“Not your average Northside restaurant, great retro / funky atmosphere with a lot of energy.”
“Meal started out with a bad crab cake, (could smell ammonia before it got to the table) server was unimpressed that the actual crab was bad.”
“Then the bar was packed and only 1 bartender so it took forever to get some margeritas, but the margeritas were good.”
“they try to make mexican different than the greasy delicious food that is is and it's totally flavorless.”
“There are a couple of good options from the bar, the margaritias are good (especially the pomagranite) and Schlitz at $.99 a can cant be beat.”
“The atmosphere was great, with a more uptown feel in a small place bubbling with people.”
“So even though the service wasn't the greatest as our food came out same time as appetizer, the food was good and we would return for the small non-chain restaurant feel.”
“And the bad reviews were pretty accurate, food is not all that great, service is slack at best, prices were a little high for the quality I would expect from all the hype.”
whats with all the hype. Well I gave this place a shot even after reading the reviews on city search. And the bad reviews were pretty accurate, food is not all that great, service is slack at best, prices were a little high for the quality I would expect from all the hype. I have found a better spot in the Roswell area, Rojo Taqueria. It has much better service and the drinks arre inexpensive and strooong to say the least. I would recommend anyone wanting great food and service and is in the area to stop by and enjoy yourself. Football on the weekends, trivia on thursday and just a good time everyday. Check out their website at rojotaqueriacom See you there
The worst meal I've had all year. Seriously.. My direct quote after eating here: "I wish I could throw that up." It was our first time eating here. Cute place, decent margaritas and the guac was good. I ordered their fish tacos AKA the worst fish tacos I have ever tasted. They were completely bland, not special at all and the fish was pretty awful. The meal was way over-priced for the quality of food we received. Try out Ceviche in Roswell instead for truly creative Mexican.
This Place is Way Overated. Other than being in a convenient location, I was very disappointed with the quality of service I received during my first experience in this taqueria. I would compare this place with the unfriendly service that I receive when I have gone to Twisted Taco. The service was poor, the drink I had did not taste right, and my food came out cold. The atmosphere is not very friendly. I recommend the Taqueria on Holcombe Bridge Rd. called Rojo's. Their food, drinks, and friendly service is very consistant.
Best Mexican in atl. This restaurant is unequivocally the best Mexican in Atlanta. The couple who own pure are both chefs and i've been going there for three years. It is the only restaurant I'll drive to Alpharetta to go to. The food is fresh, great quality and the flavors are original and fantastic! Oh, try the crab fritters, gorditas, fish tacos and sopes And the flan!!
Worst food. Went there with a group of people from work. Worst Mexican food on earth. The cheese dip was the only decent thing, but then again, how hard is it to screw up melted cheese. I will never go back there. If you want good Mexican food go to Tampico on Haines Bridge Road
Once a filling station, Pure Taqueria adds gas to Alpharetta's casual dining scene..
Simple decor-laminate tables, chrome accents and an open kitchen-create a bustling atmosphere. Youthful servers deliver orange-kissed margaritas and mojitos which are paired with Mexican dishes, such as a hamburger topped with avocado, pickled jalapenos and queso Chihuahua. Menu highlights include lightly battered tilapia tacos with poblano slaw and posole, stewed pork with hominy, green chile and cilantro. For dessert, the buttermilk flan seved with diced strawberries is a light and refreshing choice.
Awful service..Spilled drink..no remorse - absolutely awful!.
Drive almost 40 miles to have lunch here with my son. Have been to Pure before and service was decent. Sunday afternoon was different. Young waitress mixed up our drinks - then proceeded to spill a can of coke completely into my son's lap - soaked his shorts and shirt (had an Iphone in his shorts pocket)..Half-hearted apology and gave him napkins to wipe up.
We could have lived with that. Until the waitress apparently started telling the other waitstaff what had happened, and they found it funny. Several hispanic waiters started laughing and pointing at my son as I was on the way to the restroom, at which point I stopped and asked them if they thought someone being doused in a drink was funny. They just looked at me with a blank expression and just sort of "shrugged."
We informed the waitress we were leaving (without ordering a meal) and on the way out I did tell the manager what had happened. The fact that the staff thought it was funny was what bothered me the most.
The manager said she "would speak with them" after I pointed out the individuals who apparently had a laught at my son's expense.
She then turned and walked away from me and let us walk out the door with nothing more than "sorry."
Bad experience and I will not be back.
Amazingly Fresh Food and Upbeat Atmosphere. Sounds like Mr. Poopy Pants needs to grow up. I agree that the owner should have been more sympathetic and genuinely concerned (FYI Pure Owner: consulting upset customers is the way to keep their business) but he/she should have asked for a refund or requested just-compensation. People can get sick at any restaurant, so that does not justify trashing an awesomely consistent dinning experience. The corn tacos are always filled with fresh fish and the varieties of salsa gives reason to my Chips & Salsa obsession. This is one of my family favs and the colorful ambiance creates an upbeat experience. Parking can be annoying, but valley is available at dinner. Needless to say?a little walk will do you good after overindulging in excellence. YUM!
Violently ill. One phrase: Got violently ill after eating here. Yes, I ate at this establishment and within 1-2 hours I started to feel very awkward and uneasy. This was the only meal I ate (it was lunch time). I experienced severe diareah and throwing up the day of, and then 48 hours after, still experienced cramping, headache, and overall sickness. I contacted the manager of the restaurant and she immediately denied that this could have been her food, because "she has been open for over 2 years". I asked her at a minimum for a refund of the meal I paid for and she advised that she would have to look into it and call me back the next day. Still no phone call. Also, she'd had to confirm if "anyone else" called in and said they got sick. So, the message to me was that if nobody else called in to say they too got sick, then I was just sh** out of luck. Needless to say, I will NEVER eat there, nor recommend the place, and will be sure to let others know my horrible customer service experience and illness experience. I will also be filing a complaint with the Health Dept.
Get the unique, trendy feel of being at a fabulous restaurant in Midtown but stay in Alpharetta. We are lucky to have such a hip joint so far outside the Perimeter. Pure, named "Pure" because it used to be a gas station / garage, has been ingeniously converted to a trendy, little restaurant near old-town Alpharetta. Unless you get there before 5:00 on any weeknight, expect to wait before you're seated and expect to have to pay the valey guy or walk a long distance from a nearby parking lot. I went there on a Friday night and had to wait 2 hours for a table. The Texas margaritas are serious - I've never been able to drink more than two. The food menu is quite original. If you're willing to try different meats such as black forest ham or tongue, there are plenty of options for you. I usually get the sauteed fish to stay on the lighter side (it's listed on the daily specials, but it's consistently there), but the chicken and cheese quesadilla in corn-masa turnover is oh-so-good (it comes out looking like it's deep-fried). And if you really feel like splurging, order the queso fundido (melted chihuahua cheese & poblano peppers With chorizo) for an appetizer. And if there's any way to save room for dessert, do yourself a favor and order the pastel tres leches with sliced strawberries. It goes down like water. The food and drinks will not disappoint. Just don't get your hopes up for a quiet evening. The music is extremely loud - too loud for me and I'm in my early 20's. Expect a wait and to have to pay the valet guy unless you don't mind walking from the city lot. I've tried all of Chris and Michele Sedgwick's restaurants (Pure Taqueria, VG Bistro (formerly Van Gogh's), Vinny's on Windward, Aspens Signature Steaks, and Theo's Brother's Bakery), and they're all top-notch.
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