My Abuela’s Food
My Abuela’s Food is one of those pop ups we pray will transition to brick and mortar. An ode to Puerto Rico, the restaurant provides a sense of community alongside a menu of fresh, upbeat, and authentic cuisine. Chef and co-owner Louis Martinez calls his cooking “a menu of memories” originating from his Puerto Rican childhood. One bite of the pollo empanadilla is enough to prove that Martinez’s cooking is the real deal. We also recommend the fried plantains and the Mr. Pig (slow roasted pernil, mustard, mayo, pickles, Swiss cheese and magic.) Other delicious items on the menu include tres leches, a jackfruit vegan rendition of Mr. Pig, and banana pudding—all made with fresh ingredients and served in generous portions. Most visitors opt for carry-out, but there’s also a small dine-in area, where colorful artwork and warm service ensure you experience both the flavor and the heart of comida autentica. It’s no surprise My Abuela’s Food is quickly becoming one ATL’s most popular casual eateries.