Best Nachos In Nashville

Jan 12, 2023 | Local Guides

Where to Find the Best Nachos In Nashville

Nachos are the perfect mix of cheesy and crunchy, making for a mouthwatering collation. Everybody loves nachos, so no matter where you go, this appetizing snack is on someone’s menu. Nashville is no different.

Sure, Music City may not be known for nachos, but its restaurants are no strangers to the tasty chip and dip blend. Many establishments here have mastered the craft, while others offer innovative takes on the menu item. Ask one of the locals for a nacho recommendation, and chances are they have a favorite spot. There are many wonderful places in Nashville for nachos that raving about one wouldn’t do justice.

Downtown Broadway alone has nachos galore, but branching out into surrounding neighborhoods, there’s still always somewhere to satisfy your appetite for this famous cheesy and crunchy snack. Delicious nachos are in every corner of Music City, and they never disappoint. Thus, here’s an entire list:

#1: Pancho & Lefty’s Cantina

A mix of Nashville’s lyrical culture and Mexican vibes infuse the restaurant with the best recipes. The menu consists of traditional favorites like Milanesas and nachos. The cantina’s “Big-Ass Nachos” is one of Nashville’s more popular offerings. Served on a mound of crispy tortilla chips and topped with charro beans, roasted corn, jalapeños, queso, pico de gallo, crema, and cilantro. Another favorite is the almighty Adobo Chicken Taco, with marinated grilled chicken, Cotija cheese, salsa verde, crema, avocado slices, and cilantro. Margaritas and other signature cocktails are made with premium spirits at the bar.

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4501 Murphy Rd, Nashville, TN 37209

615.647.8763

Pancho & Lefty's Cantina | Wesley Mortgage
Edley's BBQ | Wesley Mortgage

#2: Edley’s Bar-B-Que

This traditional southern stop has gained much notoriety since its opening in 2011. Now with 4 locations across the greater Nashville area, one bite of this BBQ makes it clear why the locals rave about it. Everything in the shop has been planned, tested, and experimented with until they captured the perfect flavors. Their nachos in particular have the perfect cheese-to-chip ratio, making them a must-order here.

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908 Main St, Nashville, TN 37206

615.873.4085

Chauhan Ale and Masala House | Wesley Mortgage

#3: Chauhan Ale and Masala House

Co-owned by celebrity chef Maneet Chauhan, downtown’s Chauhan Ale and Masala House has become a favorite in Nashville’s food scene. The unique dining experience here results from a fusion between the chef’s Indian roots and Southern traditions. Nowhere else in town can you find a menu that’s as representative of cities like Mumbai and New Delhi as it is of Nashville. Papadi chips, spicy lamb keema, Provel cheese, tamarind chutney, and cucumber tomato kachumber. That may not sound like ingredients for nachos, but Chauhan Ale & Masala House begs to differ.

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123 12th Avenue North, Nashville, Tenn. 37203

615.242.8426

#4: Oscar’s Taco Shop

Since 1983, the Ruiz brothers have brought some authentic Mexican fajitas to the American table. Their breakfast burritos come as a trio with eggs, cheese, and the customer’s choice of proteins. As for everything Tex-Mex, all the food is well-seasoned and spicy. A handsome taco filled with marinated pork strips, guacamole, cilantro, and chopped onions, this one stands as the head minister of all breakfast tacos. Their house-fried tortilla nachos with topping and dip are a great snack, as well.

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2323 Elliston Pl, Nashville, TN 37203

615.251.1507

Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant | Wesley Mortgage
Bastion | Wesley Mortgage

#5: Bastion

The Wedgewood-Houston (WeHo) neighborhood is a burgeoning community of local Nashville artists. Such an area requires a flagship establishment welcoming the hipster crowd. That’s where Bastion delivers. In a warehouse-style location (garage door entrance and all) with restored vintage decor, Bastion has become the staple bar for WeHo residents looking for their favorite draft beer, creative cocktails, or wine. Bastion’s Bar knocks it out of the park with their renowned nachos. Choose between their smoked pork (tender and tasty) or the vegetarian chorizo (robust and flavorful).

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434 Houston St, Nashville, TN 37203

615.490.8434

#6: Calypso Cafe

For nearly 30 years, Calypso Cafe has been devoted to helping Nashville “eat better and be better.” Providing hearty and healthy food at a great value, and with their accolades, they are doing an excellent job. Calypso Cafe is well-known for its Loaded Black Bean offering when it comes to nachos. They smother their tortilla chips in bean dip, Cheddar cheese, jalapenos, tomatoes, red onions, sour cream, and a choice of beef, chicken, or rice. The crowning stroke is the 4 oz. cup of BBQ sauce on the side.

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700 Thompson Ln, Nashville, TN 37204

615.297.3888

Calypso Cafe | Wesley Mortgage
Saint Añejo | Wesley Mortgage

#7: Saint Añejo

Saint Anejo is one of the fanciest Mexican restaurants under the umbrella of M Street, the same company operating Whiskey Kitchen and Virago. Mexican cuisine and Latin mixology are showcased. With a menu of over 120 labels of premium mezcal and tequila, you already know the margaritas will be top-shelf. The food on the menu may seem simple, with traditional offerings like tacos, nachos, and quesadillas, but everything brought to the table is dressed over the top. Not many other Mexican restaurants are suited for a memorable experience like Saint Anejo. A favorite dish is the Chicken Tinga taco with jalapeño crisps and cilantro.

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1120 McGavock Street, Nashville, Tenn. 37203

615.736.5301

#8: Taco Mamacita

This taco shop offers modern Mexican cuisine and drinks at affordable prices. Vanderbilt students love to hang out at Taco Mamacita because of the casual decor and delicious menu. For a shareable meal, the sloppy nachos with their secret recipe are perfect. For a main dish, the General Homeboy taco consists of Panko-breaded shrimp, cabbage, sweet Thai chili sauce, green onions, radish, and cilantro. All Margaritas are crafted with select tequila. The Skinny Margarita (only 150 calories!) infuses silver tequila, homemade Splenda, and lime juice. Enjoy your drink on the shaded patio facing Edge Hill Avenue and Vero Road. It’s the perfect way to end an evening.

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1700 Church St, Nashville, TN 37203

615.432.2928

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