One of the most talked-about subjects in our Facebook group is restaurants. MIC’s Economic Development Committee decided to visit Mableton restaurants periodically and provide some basic information about them — or in other words, “shine a spotlight” on the restaurants in our community. MIC does not endorse the restaurants; the Spotlight exists simply to introduce Mabletonians to restaurants in Mableton. This is the first of a series of Spotlights planned for cafes inside Mexican markets in Mableton. Stay tuned for more!
Date of visit: February 21, 2020
Food type: Authentic Mexican
Takeout/Delivery: Not shown on website or front windows
Location: 1245 Veterans Memorial Highway SW, Suite 43, Mableton GA 30126 (in Hawthorne Plaza)
Hours: 8:00am – 10:00pm, 7 days/week
Ambience: Super clean, fast, friendly service, straightforward authentic Mexican food
Parking: Clean and plentiful
Experience: “La Cocina” is a small café inside the supermarket (supermercado). Very casual – meals/drinks are ordered at the counter, self-seating, pick up at counter when order number on receipt is called out (in Spanish). We ordered one meal of 3 tacos: 1 fish, 1 pork, 1 shrimp; each one was served in *two* moist, warm, soft corn tortillas (nice presentation). The other meal was the Chilaquiles con Carne plate (strips of re-fried corn tortillas, sautéed with green or red salsa, topped with a fried egg, crumbled cheese, crema, a thin slab of pan-seared pork, with either red or green mole sauce beneath.) Tasty!
Suggestion: Take a stroll through the rest of Talpa; it offers a bakery (including beautiful cakes), basic grocery staples, fresh meats and seafood, dairy/cheeses, produce, a sort of “Palapas” (tiki bar), and ready-to-cook dishes.
For all the Restaurant Spotlights, click here.