Search
Find What (restaurant name, category, cuisine)
Where (city, state, zip, address, landmark)
Find Restaurants Near You

Las Americas

615-315-8888  •  $
ADDRESS: 4715 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211

CUISINE: Burritos, Latin/South American, Mexican, Tacos

FEATURES: Handicap Access, Kid Friendly, Smoke Free, Vegetarian Friendly

DETAILS
Standout, real-deal Mexican and Central American eatery Las Americas on the restaurant-flush Nolensville Pike strip unassumingly adjoins a small grocery - you actually pay your bill in the grocery - and features one of the city's most interesting and well-prepared menus of its kind. Las Americas' signature dish, worth the trip alone, is the pupusa: a fried cornmeal pastry filled with your choice of pork, pork rinds or cheese, with refried beans and spicy cabbage slaw on the side. A childhood favorite of El Salvador native Juan Cruz, who owns the restaurant and grocery, this delightful dish is inexpensive and filling enough to sate a light eater or for a couple to share as an appetizer. The small, double-shelled and eminently tasty tacos feature all types of beef (chopped, pulled, tripe, tongue and cheek), although we're particularly smitten with the chorizo, Mexican sausage that is chopped and fried crisp. The shrimp enchiladas and the raw oyster cocktails (a dozen swimming in a stein filled with house-made cocktail sauce) are also highly recommended. For hearty appetites, the burritos are among the city's biggest and best, particularly the burrito ranchera, with a spicy red sauce and an avocado wedge. A reason to dine here on weekends is the Sunday-only offering of caldo de mariscos, which is a seafood soup chock full of the star attraction. Desserts include flan and pastel de tres leches (three milk cake). Beer available. Serving lunch and dinner daily. "Start with pupusas, the classic El Salvadorian fried masa flour dough masterpieces, which come out of the kitchen hot on the outside and gooey inside."
- Nashville Restaurants blog, May 31, 2009
hello

Comment Card

Leave a comment for this restaurant




  • Restaurant Website
  • Print this Page
  • Send To Your Phone
    GO
SHARE
  • Save to foursquare

OWNERS & MANAGERS

bestOfIcon Best Latin/South American

top100 icon Editors' Pick

DESCRIPTION
Standout, real-deal Mexican and Central American eatery Las Americas on the restaurant-flush Nolensville Pike strip unassumingly adjoins a small grocery - you actually pay your bill in the grocery - and features one of the city's most interesting and well-prepared menus of its kind. Las Americas' signature dish, worth the trip alone, is the pupusa: a fried cornmeal pastry filled with your choice of pork, pork rinds or cheese, with refried beans and spicy cabbage slaw on the side. A childhood favorite of El Salvador native Juan Cruz, who owns the restaurant and grocery, this delightful dish is inexpensive and filling enough to sate a light eater or for a couple to share as an appetizer. The small, double-shelled and eminently tasty tacos feature all types of beef (chopped, pulled, tripe, tongue and cheek), although we're particularly smitten with the chorizo, Mexican sausage that is chopped and fried crisp. The shrimp enchiladas and the raw oyster cocktails (a dozen swimming in a stein filled with house-made cocktail sauce) are also highly recommended. For hearty appetites, the burritos are among the city's biggest and best, particularly the burrito ranchera, with a spicy red sauce and an avocado wedge. A reason to dine here on weekends is the Sunday-only offering of caldo de mariscos, which is a seafood soup chock full of the star attraction. Desserts include flan and pastel de tres leches (three milk cake).
 
"Start with pupusas, the classic El Salvadorian fried masa flour dough masterpieces, which come out of the kitchen hot on the outside and gooey inside."
- Nashville Restaurants blog, May 31, 2009
ADDITIONAL DETAILS
Beer available. Serving lunch and dinner daily.

Comment Card

Leave a comment for this restaurant





Search restaurants nearbySearch Nearby

LocalEats gift cards
LocalEats gift cards are a unique gift
for friends and family. Break the chains
and support great local restaurants.

Food Festival & Events Calendar

Home Show Full Site LocalEats mobile Contact Us