Chido and Padre's

4.4
145 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Chido and Padre’s celebrates Baja Mexico’s fresh, coastal cuisine while bringing the fun festive atmosphere back to Buckhead. Our elevated fare includes fresh seafood and mesquite grilled meats paired with bold, authentic flavors from Mexico. Our cocktails are hand-crafted with fresh squeezed juices with flavors inspired by Mexican artists and damn good tequila. FRESH. FUN. CURIOUS. Chido and Padre are the personification of the notion that opposites attract. Chido is the mischievous risk taker while Padre is the do-gooder voice of reason. Together they are the perfect pair; a unique blend that just works. We can all relate to both friends, but which one will you be tonight?
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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Garlic does not always make food taste better

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M
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I would recommend Chido and Padre's...however, I had some major issues the night we dined there.
I will preface this with
1. I was very tired and we didn't get there til 9PM
2. It was the Saturday night before St. Patrick's Day.
That said, I found the restaurant particularly noisy--to the point it was uncomfortable for me.
The food was good, but I didn't find there was a huge selection. I was hoping to get either quesadillas or fajitas, and I was surprised that neither were on the menu. What I did get though were the fish tacos and they were yummy. Perhaps on a "normal" night I would have enjoyed my experience more, but for my first visit, I found it just "ok".

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s
Atlanta
59 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Heather does a great job

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

The quality of the food wasn’t the same as my first visit.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & service!

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Brought my boyfriend here for his birthday. The food was ok but the drinks were definitely the selling point. They were good and strong.

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KT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait staff was so knowledgeable, great recommendations and made the night fun.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and food!

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EL
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my daughter 20th Birthday🎉🎊Dinner. Great service and the food is delicious. Our waiter and hostess checked on us to see if everything was good. Definitely will be back in the future.

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RS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

drinks are good, food is terrible. Not sure I would recommend to any else ever again.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Poor service, dirty table, sub par food

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding food and very good margaritas. New go to higher end Mexican in Atlanta. We loved the restaurant. Service was very good and attentive. Will repeat often!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful experience. The food is great. Sasha, our waiter, was awesome.

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DW
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Only Friday or a Saturday Night is one of their busy night this place can not keep your reservations when you make them they were have you waiting almost over an 1 to 2 hours just to be seated when you make a reservation

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Had a reservation for 8:45, weren’t seated until 9:30. It was a busy night, but service was terrible. Probably won’t be returning.

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JW
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michael the Manager was fantastic. Tyler the bartender also fantastic. AWESOME SERVICE and food quality.

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a
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Bano was dirty and smelly, service was very slow.

Nice personnel.

Food was tasty, soup warm not hot, tacos not warm.

6/10

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H
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience and food!!! My parents loved it!! Mimosas fairly pricey compared to food price but overall we had a great time!

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GT
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Love this place. Food is great, service was excellent and Happy Hour fantastic. Gets quite loud though so if you want to have a conversation you’ll need to find a booth to sit in.

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MJ
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Loud, strange service and poor entrees. Chicken had bones and gristle all through it. In tacos, enchiladas. Terrible.

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FS
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was terrible and it wasn't that busy. They messed up the drink orders. We ordered a couple more cocktails and they never came so we gave up. We asked repeatedly for water refills. Our food orders were wrong and they lost one order. The food was good but not worth the hassle of service.

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LP
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything we had to eat here was delicious - the Blue Corn Tlayuda was SO good - it was sort of like a pizza with a tortilla/black bean base and delicious toppings. The brisket tamales and fish tacos were really good - lots of interesting flavors. And the house margarita was really good - and a great deal at happy hour! Service was a little slow, it was very crowded at happy hour, but our server was very pleasant and offered great suggestions.

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C
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time and won’t be the last. The service was great and the food even better. The pork belly tacos are amazing. The manager came to our table to see how everything was which we appreciated. We were there for brunch and definitely want to come back for happy hour or dinner as it seemed to be a fun atmosphere. Lots of outdoor patio dining when weather gets nice. Highly recommend!!

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M
Atlanta
49 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

It will be much better when they start serving good Chardonnay like they do with liquor.

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OE
Birmingham
14 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food is amazing! The issues we had was they ran out of salsa and didn't receive any at our table until just as we were about to leave. The server apologized but still, how does a Mexican restaurant known for its salsa run out? Also it was really loud for dinner, I dont mind some music but we had to tell at each other across the tavle.

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OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Love the happy hour.

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Very nice decor and ambiance. Great service! Food was delicious and drinks were great. Had their margarita!

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OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic margaritas! Friendly service and delicious food. We will most certainly return

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LG
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed my first time coming for lunch. The only (and I mean only) thing I can suggest for the restaurant is to work on the ceviche dish (no flavor). Other than that, salsa/guac and cocktails were delish! The service was outstanding. Seriously! I didn’t expect it from a very casual and chic spot! I would definitely come back (preferably happy hour)!

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AD
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Not coming back.
Very disappointed.
Even with a reservation we had to wait.
Service was terrible.
Drinks were inconsistent.
Food was cold!
The decore is beautiful, but that's it.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I had a great experience! They switched my boyfriend and I’s order but both managers came over and apologized, and let us take the mix up home to go! The food was great and good for your money.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service!

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AC
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the service and atmosphere. Food was average.

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AM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, ambiance. Fun on New Year’s Eve with the dancing, DJ and champagne toast at midnight

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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, helpful and friendly server and no complaints here! We will be back. :)

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Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great food, nice atmosphere and super service. Best meal I have had in Atlanta.

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Savannah
30 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Table was set but dirty. Plate dirty. Mediocre menu. Less than mediocre food. Very small tacos. Tasteless guacamole. Best thing was hot chips and salsa. No reason to go back. Would not recommend to anyone.

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G
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was very interactive and the manager came by to see how was the meal and service . Great food and service, will be back. Love the free hot coco station in the back.

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ML
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

We used to love this place but it has gotten complacent. Plates are expensive and contain a lot of cheap fillers, food is served lukewarm, service is absent including a bored management. It is our second bad experience in a row - we’re out! Buckhead has too many better options...

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TZ
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time, every time!

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