Food & Drink

Shrimp ceviche and foie gras empanadas on a Mexican beach in Decatur

MAR interior

Want all the relaxation and good times of a South-of-the-border beach vacay, but have enough Cancun Drinking Team tank tops already? Get it over to MAR, a coastal Mexican-style getaway serving up denizens of the sea in wood-roasted, ceviche, and taco format, as well as tequila flights that'll have you happy you didn't make one.Stocked with distressed wooden tables, a huge driftwood tree, and a canoe full of citrus and chilis, this airy Decatur hacienda gets an industrial vibe via exposed brick walls and a ceiling supported by rusted girders, presumably because You Can't Truss It.Get your beach party started with an El Vocho: a shot of Milagro silver w/ a pineapple, cilantro, and jalapeño chaser. They've also got 40+ tequilas served in flights w/ lime, salt & grilled Serrano peppers.The cream of their marg/mojito crop is the fiery, house-infused, tequila-based Diabilito margarita w/ blood orange sour & a chili-lime rim. But be warned, the "Little Devil" is not for anyone whose huevos can be described that way.This tostada boasts saffron-coconut cream, pickled red onion, and what, despite Halle Berry's best efforts, every other movie did in 2001: smoked swordfish.The cold bar chills things down with pickled oysters, salmon carpaccio, and this red snapper ceviche with heirloom tomatoes and something called tiger's milk, half of which is presumably Elin Nordegren's.MAR's tacos are filled with everything from confit pork to lobster, but you must be doing what earned you all those tank tops in the first place if you're not digging in to this foie gras empanada on a bed of pickled cabbage with spicy-mayo peach sauce.

MAR interior
MAR interior
MAR - El Vocho
MAR - Margarita and Diabilito
MAR - Diabilito
MAR - red snapper cebiche
MAR - smoked swordfish tostada
MAR - foie gras empanada
MAR - red snapper cebiche
MAR - smoked swordfish tostada
MAR - foie gras empanada