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Las Flores

When you think about great Tex-Mex, your mind might not automatically head out east of the city to Conyers. But it should.

At Las Flores you’ll find some of the best south of the border food in the metro area, with a distinct soul food twist. Whether it’s the amazing fried guacamole or the calamari tacos, you’re going to find things on the menu that you just don’t find at other places.

Happy hour happens every week day from 3-6pm, and the bar is stocked to breaking point with an astonishing number of tequilas, so go by and get yourself a spicy serrano margarita (with muddled serrano peppers) and a couple of tacos, or hunker down for El Burrito Chingon — it’s 8lbs of  meat, spiced up, and loaded with flavor. Eat it in an hour or less and get it for free (and your name and picture on the wall), otherwise you’ll have to fork over $39.95.

While you’re in Conyers, you can visit the Haralson Mill covered bridge (one of fifteen covered bridges in the state), or take a trip to the Georgia International Horse Park. Built for the 1996 Olympic Games, the GIHP offers year-round events, many of them free to the public. If you’re in a contemplative mood you might pay a visit to the Georgia Veterans’ War Memorial and Walk of Heroes, and take a moment to reflect on the sacrifices of Georgian soldiers in battles of the 20th century, or admire the bonsai that have been carefully manicured for over 65 years by Cistercian monks at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit.