Georgia native Chance Evans is arguably the most successful restaurateur in Atlanta. He hasn’t franchised nor expanded choosing instead to make sure his one restaurant remains unique and first-class. Evans developed his love of Mexico during his frequent travels there while employed with the Coca-Cola Company in the 1960s. He visits Mexico often to this day, a practice apparent by the restaurant’s flair and décor, a menagerie of items hand-picked during his visits.
Chance Evans is a classic example of the cliché, “do what you love and the success will follow.”
He invites you to come in and taste what he loves about Mexico. Recommended dishes are the Brisket Barbacoa, Chicken Mole (mo-lay), over-stuffed poblano Chili Rellenos, and the most recent menu additions- Lobster or Fish (grilled salmon) Tacos. Nuevo Laredo Cantina: cult Mexican for die-hard fans.
Nuevo Laredo Cantina was opened in Summer of 1992 by owner Chance Evans. A lover of Mexico, its food and culture, he first brought authentic Mexican fare to Atlanta in the 1980s when he opened the U.S. Bar Y Grill. Evans opened Nuevo Laredo Cantina in its campy, off-the-beaten-path location with the sole intention of offering authentic, home-cooked Mexican food to the lunch patrons of the surrounding industries. But word quickly got around and before he knew it, the dinner crowd soon surpassed the already healthy lunch business. It only took a year before Nuevo Laredo Cantina won it’s first “Best of Atlanta” award by Atlanta Magazine. The restaurant has won this award (among others including the coveted “Zagat Award of Distinction”) every year to date since then.
The formula is simple: serve the best, fresh, authentic Mexican fare at a reasonable price by an attentive staff in a casual environment.
Come in and see why Texans and Southern Californians say, “I’ve finally found a great Mexican Restaurant in Atlanta.”