Tijuana Joe's Mexican Cantina
7870 Roswell Rd
Sandy Springs (Atlanta), GA 30350
(770) 817-5617

This review was written by Don Hogan.

Beth and I used to go to this restaurant frequently, then the wait staff changed and it has not been the same since. We now get slow service, orders messed up, charged for items we used to get comped, and a general feeling of a lack of dedication on the part of the servers.

The food is good and the margaritas are above average. We usually order a half pitcher of the Texas with an extra shot of gran galla (used to be free now they charge us $7.95 for the shot).

The facility is in serious need of maintenance. The interior fells dirty, booth seats are cracked, and table tops are worn. In the patio the chairs and tables need to be replaced. The chairs are dirty and most are of a poor quality.

We still go back on occasion but "that lovin feeling" is gone!

Don Hogan


Rating 4

Rating 3

Sala-Sabor de Mexico
1186 N Highland Ave NE,
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 872-7203
This review was written by Don Hogan.

We went to dinner with our friends Sherri and Lee Coursey. Our table was ready when we arrived but we opted to wait for a table on the patio. We went to the bar and it turned into a tequila lesson from Raphael the bartender. Raphael explained the differences in the various tequilas; Sala stocks more the sixty five.  Of course he did not explain the difference in all sixty five but he did explain the difference in some of the most popular brands. The brand that he personally prefers is Cazadores, the bottle has a Stag head on the label. The brand that Raphael used to make the margaritas at Sala is Sauza Hornitos he also uses Gran Torres orange liquer and makes his own lime mix fresh each day. Great drinks and a very interesting conversation.


We moved from the bar to the patio for dinner and started with, what else, a fresh pitcher of margaritas. We ordered appetizers, small dishes, of Guacamole (very fresh and good), Queso Fundido (cheese, chorizo), and Queso de Cabra al Horno (creamy goat cheese). All very good and nicely portioned. Main dishes were Pescado Tickin Xic (Broiled achiote rubbed salmon) split between me and Beth. Sherri had Camarones al Sartén (shrimp) and Lee had Quesadilla de Verduras (roasted poblanos).


The company was great, dinner was great, margaritas were great and the setting was very nice. We will definitely return.

Don Hogan


Rating 5

Rating 5

For Lee's review click here.