Taqueria del Sol - Nashville
I was recently invited to a private Chef Tasting at Taqueria del Sol, a fabulous casual dining restaurant combining Mexican, southern, and southwestern flavors into unique cuisine. Chef Eddie Hernandez was in town from Atlanta to cook up a special menu featuring New Mexico Hatch Chiles!
Taqueria Del Sol Nashville is located in the 12 South neighborhood and has both lunch and dinner hours
Taqueria del Sol features a full bar with a wide variety of tequila, liquor and bottled beer selections. Innovative margaritas, such as the West Side (Herradura Reposado, Patron Citronge) and a "Build-Your-Own Margarita" option are just some of the great drink choices.
Winter Radishes and Peach Slaw - This slaw was fun for my palette because the fresh radishes and peach slaw had a little "kick" to it!
The Chile Relleno is a Mexican dish that consists of a stuffed, roasted, fresh poblano pepper, sometimes substituted with non-traditional Hatch chile, Anaheim, pasilla or even jalapeño chili pepper.
This Hatch Chile is a New Mexico Green Chile stuffed with cheese and breaded with a Panco crust. This cheese is great and its mildness balanced out the spiciness of the Hatch Chile
Hot Chicken Taco - Of course this location has to have a dish with a nod to Nashville's Hot Chicken culture!!
Spinach with Green Chiles - great flavor!
Rice with Green Chiles - Loved It!
Mashed potatoes with Green Chiles - It doesn't look fancy, but boy is it tasty!
3 Cheese Enchilada with the 3 sides shown above. This tortilla and cheese sauce offers excellent flavor!
Chef Eddie Hernandez - Talk about an interesting guy! Not only is he a great Chef, but he was once the Mayor of a town in Mexico! He was also in a band in Texas, but decided to give up the rock star lifestyle for a culinary career. He learned to cook from his grandmother who owned several restaurants in Mexico. Talk about cool!
What a pleasure it is to meet Chef Eddie and talk with him about his interesting career!
2317 12th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37204
Nashville, TN 37204