The Local Taco

Taco Place and Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Sylvan Park, Nashville
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  • Matt D.
    "The southern fried and local BBQ tacos are great."(4 Tips)
    Charles K.
    "Try the Southern Fried & Fish tacos; both are insanely good."(11 Tips)
    Shay B.
    "I love the bottle cokes and southern fried chicken tacos!"(2 Tips)
    Parking Management Company
    "Complimentary Valet Parking"(3 Tips)
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  • Angie O.
    Angie OsmanskiApril 13, 2016
    The 2 taco lunch special is highly suggested! I was wanting more fish with the fish taco, but loved the local BBQ taco. Loved the queso, it's not thick but it is tasty
  • Corey
    CoreyFebruary 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken tinga enchiladas with mole or rojo are incredible. Also, the BBQ taco (withOUT cilantro) is great. Just tried the haddock and fried chicken tacos, and they are amazing. This place is 10/10!
  • Laura L.
    Laura LifseySeptember 1, 2016
    The drink with the elderflower isn't on the bar menu anymore, but the bartender will still make it for you. It's one of my favorite drinks!
  • Design*Sponge
    Design*SpongeAugust 3, 2014
    Fun, Americanized Mexican food with taco varieties like Southern Fried Chicken and Korean BBQ. I always enjoy having a margarita on the patio. Read more
  • Brandon F.
    Brandon FrankelSeptember 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    This place rules- the margaritas are good and I have tried most of the tacos. I recommended getting some "bang bang" sauce on the side if you like habanero
  • blake
    blakeNovember 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Jimbo is the man! Margaritas are awesome! I like the enchiladas way more than the tacos! Chicken with verde, shrimp with lemon crema!
  • Tristan S.
    Tristan SnyderNovember 2, 2011
    The shrimp tacos are amazing as are the Korean tacos or whatever they're called. I would have to say that the service lacks and they have no personalities!
  • Lauren
    LaurenSeptember 1, 2015
    One of my favorite places in Nashville. Can't go wrong with any of these tacos. Love their guacamole too.
  • The Wall Street Journal
    It's all local ingredients, and they make their own tater tots, so that's a treat. Read more
  • Anita R.
    Anita R.February 1, 2010
    Their fish tacos are the best around. The jalepenos top it off perfect. One of our favorites. If you are there for Sunday Brunch indulge yourself in one of their specials. Yum! Read more
  • Parking Management Company
    Complimentary Valet Parking is available every Friday for Lunch and Dinner! Service provided by Parking Management Company!
  • Matt D.
    Matt DermodyMay 15, 2011
    The southern fried and local BBQ tacos are great. Also get 3 or 4 different tacos when you come. They're small
  • Heather F.
    Heather FloydJune 2, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the southern fried and spicy shrimp tacos! It makes my mouth water just thinking about them. The margaritas are yummy with a great atmosphere too!
  • Christina
    ChristinaMarch 11, 2011
    very yummy fried mac-n-cheese and fish tacos.. valet parking.. from NY, first time here, and I highly recommend
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethFebruary 28, 2013
    House margarita pitchers... More sugar than alcohol. Tonga enchiladas with mole sauce were good
  • Jake H.
    Jake HandyDecember 13, 2014
    Portabello and tequila lime chicken are the two best tacos! They have mexi tots here now too
  • Jeremiah W.
    Fish tacos are the best taco on the menu. Great sides too!
  • Morgan L.
    Morgan LevyMarch 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Even if you're more of an on-the-rocks margarita fan, try a frozen one here. I think they're made with magic. And maybe crack.
  • Charles K.
    Charles KeyMay 26, 2013
    Try the Southern Fried & Fish tacos; both are insanely good.
  • Adam A.
    Adam AudenJuly 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for the "Old Style" veggie tacos for sautéd veg and refried beans. Delish!
  • Sean H.
    Sean HillJune 5, 2013
    The brisket and Korean BBQ tacos are fantastic, and the black beans are too!
  • Corey
    CoreyFebruary 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Oh, and do NOT forget to order your white queso! Outstanding.
  • Alexis R.
    Alexis ReneeJuly 29, 2013
    The sangrias and tequila lime chicken tacos are amazing.
  • Daniel W.
    Daniel WestAugust 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Buffalo chicken with ranch instead of blue cheese is amazing
  • Beka S.
    Beka StanfieldJuly 16, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing food! Parking kind of sucks, but valet parking is available. Fish tacos = perfection!
  • Barry H.
    Barry HeardMarch 21
    Top notch margaritas. I prefer the setup at the east nashville location.
  • Fringe M.
    Fringe MagazineAugust 20, 2010
    Always a tough decision between the carnitas and the texas brisket...but the margarita is not a hard choice!
  • Kurt R.
    Kurt RutkowskiJuly 28, 2013
    Interesting taco select. Nice casual atmosphere.
  • Matthew R.
    Matthew RogersMarch 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you want it spicy, they'll mix up a sauce for you that's got great flavor and plenty of temperature
  • Courtney S.
    Courtney SeiterMarch 20, 2010
    Everything is a la carte (and cheap), so you can try lots of different items. Order at the counter.
  • Kelly R.
    Kelly RJune 10, 2012
    Fried green chili Mac n cheese is where it's at!
  • Nancy V.
    Nancy VanReeceOctober 12, 2010
    Get the sauce they put in the chicken and have them put it on the Shrimp
  • Karen B.
    Karen BrandonJanuary 17, 2010
    Great new local place. Cheap eats and really unique tacos. Try the brunch on Saturday & Sunday.
  • Nicole M.
    Nicole MillerMarch 17, 2013
    Love the margaritas and the chicken taco!!!! Mmmmmm
  • Neely C.
    Neely CobleJune 19, 2013
    Try the brisket enchilada. Tasty!
  • Prateek R.
    Prateek RungtaSeptember 25, 2014
    Get the bang bang sauce and fish tacos.
  • Jeremy D.
    Jeremy DykesJune 11, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't forget to ask for Bang-Bang sauce...adds a great tart-heat to the tacos
  • Chris D.
    Chris DauphinSeptember 5, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Fish tacos = the best... There is also parking in the back
  • andre g.
    andre glennMarch 20, 2015
    Everything looks good smells good and tastes good
  • DeAnna L.
    DeAnna LeeAugust 18, 2014
    Favorite place in my former Nashville hood'!
  • MJ B.
    MJ BNovember 5, 2011
    Breakfast tacos are pretty good but crowded by 11 on Sat
  • Shay B.
    Shay BooneJanuary 14, 2010
    Best new Nashville restaurant! I love the bottle cokes and southern fried chicken tacos!
  • Pinky G.
    Pinky GonzalesFebruary 28, 2011
    Try a Cuestion Tequila margarita! Absolutely the best I've ever had.
  • Barry M.
    Barry MillsOctober 31, 2010
    Try the buffalo chicken tacos. They're excellent!
  • Caitlin H.
    Caitlin HOctober 3, 2013
    Great atmosphere but the food is sub-par
  • Nicole K.
    Nicole KirkMarch 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Fantastic margaritas!
  • Meg M.
    Meg MullanSeptember 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best fish tacos in Nashville
  • Kaylin S.
    Kaylin SithsayavongMay 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Korean BBQ. Best tacos ever!
  • Laurel S.
    Laurel SopherFebruary 16, 2013
    Best margaritas!
  • Scott G.
    Scott GreerAugust 27, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the Whiskey Chili if it's a special
  • Charley C.
    Charley CampbellDecember 20, 2012
    I've had fresher tacos, at Taco Bell.
  • Chris L.
    Chris LarkinsFebruary 17, 2012
    My first time here. Wel c how it is
  • Sydney R.
    Sydney RainesApril 5, 2014
    Best Margs!!!
  • Marc E.
    Marc ElliottJune 7, 2012
    Wed. Is Lobster BLT taco day
  • Vivek S.
    Vivek SurtiJuly 7, 2011
    Green chile Mac n cheese!
  • Charlie P.
    Charlie PantsDecember 9, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    CHECK IN WHILE CHARLENE IS BARTENDING TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF AN EXTENDED HAPPY HOUR.
  • Alex R.
    Alex RonquilloMay 15, 2012
    Try the Fish Taco
  • Ish C.
    Ish CuebasMarch 11, 2011
    This place makes me wish I lived in Nashville
  • Charlie P.
    Charlie PantsDecember 31, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    what local taco is this? never heard of it.
  • Jenna S.
    Jenna SukernekFebruary 27, 2013
    Delicious but rude service.
  • Emily H.
    Emily HollettFebruary 25, 2011
    Amazing customer service!
  • Jordan H.
    Jordan HalvorsenAugust 12, 2011
    add some bang-bang!
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