Atlanta’s DeKalb County has serious culinary cred. If you are looking for international cuisine to please any palate, you can find it in DeKalb County. Foodies have taken notice and the word is out that DeKalb County serves up some of the finest, original cuisine in Georgia. My objective is to highlight some of the unique gems that are found throughout the entire county. If you would like to suggest a restaurant to be considered for inclusion, please email Barry (at) DCVB.org.
Coco Cabana Sizzles with Miami Style and Trendy Nightlife
Coco Cabana is quickly becoming one of the area’s trendiest nightspots with free Salsa lessons and live concerts!
Some of the finest restaurants turn up in your own back yard. In this case, the DeKalb CVB Sales Team and I discovered a new Miami/Cuban style establishment, just minutes from our office, near Northlake Mall in Tucker, Georgia. I was immediately impressed with the sheer elegance of this expansive jewel tucked into a large shopping center. With plenty of indoor sitting, two large illuminated bars, VIP lounge and a gigantic dance floor, Coco Cabana offers a new standard of Latin American cuisine and nightlife to the Atlanta area.
The atmosphere, even during lunch, is what you will find at some of Miami’s trendiest restaurants. You can find all of your favorite Miami/Cuban style food favorites on the menu including Ropa Vieja (Cuban Style Ground Beef), Vaca Frita (Fried Shredded Beef), Sandwich Cubano, Tostones Rellenos and Empanadas. They also have a great selection of seafood favorites such as Camarones Batabano (Shrimp in Homemade Pineapple Bechamel Sauces). Our group all had the Roasted Chicken lunch special, which was tasty and satisfying for a decent price. The service was outstanding and very attentive.
Coco Cabana also is quickly becoming one of the area’s trendiest nightspots with free Salsa lessons and live concerts by Latin legends such as Gran Combo de Puerto Rico (who performed Friday night) and Hector Acosta. Tropicana Fridays features the best of Bachata, Salsa, Reggaeton and House with DJ Noise & DJ Kriz Stylez. Definitely come dressed to impress as the restaurant attracts the area’s hippest trendsetters who come to dance until the morning hours at Atlanta’s newest Latin Hot Spot.
Coco Cabana is located at 4073 LaVista Road, Tucker, Georgia 30084. For more information, visit CocoCabanaatl.com or call 770.771.8385.
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- Barry Stepe
Marketing and Communications Manager
DeKalb Convention & Visitors Bureau
(Note: Our dining guide is designed to offer visitors objective, suggestions for unique dining options in DeKalb County)