The makings of a solid night? Good grub, a strong cocktail (or three), and some dancing music. And the tapas-slinging, mojito-pouring, Latin-music-jamming Loca Luna is one place that consistently delivers on this good time trifecta.The makings of a solid night? Good grub, a strong cocktail (or three), and some dancing music. And the one place in Atlanta that consistently delivers on this good time trifecta is tapas-slinging, mojito-pouring, Latin-music-jamming crowd favorite, Loca Luna. Nestled back in Amsterdam Walk, this Midtown joint has been an ultimate party destination for 18 years. Touting nightly bachelorette parties and the occasional baby shower (maybe?), the restaurant caters to just about everyone. As a family-friendly Latin eatery that morphs into an ultralounge when the clock strikes 11, there’s no other place in the city that does what Loca Luna does.
But Loca Luna is about more than just the par-tay. It's putting out consistently delicious small plates jam-packed with traditional Latin flavors—everything from a trilogy of tuna tartare (an insanely delicious play on ahi tuna done in 3 different styles) to Spanish style short ribs (I have four words: fall off the bone). And while the food may be the star of the show, the award for best supporting cocktail goes to the mojito, whether frozen, fresh, or filled to the brim with fruit. Topping off the evening is the music. Loca Luna is the unofficial home to Orquesta MaCuba, one of the nation’s top salsa bands, and with live music every night of the week, your hips will be swaying in no time. So, skip the bar hopping. When you’ve got everything you need in one place, living la vida loca will be easier than you think.
Red Snapper Ceviche, $7
Spanish Style Ribs, $6.50
Ahi Tuna Trilogy, $8.95
Seafood Paella, $23
Tuesday, Kitchen 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Wednesday – Thursday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 5 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Sunday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Bar stays open late after the kitchen closes