Frontera is a best of breed restaurant, the very best of the “Atlanta style” Tex Mex restaurants. They serve good food and they have generally good service, with this particular restaurant having better service than many. They are fast to the table with crisp, warm chips and they serve two salsas, one red and one a browner chipotle sauce. The chipotle salsa is, in a word, excellent.

Being an “Atlanta style” Tex Mex means they have a staple set of dishes that do not change from restaurant to restaurant, chain to chain. You can get a Speedy Gonzales here, the numbered combinations, the Crazy Taco. But they do it with more of a twist than the others. Their chicken seems to be spicier, more flavorful than their competition. You can get the Crazy Taco (Taco Loco at other joints) at dinner as well as lunch. They have a very nice burrito al carbon, and they are, to their credit, expanding their menu, adding dishes (generally in the $12 range), looking for keepers. Because of this, they do tend to be a little more expensive than Poblano’s.

Some nights there will be a musician in the restaurant, playing for tips.

They are located on Highway 78, just over the hill to the north of the Highpoint Road – Highway 78 intersection. Frontera’s is next to a Ruby Tuesdays and the newly opened Albatross Bar and Grill.

Verdict: Highly recommended. Good food, sometimes very good. Service is very good and perhaps exceptional, considering how hard it is to get good service in Snellville.

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