10 Best Mexican Restaurants In Nashville, Tennessee

mexican restaurants in nashville
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Nashville is the capital city of Tennessee and is located on the Cumberland River. The origin of the city goes back to 1779 and it was named after Francis Nash, an army general. Nashville is a university town with several colleges and a young crowd. It is also a centre for music, healthcare, publishing and transportation industries among others. Thanks to the young crowd and tourists alike, Nashville has a foodie culture and the popular cuisine includes, barbeque, hot fish and hot chicken. There are many local Mexican restaurants in Nashville to suit the palate of people who crave for authentic Mexican food and its spicy flavours. Below is a list of the Mexican restaurants in Nashville that you may consider visiting during your stay in Tennessee.

1. Mas Tacos Por Favor

Breakfast is ready!! Listo!!!

Posted by Mas Tacos Por Favor on Saturday, 2 February 2019

Mas Tacos Por Favor offers one of the best Mexican food in town and that too in a pocket-friendly way. It does not boast of gourmet-type food or fancy bars but when it comes to taste, it scores a 10 on 10. This is evident from a large number of people queuing outside for their turn and almost all of them feel that it is worth the wait!

Mas Tacos Por Favor

Address: 732 Mcferrin Ave, Nashville, TN 37206, Greenwood

Average price: Under USD 10

Opening hours: Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm; Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm; Sun closed

Website: Mas Tacos Por Favor

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2. Bakersfield Nashville

Easy // Breezy // Bistec.

Posted by Bakersfield Nashville on Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Bakersfield Nashville offers authentic Mexican street food and boasts of having over 100 tequilas and American whiskeys to choose from. The ambience and the service are awesome to enjoy some lip-smacking Mexican food. The menu is elaborate and includes starters, salads, sides and main dishes with tortillas, guacamole and tacos standing apart.

Bakersfield Nashville

Address: 201 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201, Sobro, Downtown

Average price: USD 11 - 30

Opening hours: Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am; Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am; Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Website: Bakersfield Nashville

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3. Pancho & Lefty's Cantina

Tequila, tacos, and touchdowns: the only three amigos we know

Posted by Pancho & Lefty's on Sunday, 3 February 2019

Located right next to Bridgestone Arena, Pancho & Lefty’s Cantina offers some great Mexican food with amazing service. Their menu focuses on providing the real street taco experience. The menu includes a variety of options to choose from like tacos, burritos, quesadillas and nachos among others.

Pancho & Lefty's Cantina

Address: 104 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

Average price: Under USD 10

Opening hours: Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm; Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am; Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Website: Pancho & Lefty’s Cantina

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4. Cerveza Jack's Nashville

not your average caesar salad ? grilled romaine with oven roasted tomato, charred garlic-oregano croutons, cotija cheese and caesar dressing. come try for yourself!

Posted by Cerveza Jack's Nashville on Saturday, 9 February 2019

Live music, some great Mexican food and a wide variety of drinks to choose from, this Mexican restaurant located right off the Broadway on 2nd Ave promise a great time for anyone interested in tacos, tequila and tunes. The food is excellent and the courteous staff adds to the experience of the diners making this one of the top choices for locals and visitors alike.

Cerveza Jack's Nashville

Address: 135 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201

Average price: USD 11 - 30

Opening hours: Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm; Thu and Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am; Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 am

Website: Cerveza Jack’s Nashville

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5. Bartaco (12 South)

The world is your oyster . . . taco—☝️did someone just say, OYSTER taco!? With Valentine’s Day ‘round the corner, we...

Posted by Bartaco on Wednesday, 6 February 2019

The food, drinks and service are all fantastic in this vacation styled restaurant. It is a very busy location though and you may have to wait for your turn to get in, especially during dinner time. All this wait is worth its while when you are presented with some great food options!

Bartaco (12 South)

Address: 2526 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204

Average price: USD 11- 30

Opening hours: Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am; Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am; Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am

Website: Bartaco (12 South)

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6. Nada Nashville

Filling your feed with cheesy reasons to stop by. Tag an overly cheesy friend you'd share queso & mac with. #eatdrinknada

Posted by nada on Friday, 28 December 2018

Whether it is brunch, lunch or dinner, this Mexican restaurant offers some great Mexican food options that can please any palate. Authentic and delicious Mexican food, coupled with courteous and informed serving staff and a great view of the city, make this place a must visit for everyone.

Nada Nashville

Address: 202 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

Average price: USD 11 - 30

Opening hours: Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm; Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm; Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm; Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm

Website: Nada Nashville

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7. Carniceria Y Taqueria Don Juan

Best carnitas taco ever! $1.25, go there now!!!

Posted by Nathan Meckel on Monday, 10 June 2013

If you would like to have authentic street tacos in Nashville, then Carniceria Y Taqueria Don Juan is the place to head to. They also have a wide choice of meat to pair with tortillas, cilantro and lime.

Carniceria Y Taqueria Don Juan

Address: 2910 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211

Average price: Under USD 10

Opening hours: Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm; Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm; Sun Closed

Website: Carniceria Y Taqueria Don Juan

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8. Taco Mama Hillsboro Village

A salute to the red, white, and blue! We're closed today so that our team can enjoy the holiday with their friends and family. Back at it tomorrow! Happy 4th to everybody. Be safe and have fun.

Posted by Taco Mama on Wednesday, 4 July 2018

With original Mexican recipes and the use of freshest possible ingredients, Taco Mama Hillsboro Village promises some great tasting and authentic Mexican food. They have a variety of options to choose from like burrito, tacos, burrito bowl, quesadilla, nachos etc. They do not take reservations but have food takeaway options available.

Taco Mama Hillsboro Village

Address: 1612 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212

Average price: Under USD 10

Opening hours: Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm; Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Website: Taco Mama Hillsboro Village

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9. Oscar's Taco Shop

Posted by Oscar's Taco Shop on Monday, 10 September 2018

This place on church street is a must visit for any real Mexican food lover. They have the most authentic Mexican food coupled with some great service. Started by two immigrant Mexican brothers in 1983, this outlet has expanded to 11 locations in Tennessee purely based on the authentic Mexican taste they promise to their customers.

Oscar's Taco Shop

Address: 530 Church St., Nashville, TN 37243

Average price: Under USD 10

Opening hours: Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm; Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm; Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Website: Oscar’s Taco Shop

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10. Baja Burrito

Posted by Baja Burrito on Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Baja Burrito in Nashville is arguably the best place in town for burritos. It is a locally owned, independent burrito shop on Thompson Lane that offers some finger licking food served by a great staff.

Baja Burrito

Address: 722 Thompson Ln, Nashville, TN 37217

Average price: Under USD 10

Opening hours: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm; Sun closed

Website: Baja Burrito

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Enjoy the flavours of Mexico in Nashville

Mexican Food
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As we have seen, there are a number of Mexican cuisine options in Nashville, Tennessee. From small local shops to full-fledged restaurants with live music, Nashville offers a lot of ways Mexican food can be relished. Tacos, burritos, carnitas, mulitas, chips, guacamole etc., there are plenty of options to choose from the menu. Happy eating everyone!

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