Posts tagged ‘new mexican’

August 9, 2011

Restaurant Review – South Nashville: Sopapillas

Sopapilla’s is not your typical Mexican style restaurant. It’s not even Mexican. It’s New Mexican (like New Mexico) Southwestern cuisine. Located at the corner of Moores Lane and Franklin Road, it’s near a new condo development, the new Mack and Kate’s and a coming soon Cajun restaurant. I realize we have (like any other city in America) a thousand Mexican restaurants. This one isn’t any less greesy, it’s just a little different. Haute (New) Mexican, if you will.

It opened about a year ago in a small and quaint dining room with a great patio. It got so popular that it expanded to the space next to them with a huge bar and more dining room seating.

The food is good, not it’s great. And you won’t forget the best thing on the menu that is complementary. Not the margaritas, unfortunately. It’s the Sopapilla’s. A lot like a beignets, these are fluffy and hollow, sweet and yummy, served with a drizzling of honey. Traditionally, sopapilla’s are served as bread at your meal, but in the South and in America, they served as a dessert.

complementary sopapillas

We’ve frequented Sopapilla’s often. The first time was with my in-laws. My MIL had found this spot and insisted we join. She is always finding cool little places. She’s the one who introduced us to the Forest Hills Farmers Market too.

Some of the items we have tried: Blue Corn Chicken Enchiladas and the Blue Corn Chicken Tacos, Green Chilie Flautas, Mexico City Street Tacos, Chile Relleno, Chicken Buritto and the Street Tacos. I’d had all and they are all very good.

Sopapilla's Table Side Guacamole

Their guacamole is served table side. Super fresh with “avocado, onion, cilantro, jalapeno, lime
and our signature spice blend prepared table side.” I am a picky guac eater, so it’s got to be good for me. It’s 10 bucks, but it’s worth it.

Sopapilla's Tamale and Shrimp Taco

My husband got the Green Corn Tamale and Chipotle Shrimp Taco. It was really spicy. Like 3 or 4 napkins spicy. I got the Chile Relleno Combo with “a Hatch green chile rellano filled with melted monterey jack and a shredded beef taco, served with rice and beans.” The Chile Relleno was great. Huge and fresh and stuffed with cheese. Who wouldn’t like that? The beef taco – not so good. Dry and flavorless.

Sopapilla's Chili Relleno

1109 Davenport Blvd.
Franklin, TN 37064

Open 7 Days a Week, Bar is open late!

11 AM – 9 PM

11 AM – 10:30 PM

Intersection of Moores Lane and Franklin Road