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Where to Get Tacos in Nashville

From breakfast tacos overflowing with chorizo and eggs to drive thru tacos with lengua, barbacoa, and more

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Consider the taco a handy way to eat a sandwich. That tortilla shell, soft or hard, holds proteins and vegetables that make it easy to walk around while chomping down on a few. Most come with inexpensive price tags to match With that in mind, Eater Nashville put together this guide — highlighting the best of the best taco options open for service, whether it be takeout or delivery.

A number of Nashville restaurants have resumed dine-in service. That level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the City of Nashville website. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. El Jaliciense

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3225 Gallatin Road
Nashville, TN 37216
(615) 227-9866

North on Gallatin Road is El Jaliciense — a favorite taco spot for those on the East side of town. Tacos here include asada, chorizo, lengua, and barbacoa, among others. The restaurant is also open for dine-in service, and those who prefer takeout can call (615) 227-9866 or walk in to order.

2. Redheaded Stranger

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305 Arrington St
Nashville, TN 37207
(615) 544-8226
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Bryan Lee Weaver’s flour tortilla, queso, taco (and now — crunchwrap) destination is currently open daily for takeout, delivery, plus patio and dine-in service. Check social media for most updated hours, as they tend to change.

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3. Mas Tacos Por Favor

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732 McFerrin Ave
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 543-6271

Open Tuesday through Saturday for curbside pick-up/walk-up window takeout of tacos and margaritas, plus interesting daily specials (think bacon-wrapped hot dogs and pickled cactus tacos with chorizo), all posted to social media.

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4. Five Points Tacos

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1101 Woodland St
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 800-9368
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Five Points serves some of the city’s best tacos out of the bright red trailer parked beside a gas station. Call 615-800-9368 ahead of time (be patient, they may be too busy to answer) or just walk up and have a short wait for your order. If you’ve got a hankering for some Topo Chico to wash down those tacos, they sell them in the neighboring convenience store.

5. Black Rabbit

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218 3rd Ave N
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 891-2380
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Currently open from 4 to 10 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday — dine in or order to-go chorizo or cactus tacos served on house-made corn tortillas for curbside pick-up (or preorder a taco kit). Add a side of rabbit rolls or to-go cocktails for a real Black Rabbit experience, right at home. The dining room is also open, with happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. featuring $5 cocktails and 2-for-1 canned beer.

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6. Oscar's Taco Shop at The Nations

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5104 Centennial Blvd
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 928-6992
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With locations in The Nations, downtown, Smyrna, and Murfreesboro, the So Cal-inspired casual taco shop offers 9 taco varieties (including pastor, shrimp, and carnitas), and also serves rolled tacos. Order and pay online from your preferred location or call to preorder for contactless pickup.

7. La Juquilita

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5913 Morrow Rd
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 524-9053

The unassuming orange building in the Nations serves up some of the best tacos in town. Owners Jose and Maria Cepeda also welcome diners (he takes orders, she cooks) with solid pupusas and tlayudas (a traditional Oaxacan dish served on a toasted tortilla loaded up with toppings) that only add to the appeal. Ask for the chili and the verde sauces, both are nicely spicy — just remember to bring cash to pay. Call 615-524-9053 to order.

8. Taqueria del Sol

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4500 Charlotte Ave
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 490-3129
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Chef Eddie Hernandez’s offerings include carnitas, veggie and the “Memphis” with smoked pork and tequila barbecue sauce. Order online or visit for in-person carryout, phone-in carryout, plus Postmates delivery is available from both Nashville locations.

9. Tempo

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2041, 2179 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 457-3932
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Tempo is owned by Texas-born percussionist Javier Solis and his family, who opened the shop in 2018. And if there’s one thing most Texans know well — it’s breakfast tacos. The Nolensville Pike shop offers four true Texas breakfast taco iterations for the taking: chorizo and egg, bacon and egg, sausage and egg, and potato and egg. For takeout, call 615-457-3932 or order online.

10. Ladybird Taco

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2229 10th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 678-8049
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The Tex-Mex taco, queso, and coffee oasis (featuring Crema coffee) is takeout only. Order online or just walk up.

a tray holds three salsas and 3 breakfast tacos filled with egg and meat and cheese Katelyn Brown Photo / Ladybird Taco

11. La Hacienda Taqueria Mexican Restaurant

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2615 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 256-6142
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Long a Nashville favorite, tacos here are simple and flavorful, with fillings like tripe and beef tongue. President Obama made a stop here to grab a taco to-go order, and all of Nashville can too. Order online here.

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12. Don Juan Carniceria Y Taqueria

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2910 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 833-1690

At Don Juan, the menu is written on the side of the building, and their tacos, at $1.25 a pop, are hard to beat. Among the choices are carne asada, al pastor, chicharron, and lengua. Drive on thru for takeout.

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13. West Coast Taco Shop

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1609 Murfreesboro Pike #F
Nashville, TN 37217
(615) 891-7666
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First off, West Coast is one of the only places in Nashville to find California cult-favorite birria (red) tacos, carne asada fries, and California style burritos. Second off, they’re really good. Order online or call 615-891-7666 to place an order for takeout or delivery. The dining room and patio are also open.

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14. El Tapatio

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3611 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 445-7781

First, let's get this out of the way: there are two El Tapatios. El Tapatio #1 is located a bit farther south at 4801 Nolensville Pike, and is essentially a permanently parked food truck with a small dining room right next door. El Tapatio #2 is a more fully realized brick and mortar just north of the Nashville Zoo. Both offer the same simple, straightforward tacos. No frills, just good food, and always a solid takeout option.

15. El Amigo Tacos y Mariscos

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(615) 833-6434

Parked in a former gas station, El Amigo has been a favorite taco stop for those in the know for years. With nearly a dozen different choices, it's hard to go wrong here. And as always, easily available for takeout.

16. Taqueria San Luis

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369 Harding Pl
Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 831-7116

Look for the large street-side smokers before hitting I-24, and there you’ll find this gem of a taqueria and carniceria. Head to the walk-up window and order a round of traditional offerings such as carne asada, chorizo and carnitas tacos, but there are also tacos with cabeza, tripa, lengua, and bucha, for those looking for something unique in Nashville.

17. Las Americas Market

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4715 Nolensville Pike #A
Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 315-8888
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Las Americas Market is half mercado, half restaurant. And while it’s known more for its pupusas, the tacos at Las Americas deserve just as much praise. You'll find all of the usual options including al pastor, carne asada, lengua, carnitas and more.

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1. El Jaliciense

3225 Gallatin Road, Nashville, TN 37216

North on Gallatin Road is El Jaliciense — a favorite taco spot for those on the East side of town. Tacos here include asada, chorizo, lengua, and barbacoa, among others. The restaurant is also open for dine-in service, and those who prefer takeout can call (615) 227-9866 or walk in to order.

3225 Gallatin Road
Nashville, TN 37216

2. Redheaded Stranger

305 Arrington St, Nashville, TN 37207
Andrew Cebulka / Redheaded Stranger

Bryan Lee Weaver’s flour tortilla, queso, taco (and now — crunchwrap) destination is currently open daily for takeout, delivery, plus patio and dine-in service. Check social media for most updated hours, as they tend to change.

305 Arrington St
Nashville, TN 37207

3. Mas Tacos Por Favor

732 McFerrin Ave, Nashville, TN 37206
Delia Jo Ramsey / Eater Nashville

Open Tuesday through Saturday for curbside pick-up/walk-up window takeout of tacos and margaritas, plus interesting daily specials (think bacon-wrapped hot dogs and pickled cactus tacos with chorizo), all posted to social media.

732 McFerrin Ave
Nashville, TN 37206

4. Five Points Tacos

1101 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206

Five Points serves some of the city’s best tacos out of the bright red trailer parked beside a gas station. Call 615-800-9368 ahead of time (be patient, they may be too busy to answer) or just walk up and have a short wait for your order. If you’ve got a hankering for some Topo Chico to wash down those tacos, they sell them in the neighboring convenience store.

1101 Woodland St
Nashville, TN 37206

5. Black Rabbit

218 3rd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201
Delia Jo Ramsey / Eater Nashville

Currently open from 4 to 10 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday — dine in or order to-go chorizo or cactus tacos served on house-made corn tortillas for curbside pick-up (or preorder a taco kit). Add a side of rabbit rolls or to-go cocktails for a real Black Rabbit experience, right at home. The dining room is also open, with happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. featuring $5 cocktails and 2-for-1 canned beer.

218 3rd Ave N
Nashville, TN 37201

6. Oscar's Taco Shop at The Nations

5104 Centennial Blvd, Nashville, TN 37209

With locations in The Nations, downtown, Smyrna, and Murfreesboro, the So Cal-inspired casual taco shop offers 9 taco varieties (including pastor, shrimp, and carnitas), and also serves rolled tacos. Order and pay online from your preferred location or call to preorder for contactless pickup.

5104 Centennial Blvd
Nashville, TN 37209

7. La Juquilita

5913 Morrow Rd, Nashville, TN 37209

The unassuming orange building in the Nations serves up some of the best tacos in town. Owners Jose and Maria Cepeda also welcome diners (he takes orders, she cooks) with solid pupusas and tlayudas (a traditional Oaxacan dish served on a toasted tortilla loaded up with toppings) that only add to the appeal. Ask for the chili and the verde sauces, both are nicely spicy — just remember to bring cash to pay. Call 615-524-9053 to order.

5913 Morrow Rd
Nashville, TN 37209

8. Taqueria del Sol

4500 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37209

Chef Eddie Hernandez’s offerings include carnitas, veggie and the “Memphis” with smoked pork and tequila barbecue sauce. Order online or visit for in-person carryout, phone-in carryout, plus Postmates delivery is available from both Nashville locations.

4500 Charlotte Ave
Nashville, TN 37209

9. Tempo

2041, 2179 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211

Tempo is owned by Texas-born percussionist Javier Solis and his family, who opened the shop in 2018. And if there’s one thing most Texans know well — it’s breakfast tacos. The Nolensville Pike shop offers four true Texas breakfast taco iterations for the taking: chorizo and egg, bacon and egg, sausage and egg, and potato and egg. For takeout, call 615-457-3932 or order online.

2041, 2179 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211

10. Ladybird Taco

2229 10th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204
a tray holds three salsas and 3 breakfast tacos filled with egg and meat and cheese Katelyn Brown Photo / Ladybird Taco

The Tex-Mex taco, queso, and coffee oasis (featuring Crema coffee) is takeout only. Order online or just walk up.

2229 10th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37204

11. La Hacienda Taqueria Mexican Restaurant

2615 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211
Sam Angel

Long a Nashville favorite, tacos here are simple and flavorful, with fillings like tripe and beef tongue. President Obama made a stop here to grab a taco to-go order, and all of Nashville can too. Order online here.

2615 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211

12. Don Juan Carniceria Y Taqueria

2910 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211
Delia Jo Ramsey / Eater Nashville

At Don Juan, the menu is written on the side of the building, and their tacos, at $1.25 a pop, are hard to beat. Among the choices are carne asada, al pastor, chicharron, and lengua. Drive on thru for takeout.

2910 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211

13. West Coast Taco Shop

1609 Murfreesboro Pike #F, Nashville, TN 37217
Delia Jo Ramsey/Eater Nashville

First off, West Coast is one of the only places in Nashville to find California cult-favorite birria (red) tacos, carne asada fries, and California style burritos. Second off, they’re really good. Order online or call 615-891-7666 to place an order for takeout or delivery. The dining room and patio are also open.

1609 Murfreesboro Pike #F
Nashville, TN 37217

14. El Tapatio

3611 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211

First, let's get this out of the way: there are two El Tapatios. El Tapatio #1 is located a bit farther south at 4801 Nolensville Pike, and is essentially a permanently parked food truck with a small dining room right next door. El Tapatio #2 is a more fully realized brick and mortar just north of the Nashville Zoo. Both offer the same simple, straightforward tacos. No frills, just good food, and always a solid takeout option.

3611 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211

15. El Amigo Tacos y Mariscos

3901 Nolensville Rd, Tennessee

Parked in a former gas station, El Amigo has been a favorite taco stop for those in the know for years. With nearly a dozen different choices, it's hard to go wrong here. And as always, easily available for takeout.

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16. Taqueria San Luis

369 Harding Pl, Nashville, TN 37211

Look for the large street-side smokers before hitting I-24, and there you’ll find this gem of a taqueria and carniceria. Head to the walk-up window and order a round of traditional offerings such as carne asada, chorizo and carnitas tacos, but there are also tacos with cabeza, tripa, lengua, and bucha, for those looking for something unique in Nashville.

369 Harding Pl
Nashville, TN 37211

17. Las Americas Market

4715 Nolensville Pike #A, Nashville, TN 37211

Las Americas Market is half mercado, half restaurant. And while it’s known more for its pupusas, the tacos at Las Americas deserve just as much praise. You'll find all of the usual options including al pastor, carne asada, lengua, carnitas and more.

4715 Nolensville Pike #A
Nashville, TN 37211

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