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Best Cheap Eats BOA Award Winner

Eats
600 Ponce de Leon Ave. 404-888-9149 It's seriously hard to find a decent inexpensive meal in Atlanta these days. EATS has been around about 15 years - long enough that it was there before Ponce de Leon became the kind of place that would host a Home Depot and Whole Foods. The restaurant serves excellentmore...
600 Ponce de Leon Ave. 404-888-9149 It's seriously hard to find a decent inexpensive meal in Atlanta these days. EATS has been around about 15 years - long enough that it was there before Ponce de Leon became the kind of place that would host a Home Depot and Whole Foods. The restaurant serves excellent jerk chicken, lemon-pepper chicken and pasta dishes. What's more, the vegetables - especially the corn and collards - are terrific. The atmosphere is ... well, they remodeled the men's room this year. It looks great! less...

Best cheap eats BOA Award Winner

Eats

Best Cheap Eats BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Eats

Best Cheap Eats BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Cantina La Casita
East Atlanta lucked out last year when CANTINA LA CASITA opened, serving wonderful, cheap Mexican food in a friendly dive-bar setting. La Casita is a great place for a cheap but fun date, or to spend a summer evening getting drunk on the patio with a group of friends. We especially love the enchiladasmore...
East Atlanta lucked out last year when CANTINA LA CASITA opened, serving wonderful, cheap Mexican food in a friendly dive-bar setting. La Casita is a great place for a cheap but fun date, or to spend a summer evening getting drunk on the patio with a group of friends. We especially love the enchiladas with red sauce ($5.85), the pork tacos ($2.35) and the $4 margaritas ($2.50 on Mondays). The kid’s beans and rice is hard to beat for $1.75. The staff is a reflection of the neighborhood — tattooed, friendly, and full of personality. less...

Best Cheap Eats BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Food Court at Chinatown Mall
Got a hankering for a giant bowl of brothy seafood noodles? How about some soy-lacquered duck that melts in your mouth? The FOOD COURT AT CHINATOWN SQUARE offers six outstanding fast-food spots to satiate your Asian cravings for right around $7. Yanmi Yanmi offers a quirky Chinese take on Japanese dishes,more...

Got a hankering for a giant bowl of brothy seafood noodles? How about some soy-lacquered duck that melts in your mouth? The FOOD COURT AT CHINATOWN SQUARE offers six outstanding fast-food spots to satiate your Asian cravings for right around $7. Yanmi Yanmi offers a quirky Chinese take on Japanese dishes, while some of the best green onion pancakes can be had at China Kitchen. All wonton soup should be like Ocean Garden’s. Hong Kong Barbecue’s display of mahogany-skinned roasted birds will make you drip and drool. Chongqing Hot Pot specializes in what its name suggests — a Chinese meat and vegetable broth fondue. Trouble deciding? Close your eyes and pick a spot. You can’t miss.
5383 New Peachtree Road, Chamblee. 770-458-6600.

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Best Cheap Eats BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Eats

Best Cheap Eats BOA Award Winner

Eats

Best Cheap Eats BOA Award Winner

Year » 2004
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Siam Square
Careful attention and a stylish eye lend SIAM SQUARE an air of sophistication most inexpensive restaurants simply don't have. Pair that with the chef's finely tuned sense of balance with texture and flame-raising chili spice, and you have a surprisingly affordable winner. With house specialties suchmore...
Careful attention and a stylish eye lend SIAM SQUARE an air of sophistication most inexpensive restaurants simply don't have. Pair that with the chef's finely tuned sense of balance with texture and flame-raising chili spice, and you have a surprisingly affordable winner. With house specialties such as soft-shell crab with a trio of saucy, pulse-quickening curries ringing in right at $12, and many other dishes priced under $10, this Smyrna eatery has quickly become a favorite not just with Thai cuisine enthusiasts, but local chefs as well. "1995 Windy Hill Road, Suite 5, Smyrna. 770-333-1700." less...

Best Cheap Eats BOA Award Winner

Year » 2004
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Eats

Best Overall Cheap Eats BOA Award Winner

Year » 2003
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Taqueria Del Sol
You can set your watch by the noontime crowds that line up at the two locations of TAQUERIA DEL SOL six days a week. TDS sets the standard for cheap eats in this city. The food is yummy and the price is right. Everyone's got a favorite taco - we're partial to the Memphis pork and fish variations (andmore...
You can set your watch by the noontime crowds that line up at the two locations of TAQUERIA DEL SOL six days a week. TDS sets the standard for cheap eats in this city. The food is yummy and the price is right. Everyone's got a favorite taco - we're partial to the Memphis pork and fish variations (and at two bucks apiece, you can afford to experiment to find your own fave). To mix things up, try a cheese-laden enchilada with pork green chili or beef red chili sauce, or a cup of shrimp corn chowder. A shelf full of high-end tequila in fun and funky bottles beckons if you feel the urge to splurge. "1200 Howell Mill Road, 404-352-5811, and 359 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, 404-377-7668. www.taqueriadelsol.com" less...

Best Cheap Eats BOA Award Winner

Year » 2003
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Eats

Best Cheap Eats BOA Award Winner

Year » 2002
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Eats

Best Cheap Eats BOA Award Winner

Year » 2002
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Taqueria Del Sol
The lengthy lines winding out the front doors of these two airy taco joints tell you everything you need to know about TAQUERIA DEL SOL: The food is great and the cost is minimal. Creative tacos, including Memphis barbecue and fried tilapia with jalapeno mayo, cost $2 a piece. The guacamole is chunky,more...
The lengthy lines winding out the front doors of these two airy taco joints tell you everything you need to know about TAQUERIA DEL SOL: The food is great and the cost is minimal. Creative tacos, including Memphis barbecue and fried tilapia with jalapeno mayo, cost $2 a piece. The guacamole is chunky, the turnip greens have a piquant kick, and the salsas are fresh and zippy. And don't forget your frozen margarita. "1200 Howell Mill Road. 404-352-5811; 359 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur. 404-377-7668. www.taqueriadelsol.com." less...

Best Cheap Eats BOA Award Winner

Eats

Best Cheap Eats BOA Award Winner

Santo Domingo
5310 Buford Highway 770-452-3939 At few places can you get more food for your money than at Santo Domingo. Buford Highway's diminutive Dominican Republic restaurant has few frills but remains generous with delicious Caribbean-style staples such as yuca, plantains and arroz y frijoles. The sancochomore...
5310 Buford Highway 770-452-3939 At few places can you get more food for your money than at Santo Domingo. Buford Highway's diminutive Dominican Republic restaurant has few frills but remains generous with delicious Caribbean-style staples such as yuca, plantains and arroz y frijoles. The sancocho soup and chicken roasted with onions are reliable, but Santo Domingo's specialties are its hearty varieties of stews, from pork to fried chicken to savory goat (don't be scared), which arrive in portions so massive they essentially provide a second meal's worth of leftovers, for the price of a single plate. less...

Best Cheap Eats BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Eats
This place is perfect when you're down and out. Steer yourself to either the pasta counter or the chicken (jerk or lemon pepper) and veggie counter. Choose your pasta and sauce and opt for a topping or, alternatively, order the chicken plate, which comes with a half chicken, black beans, rice and cornmore...
This place is perfect when you're down and out. Steer yourself to either the pasta counter or the chicken (jerk or lemon pepper) and veggie counter. Choose your pasta and sauce and opt for a topping or, alternatively, order the chicken plate, which comes with a half chicken, black beans, rice and corn bread. You may also order the chicken by itself and add on good ol' sides like collard greens, baby lima beans and baked sweet potato. less...

Best Cheap Eats BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Your DeKalb Farmers Market
The DeKalb Farmer's Market has a pool of resources unlike just about any other, and its cafeteria has plenty to show for it. The in-grocery repertoire includes a salad bar, meat, taters, tubers and vegetables, sandwiches, wraps, fresh breads, freshly made juices, soups and ethnic dishes galore. Whatmore...
The DeKalb Farmer's Market has a pool of resources unlike just about any other, and its cafeteria has plenty to show for it. The in-grocery repertoire includes a salad bar, meat, taters, tubers and vegetables, sandwiches, wraps, fresh breads, freshly made juices, soups and ethnic dishes galore. What the eating area lacks in atmosphere, (and oh it does lack) the abundance of damn good cheap food makes up for. This is one grub line that's worth a gander. less...
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