Tuesday’s Treats #141

El Ray Mexican Grill

Location: Bethlehem, Georgia

The atmosphere was great, and the food was delicious. Honestly, it might not be my absolute favorite Mexican grill, but it was defining tasty. The staff is very friendly, and if you need to do some shopping after dinner, you’re in the right spot! Check out the menu and location here.


Tuesday’s Treats #125

Bravo’s Cantina and Grill

Location: Sugar Hill, Ga

(Note: this is the location at 5965 Cumming Hwy. There is another Bravo’s, but it is a smaller, more fast food type restaurant.)

The atmosphere here is good, and the wait staff are friendly. It seems they went through a bit of a slump last year and had a few rude waiters, but it seems they’ve gotten past that now.

The fajitas and this chicken pictured is delicious. I’m sorry I don’t have the name, but it’s chicken on top of grilled veggies, topped with cheese sauce, served on a sizzling platter. It is absolutely amazing! The steak tacos, rice and beans and chips and salsa are all great, but that is all we’ve had on the menu; so, if you like something else, you might just have to drop by and see for yourself. 😉

I haven’t found a good website for them; so, I am sharing the Facebook site, as well as, the trip advisor rating page. Maybe these will help you with locations and other interests.

Tuesday’s Treats #70

Emiliano’s Mexican Grill

Location: Pigeon Forge, Tn

This is a great little Mexican restaurant in Pigeon Forge. Honestly, from the outside, it doesn’t look like much, and we’ve only eaten there once; however, the chips and salsa, sweet tea, beans and rice and Fajita Nachos were delicious. 

So, look here for more info, or look them up on trip advisor, and go give them a try while you’re recouping from the go cart riding across the street. 😉

Tuesday’s Treats #66

El Ranchero Mexican

Location: Grayson, Ga

This is a great, festive Mexican restaurant just on the west end of Grayson. It’s bright and airy and fun. The chips and salsa and sweet tea are all great. The fajitas, Fajita Nachos with chicken and steak, beans and rice are great, too. They could have loaded the fajitas with a bit more meat, but it was tasty. 

We’ve only been here once; so, I don’t have more menu items to recommend, but these are good choices to start. Here is the Facebook page for you to check out the menu. 

Tuesday’s Treats #41

La Hacienda

Location: Commerce, Ga

If you’re doing a little shopping in Commerce, you’ll surely want to stop here to eat. The service is great, and the food is even better. The chips and salsa, the rice and beans, and the steak tacos are great, but what I like the best is The Volcan. I don’t even know why it’s called this, but it is delicious! They take a soft flour tortilla, put grilled steak, bell peppers, a little sautéed onion and “wrap it up” like a present, complete with a bell pepper ring to close. It looks really cool, too (See pictures above). They have an extensive menu from which to choose, and the prices are better than many Mexican restaurants, too.

Check them out here.

Tuesday’s Treats #39

Pollo Loco

Location: Sevierville, Tn

Pollo Loco

This Mexican restaurant is a very simple local place that hits it “out of the park” when it comes to flavor and good food! Oh. My. Goodness!

Steak Soft Tacos

Check them out here.

Tuesday’s Treats #36

Tacos & Tequilas

location: Cumming, Ga
Tacos & Tequilas is a great place to get some good Mexican food. They have an extensive menu, and the service is always great. The food is yummy, and the chips and salsa are served up in plenty! 😉 They sometimes have live music, and with or without the live band, the atmosphere is great. It can get a little loud on a busy night, but it seems to be no different than any other busy restaurant.

They have a good lunch menu with moderate prices. The dinner menu is a little on the higher end for Mexican food, but it’s not too bad. For our family of four, ordering cheese dip, 5 steak tacos, a burrito Mexicana, individual plate of rice and beans, and sweet teas/cokes, it usually comes to about $40 without the tax and tip.img_7699

I noticed a week or so ago that they’ve also opened another one near the Mall of Georgia. OH, and I do realize by the name of this place, it sounds like it might be a pretty crazy drinking atmosphere. I know from the menu lists, you can order drinks, and I’ve seen plenty who do; however, being a family who doesn’t, this place is still comfortable for us to have a nice dinner together. 😉

It looks like they don’t have an actual website, but you can check out the Trip Advisor listing for locations and reviews.

One more thing, from the looks of it, I think they might have several other locations, too! Enjoy!

Tuesday’s Treats #34

Cocina Fuentes (Mexican)

Location: Monroe, Ga

 This place is probably the absolute BEST Mexican restaurant we have been to! It’s in the cute little town of Monroe, Georgia, and after you enjoy your meal, you can head downtown and the surrounding areas to find some great antique shops. The atmosphere here is great, and the service is always spot on.

The food is always made perfect to order, and everything tastes fresh and prepared with care. The steak seems to be of higher quality than most Mexican restaurants, and everything else is just perfect. They have quite an extensive menu from which to choose, and I do wish I had more pics to share with you.

My husband usually gets the Taco Quaintes (spelling?), and it is always delicious. I apologize that I don’t have the name of the meal above, but I can say it was also delicious! I have looked online for their website; however, there doesn’t seem to be one listed. However, they do have a facebook page, and here is a copy of their lunch menu.

Oh, and I do hope you don’t think me rude for posting a pic of the bathroom, but I wanted to be able to share the attention they give to details. Most places just stick a sink in there to get the job done, but this is actually stylish and beautiful. Their attention to details shows in everything they do. Drop by, and check them out!

Tuesday’s Treats #31

Pueblo’s Cantina & Grill

Location: Jasper, Ga. (25 Luke Carver Dr…Listing address, because apparently there are a couple of Pueblo’s in Jasper! 😉)

I don’t know about you, but if I’m out of town, it’s so hard to know which Mexican restaurant to choose. Everyone’s opinion on this cuisine is so diverse, even in tripadvisor.com, you can end up at a great place or an awful one, all depending upon who gave the review. That’s why I decided to post about this restaurant, because we were recently in the little town of Jasper, and we were craving some steak tacos, rice and beans. I looked up on Trip Advisor, and this restaurant’s name was listed three times at three different locations, all with conflicting reviews! Talk about decision dilemmas. Ugh!



After finding the one with the best ratings and driving to the address, we realized that we had actually been to this one before. The location of this place doesn’t look like much from the outside, but they have great Mexican food. The inside has a nice atmosphere as well. The sweet tea is what good Southern sweet tea should be. The chips and salsa are a great combo, and the steak is great. We ordered steak tacos, a fajita steak burrito and rice and beans. Everything tastes great, and the service is good as well.


steak fajita buritto

If you’re in Jasper, Georgia, and you want a good Mexican meal, find Pueblo’s on Luke Carver Dr. You won’t be disappointed. 😉

Evidently, they don’t have an actual website; however, I did find them on Facebook. Look here to find their location and see the menu.