Oakhurst is a neighborhood in Decatur, Georgia, located just east of Atlanta and slightly southwest of the Decatur Square. It's a charming neighborhood with an active central square where you will find many restaurants and bars. The area is accessible by the East Lake Marta Station.
Here are six great places to check out!
Mezcalitos is more than your average Tex-Mex restaurant. Though you'll find some familiar favorites, they also offer entrees featuring slow roasted meats, hand-rolled tamales and more. More than a few have become addicted to their signature green rice, made with a puree of spinach cilantro and poblano. The environment is another selling point, it's dark and intimate with a fun bar, Mexican decor and an array of colorful lanterns. They also have a large patio.
Don't forget to try the sangria, which has a spicy hint of cinnamon.
Matador is your typical cheap Mexican restaurant offering all the classic combos alongside a variety of tacos. Go here for a casual atmosphere, snacking on chips and salsa (the regular stuff is great but their salsa trio is worth stepping up for), pitchers of margaritas and large plates of your favorite Tex-Mex dishes. With drink specials, trivia nights and a great outdoor patio, Matador is a neighborhood standby.
Mojo serves up gigantic slices and pies for dining in or delivery at their Oakhurst outpost. Flavors range from classic to creative and the crust gets a sprinkling of sesame seeds. The outdoor patio overlooking the Square is a popular spot and often overflowing on sunny afternoons. Mojo also serves a limited pasta menu, wings, and subs.
Universal Joint (or U-Joint for short) plays the role of a neighborhood bar, a frequent gathering spot for Oakhurst residents. A large patio, comforting bar food like burgers, sandwiches and quesadillas and TVs that always have the big game make this the "Cheers" of Oakhurst.
Steinbeck's Ale House is a teeny, tiny pub with upscale bar food, a great beer selection and frequent live music. If you're lucky enough to get a table on a busy night, try out their rotating daily specials and order something you've never heard of before on draft.
Kavarna serves as the go-to coffee shop for Oakhurst, and they also serve beer, wine, and sandwiches. It's a great meeting spot for business or pleasure. Kavarna frequently has live music and displays a rotating selection of local art.