CT Cantina & Taqueria is opening this weekend in Trilith’s retail and restaurant district, Town Centre. The restaurant will offer fresh Mexican dishes such as street tacos, tamales, esquite and more during brunch, lunch and dinner hours.
The restaurant first opened in Alpharetta in 2019.
Founder Rafael Jaime and his brother arrived in California from Mexico in 1979. Jaime began his career in the restaurant industry and quickly worked his way up the managerial food chain to become a managing partner in 1989 for El Rodeo. Since then, he has opened several restaurants in the Atlanta area and beyond, providing ownership opportunities for others throughout his journey. He earned the Lifetime Achievement in Business Excellence award from the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
“We strive to find dynamic and inviting homes for our restaurants which is why Trilith is the perfect fit,” Jaime said in a press release. “We’re thrilled to expand the CT Tacos family and can’t wait to bring our contemporary world flavor to Fayetteville.”
The CT Tacos team is also behind CT Al Pastor Taqueria in Alpharetta and CT Reforma Taqueria in Buckhead.
“We were so excited to find a family owned and operated restaurant that could deliver authentic Mexican food here at Trilith,” Rob Parker, president of Trilith, said in the press release. “CT Cantina & Taqueria will be a remarkable addition to both Trilith and South Metro Atlanta.”
CT Cantina & Taqueria will offer lunch and dinner options to guests along with a loyalty and rewards program where users receive discounts on meals. The restaurant also holds the “CT Tacos Food Challenge” in which participants must eat 50 mini tacos in under 50 minutes to win a shirt and the challenge meal for free.
CT Cantina & Taqueria will be open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
The Town at Trilith is a 235-acre master-planned residential and mixed-use project located in south metro Atlanta, adjacent to Trilith Studios. The European-inspired community will include 750 single-family homes, 600 multi-family lofts, 300 hotel rooms and 270,000 square feet of restaurants, retail, office and commercial space.
[Editor’s Note: This story has been updated with new operating hours for CT Cantina & Taqueria, as well as a new quote from Parker.]