Describing themselves as “hip, loud, sophisticated and fun,” PURE Taqueria Brookhaven is one of six locations in Atlanta. Located near a large, upscale shopping area, the restaurant features a beautiful roof top patio and a large sitting area with a spacious outdoor patio.
The original PURE Taqueria opened in Alpharetta, Georgia at the site of an abandoned 1920’s era Pure Fuel Oil station. A sense of that vintage style has been adopted in the Brookhaven location as well in décor and design with plenty of seating both indoors and outdoors.
PURE Taqueria has an upscale, hip vibe to it while managing to keep a traditional Mexican taste in their dishes. The menu offers extensive choices, including Tacos, Fajitas, Burritos, and Cuban Sandwiches. Specialties include Ensalada de Pescado (Fried Fish and Salad), Carne a la Parrilla (Grilled Hanger Steak), and Pollo con Tequila y Limon (Grilled Chicken Breast with tequila-lime cream sauce), to name a few.
For starters, I began with Queso Fundido with Chorizo (chihuahua, oaxaca, jack cheeses, poblano pepper and chorizo). The deep ceramic dish was filled with melted cheese and spicy chorizo. I made tacos with flour tortillas they provided and it was delicious. This was my first time tasting this traditional Mexican dish and I have to say I was impressed.
Next, I had the Camarones a la Parrilla entrée, which included grilled chile-crusted shrimp, corn masa cakes, guacamole, pico de gallo, and charred tomatillo salsa. The large, grilled shrimp were simply delicious and the plate was very filling. All the different ingredients complemented each other beautifully and were blended in a refreshing mix of sauces. Another one of my recommendations is to try one of their typical Mexican dishes, Quesadillas de Pollo y Queso, which are corn-masa turnovers with chipotle chicken, fundido cheese, salsa verde, lettuce, sour cream and guacamole. They have a variety of salsas available upon request to add a little spice to any dish.
Of course, PURE Taqueria also has an extensive bar list with a large variety of Margaritas and Cocktails, with mixed flavors for everybody. The roof top patio is an ideal setting to enjoy a cool Margarita on a warm Georgia summer night.
3589 Durden Drive, Atlanta, GA 30319 | (770) 452.7873