Tin Lizzy's - Downtown

3.7
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72 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Tex-Mex
In 2005 four longtime college friends opened Tin Lizzy’s in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood, giving their guests a unique taqueria with service rooted in genuine hospitality. Tin Lizzy’s quickly became a popular place to work and to meet friends for refreshing margaritas and delicious FlexMex cuisine. Soon after, other neighborhoods wanted their own Tin Lizzy’s. We are excited to bring our passion for hospitality and “friends serving friends” mission to new neighborhoods.
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3.7based on recent ratings
3.8
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3.6
service
3.5
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3.9
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54% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DeniseP
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Three of our eight food orders were wrong and needed to be returned. We did not have any special orders, just not what we had ordered. They brought out the correct orders within 5 minutes. The food itself, once it was correct, was average, good but nothing special.

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vipDavidH
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great tacos!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The food was cold and under cooked. The service was terrible. I will not be having another customer dinner at this location.

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Marilyn
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was good. A bit noisy but they do have several TV’s . As for value... EVERYTHING is ala carte

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corbins
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was good. Made a reservation and still had to wait 45min past my reservation time

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JulieS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We had a reservation and they made us wait an hour. We got to the table and had a wait another 20 minutes before anybody served us. Bathrooms were very dirty. Margaritas were delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

They were swamped and our server was amazing. It took a little longer for him to get to us right away, but we weren’t in a rush. He had a lot of tables and was cool, calm, and collect plus greeted us with a smile every time he came to our table. Food was delicious and over satisfied with the Trio Chip basket. A lot of guac, cheese and salsa for the price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Way too loud, servers cranked the volume on the tv and didn’t respond when we asked them to turn it down. A panhandler wandered in off the street and approached us during our meal. WILL NOT RETURN TO THIS SPOT

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vipThereseD
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After LSU won the Peach Bowl!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food was great, service was ok. Waited forever for service until eventually manager came to take my order. Everyone apologized for delay and thanked us for being patient

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MeganP
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I visited Tin Lizzy’s the last time I was in town for DragonCon and knew I wanted to go back. The food and margaritas were excellent then & were just as good during this visit. The servers busted their butts to keep up with the massive crowds and while service was slow, that was to be expected from the sheer volume of people. Despite the craziness, our server was sweet and as efficient as anyone could be in that scenario. Great job, and I will be back next time I’m in Atlanta!

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JonaeW
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Food was ok, the waiter wasn’t very knowledgeable of the menu and with this being my first time at Tin Lizzy’s I didn't know what to choose, luckily i chose something decent. Not to mention, the cook cooked everything that i didn't want in my skillet, in my skillet, whole order was messed up! I wouldn’t recommend this location at all!!

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vipSouthGrandResident
St. Louis
22 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Server was very nice and accommodating, but was a little “skittish” when interacting with us. We had some special requests that were accurately and happily honored. No issues there. The food that came out was just not good. It wasn’t hot. It didn’t taste fresh. Every bite I took of the steak in my skillet had so much grissle I was pulling it out of my mouth. The queso was runny and flavorless. Price was ok. Fried pickles were ok. Nothing that happened that night would make me want to go back. This location is in downtown Atlanta where I’ve been working extensively since May, and there are always sketchy people hanging outside the entrance to this place. There are lots of places to eat downtown. This one is no longer on my list.

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AngelaV
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

It took forever for us to get seated even though there were tables in front of us that were empty. Took forever for the waitress to come over and even get our drinks. Took 45 minutes to get the food. And it took ever to get the check to come back to us so we can pay it and leave. We were in from out of town and we were suggested to this restaurant and I would never suggest it to anybody else

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Our waitress wasn’t that great & our rice was hard. The margaritas were very watered down but overall okay i guess. Won’t return though.

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vipTylerLynch
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

This downtown location thrives on convention attendees, business travelers & tourists. Trust that you will receive lackluster service. It’s never improved. The food is great, but don’t expect a server to be attentive, refill your beverage or offer exemplary service. Just. Not. Going. To. Happen.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The plates that were brought to us were very dirty and sticky. It took awhile to get new plates and it hurt the experience at the beginning. The manager and server apologized and got the issue fixed and the rest of the night was great. Good food!

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vipsulmx
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Super dirty restaurant. Bad attitude from the hostess. None of the waiters approached us to ask for ordering. Nasty table... not clean. Nasty floors. We had to leave.
One of the worst restaurants

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AshleyR
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing for a large party! All of the food and drinks came out in a timely manner and were correct!! Great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Too noisy, crowded and chaotic.

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vipBarry
New England
14 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Made a reservation for dinner at 7-but when arrived had wait over 40 minutes for the table.
Food was cheap which was nice but not that good. There are definitely better options I Atlanta!!

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SCgirl
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food was mediocre and incorrect when it arrived at our table. We had to request waters from the server, he did not stop by the table to check on us or our food when it came out.

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vipxsamsta
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Apparently you still have to wait 45 mins - 1 hour even with a reservation. Terrible way of running a business. I would recommend going to Truva instead since they honor your reservation time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Long wait. Too many people and too few bartenders and wait staff. Food mediocre. Won’t come back

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Heather
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible experience, would not revisit this restaurant again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Happy hour menu could be better

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Average place. Not what we were expecting.

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MichaelT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tasty Tex Mex, great service with knowledgeable recommendations on menu items, and reasonable prices. A quick walk from the downtown hotels. Our group enjoyed the lobster and mahi mahi tacos. Good fresh ingredients and the food arrived hot and quickly.

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fingourmet
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Our visit to Tin Lizzy's was OK. It was very noisy & took a while to get served our drinks. They were out of lime & lemons in a Tex-Mex restaurant - can you believe it? The nachos with extra queso were great, though. Overall, it was fine.

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Celiinas
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

I have been to almost all of the Tin Lizzy locations in Atlanta and this one by far is the worst. Our server was not friendly he didn’t know the menu and they didn’t sing happy birthday to my daughter. The food was not hot and the rice was hard and cold. I’m pretty sure if the manager looked at our plates he would say the same. I expected way more out of this restaurant especially since it’s downtown right in the middle of the hustle and bustle. The best thing about our experience was the drinks that we ordered. One last note... our server kept mentioning the price for additional menu items as if we couldn’t read or pay for our meal, so disappointing and we still left him a good tip.

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KelleyG
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Food was average at best. Our server was terrible. Waters not refilled, never offered a second glass of wine, never follow upped after food was brought to the table. Literally every thing we needed, we had to flag him down. He was very slow bringing everything requested (extra plates and water refills)

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CaramelPeach
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my first time along with several co-workers for Happy Hour. It was the first day on the job for our waiter and he was awesome. I didn't have any 'adult beverages', but my co-workers did and they loved all of the drinks. I had the Three Amigos appetizer and several tacos. The food was delicious. We also met the GM who was very nice and complimented our waiter. Great experience!

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BrandonH
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. The service was pretty good. We just wish that chips and salsa would be included at a Mexican restaurant.

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vipLisaV
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made an open table. Walked to the location and was told they could not honor our reservation and we would have to wait 2 hours! Absolutely horrible customer service. Won’t be going back any time soon. Have eaten there before and service wasn’t great...certainly not waiting 2 hours for a mediocre taco!

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FridayDinner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I really enjoyed the three tacos I chose - VERY tasty! The restaurant is upbeat and aesthetically pleasing. We had a nice server although she wasn't particularly attentive. I didn't enjoy the house margarita and it took WAY too long to come to my table. Not sure if that was the bar or server's fault. I would go again and probably order a different cocktail.

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Fiona
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was excellent and the staff were always very responsive. The noise level was high, but did not drown out how good the food was!!

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DonteriousL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience2

They didn’t have enough servers and couldn’t honor my open table reservation in a timely manner

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vipjons
Tallahassee
50 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Mexican food in Atlanta.

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JoeJoe
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Need more serving staff ... slow service overall food great

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RichardA
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Wait staff was understaffed, and the manager and woman taking the seating were very rude. The waitress was excellent but way over stretched! And the food was average at best

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Tin Lizzy's - Downtown does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Tin Lizzy's - Downtown also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 671-9450.

Tin Lizzy's - Downtown is rated 3.7 stars by 72 OpenTable diners.

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