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Taco-bout Tasty Tacos in Nashville

America's Country Music Capital, Nashville, TN has legendary music hotspots like the Grand Ole Opry, Music Row and the Country Music Hall of Fame. Restaurants across The Music City serve award-winning meals, from fiery fried chicken and buttermilk biscuits to Southern barbecue. Nashville chefs don't just know how to make a good fried chicken. They also serve a mean taco. But where do the smartest, savviest diners go for the best tacos in Nashville? Welcome to the Tastemaker 20. We've pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots for the best tacos in Nashville among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Reserve a table for an unforgettable Mexican meal.

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The OpenTable Team
12 Restaurants
Updated 28 January 2020
Restaurants:True Food Kitchen - Nashville, Earnest Bar & Hideaway, Midtown Cafe
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American, Contemporary American, Southern
Neighborhoods:Nashville, West End
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True Food Kitchen - Nashville

$$$$
American
Nashville
4.7
1478 reviews

True Food Kitchen is a nation-wide chain of healthy restaurants committed to serving nutritious foods that are delicious. At the Nashville location, in the heart of Green Hills, they serve a selection of tacos, including grilled fish tacos or grass-fed steak tacos. The bright whimsical decor at True Food Kitchen—lime green and white seating with musical instruments on the wall—makes for a vibrant and upbeat dining experience. Come here to eat in or take food to go.


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Earnest Bar & Hideaway

$$$$
Contemporary American
Nashville
4.7
830 reviews

Earnest Bar & Hideaway is a trendy restaurant in the city's Chestnut Hill neighborhood. They serves up a menu of upscale bar fare and strong artisanal cocktails. At lunch and brunch, they serve some of the best tacos in Nashville: the breakfast tacos. The tacos come with chorizo, scrambled eggs, jalapeno crème fraîche, and charred tomato salsa. Earnest Bar and Hideaway is trendy inside but casual, so diners can come as they are for lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch.


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Midtown Cafe

$$$$
Southern
West End
4.8
3314 reviews

Midtown Cafe has been a favorite with locals for decades. One of the reasons they love it? The consistently delicious, wide, and varied selection of menu items—including tacos. Visitors to Midtown Cafe craving tacos are in luck, because the restaurant serves some of the best tacos in Nashville. They are grilled fish tacos served with pico de gallo, avocado and green cabbage in a flour tortilla served with rice pilaf. The tacos are only available at lunch. Midtown Cafe is steps from Music Row, so it is convenient to Vanderbilt, Downtown, and all of the best attractions Music City has to offer.


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BrickTop's - Nashville

$$$$
American
Nashville
4.7
1791 reviews

On West End Ave in the heart of Nashville is BrickTop's—a restaurant celebrated for its fish tacos. These tacos come with the blackened fish of the day, as well as cheddar, avocado, and cilantro, and they are available at lunch and dinner. The restaurant is a chain throughout the Southeastern U.S., but the location in Nashville offers a stylish interior, a wide range of international dishes, and strong cocktails. There's something for everyone on the menu here, so don't shy away from bringing picky eaters along.


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O-Ku - Nashville

$$$$
Sushi
Nashville
4.9
1169 reviews

O-Ku might be a sushi restaurant, but they are also the creators of some of the best tacos in Nashville. The Miso Hamachi Tacos delight visitors regularly. They contain Asian pear, avocado, yuzu miso, cucumber, fresno chili, fried wonton, wasabi aioli, cilantro, and togarashi. Start with the tacos, then follow them up with sushi—the sashimi, nigiri, and maki are some of the freshest and most artfully-prepared in town. O-Ku is a minimalist, traditional-feeling Japanese restaurant in the heart of East Germantown. It is just steps from the banks of the beautiful Cumberland River.


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Urban Grub

$$$$
Southern
Nashville
4.8
4011 reviews

Diners craving steak and seafood in Nashville often choose Urban Grub. It's a steak and fish restaurant that has become famous for their charcuterie boards. Set in a renovated old car wash building, Urban Grub is one of the most popular dining spots in the city's 12 South District. Patrons who want tacos will be happy with the offerings they find at Urban Grub. The menu features a hot chicken taco, showcasing Nashville's legendary spicy fried chicken peppers, and onions. Another popular dish for people craving Mexican food are the Migas. The contain tortilla strips, slow scrambled eggs, cotija, and frisee salad, available at brunch. Urban Grub has an upscale casual vibe, so choose it for great steakhouse fare with no dress code to adhere to.


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Chaatable

$$$$
Indian
Nashville
4.7
958 reviews

Indian Street Food is what's on the menu at Chaatable. Just because the restaurant features Indian food, it does not mean that diners can't get delicious tacos when they dine here. Chaatable actually has some of the best tacos in Nashville, and they call the dish Let's Taco 'Bout India. It includes a kerala pepper beef taco, parantha, amul cheese, tomatoes, and mint chutney, and diners can choose to eat the taco with desi fries or a salad. Chaatable's decor is vibrant and colorful inside, reminiscent of an Indian Street Market. Expect warm and welcoming service, and don't forget to wash down the tacos with one of the house cocktails, which have their own Indian twists. Chaatable is in Nashville's Sylvan Heights neighborhood.


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The Mockingbird Nashville

$$$$
Contemporary American
The Gulch
4.7
2171 reviews

The Mockingbrd calls itself a diner. But inside, it feels more like a hipster cafe you would find in Brooklyn, with white marble tabletops, trendy teal booths, and gigantic windows. This creates a bright, sunlit, and cheery atmosphere. The menu features global fare. One of the most popular menu items at The Mockingbird is the $2 tacos, available on Tuesdays from 4pm to 10pm at their weekly "Tiki Taco Tuesday." There are five creative taco options including Kale Seitan (with al pastor seitan), Barbarbarbarbarbacoa (with shredded beef), Holy Mole! (with mole chicken), Pig Latin (with pork carnitas), and El Mushroom (with roasted mushrooms). Wash down a taco with a $5 tiki drink, available only on Tuesdays. The Mockingbird is in a convenient location, in the northern part of the Gulch, close to downtown.


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Nada - Nashville

$$$$
Contemporary Mexican
Downtown
4.6
1066 reviews

Tacos are the star at Nada, a restaurant whose concept is "tacos and cocktails." There are tons of taco options to choose from on the menu, and diners say that they are some of the best tacos in Nashville. Choose from options like caramelized cauliflower, chicken carbon, fried tofu, Mexico City pastor, carne asada, Baja fish, or Grilled Mahi. There are other Mexican-style offerings at Nada, including fajitas, tamales, and more. Nada is on Broadway in the heart of MIdtown Nashville. They are famous for their margaritas, so it is a great spot for any patrons who are in the mood to imbibe.


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Jasper's

$$$$
American
West End
4.5
457 reviews

Saltine is a casual restaurant in the heart of Nashville's mitown, and the feature a raw bar and craft cocktails. Some of the other highlights at the restaurant include their tacos, which are either yellowfin tuna mini tacos, served on a wonton taco shell with ginger sticky rice, or fish tacos, served on tortillas with shredded cabbage and mango jalapeno salsa. Diners can find a range of other delicious eats at Saltine, like the hushpuppies with pimento cheese, salt and peper calamari, and po'boys. Saltine serves lunch, dinner, and brunch on Sundays.


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Del Frisco's Grille - Brentwood

$$$$
Steakhouse
Franklin / Brentwood
4.0
2044 reviews

For some of the best tacos in Brentwood, Nashville's nearby suburb, check out Del Frisco's Grille. It's an American restaurant that is upscale and brasserie-like inside. Diners can find tacos on the lunch menu: they are fish tacos, filled with fresh haddock, corn jicama slaw, and guacamole, and they come with a serrano honey vinegarette. Del Frisco's also has a large menu of steak and meat options, as well as traditional steakhouse sides. Choose Del Frisco's when it's nice outside since they have a large patio that offers outdoor dining when the Tennessee sun is shining.


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Americana Taphouse

$$$$
Contemporary American
Franklin / Brentwood
4.2
883 reviews

For a taste of New Orleans in Nashville, diners can head to Puckett's Boat House, a restaurant in Franklin, just steps from idyllic Pinkerton Park. The specialty of the house at Puckett's is seafood, and the menu features a huge selection of oysters, fish dishes, and baskets of fried coastal delicacies. When it comes to tacos, Puckett's serves some of the best in the area. The restaurant serves what they call the PBH Tacos, which can have shrimp, cod, or chicken and come with lettuce, slaw, pico de gallo, and lime mayo dressing. Puckett's feels like a beachside restaurant inside, so picture wooden tables and chairs, string lights, and also a patio for outdoor dining.


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