A fire broke out around 3:30 a.m. this morning at popular Buford Highway Colombian restaurant Las Delicias de La Abuela on Buford Highway in Doraville, 11Alive and WSB-TV report. Three staff members were inside the restaurant prepping for breakfast service when the fire began. They escaped unharmed.
The fire apparently started around the bar, according to DeKalb County Fire Captain Dion Bentley. It was quickly contained and caused fire, smoke, and water damage to the interior of the building. The bar seems to be the hardest hit area of the restaurant. No word on what sparked the blaze.
A message posted to the restaurant’s Facebook page indicates the Doraville location is closed “temporarily” due to a fire “at dawn” but that its Duluth outpost remains open.
Advocacy group and nonprofit organization We Love BuHi put out a called to action on Twitter rallying the Buford Highway communities to assist Las Delicias de la Abuela and its employees, “We are reaching out to see if there’s any help our communities can give! Will keep everyone posted!”
Known for its homey Colombian fare, Las Delicias de la Abuela comes alive on the weekends with live music and groups gathering for a meal and the see-and-be-seen atmosphere.
A second location of Las Delicias de la Abuela resides on Pleasant Hill Road in the Gwinnett County city of Duluth, approximately 25 miles north of Atlanta.
5600 Buford Highway NE, Doraville. lasdeliciasdelaabuelaatl.com.