A Taco In The Rough

by HEAB on May 29, 2011

I’ll be the first to admit that I love a good chain restaurant (Houston’s, California Pizza Kitchen, Chipotle – love them!), but my favorite restaurants are those random out of the way places that only locals know about. I often get emails from readers asking me where to eat when they come to Nashville, and I email them back with a list of my favorite locally owned restaurants. Well, I have discovered a new one to add to the list.

On Friday, Summer and I joined my friend Justine and her little one for lunch at Mas Tacos.


Bars on the windows and a crowd inside…I knew delicious food awaited us.


My eyes scanned over the chalkboard menu, and right away my belly zoomed in on Sweet Potato Quinoa Taco. I’d like one of those please, along with a Cast Iron Chicken Taco. Thank you.


Both were so good. The chicken taco came with chicken, roasted tomatillo salsa, sour cream, cilantro, and lime. I was in heaven. Honestly, can we give it up for sour cream? It so does not get the credit it deserves.

Justine ordered grilled corn on the cob…


Mmm. Corn, queso, lime, and spices. Must order one of my own next time.

Mas Tacos, thank you for an amazing lunch. You are definitely getting bumped to the top of my Must-Eat Here list for Nashville, and I hope to see you again soon myself. :)

Where do you take people to eat when they come for a visit?