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Taco Mac - Perimeter
Taps: 100 / Bottles: 200
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
1211 Ashford Crossing
phone: (678) 336-1381
(Place added by: Jason on 01-17-2008)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 15
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
The food was really good but the manager that I spoke with was rude as hell. I was upset because I ordered the chicken finger dinner and my friend ordered the kids chicken finger dinner. We practically got the same meal except he got cookies yet I was paying $3 more. The waiter offered nothing to help and I had to ask for the manager twice before he walks over and says "What!" Really? I wasn't even being rude. Oh but he was, and he walked off after just a few minutes of talking to me. Yes, just walked off, and yes, I was talking (and I insist I was not being rude). I also ordered a top shelf long island ice tea and the drink I got was weaker and more watered down than I get when I order the cheap drink! Definitely won't be going back. $3 isn't that serious but I work in customer service and I refuse to be treated that way.
04-06-2012 00:48:15 |
More by asams
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 1 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$
This Taco Mac location is worse than most, when it comes to (1) service and (2) their beer list being up-to-date.
I've been to a bunch of Taco Macs in the Atlanta and Athens areas, and most of them seem to be pretty bad about actually having all the beers on their list (which is apparently updated about once a month). But the Perimeter location is the worst I've seen.
Their service is frequently mind-bogglingly bad. They appear to employ about a hundred 16- to 22-year-old servers, hosts, etc., but it's a rare thing to get waited on attentively. Actually, I think their overstaffing -- at least 25 people working the floor at once -- HURTS their speed of service, as it leads to multiple clusters of Taco Mac employees just hanging out and shooting the breeze instead of checking on their tables.
Service at the bar, which was formerly reliable, has devolved to the level of the wait staff. Most damningly, at least half of the bartenders at this location have only a faint pretense of beer knowledge. I overheard one of them recommending Blue Moon to a customer who asked for something "similar to St. Bernardus Abt 12" (which they once stocked in bottles, but no longer carry at this location).
Speaking of which, if you visited this particular Taco Mac in 2010 and came back in late 2011 expecting the same beer selection, you'd be in for a sad surprise. They're now wasting their massive cooler (and much of their tap space) on BMC crap and other "exotic" beers that are only a half-step away from BMC. My understanding is that this is because they failed to do enough volume to turn over the craft beers they used to stock. While I can understand that from a business perspective, doing away with the entirety of the above-average portion of their beer list puts this location on par with Chili's or Applebee's (if those chains carried ten times more variations of Budweiser, Sapporo, and Miller High Life).
The location itself is great, which means the restaurant is in no danger of shutting down due to a lack of repeat business. And, sure, I've been there once or twice and had a good experience. But as a beer bar, this place is now really, really bad. I wish they'd get it together, because we really need a place with a good beer selection in this part of town.
01-07-2012 03:00:12 |
More by UGADawgGuy
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$$
I've been to this place a few times, so this review is based upon multiple visits. The atmosphere is loud and crowded. TV's of all shapes and sizes litter the establishment. Service is pretty bad. Bunch of high school kids who don't know shit about the beer menu. Order while your server is at the table the first time, otherwise you won't get your beer for 10 to 15 minutes. Further, the beer list is typically not up to date. I have ordered a couple of beers and separate occasions and I have been told that they are out even though they were on the menu. Good selection. Food is typical bar food. The wings are the best thing this place has going for it. This place is a little expensive. Just looking over the menu had the typical "good stuff" such as Heineken, Corona and Bass going at a premium - ie $5.50 for a pint of Corona Light. A glass of Ruination was about $6.00.
Overall, good place to go meet friends who aren't BA's since it has something for everyone. Just be prepared to wait for your drink.
04-05-2009 22:03:10 |
More by jdubjacket
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.25 | selection: 3 | food: 2 | $$
My second Taco Mac experience- I stopped here for an after-lunch beer after checking out the nearby Total Wine.
Average and generic inside and out, but bigger than you would think once you step inside. The bar is quite massive (I like that) and there are enough tables to feed a college marching band.
It's all about sports and TV's here, but there's still a good time to be had with brews and good company at the bar. The usual shit-ton-of-taps (100), with lots of locals (such as six Sweetwater and five Terrapin) but of course (this being Taco Mac) nothing really outstanding.
What annoyed me is that several of the best taps had kicked the night before my visit, and even though they have the courtesy to print a draft-update sheet, it still blows. I ordered Your Black Heart and Boulevard Double Wide and both were gone. Irritating.
I settled for a Terrapin Hopsecutioner. Fine.
Service was erratic, kinda crappy. Bartender was on and off, gone and not always around. At both Taco Mac locations I've been to, I got the feeling that folks there don't really enjoy their jobs.
On my second visit, I tried some food... queso wasn't thawed and so hard, boneless chicken wings are more like McDonald's chicken nuggets.
Not terrible overall, but certainly not great... or even half good.
01-03-2013 02:28:16 |
More by DoubleSimcoe
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
It's all about the wings. They're pretty good. The food rating only applies to the wings. There's a large beer selection, but it never really changes for the better. Whoever chooses their beer should be working at McDonald's. How could you have that many mediocre selections? Don't expect anything exciting, new, or out of the norm. I've been to bars with less than 10 taps that had a better selection.
I suppose the business model works due to the clientele, yuppies drinking Coors Light in their suits after work. They also have several very handsome bartenders that keep the young women coming back. They know their beer too. My last visit showed about 12 or 13 IPAs on tap, the same ones there a month before when I was there.
I did notice that Aprihop had just run out.
I swear I'm not going back. The worst of the Taco Macs in the metro area for beer.
04-09-2011 04:12:15 |
More by airheadmtrcycle
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
Pros - Very good beer selection. Staff behind the bar knowledgeable about selection.
Cons - Loud. Crowded. Clueless waitstaff. Loud.
Came here on a Thursday night and had a 30 -45 min wait for a table. Bar was full with folks standing (not quite two deep). Beer selection was enough to stay. Prices were reasonable. If I knew of a quieter place to go in the area with as good a selection, I'd have gone. The place is too loud and crowed for my tastes. Overall the food is marginally better than average. The beer does make up for it, thought, and, honestly, I there for the beer. Would I go back? Maybe early in the week if I could sit at the bar.
07-06-2009 22:36:08 |
More by LittleDon
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Not a lot of vibe at Taco Mac, simply put to me it's a sports bar with a very good beer selection. And if in Atlanta you should be close to one of the locations and they are all pretty much the same.
It's a great place to watch games with TV's everywhere and always seems to be crowded. This leads to slower service, though not bad service.
The food is typical sports bar fare, not bad but not impressive either.
It's a great place to go with a group as there is something to eat for everyone. And I can have good beer and others can have swill or liquor.
01-22-2009 16:18:36 |
More by tigerpaws
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$$
Went last night after school (and Mellow Mushroom closed)
Fairly crowded for a Tuesday night, we sat outside on the patio so that the smokers could get their fix (gross). It took a while for the servers to find us, we ended up just going in to the bar to order
I enjoyed it, it was my first time to Taco Mac, and I got a Passport Card. My first 3 choices were out (including 60min IPA) but eventually i settled on Heavy Seas Loose Cannon (which i didn't realize was going to come in a 12 ounce "wine glass" - bummer... for $7). The guy next to me at the bar was giving me crap for it.
My next beer was a Breckenridge Vanilla Porter which was delicious (even though their menu listed it wrong 7.4% vs 4.7%)
Location is an outdoor mall... like Collierville, TN or Southlake, TX
I felt lost in the parking lot on the way in
04-23-2008 15:03:29 |
More by areyoukind
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
This is my second Taco Mac experience. The quantity of taps is THE reason why I go to Taco Mac. The Brew-niversity club is pretty cool too! The selection can be a bit overwhelming, but I'll get over it. The food seems to be reasonably priced, but I find it to be somewhat average. I would much rather go to another restaurant and go here for the beer. Inevitably, I will be coming back when I have guests in town or if I have buddies that would like to give it a try.
12-04-2013 01:27:27 |
More by khargro2
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Very much like all other Taco Mac locations. Went on a Friday night to watch a Thrasher's away game with a group of friends. Very crowded, very loud..plenty of TVs. Service was good especially for how crowded and busy it was and how rowdy my table was..server busted her butt.
Beer selection is pretty much the same as all other Macs..they've got the wall of taps and then a good bottle selection. Overall if you've been to one..they are much the same..
Food here was good (had the wings)..a good location overall...if you want a good beer and to hang with friends..it's good place to be
01-20-2008 16:20:04 |
More by meechum
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