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One of the great mysteries of life in Atlanta is how so many people seem to find their way six nights a week to the desolate stretch of Chattahoochee that is home to NUEVO LAREDO. Is this place ever not busy? Folks keep coming back for the easy-going, quickly served food that pleases every palate. Make your way through the crowd and order a Texas-style margarita to make the wait whiz by. Hone in on the vegetarian chili rellenos, shrimp fajitas and tamales made in-house. Cebollitas (grilled scallions) and smooth guacamole make great starters. Good luck parking when the joint is really hopping.

1495 Chattahoochee Ave., 404-352-9009. www.nuevolaredocantina.com

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