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A Midtown Restaurateur Opens a Mexican Restaurant Serving All-Day Brunch and Taco Trio Deals

The owner of 10th and Piedmont and G’s Midtown combined the two restaurant spaces to open Casa Almenara just beyond the rainbow crosswalk

Brandon Amato
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

After closing 10th and Piedmont and G’s Midtown in January to make “improvements” to the kitchens and dining rooms, owner Gilbert Yeremian replaced both restaurants this week with Casa Almenara: Tulum Cuisine and Craft Bar. And it serves brunch and bottomless mimosas, Wednesday through Sunday, starting at 11:30 a.m.

Chef Nelly Terraza of Casa Almenara  in Atlanta.
Chef Nelly Terraza.
Brandon Amato

Located at the corner of 10th Street and Piedmont Avenue, just beyond Midtown’s famed rainbow crosswalk, Casa Almenara takes over both of the spaces once home to 10th and Piedmont and G’s Midtown. Yeremian describes his latest Midtown restaurant as a “neighborhood destination” for Latin American dishes, with a particular focus on foods found around Tulum and throughout Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Almenara means “beacon” in Spanish.

Led in the kitchen by chef Nelly Terraza, expect dishes like empanadas stuffed with steak and Oaxaca cheese, al pastor wings, aguachile ceviche, a smoked tequila-cured salmon tostada, and a trio of tacos featuring tinga, shrimp, and birria at dinner. Look for steak and eggs topped with chimichurri, huevos divorciados, and shrimp and grits served with crispy polenta during brunch.

In addition to brunch and dinner, Casa Almenara also offers food and drink specials, including a $12 taco trio and $9 margaritas on Wednesdays and $12 cocktails and enchiladas on Thursdays. Yeremian also plans to host a live entertainment series called Tulum Nights in the evenings.

Casa Almenara joins longtime Mexican restaurant staple, Zocalo, which opened in the heart of the 10th Street and Piedmont Avenue dining district in 1995 and is a popular spot for strong margaritas on the patio.

Brandon Amato
Brandon Amato
Brandon Amato

Brunch: Wednesday - Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday, 4 p.m. until closing. Click here for the menu.

991 Piedmont Road, Atlanta.