Hold onto your panties, kids, because I’m back and this is an update. There’s no good reason for my absence as of late, so let’s not dwell on it and get to the food, okay? It’s freezing right now and snowing a lot, so what could be better than TACOS?
Have you been to Taco Mamacita in Edgehill Village yet? No? Well, you should go. Granted, it’s kind of more awesome in the summer when it’s not too cold to enjoy the spacious patio, but any time of the year is a good time for tacos. The best feature of Taco Mamacita is their completely separate vegan menu, which will be placed in your hungry little hands upon your request. It’s pretty damn comprehensive. This is no “refried beans in corn tortillas topped with red sauce and that’s it” establishment (seriously, that just happened to me at Fiesta Mexicana on 4th). No, my friends, this is a place with a little something called “options.”
My meal began with the Salsa Sampler to share, obvi. Small dishes of three different salsas–mango jalapeno, salsa verde, and roasted tomato–were surrounded by crispy tortilla chips. The mango jalapeno was my favorite, with the salsa verde coming in as a close second. The roasted tomato was mediocre, but it had its place in rounding out the trio. All in all, solid performance by the salsas, though the roasted tomato was lacking a certain something.
Wanting the full Taco Mamacita experience, I ordered the platter for my entree: any two tacos and a side. Out of the three vegan tacos on the menu, I bypassed the Avocado Taco in favor of the Freakin’ Vegan Taco and the Vegan Jerk Taco, because these tacos contained more “stuff” (that’s a technical term for food bloggers). The Freakin’ Vegan Taco is basically a vegan version of your standard taco but fancier, filled with cilantro spinach rice, red beans, lettuce, pico de gallo, escabeche (a kind of pickled jalapeno slaw/relish), and guacamole. The Vegan Jerk taco sounded particularly appealing to me, as I would probably eat woodchips if they were jerked, and contained cabbage, mango salsa, jerked and sauteed plantains, and red beans. Both tacos were awesome, but the jerk taco really blew my mind. All the flavors came together in perfect harmony to create a delicious party in my mouth, to which all were invited. On my next visit, I’ll probably just get two of these. Also, I really recommend the Sweet Potato Fries. They got cold quickly, but were really great when they first came out. Plus sweet potatoes are hella good for you.
Verdict? I will absolutely be back. Lots. The food is awesome, there are a ton of vegan options, and there are great drink specials. It gets super crowded on Wednesdays, because margaritas are two for one from 4:00 – 8:oo. Also, Sangria is half price all day on Sundays. So put on a coat, get off your sofa, and get some tacos.
1200 Villa Place
Nashville, TN 37212