Midtown to get Senor Patron Mexican Restaurant

By on January 18, 2012

Eatery to open at Spire Condos.

Midtown is getting a new Mexican restaurant start-up.

Senor Patron filed permits to open in space formerly occupied by Fune Sushi Bar and Ultra lounge inside the Spire Condos, at 860 Peachtree Street.

The space will receive new furniture, seating and bar, according to the permit. Its kitchen will also get remodeled.

Senor Patron will spend an estimated $100K on the commercial alterations to its new 3,880-square-foot space.

The Mexican Restaurant will join Fresh To Order, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Firehouse Subs and Vinny’s Pizza, Spire’s street-level restaurants.

Senor Patron isn’t the only new Mexican Restaurant coming to Midtown.

Lime Fresh Mexican Restaurant is opening across the street diagonally from Senor Patron in the Bakeshop space. Bakeshop closed Friday with the possibility of opening somewhere else.

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About Caleb J. Spivak

CJS is the Founder of What Now Atlanta. He was recently featured in The New York Times, Creative Loafing's "20 People to Watch in 2012," named "Lifestyle Blogger You Need To Know" by Rolling Out Magazine and highlighted as Atlanta's Metropolitan Male in fashion magazine, 944. WNA was named "Best of Atlanta" by Creative Loafing and Atlanta Magazine.


  1. jack trent

    January 18, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    more mexican? barf…when will this city learn

  2. Mike

    January 19, 2012 at 12:03 am

    More Mexican?! Escorpion, Lime Fresh, Mi Cocina is opening at 12th and Midtown, Zocalo has been around for awhile, and now this place?! I’m glad something is opening but I’d love a better sushi place (RA is OK and Nickiemoto’s and Silk have closed), an Indian restaurant, Vietnamese restaurant, something different please! How about a bar like The Highlander? Just no more Mexican!

  3. Mike

    January 19, 2012 at 8:16 am

    Mexican is invading Midtown – coming to the Noon space next to RiRa as well.

  4. Sub-urbanist

    January 19, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Another Mexican restaurant? Sheesh.

  5. Urbanist

    January 19, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Oh, great…more shitty mexican in Atlanta!

  6. ChadK

    January 19, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Vietnamese would be great! I’m tired of having to travel down Buford highway for good bites (although COM is worth the drive).

    But I’d really like to see something other than a restaurant open up. We all need to eat, but what is there to do before/after your meal… or when you’re not hungry?

  7. Jason

    January 19, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    We’re not truly a happening place until we have a Spatula City store.

  8. Kevin

    January 19, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    How dare these open restaurants based on what people actually want to eat!?

    The audacity of their actions!

    If they fail, they fail. If they succeed, they succeed. It’s that simple. Those of you who will never be pleased with anything– and there’s ample supply on this board– can continue to eat wherever the hell you want.

    Try to spend just one day– only one– not bitching about someone’s business decision. I think you’ll find it quite liberating. And, just perhaps, you’ll learn something, start a business, and become more successful than you obviously are in your miserable, sorry little lives.

  9. Jeni

    January 20, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Hope it’s better than Prickly Pear- that place is disgusting!

  10. AJ

    January 20, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Well said Kevin. I’m a believer in voting with your wallet instead of b*tching like a little school girl.

  11. Urbanist

    January 20, 2012 at 11:15 am

    @ AJ & Kevin – Fair point…I guess it looks like the wallets of Atlanta are in the back pockets of people with little to no taste.

  12. Terry

    January 22, 2012 at 11:49 am

    I’m not interested in yet another Mexican restaurant and those on this site whining about people expressing their lack of enthusiasm for another Mexican joint can kiss my butt. I am expressing an opinion, deal with it. I too wish we could get some variety beyond Mexican, hamburgers, and the usual garbage bar fare. Indian, Turkish, Lebanese, another sushi place please.

  13. Mike

    January 22, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Urbanist, please stop putting the blame on Midtown residents. The people opening businesses are NOT listening to what people in Midtown want… it’s clear they are not doing the proper research. You would think with Zocalo, Escorpion, WIlly’s, Lime Fresh and Mi Cocina, these people would be smart enough to not open Señor Patron… I guess we’ll see how all of these places do..

    I live in Midtown but end up going out in other parts of the city most of the time because Midtown doesn’t offer enough options… I just like being able to walk to a MARTA station and Piedmont Park, or else I’d move to another area.

  14. Maine Yankee

    January 23, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    We hardly ever eat in Midtown these days as It is so over the top with itself and YET another mexican place?. There are much better places to go get great food, and I live in midtown, so disappointing.

  15. Jasen

    January 26, 2012 at 9:09 am

    I agree, midtown have too many Mexican restaurants and honestly I would not go to any one of them. Their food is undesirable and overpriced. Maybe Senor Patron will get is right or not the verdict is still out.

  16. Captain City

    January 27, 2012 at 2:38 am

    In Midtown we need…

    and…about 2 more coffee shops, a yogurt shop, an ice cream shop, a bakery (now that Bakeshop is leaving), a wine store, and a cheese shop.

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