Find Mexican-meets-Californian cuisine at Cantina One41, now open in Johns Creek

Loaded Carne Asada Fries from Cantina One41.
Loaded Carne Asada Fries from Cantina One41.

A new spot for Mexican food with a SoCal twist is open in Johns Creek.

Cantina One41 opened last week at 9810 Medlock Bridge Road, taking over the space previously occupied by steakhouse Viande Rouge. Partner Thomas Taylor and partner/executive chef Marc Sublette closed Viande earlier this year after nearly nine years to make way for their new concept. The pair also owns Trattoria One41 next door.

The restaurant’s menu features appetizers including Carne Asada Fries, Shrimp and Octopus Ceviche, Chipotle Mussels and Chili Con Queso; soups and salads such as Posole Verde and Albondigas; six kinds of tacos including SoCal Shredded Beef, Baja Fish and Chicken Tinga; burritos and enchiladas; and house specialties including Sloppy Jose, Chile Relleno and Mahi Veracruz.

For Sublette, who grew up in Huntington Beach, California, cooking the type of food on Cantina One41’s menu “is one of his areas of passion,” Taylor said. Before opening the One41 restaurants, Sublette worked for eateries in the Buckhead Life Restaurant Group includin  including Pricci and Pano’s & Paul’s. He also worked as an executive chef at Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood in Destin, Florida and was the corporate chef for Norsan Group, where he helped revamp the menu at Pampas Steakhouse in Alpharetta.

The Cantina One41 space has seating for 100, with a “beach house feel,” Taylor said. The full bar program is “margarita-centric,” along with a selection of beer, wine and cocktails.

Cantina One 41’s opening hours are 5-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday, with Sunday dinner service to be added shortly. Taylor said lunch service might be added next year.

9810 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek. 770-623-4959,


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