Some people claim that heaven contains angels, clouds, and harps. While I have no opposition to any of those things, it is my hope that heaven will also contain a fantastic patio, margaritas, and tacos. Just in case it does not, I plan on taking full living advantage of the fact that Taco Mamacita offers all three (no death required!). Taco Mamacita is one of my favorite hang-out places once the weather hits tolerable outdoor dining temperatures. Their patio is lovely and shaded, so even when the sun hits its most delightfully brutal Southern stride, I can eat outside without fear of an "Irish tan." Though their drinks are a little light on the alcohol, the atmosphere more than makes up for potentially not being drunk. Now on to the food. I have never had a bad food experience at Taco Mamacita. Let's start with the basics: tacos. But a taco can be so much more than basic, and the Mamacita does everything possible to ensure that you are aware of just how non-basic tacos can be. Go for their $8.95 deal and get two tacos from their diverse selection, plus a side. Highly recommended are the Korean pork tacos and the royal taco grande. Haven't found that the Caribbean jerk tacos were my favorites, but that may just be a matter of taste. If you are not in the mood for tacos, or on some terrible low-carb diet, the next stop on the menu is the Peruvian chicken, which is possibly the most moist, tender chicken I have ever encountered. If you can tear your eyes away from the taco menu, this is also a highly recommended choice.Moral of the story: If you are looking for harps, clouds, and other angelic totems, Taco Mamacita is probably not going to work for you. If you are fine with margaritas, moist chicken, and a damn fine patio, stop on in.
Our favorite east nashville Mexican restaurant. Quick and easy with great and friendly service. We love it!
The impeccable customer service is where this place really shines. I have a dairy allergy and the first time I ate here the manager came out to let me know they have a separate station for cooking for allergies to avoid any cross contamination. On a separate occasion a friend was doing a very strict no processed food challenge and again, management came to the table and spent a long time with her understanding her needs and helping her pick a meal. In all honesty, without the above and beyond service, this place is more like 3 stars. The food is pretty health conscience, creative, and affordable. The execution and taste is a little above average. The decor is fun and "hip" and it's a nice environment for a relaxed dinner with friends or a casual date. It can be hard to get a table here during dinner hour sometimes and other times you can walk right in but that's most decent places in Nashville. When it's busy the inside gets a bit loud so I would recommend outside seating when it's warm enough. Overall this place has wonderful service, good/affordable food, and a nice atmosphere.
I like tacos as much as the next girl. Possibly more so, given the two years I have spent living with lovable, taco-obsessed lunatics. And I particularly like places that have been acclaimed by the hipster community as serving exceptional food, because, in my experience, hipsters' skinny jeans tend to belie the hidden fatties that lurk beneath. Hipsters know their food.However, in this instance, a love of a dingy appearance in a gentrifying neighborhood seems to have led my hipster food gurus astray, because I truly found nothing special about Mas Tacos. The lines were long, the tacos were fine, and the fineness of the tacos in no way made up for the length of the lines. The tortilla soup was fabulous, but the pulled pork and tilapia tacos were nothing memorable (as in, looking back, I am not even sure I remember if those were the tacos I got). Skip the lines and head to Cinqo de Mayo or any of the taco trucks in Antioch.
I am not a taco purist. Forget a taco devoid of fixings, so I can enjoy the pure flavor of tortilla and meat; I want to drown in a fatty mixture of cheese, guacamole, and then probably some queso sauce. So I was HIGHLY skeptical when I saw that the tacos at BarTaco come plain and unadorned (and this after waiting in line for 40 minutes to get a table!). And I was right to be skeptical, as somewhat dry chorizo without fixings is not worth the $2.50 charged. HOWEVER. And this is a big however. The Baja Fish Taco comes with the most amazing chipotle crema I have ever had in my life. JUST ORDER THE BAJA FISH TACO. And then order it again, for the most deliciously creamy face-gasm you will ever experience in a taco. The guacamole is also worth a taste, though it is a little pricey ($9 for a large order). But regardless of what you do at BarTaco, I cannot emphasize this enough: Order the Baja Fish Taco.
This is one of my favorite Mexican restaurants of all time. Start with their drink specials: Sunday-Tuesday, pitchers of (very strong) margarita are $10.99 all day long. They have fantastic drink specials every day of the week, and, unlike a lot of Mexican restaurants, never skimp on the alcohol.There food is delicious, and affordably priced. An order of fajitas that includes generous helpings of steak, chicken, and shrimp is $13.25, and though the menu lists these fajitas as being a "single order," there has always been enough for both I and my boyfriend. Oftentimes, we have even had some to take home! We have tried pretty much everything in this place, and experienced the same consistently high quality.My only (mild) complaint about this place is that the salsa is just okay. It is not very spicy, and somewhat watery. However, the quality of the rest of the food more than makes up for it.
Having lived in Mexico for about a year, I'm a bit of a taco snob. Mas Tacos gives me hope here in Nashville. Unlike the tasteless TexMex usually served around here, Mas Tacos knows the art of the taco. It's the hip place to be as evidenced by the lines out the door. Clearly they've done their Mexican food homework. Some of their tacos are somewhat Americanized (quinoa and sweet potato for one), but the flavors, condiments, sides and drinks are right on the Mexican money. It's like an authentic taco stand in Mexico, but no flight required. Buen provecho!
What's not to like about Bartaco. The atmosphere is casual and relaxed yet elegant. It always feels like you're on vacation somewhere tropical. The food is excellent. I'm so sold on the portobello rice bowl I never get anything else. This time I tried the key lime pie in a jar. Excellent! The house margaritas made with fresh squeezed juice is another favorite. It's a great place to meet friends, and reasonably priced too. ��������
Food was great but service was AWFUL. (I'm a waitress so have a lot of patience and respect but..) Took our order, brought it out (had empty drinks then) and never to be seen again until we got our bill. Never asked if we needed anything or refills. We asked the lady at the bar for drinks and she rolled her eyes, ignored us. He brought our bill and we pretty much had to run him down for drinks then. Just awful customer service.
This is a fun Mexican restaurant that is a must try for out of town guests. The atmosphere is casual, colorful and fun. The food is not your traditional Mexican but tacos with a twist and they are all delicious. Their drinks are also tasty, my personal favorite is the Elvez. Their service is very quick and efficient as well. The only downside is if you want chips and salsa or queso you have to pay for it as an appetizer.
This place gets packed but even at their busiest hours I have never waited more than about 8 minutes!! Seriously they are a well oiled machine!!!! I send clients here often! The food is so good! (Fish tacos anyone?) and that fruit tea is my jam! I love their guacamole so much! It's inexpensive too! The people working there are always so nice even when there's a line out the door!