Blu Cantina set to open in East Atlanta today

Blu Cantina is opening in East Atlanta. / Photo courtesy of Blu Cantina

A former Castleberry Hill Mexican restaurant has found a new home in East Atlanta.

Blu Cantina, which was located in Castleberry Hill for four years until it closed after a roof collapse in 2017, is set to open today at 1242 Glenwood Ave. SE, Eater Atlanta first reported. The restaurant replaces Tomatillos, which closed last month and also served Mexican food.

The eatery will offer a “Latin American fusion” menu, according to press release, with a family-friendly atmosphere during the day and cocktails and music later at night. Dishes will include starters such as empanadas, queso and nachos’ a variety of tacos including smoked chicken and grilled shrimp; a build your own burrito option; and fajitas. The drink menu includes several margaritas, cocktails, wine and beer, including some local selections.

“I’m thrilled that employees of both Blu Cantina and Tomatillos will have a new venue to continue to give Atlantans the service that they deserve,” owner Corrina Martinez said is the press release.

The restaurant will be open noon-2 a.m. Monday-Saturday and 3 p.m.-midnight Sunday.

1242 Glenwood Ave. SE, Atlanta. 404-254-2151,



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