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Tapas Bar Americano Is Replacing West End Cafe

The cafe's last day will be April 26, with Americano opening in May.


West End Cafe will serve its last meal this Sunday, as the casual all day eatery is closing up shop to make way for Americano, a new "freestyle tapas bar." Set to open sometime in May, the restaurant will focus on Latin flavors with a "Nashville flair," offering an eclectic mix of tapas, tacos and larger shared plates.

According to a release, the restaurant is owned by Dr. Tony Langone and George Haddad, the latter also owning Alegria Mexican Restaurant and Tequila Bar. It's also been reported to be taking up residence at 1720 West End Avenue to make way for the second coming of Green Hills Grille.

Former Alegria chef Mark Dobbs is helming the kitchen, churning out dishes ranging from a daily ceviche, hot chicken tacos, paella and whole branzino. There will also be a full bar with wine and beer, including a cocktail menu from Austin Ratliff, a former partner in now-shuttered Anthem. Menu pricing will run $5 to $12 for tapas, tacos at two for $9 or three for $12, and larger shared plates coming in between $20 and $25.

Hours will be 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week, serving lunch, dinner and eventually weekend brunch.

Be sure to check back for an official opening date. And to get a jump on things, head below to check out the full menu.

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West End Cafe

1720 West End Ave Ste 100, Nashville, TN 37203 (615) 321-2209 Visit Website