You had us at chips and salsa. If you’re proffering a Mexican restaurant in landlocked Tennessee, it better be a good one! Preferably one that makes us feel like we’ve been transported to the most magical of places and there’s a solid margarita waiting on the other side of the tacos. Here are the best Mexican restaurants in Nashville worth checking out.
10. Five Points Cocina Mexicana
A little bit strange and a bit fast food-esque on the decor side of things, but you cannot beat the chips and salsa here, or even the shredded chicken. For all it lacks in charm, Cocina Mexicana makes up with its flair for the authentic.
9. Bajo Sexto Tacos
Located near the Country Music Hall of Fame, Bajo Sexto is for the adventurous and lover of the informal. With the option to eat on the patio as well as guacamole from heaven, you now have Friday night plans.
8. Bakersfield Taco
3rd Avenue hasn't been the same since the opening of Bakersfield Taco. It's open for lunch and dinner, and their yummy menu options are a favorite for those looking to pre-game before the big game.
7. BarTaco 12 South
This newly opened taco hang is a solid stop for Nashvillians. It seemed to open with a cult following, so we're just going to say we're super psyched the chain has made itself known here and we will love it forever.
6. Local Taco
With locations in Sylvan Park and East Nashville, Local Taco is making itself known all across the city. Plus - look at those tacos up there. Don't they look decadent?! Believe us - they are.
5. Taco Mamacita
Located in Edgehill, the nachos are fine and a pitcher of sangria will put you in the right mood, no questions asked. Plus? Probably the only Mexican restaurant that makes a solid batch of sweet potato fries.
4. Saint Anejo
This fun atmosphere, solid menu, and great location makes Saint Anejo perfect for a night on the town for you and your pals.
3. Cantina Laredo
If you're looking for upscale Gulch fare, Cantina Laredo is the place to be. Plus? Their margaritas are legendary.
With quirky sayings on the front of the building and margaritas flowing free - with lots of tequila - Rosepepper is one of the most popular Mexican food hangs on the east side. They offer all the usuals, burritos, nachos, enchiladas, and a mean bar.
1. Mas Tacos Por Favor
Three dollar tacos and five bucks for the best tortilla soup this side of the Mississippi? We'll be there! This food truck turned brick-and-mortar taco stop will forever be #1 in our book.
For being quite a ways away from that lovely country, we think Music City has done pretty well. What are your favorite Mexican restaurants in Nashville?