To kick off Patch's "Best of" series, we asked readers to vote for their favorite place for Latin American food.
The polls are closed and the votes are in, and the winner is: Zapata.
Receiving the most votes in the poll, is settled in Historic Downtown Norcross and offers much more than just the notorious chips-and-salsa standard. With Mayan and Aztec flourishes, the restaurant's menu has exquisite signature dishes such as the Molcajetes stew and the Sopes Haustecos. The atmosphere is fittingly festive and adds that Latin American flair without overdoing it.
"We're glad for that honor, especially since it was voted by our peers," said Victor Ponce, manager of Zapata. "I think we were voted best because of our atmosphere and our authentic Mexican uniqueness."
As for the other contestants in the Best of: Latin American Restaurants poll, Mojito's came at a close second with 25 percent of the vote, followed by Don Pedro Mexican Restaurant with 15 percent. Lupitas owned 10 percent of the poll, and Las Tortas Locas, Mi Pilon and Natarica Grill all had 5 percent each.
Next week's topic is Best Places to Work Out, so if you've got a favorite that you want to see on the list, say it in the comments.