Fuego Mundo

Fuego Mundo is an authentic South American casual restaurant located at The Prado in Sandy Springs in Atlanta.  If you want quality food with a Latin twist that is abundant, unique, tasty, affordable and healthy, all in a casual world-class environment, then this is the place for you!

Owners Masha Hleap-Hershkovitz and Udi Hershkovitz combined their Columbians and Jewish backgrounds with an inspired trip to Central and South America, to create a fun, lively restaurant that expresses their passion for flavors, cultures and wines.

Here you can savor foods from the continents of South America, Central America and Spain that not only scintillates your taste buds but is also suited if you are looking for gluten free, organic, vegan, dairy free or kosher food options. From Spanish tapas style starters to typical South American entrees that are made-to-order in front of you on an exhibition wood-fire grill fueled by natural oak wood, you can fully enjoy a multi-sensory experience without being tough on your wallet.

The house Sangria complements the food really well and is a must try here. The menu will please all palates with a wide range of food selections with authentic dishes ranging from Peruvian style ceviche and yucca fries to carefully prepared spicy Spanish style baked beef pastelito. For a more healthy start, try the Fuego Mundo’s signature style Latin vegetable soup made daily with 10 vegetables and herbs.

Among entrees, you can choose either a Latin style steaks, burgers, fresh sea-foods. The calories counters can also find a decent selection of entrée salads with added proteins. They are marinated with Fuego Mundo’s own homemade sauces that are big on flavor, without being spicy, for maximum taste and health benefits. The fish, tofu and veggies are grilled separately from the meats and poultry to care for vegetarians and people with food sensitivities. All entrees come with a pre listed combination of sides where you can pick #1 The Latin – a more traditional approach to rice, beans and plantains; or #3 The Health Nut – organic quinoa, black beans and plantains. The menu allows a lot of flexibility to design your own plate as per your desires and diet restrictions. At Fuego Mundo you will discover that it doesn’t need to be expensive to be good and healthy.

The promise of fast, warm and friendly customer experience is held strong. Fuego Mundo is perhaps the only restaurant in Atlanta where you can find a variety of selections that are kosher, organic, gluten-free dairy-free, grass-fed and vegan-friendly.  It has been consistently rated as the Best Kosher restaurant in Atlanta. They are offering a Mother’s Day special for $27.95 per personal which includes a 3-course meal, sangria and live music! Apparently, it is “the best kept secret” as per Star94 FM.

Hasta Pronto!

Fuego Mundo
5590 Roswell Road, Suite # A120
Sandy Springs, GA 30342
404-256-4330      

Comida de Honduras

The cuisine of Honduras has influences of it’s neighboring Central American countries. Honduras was also a Spanish colony that included African and British settlers, so combines elements of foreign lands. It’s location makes it rich in vegetation with thick forests, vast farmlands and opening to the seas. Therefore, the food contains a variety of fresh vegetables, fruits, potatoes, beans, rice, meat and seafood.

The most popular dish of Honduras is Baleada. Eaten for breakfast, lunch and snacks, it is a thick wheat flour tortilla with a mashed bean spread, then filled with a choice of scrambled eggs or grilled chicken and crumbled queso fresco (fresh cheese) and chimol (a chopped salad of tomato, onion and bell pepper). You will find local ladies selling “comida typica” by the streets on their little carts, but Baleada is also available at practically all restaurants.

The Garafuna people have been using sweet potato to make bread for centuries. The Garafuna are descendants of Carib, Arawak and West Africa. They grate the sweet potato on a heavy stone grater, make a powder, sift it, soak it and then roast it on a flat skillet. The resulting bread has a crunchy cracker like texture and is eaten as a side with almost every dish.

Seafood is abundant on the island and here you will find lobsters, crab, conch, shrimp, snapper and octopus. Ceviche of each of these and sometimes mixed ceviche is a popular appetizer throughout Central and South America. Every chef has his/her own technique when preparing ceviche, using lemon juice, chili peppers, onions and cilantro. Here it is served with home made plantain chips.

Caribbean influences on the cuisine are also widespread. Sauces made with coconut, cream, paprika or garlic are served over fried fish and served with a side of rice and beans.

Salads in Honduras are very simple yet fresh and delicious. Chopped lettuce, onions, tomatoes, green bell peppers and watermelon are cut up are served individually. Baked potatoes, french fries and boiled vegetables (carrots, cauliflower, green beans) tend to make their way as sides into practically every plate.

For dessert, rice pudding with a hint of cinnamon, banana bread pudding and flan or caramel custard are quite popular. Cherries and chocolate sauce are used to garnish practically everything.