It’s hard to believe that it has been a full year since Caramba Café moved to the Pencil Factory Flats & Shops. The family-owned restaurant that has been thriving in Atlanta since 1988 spent its first 23 years in Virginia Highlands before moving to its current downtown digs.
The official “Pencil Factory birthday” is this Friday, February 3, and to celebrate a great year in the neighborhood, Mia and the rest of the Prieto family invite you to come in and enjoy the $5.00 “Pencil Margarita,” made with 100% agave tequila, along with their full menu of delicious Mexican food and drink.
In case you’ve never been to Caramba Cafe, the restaurant features a variety of scrumptious and affordable Mexican fare including enchiladas, burritos and a special dinner for two for diners who just can’t decide and want to sample a couple of Caramba’s best dishes. If you’re just looking for a snack to go along with your “Pencil Margarita,” the ever-energetic proprietress Mia (pictured below), told us during a visit last week that the nachos were, and I quote, “ooey gooey fabulous.” I don’t know about you, but that is EXACTLY how I like my nachos to be described!
For those of you looking for something a little less “ooey gooey,” you might find it interesting to know that Caramba offers a full Paleo diet menu every day. A Paleo (or Paleolithic) diet includes foods that were likely consumed by our Stone-Age ancestors including fish, vegetables, fruits, roots and nuts, but excluding dairy, grains, salt and refined sugar. Accordingly, Caramba’s Paleo menu features a variety of fresh salads, soups and stuffed poblano pepper dishes that are sure to satisfy your inner caveman (or cavewoman).
Caramba Café is open for lunch from 11:30am-2:30pm Monday-Friday. They are open for dinner from 5:00pm-10:00pm Monday-Thursday and 5:00pm-11:30pm on Friday and Saturday.
There is FREE parking located just behind the Café for all Pencil Factory patrons, so swing by to wish Caramba Cafe a feliz cumpleanos and check out some of the other area retailers while you’re there.