Nashville is notorious for having amazing food, and the Mexican restaurants in Nashville are no exception. There are so many to choose from, and plenty are locally owned.
We will always say yes to tacos, no matter where they’re from… but when it comes to these 10 Mexican restaurants in Nashville, we will come RUNNING. If you follow us on Instagram, you probably already know that’s true!
Keep reading to find out where to get your next fajita fix!
We’re not the first to say it, and we certainly won’t be the last. Las Palmas hits the spot when it comes to all things authentic Mexican. They have been voted as the best Mexican restaurant in Nashville for five years in a row by Nashville Scene! Las Palmas first opened its doors at the Charlotte Pike location in 1990, and has expanded the family business into 8 additional locations across the Nashville area. Both celebrities and locals rave about the hospitality and freshly made food.
What To Eat: Esquite + Nachos Fajita
What To Drink: Cucumber Jalepeño Margarita
Alongside the tostadas, taquitos, and tortas, you’ll find 100+ types of tequila at this downtown favorite! The tacos are the perfect size to order a bunch and sample a multitude of flavors. They’re usually pretty busy, but the atmosphere while you wait is cozy and comfortable. Grab a drink at the bar, listen to some Johnny Cash, and prepare yourself for a scrumptious meal.
What To Eat: Short Rib Tostada
What To Drink: Orange Hibiscus Margarita
This Tex Mex spot in The Gulch has the perfect patio to sit on with your puppy! Not only do they have amazing lunch and dinner entrees, but their brunch menu on Saturday and Sunday mornings is simply drool-worthy. You can expect to see some classic crowd pleasers, like these fluffy hotcakes, but you can also give your breakfast some flare with Mexican inspired additions.
What To Eat: Tamales & Eggs
What To Drink: Horchata
This little hidden gem is one of the best kept secrets around Mexican restaurants in Nashville. Located inside the Quality Suites at the Nashville Airport, La Parilla offers generous portions of fresh ingredients and hearty dishes. The bar & grill has an extensive menu with every item as delicious as the next. If you’re ready to indulge in an authentic meal, look no further. And don’t forget the $3 margaritas!
What To Eat: Habeñero Garlic Fajitas, Xangos
What To Drink: House Margarita
El Jaliciense may not have the “flare” of some of the Mexican restaurants in Nashville that are newer to the scene, but they definitely have the flavor. Fresh ingredients that are perfectly seasoned work together to craft the perfect menu. This place doesn’t need all the bells and whistles; the food speaks for itself. The delectable cuisine is only made better by the low prices and great service. El Jaliciense embodies the notion that hole-in-the-wall joints always have the best food.
What To Eat: Shrimp Ceviche Tostada
What To Drink: Beer & Wine only
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