The Iberian Pig was phenomenal. The waiter informed us that it is a "modern Spanish restaurant." The majority of the menu is tapas and we made our meal tapas.
First, make a reservation. Second, go to The Iberian Pig. We arrived around 8:15 and had to wait an hour to an hour and a half for a table. It was well worth the wait and congratulations to the restaurant for doing that volume of business. The place was packed with people eating, people drinking and eating at the bar, and people standing waiting. The interior of the place and the energy of all the people gave the restaurant a great ambiance.
But the ambiance was not what made the restaurant amazing. It was the food! The restaurant is named after jamon Iberico, the famous Spanish ham. The pigs according to the waiter have an acorn diet. According to wikipedia though jamon Iberico just refers to the black breed of pig and when only labeled jamon Iberico it is from grain fed pigs. We started with some jamon Iberico, serrano ham, and manchego. The jamon Iberico and serrano ham are both cured ham.
Next we had pork cheek tacos.
Next was asparagus with serrano ham, Manchego cheese, olive oil, and a Moscatel wine reduction.
Then we had eggplant fries with a spicy red pepper aioli dip.
Then we had albondigas which were wild boar meatballs. The meatballs were stuffed with piquillo peppers, dates, and roasted tomatoes. They came in a pimenton cream sauce with oyster mushrooms.
We also had barbecued octopus over potatoes, pork, and shallots.
Finally, we had tortoloni. The tortoloni was stuffed with goat cheese, manchego, and paprika. It was topped with a pistachio cream sauce, raisins, pine nuts, and olive oil.
I would highly recommend The Iberian Pig. This was one of the best meals both I and my two companions have had in quite a while. I was worried that my never-ending hunger combined with the multitude of delicious sounding options would cause me to over order and spend a small fortune. Even with multiple glasses of wine the meal was still reasonable for the quality of the food and the efficient and friendly service. Just remember to make a reservation when you go.
The Iberian Pig
121 Sycamore Street
Decatur, GA 30030
As a bonus, here is the tapas portion of the menu.