Mexican Restaurants in Tennessee

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El Porton Mexican Restaurant has sated cravings for fresh, healthy ingredients for more than two decades, serving up authentic Mexican lunches and dinners that complement the bar?s array of 85 tequilas. Amid golden walls that evoke a warm afternoon in a tropical cantina, guests kick-start stomachs by watching chefs craft lime-infused guacamole tableside. From the kitchen, beef and shrimp fajitas sizzle, wafting aromas of onion and bell pepper that transform into cartoon hands to lure in noses. Warm days open El Porton's patio, where sunshine heightens the flavors of make-your-own combo platters spread with chile rellenos, tostadas, and burritos, as well as USDA steaks aged a minimum of 21 days. Tequila shots arrive in flights or individually, and customizable margaritas in flavors such as mango and classic lime pour forth from salt-rimmed glasses to accentuate entrees and fuel conversations about Mexico's hidden agave rivers.

1805 N Germantown Pkwy
Cordova,
TN
US

Don't forget the chips and salsa at this delicious gem! Qdoba Mexican Grill is a spot serving tasty Mexican fare. Low-fat foods are not on the menu at Qdoba Mexican Grill, though, so plan to indulge a bit. The drink list at Qdoba Mexican Grill has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out). The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at Qdoba Mexican Grill won't cost you a sitter. Eat outdoors Qdoba Mexican Grill (weather permitting) with their beautiful patio seating.

The dress code at Qdoba Mexican Grill is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you. For the tastes of Qdoba Mexican Grill from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services. For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go.

Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.

You'll like your bill almost as much as your meal at Qdoba Mexican Grill, with meals usually costing less than $15. You can stop by at almost any time, since Qdoba Mexican Grill offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Swing by the restaurant at literally any hour — it's open 24 hours a day.

2019 W End Ave
Nashville,
TN
US

Inside La Parilla, bright sunflower-colored walls stretch from the rustic tiled floor to the lofty ceiling and overlook a spread of hearty Mexican dishes and fruity, top-shelf margaritas. In this light and airy eatery, chefs spin out all the south-of-the-border favorites, from cacophonously sizzling fajitas and fish tacos to seven types of enchiladas teeming with liberally spiced meat and floods of melted cheese. At the full bar, mixologists update the classic margarita with mango and strawberry flavors, imbuing drinks with a tropical essence usually achieved only by puréeing a box of miniature umbrellas.

11639 Parkside Dr
Knoxville,
TN
US

El Ranchero was reviewed in the Pulse's Dining Out Spotlight and featured in the Chattanooga Times Free Press. 83% of six Urbanspooners recommend it.

6700 Ringgold Road
Chattanooga,
TN
US

Canela Mexican Grill is the culmination of a dream nearly 30 years in the making. Since moving to Clarksville in 1990, the Gutierrezes have striven to open a Mexican restaurant and make hearty, flame-grilled meals like their abuelas used to. So, they teamed up with the Venegas family, and together they opened Canela. While named after cinnamon, the restaurant serves some much spicier flavors. There's the chile colorado, doused in a fiery red sauce, and the camarones a la diabla, living up to its name with a red sauce made of tiny pitchforks. Those with milder tastes might browse the Los de Cajon menu, where they'll find deep-fried chimichangas, crispy flautas covered in queso fresco and crema, and a torta cubana piled high with pork, chorizo, ham, and cheese.

3080 Wilma Rudolph Boulevard
Clarksville,
TN
US

Under the glow of golden chandeliers that hang down from wood beams overhead, a trio of performers sits on the slightly elevated stage at 3 Brothers Deli & Brewhouse, which now resides at a brand new location. On nights with live music, the eatery's interior buzzes with visitors who sip craft beers and dig into freshly constructed sandwiches or burgers stacked with hand-formed patties. On Mondays and Tuesdays, visitors can stop in to test their knowledge during trivia night, showing off their ability to recall obscure historical facts such as which side won the Revolutionary War.

114 North Church Street
Murfreesboro,
TN
US