Last week, we paid a much-anticipated visit to South End’s newest Tex-Mex joint, Superica. We’d heard no shortage of good things, as Atlanta has two Superica locations already.
Chef Ford Fry created a desert-y, Old-West vibe with Tex-Mex staples and a cocktail menu appropriately full of tequila.
South End’s design center became the first non-Atlanta location this spring, when the crew opened the doors at 101 West Worthington Ave. It’s a 7,000-plus-square-foot space designed by Atlanta’s Smith Hanes Studio. There’s also a communal courtyard and a spacious patio.
We started with the table-service chips and salsa, and then moved on to a pineapple-based cocktail, shrimp and snapper ceviche (an interesting take served in a tostada), tamales (a standout), tacos al pastor, and the Gulf red snapper on the bone.
There were also refrieds, spanish rice, and fresh tortillas. Bonus: everything can be served with a fried egg on top.
Though we were there for the lunch service, we’ve also heard rave reviews of the brunch menu, which includes menu items like horchata, chilaquiles, and hot cakes.
Alongside chef Kevin Maxey, also a native Texan, Ford Fry is using this latest branch of Superica to pay homage to the Tex-Mex playbook classics while also serving up more evolved dishes such as wood-grilled fajitas and shrimp tacos (always served with just-made flour tortillas). They also plan to host live music from local artists on the weekends.
All in all, this is shaping up to a versatile heavy-hitter – great for weekend brunch, a quick work lunch run, happy hour drinks, or a meal shared amongst friends.