Mexican restaurant Casi Cielo, from team behind La Parrilla, coming to Sandy Springs

The exterior of Casi Cielo.

The team behind more than a dozen Mexican restaurants in metro Atlanta is adding a different kind of eatery to its portfolio.

Casi Cielo, a "chef driven Oaxacan" restaurant, is set to open later this month in the Modera Sandy Springs development at 6125 Roswell Road, Atlanta Magazine reports.

The eatery comes from the team behind local chain La Parrilla, which has several locations in Alpharetta, Marietta, Norcross and Toco Hill as well as other areas in Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina.

Casi Cielo’s menu, developed by executive chef Juan Ruiz, will feature dishes including sous-vide baked octopus, duck croquettes, pork terrine tacos with avocado sauce, a variety of tacos and enchiladas and cocktails made with grasshopper salt.

The beverage selection will include 50 types of mezcal, cocktails, a variety of gin and tonics, Mexican and local craft beers and wine.

The restaurant will be open for lunch, dinner and Saturday brunch.


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