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El Paseo Cantina

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4.1
10 reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

A cozy neighborhood retreat featuring Chef Bernardo's original Mexican family recipes. Located in the heart of The Nation's neighborhood we encourage you to come and experience our new menu and daily specials. Our indoor/outdoor bar serves the freshest house margarita you'll find! Happy Hour 'til 6pm. Full Menu starts at 4pm. Outdoor seating available & To-Go, Curbside Pick-up Available through our website or your favorite delivery app!

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Booked 2 times today

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Delivery

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of Operation

    Bar Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (615) 866-9517

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Taco Bar for parties of 8 or more<br />

  • Private party facilities

    Sunroom Reservations for parties of 8 or moreOutdoor Enclosed Porch seats 10+Patio Event (open air under cafe lights/ heaters provided)Dog Park reservation in our Cantina Canine Club

Menu

Starters

  • Chips & SalsaUS$2.99

    Chef's Secret Family Recipe, Choice of Verde or Roja

    • GuacamoleUS$7.25

      Freshly mixed to order, topped with pico de Gallo and served with warm chips

      • Queso

        Melted jack cheese, green chili and salsa, served with warm chips

        • SmallUS$6.25
        • LargeUS$8.25
      • ChoriquesoUS$8.75

        Queso, pico de Gallo and chorizo, served with corn tortillas

        • Cheese QuesadillaUS$7.75

          Chef's four cheese blend, Served with salsa & Sour Cream. See add-ons to build your own!

          • Cantina SamplerUS$15.25

            Trio of Housemade Salsas, Guacamole and Queso

            • Loaded NachosUS$9.75

              Tower of warm tortilla chips layered with pierce beans, cheese, guacamole, sour cream, onions and jalapeños

              • Nachos al CarbonUS$13.75

                Loaded Nachos Cantina with choice of Chicken, Al Pastor, Carnitas, Carne Asada. extra salsa on side

                • Elote - off CobUS$6.00

                  Mexican Street Corn, fire roasted with six pepper blend, cotija cheese and chipotle mayo

                  • Elote - on CobUS$4.00

                    • Mexican Mac & CheeseUS$6.75

                      Macaroni pasta blend with house made cheese dip topped with traditional masa crumbles

                      • Chicken TingaUS$2.75

                        • Carne AsadaUS$3.75

                          • Al PastorUS$2.75

                            • Mahi MahiUS$3.75

                              • ShrimpUS$3.75

                                • Chef's Original ChorizoUS$3.75

                                  • Sliced AvocadoUS$2.50

                                    • Grilled MushroomsUS$3.00

                                      • Queso ToppingUS$3.00

                                        • Black BeansUS$3.00

                                          • Puerco BeansUS$3.75

                                            • Sauteed VegetablesUS$3.75

                                              Platos

                                              • Fajitas

                                                Grilled steak or chicken with sautéed peppers and onions, served with sour cream and guacamole

                                                • SmallUS$17.00
                                                • LargeUS$25.00
                                              • Fajitas de CamaronUS$18.50

                                                Grilled shrimp with sautéed peppers and onions, served with Soru cream and guacamole, side of rice and puerco beans

                                                • Tacos & TwoUS$13.75

                                                  Three tacos alike with two sides, poblano rice and puerco beans. Proteins: Carnitas, Fried chicken, Carne asada, Chorizo, Pastor, Veggie

                                                  • 3 Tacos de Mariscos (Shrimp or Fish) & TwoUS$14.75

                                                    Three Fried Shrimp or Mahi Mahi tacos with two sides, poblano rice and puerco beans

                                                    • Quesadilla CantinaUS$11.25

                                                      Chicken Tinga layered in house blend of queso blanco, cotija and azadero cheese. Topped with lettuce, pico, sour cream

                                                      • Quesadilla MushroomUS$9.75

                                                        Tortilla stuffed with Mexican corn, mushrooms and flour cheese blend, topped with lettuce, sour cream & pico de gallo

                                                        Bowls

                                                        • Veggie BowlUS$12.75

                                                          Sautéed seasonal vegetables, black beans, over poblano rice topped with red pepper mayo, queso, cotija, and avocado

                                                          • Carne Asada BowlUS$15.75

                                                            Marinated steak, sautéed seasonal vegetables, black beans, over poblano rice topped with red pepper mayo, queso, and avocado

                                                            • Chicken Tinga BowlUS$15.75

                                                              Marinated chicken, sautéed seasonal vegetables, black beans, over poblano rice topped with red pepper mayo, queso, avocado

                                                              • Camaron BowlUS$16.95

                                                                Marinated premium jumbo shrimp, sautéed seasonal vegetables, black beans, over poblano rice topped with red pepper mayo, queso, avocado

                                                                Ensaladas

                                                                • Cantina Signature SaladUS$9.75

                                                                  Chef's original. Mixed greens, corn & black bean relish, red peppers, queso fresco, citrus vinaigrette. Modifiers: Dressing - on side

                                                                  • Cantina Caesar SaladUS$9.75

                                                                    Romain lettuce, parmesan caesar dressing, topped with masa crumbles

                                                                    Tacos

                                                                    • Al Pastor TacoUS$3.75

                                                                      Braised marinated pulled pork, pickled onions, pineapple, cilantro, corn tortilla

                                                                      • Carne Asada TacoUS$4.00

                                                                        Premium Chef's cut steak, sautéed onions, salsa verde, cilantro, flour tortilla

                                                                        • Chorizo+Potato TacoUS$3.75

                                                                          House made chorizo sausage, poblano pepper & potatoes, sautéed onions, flour tortilla

                                                                          • Carnitas TacoUS$3.75

                                                                            Braised pork, onions, salsa verde, cilantro, corn tortilla

                                                                            • Fish TacoUS$4.25

                                                                              Fried Mahi Mahi, house blend slaw, chipotle mayo, flour tortilla

                                                                              • Fried Chicken TacoUS$3.75

                                                                                Fried Chicken, romaine lettuce, pico de gallo, salsa verde, flour tortilla

                                                                                • Shrimp TacoUS$4.25

                                                                                  Jumbo Fried Shrimp, house blend slaw, chipotle mayo, flour tortilla

                                                                                  • Veggie TacoUS$3.75

                                                                                    Fire roasted seasonal vegetables, red pepper mayo, avocado, cotija cheese, flour tortilla

                                                                                    Burritos

                                                                                    • El Paseo BurritoUS$13.75

                                                                                      Flour tortilla filled with Carne Asada or al Pastor, poblano rice, black beans, onions and pepper blend. Topped with queso, pico and green chili sauce

                                                                                      • Chicken Tinga BurritoUS$13.25

                                                                                        Flour tortilla filled with marinated chicken, poblano rice, black beans, onion and pepper blend. Topped with queso, pico and green chili sauce

                                                                                        • Al Pastor BurritoUS$12.75

                                                                                          Flour tortilla filled with spicy, marinated pork, poblano rice, black beans, onions, and pepper blend. Topped with queso, pico and green chili sauce

                                                                                          • Vegetarian BurritoUS$12.75

                                                                                            Flour tortilla filled with fire roasted seasonal vegetables, grilled onions and peppers, poblano rice, black beans, onion and pepper blend. Topped with queso, pico and green chili sauce

                                                                                            • Cameron BurritoUS$15.75

                                                                                              Flour tortilla filled with jumbo grilled shrimp, poblano rice, black beans, onion and pepper blend. Topped with queso, pico and green chili sauce

                                                                                              Enchiladas

                                                                                              • Roja EnchiladasUS$13.25

                                                                                                Three Chicken tinga enchiladas layered with mild red chile sauce and topped with queso fresco, sour cream, avocado on corn tortilla

                                                                                                • Verde EnchiladasUS$13.25

                                                                                                  Platitos Small Plates

                                                                                                  • Tortilla Soup - SmallUS$5.25

                                                                                                    Chef's slow roasted chicken soup with a creamy red bean base, vegetables and rice, topped with cheese and tortilla strips

                                                                                                    • Tortilla Soup - LargeUS$7.25

                                                                                                      • Seasonal - SmallUS$5.25

                                                                                                        Traditional Mexican chowder featuring Chef's special seasonal blend

                                                                                                        • Seasonal - LargeUS$7.25

                                                                                                          Sides

                                                                                                          • Black BeansUS$3.00

                                                                                                            • Puerco BeansUS$3.75

                                                                                                              House made chorizo blended with refried beans and house seasoning

                                                                                                              • Poblano RiceUS$3.25

                                                                                                                • Sautéed VegetablesUS$3.75

                                                                                                                  Seasonal mix. Winter's squash, zucchini and onion and peppers blend

                                                                                                                  Kids

                                                                                                                  • Cheese QuesadillaUS$5.00

                                                                                                                    Small folded tortilla filled with house four cheese blend

                                                                                                                    • Chicken TendersUS$6.75

                                                                                                                      Three fried strips of chicken breast

                                                                                                                      Dessert

                                                                                                                      • ChurrosUS$6.00

                                                                                                                        • Tres LechesUS$6.00

                                                                                                                          Add-Ons

                                                                                                                          • Chicken TingaUS$2.75

                                                                                                                            • Carne AsadaUS$3.75

                                                                                                                              • Al PastorUS$2.75

                                                                                                                                • Fried Mahi MahiUS$3.75

                                                                                                                                  • Fried ShrimpUS$3.75

                                                                                                                                    • ChorizoUS$3.75

                                                                                                                                      • VeggiesUS$2.75

                                                                                                                                        • AvocadoUS$2.50

                                                                                                                                          • MushroomsUS$3.00

                                                                                                                                            Last updated: 1 February 2022

                                                                                                                                            What 10 people are saying

                                                                                                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                            Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                                                                            4.1
                                                                                                                                            4.1 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                            • 3.9Food
                                                                                                                                            • 3.6Service
                                                                                                                                            • 4.2Ambience
                                                                                                                                            • 3.8Value

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                                                                                                                                              Katie

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined on 30 April 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall3food4service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                              Food was good. Service was slow. Got the last beer we ordered after the check came.

                                                                                                                                            2. c

                                                                                                                                              christinas

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined on 24 April 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              This place felt like we were on a little Mexican vacation - so different from typical Nashville Mexican eateries! We loved our experience and will definitely go back. The jalapeño pineapple margarita was delicious and we both enjoyed our meals! Highly recommend this spot!

                                                                                                                                            3. OT

                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                              Nashville

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              2.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined on 23 April 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall2food1service1ambience2

                                                                                                                                              Waited 30 min to be served. Had a reservation. Waited 20 min for a margarita. Food came out and it was not worth the wait.

                                                                                                                                            4. OT

                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              1.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined on 22 April 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall1food1service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                              Service was horrible and the food was very cold. Staff was very unaware of what was going on

                                                                                                                                            5. IS

                                                                                                                                              IndySooner

                                                                                                                                              Nashville

                                                                                                                                              30 reviews

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              30 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on 20 February 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                              Great authentic and unique Mexican food; not Tex Mex. Very friendly staff and fast service. Will definitely eat here again. I wish I lived closer as I would make this a regular place for dinner.

                                                                                                                                            6. KL

                                                                                                                                              KimL

                                                                                                                                              Las Vegas

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined on 27 January 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              It's always good and it's never too much food! I don't like feeling gross after I leave a Mexican restaurant. I don't feel that way at all here!

                                                                                                                                            7. MG

                                                                                                                                              MikeG

                                                                                                                                              Nashville

                                                                                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on 9 January 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                              Great experience. Only negative was the bright lighting. Could use some dimmers on their light fixtures. Food and service was delicious.

                                                                                                                                            8. OT

                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                              Denver

                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on 30 December 2021

                                                                                                                                              overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                                                                                                              El Paseo is a great, family-friendly option with some of the best margaritas I’ve ever tasted. The food is also good, with a wide variety of options. The queso is stand-out! Perfect for the whole family, including the dogs!

                                                                                                                                            9. RP

                                                                                                                                              RPatrick

                                                                                                                                              Nashville

                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                              2.0

                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on 17 November 2021

                                                                                                                                              overall2food2service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                              The service was slow and inattentive. The food was overpriced for the quality.

                                                                                                                                            10. OT

                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                              San Diego

                                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on 31 October 2021

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Great Food and awesome Service!

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                                                                                                                                            El Paseo Cantina is rated 4.1 stars by 10 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                                            Booked 2 times today

                                                                                                                                            Order delivery or takeout

                                                                                                                                            Delivery

                                                                                                                                            • Order online
                                                                                                                                            Google Map for El Paseo Cantina

                                                                                                                                            905 51st Ave N Nashville, TN 37209-2145

                                                                                                                                            Additional information

                                                                                                                                            • Cross Street

                                                                                                                                              Turn in between the picket fence on alley of 51st Ave N to main parking lot

                                                                                                                                            • Area

                                                                                                                                              Nashville

                                                                                                                                            • Hours of Operation

                                                                                                                                              Bar Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                                                                                                                            • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                              Mexican

                                                                                                                                            • Dining style

                                                                                                                                              Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                            • Dress Code

                                                                                                                                              Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                            • Parking Details

                                                                                                                                              Private Lot

                                                                                                                                            • Phone number

                                                                                                                                              (615) 866-9517

                                                                                                                                            • Catering

                                                                                                                                              Taco Bar for parties of 8 or more<br />

                                                                                                                                            • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                                              Sunroom Reservations for parties of 8 or moreOutdoor Enclosed Porch seats 10+Patio Event (open air under cafe lights/ heaters provided)Dog Park reservation in our Cantina Canine Club

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