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Atlanta, Norcross. Costa Del Sol now Honduran; others in the area rpt

Steve Drucker | Apr 20, 200405:22 PM

There are two Norcross branches of Costa Del Sol--one on Buford Hwy just south of Jimmy Carter, and the original on Jimmy Carter corner of Singleton.

The Singleton/Jimmy Carter location began its Honduran transformation several years ago.

I stopped in today for lunch and saw that the transformation is now complete. Gone are the speedy gonzales lunch specials. In their place is an eight page totally Honduran menu.

Tried the chicken soup (Caldo de Pollo, muy picoso i.e. spicy). Almost a half a chicken (steamed in the broth, but you can get it fried on the side--your choice), several fist sized potato chunks and squash chunks, carrot; plus a side plate of rice, curtido (vinegared cabbage slaw), pickled and fresh jalapenos, and hand made tortillas. More than any mortal can eat--I got through it by passing over the potato and rice and tortillas.

Same nice staff. I bet a bunch of the new Honduran stuff (like the tamales and seafood) and the old friends (pupusas) are still great.

Meanwhile, the old Builders Square location right nearby is getting ready to open as a Mexican mercado (both American and Mexican flags are hoisted). This is very possibly quite promising re chow. Will report in a month or so when it gets opened.

With Gaucho's (corner of Live Oak and Jimmy Carter) still here too, I may never move my office ever again!

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