Gocha Hawkins is an successful restaurateur, hair stylist, and multi-preneur with years of experience in image styling and fine dining. The Gocha Tapas Bar will be the first of its kind in Gocha’s culinary empire; as she currently manages 2 locations already of “Gocha’s Breakfast Bar!” On May 17th, 2023 the doors officially opened at Gocha’s first tapas bar in South Fulton and the entire City of Atlanta, celebrity friends, and city officials came out to celebrate at the grand opening! The fans were lined up to the back of the parking lot and press were locked and loaded awaiting the arrival of Ms. Gocha Hawkins outside of her new establishment conveniently located in the Publix plaza at Sandtown Crossing on Campbellton Rd. There were so many eager fans awaiting the ribbon cutting for a first taste at the new bar! South Fulton is clearly in full support of the business. As guests piled into the restaurant, SHEEN was able to catch up with the CEO, Gocha Hawkins herself. Gocha spoke on why she chose to open another location in South Fulton.  

“The restaurant will be the first of its kind in South Fulton, bringing a Buckhead experience to the South Fulton area, “ as Gocha explained. The tapas will give a full upscale experience, with options such as shishito peppers, lamb chops, shrimp ceviche, fried green tomatoes, crab salad, taco trio, tuna tartare, lobster rolls and more! Fellow restaurateur, Rasheeda Frost came out to celebrate, as well as professional recording artist “Cee-Lo Green.”

Check out our exclusive chat with the CEO below, Gocha Hawkins: