Chamblee, GA

Antiguo Lobo, Mexican Restaurant with Tequila Bar in Chamblee

Amy Cheribelle

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ATLANTA, GA—Antiguo Lobo, a Mexican restaurant with a tequila bar owned by Jess Oate Jr., has opened on Peachtree Road in historic downtown Chamblee. Antiguo Lobo ("old wolf") pays tribute to his late father with a menu that includes delicacies from all around Mexico.

Antiguo Lobo, which is located in a former antiques store, is designed to look like many of the eateries where Oate Jr. grew up, with vintage-inspired booths and bar seating, as well as sarape designs on the walls, benches, and other decor features.

A mural devoted to his father runs along the rear wall of the dining room and includes images from his father's life, including his first car in America, a 1977 Pontiac Can-Am. In front of the building, Antiguo Lobo has a big open-air terrace.

Anticipate foods like Molcajete El Monstruo (steak, chicken, or shrimp served in a volcanic rock mortar), enchiladas verdes, pollo al mole, street corn, aguachile, also a variety of tacos served in freshly prepared corn tortillas. Oate Jr.'s cocktails focus on margaritas and other drinks made with agave-based liquor like mezcal, as he is a qualified tequila expert and certified Master mezcalier.

In 1971, Jess Oate Sr. traveled from Jalisco to the United States and built his first restaurant in Chamblee. Afterward, he had five Monterrey restaurants, an El Sombrero site, the Lazy Donkey, and eight El Ranchero restaurants in Georgia.

Oate Jr. took in his father's footsteps, working in one of the family's Monterrey restaurants in Smyrna before opening his own Zapata in Norcross, Taqueria on Broad in Atlanta, and Monterrey of Marietta.

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