Mas Tacos Por Favor

Two years later and we finally made it to Mas Tacos Por Favor in East Nashville. It was beginning to feel like a haunt that would never be confronted. You know the restaurants that people always talk about and you keep saying you’re gonna have to try it. Well, for two years this went on until this past Friday. I finally got the weekend off and if you know anything about the restaurant industry, you know that a weekend off is rare(sad face). But I managed to conquer this feat and the first thing on the itinerary was Mas Tacos Por Favor.Mas Tacos Por Favor Review by The Local Forkful Mas Tacos Por Favor Review by The Local ForkfulMas Tacos Por Favor Review by The Local Forkful I mean I hate to exaggerate and make it sound like this was the ‘best thing’ since sliced bread but it was delicious. I think what blew me away the most from a culinary standpoint is that everything on the menu is well executed. Although the menu is simplistic in nature and not the most authentic of Mexican cuisine. You can taste the passion and the attention to detail. That alone was enough to bring the wife and I back for round two the next day.  We spent fifty dollars here in the course of two days and I don’t regret a penny of it. The only thing we didn’t care for is the combo of pineapple and cilantro in the fresca(fruit/flowers+water+sugar=agua fresca). Big whoop! The coffee with horchata(beverage made of ground rice/nuts) and the hibiscus lime agua fresca made up for it many times over.
Mas Tacos Por Favor Review by The Local Forkful
Mas Tacos Por Favor Review by The Local Forkful I’m not going to go any further about the ingredients in the menu items or try to describe the ambiance just to persuade you to get here like yesteryear. When we left the first time all I wanted to do was tweet incessantly about it and eat three more ears of elote(corn). Just go already, and order one of everything, don’t forget two bowls of the chicken pozole and a chorizo brunch taco for me. Thanks!
Mas Tacos Por Favor Review by The Local Forkful The staff was nice enough to let me grab a snap of them. The service in East Nashville isn’t always as friendly as I would like. You’ve heard it all before hipster..blah..blah..blek! Whatever, the kids at Mas Tacos are swanky, friendly and seem to love what they do. That’s all that matters. So the next time the line at The Pharmacy is out of control dot-com, head on over to Mas Tacos Por Favor, but check the hours they close early during the weekdays.
Mas Tacos Por Favor Review by The Local Forkful
Mas Tacos Por Favor Review by The Local Forkful Mas Tacos Por Favor Review by The Local Forkful

There is no website so you have to scurry over to the facebook page to get the 411 or follow them on twitter.

Mas Tacos Por Favor
732 McFerrin Avenue
Nashville, TN 37206

The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden….Your NEW Addiction!

The Food. Dear god of all things greasy. No more mediocre burger joints please! That was the first thought when I overheard someone speak of The Pharmacy in East Nashville. But that opinion quickly changed once we made our way over to 731 McFerrin to get our hands on those burgers. We noticed the line out the door as we arrived. You know what that means, let the waiting pursue. We viewed the menu while waiting for a table to free. It didn’t take much for me to conclude that if you open up a ‘burger parlor’ then why not see how well your basic burger holds up? It was fantastic. I got The Pharmacy Burger and my wife got The Pharmacy Burger, sub turkey, which I could almost swear to you was better than the beef. I’m just sayin’.  While the bun that holds together the cheesy meaty goodness could be debatable as to whether it’s a  ‘Burger Connoisseurs’ favorite. We loved it. The bun created by Nashville’s own Provence Breads & Cafe are soft and slightly chewy but delicious all the same. Don’t forget the hand-cut fries with that Cheesy Tennessee burger or maybe even the sweet potato fries.(which I am over the sweet potato fry craze,enough already, but my wife is a die-hard fan) They also have pasta & potato salad which we weren’t a fan of.  The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden also slings a fancy shlew of house-made brats, felafel and veggie burgers, an array of dipping sauces & nostalgic soda fountain-style carbonated beverages, shakes and malts. We recommend the Creamsicle Orange  Soda as well as the Chocolate Soda. Those beverages will serve as a fantastic spouse to the burger or brat heading your way. A marriage worth fighting for; no pun intended.

The Ambiance & Service. Upon entering The Pharmacy you’re greeted by dim lighting, brown  contemporary wood fixtures, bar stools and soda shop inspired art adorn the walls. Simplistically chic to say the least, but a great hangout for the hipster crowd that East Nash plays host to. The service can often be a hot mess! There have been many occasions where the wait has been more than unbearable and the service slower than Christmas in February! But if you can get past the madness that is the ‘Indie’ world of dining then prepare to enjoy one good meal.