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268 E. Paces Ferry Rd. NE (Peachtree Rd.) Send to Phone
Carvel Grant Gould has come over from Canoe to take charge of the kitchen at this bright, vibrant tapas bar. Her sense of spicy Latino and Spanish cuisine is generally on target.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED ¡Che! Tapas & Rum Bar Restaurant Review

: ¡Che! works hard at being hip and achieves a flashy, lively, funky and fun atmosphere within while the generous patio dining offers perhaps the best seats in the house. The drinks line-up appeals to this thirty-something trend-setting audience but the wine list, while not extensive, is adventurous. Spain and Latin America are the chief sources for both the wine and the food. While the entrées are tempting and well priced---wicked cheap for Buckhead---the tapas are the main draw. You'll find imported Spanish chorizo and Serrano ham sliced gossamer thin and arranged with care on a plate. Our favorite, though, may well be the ¡Che! version of pan amb tomaquet, with the thin Serrano lying lazily on crusty good bread. Crab-filled empanadas are fabulous, especially with a glass of Spanish white wine such as the Basa. Paella-inspired rice croquetas aren't authentic Spanish fare, but they are tasty and definitely in the spirit. We'd like to see the chorizo and mashed potatoes rethought, as thick slices of chorizo are tough to chew. For dessert, the tres leches cupcake with a cup of good espresso is the choice to target.


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