experience to the manager on duty, we were offered a dinner on him; but first impression means a lot. Definitely will never return or recommend.

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ConnorP
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was pretty good but not great. The drinks were unique and delicious, the service was amazing, it really was just the steep price for a small plate that was just fine.
I want to emphasize there was nothing bad about the food, but there also was nothing special. And for the price and portions, that is not ideal.
The drinks were flavorful and unique. But the drinks in the bar around back were far better.
The best thing about the night was the service, hands down. The service was outstanding.

I’ll come back to the bar, probably not the restaurant.

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Just
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

What the menu described and what came to my table were two different things. I would not go back

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The lamb tacos were very under seasoned

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vipFebe
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Food was subpar and they did not allow me to use my OpenTable dining reward. Claimed that the reward was used when it clearly was not. Highly unacceptable. I earned my reward. I will not be eating there ever again.

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vipJaime
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I’ve tried the restaurant on several occasions, but every time we leave disappointed. It’s too bad, it’s a great location and the cocktails are good. I probably won’t return but I hope they make some changes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service was non existent. Drinks took too long to come out in a mostly empty restaurant. Server slammed plates and drinks on the table. Food was not tasty or well executed. Some of the food did not seem fresh either. I guess this is what I get for going to a New Years Day brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food and drinks were great! Our server was a bit overwhelmed but the manager on duty saved the day.

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LauraT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good but our entrees were cold. It took forever to get drinks and our food. Water glasses were empty too long. At one point some one in our party went and got a pitcher of water to just keep at the table!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The only reason ambiance didn’t get 5 stars was because the metallic table ripped a hole in my mom’s favorite shirt! But our server was wonderful and food fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, drinks, service and atmosphere! A local favorite!

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viprdherman
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

C+P has turned into one of our favorite, go-to places in Buckhead. Their house ritas and homemade salsa are incredible. The manager greeted us at the door with a friendly handshake and Anna, our server was on her game!

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vipRossana
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for dinner and drinks. Really nice decor, good music and service is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well prepared, fresh ingredients, straightforward menu. We celebrated my wife’s birthday with 14 friends. The staff couldn’t have been nicer. Orders were executed flawlessly. Drinks were excellent. Don’t let the simplicity of the menu fool you into thinking this is a boring Mexican restaurant. It’s coastal Mexican inspired and they do it really well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The service was terribly slow for Sunday brunch and there was not a large crowd. The margaritas were served over so much ice that there was very little to drink. The food itself was fine, but nothing to write home about.

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