The Huachinango--a dish featuring whole red snapper--is one of the more traditional Mexican dishes available at Tequila's Town. — Photo courtesy of Tequila's Town
Sure, you can find fajitas, burritos and chimichangas at every Mexican restaurant in Savannah. But if you’re craving something more authentic, like sopes, molletes or grouper cerviche, then head to Tequila’s Town, the newest addition to the Historic District’s dining scene.
Of course Tequila’s Town, owned by the family behind popular Cuban restaurant Rancho Alegre, still serves Tex-Mex favorites, but they kick it up a notch by giving traditional dishes an interesting twist. Guacamole is made tableside in a molcajete–a lava dish that resembles an oversized mortar. The enchiladas can be customized with your choice of Suizas (a tomatillo cream sauce), mole (a bitter chocolate-based sauce) or ranchero sauce. The Oaxaca fajitas combine grilled asada steak or chicken, chorizo, grilled onions and peppers, and Oaxaca cheese.
The menu also boasts some fancier fare, such as garlic- and chipotle-buttered shrimp and Siete Mares–a combination of mussels, clams, squid, shrimp and fish simmered in a chipotle Creole sauce. Those on a budget can eat like a king by ordering one of Tequila’s Town’s street tacos, including the Tacos de la Casa, three soft tacos filled with grilled asada steak, carnitas or chicken for just $8.
Tequila’s Town’s fully-stocked bar features more than 30 brands of premium tequila and a good selection of wine from locales such as Argentina and Chile.
The family-friendly eatery, located on Whitaker Street in the heart of Downtown Savannah, has a rustic-meets-modern interior with weathered wooden floors, an exposed ceiling, and simple wooden tables and chairs.