Tara Humata Mexican Grill & Tequila Bar

Tara Humata sounds like a word from the Disney movie The Lion King, but it’s actually a very hip Mexican Grill and Tequila Bar in Roswell, GA.

I am no foodie, but I can tell you that this place has unique Mexican food choices at a reasonable price, and the scene was more upscale and classy than your average Mexican chain restaurants.

Glass chandeliers and art took the ambiance to a higher level.  There is a large bar area, outdoor seating, and a divided dining room. My girlfriend and I ate lunch there and I loved how they bring the salsa in a cold pewter cup — so fresh. The chips were delicious, crisp, thin, and had that homemade texture as opposed to that just-dumped-out-a-bag-of-Tostados feel.

I hear from other scoopers that the nighttime is much more of a “scene” with live music, but we had an enjoyable lunch in a relatively busy restaurant for a Wednesday afternoon. The servers were attentive and our water glasses were always refilled.

I wish I could have enjoyed their margaritas that day, as their tequila selection is overwhelming with 150 choices. Jezebel Magazine in summer 2010 listed the restaurant as #46 favorite and I agree, even without being under the influence of tequila!

The Tara Humata Roswell location is in the cute setting of Crabapple Crossing. If you’re there for lunch, pop over to the gift store Carta Bella. This upscale store was filled with unique giftables and had a fabulous sale rack with designer name brands reduced for a steal. Then go check out their farmers market at 3:00 p.m. — tell them Scoop sent you!