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“Sangria Swirl Margarita” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Alegria Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar

Alegria Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar
2002 Richard Jones Rd., Suite a104, Nashville, TN
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Ranked #316 of 1,762 Restaurants in Nashville
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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398 reviews 398 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
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254 helpful votes 254 helpful votes
“Sangria Swirl Margarita”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We took advantage of the beautiful weather last week and found a nice patio to enjoy! Alegria - Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar for Taco Tuesday! $2.50 Tacos, $2.50 Tecates, and 2 for 1 margaritas and wines. The Sangria Swirl Margarita (pictured) was cold and yummy!

The food is good, the drinks are very good! The chips just didn't have a lot of taste but the salsa was delicious.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Nashville, Tennessee
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good Food, Great Frozen Margaritas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

I can't stand a frozen margarita that tastes like old lime flavoring (like one might find at most cheap Mexican restaurants), so I'm pleased to say that you won't find anything like that at Alegria. It's so nice to be able to get upscale Mexican fare so close to home. The Green Hills area needed a place like this. The guacamole is excellent, the starters are diverse and wonderful, and the menu is inventive. Great happy hour, too!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Something Special”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

My initial visit to Alegria was on a Sunday for lunch. Not feeling especially hungry I ordered an appetizer of the Ropa Vieja. It is a marinated flank steak (pulled steak) over a fried plantain, with queso fresco (that's like goat cheese) and drizzled with spicy aioli.

Quite frankly this was one of the most outstanding dishes I've ever had at any mexican, tex-mex, latin restaurant! It was as delicious, visually appealing and inventive as anything you might find at a Jose Andres restaurant. As an appetizer, it will easily feed 2-3 people but it was perfect entree for me.

My wife ordered the arrachera-Chimichurri and it was also a wonderful surprise. More traditional marinated steak similar to fajita with a corn & black bean hash.

I also have to say the traditional margarita I ordered was very good too. They even provide an oversized straw (for frozen) which makes it easier to drink.

While there is no kids menu they will scale their entree's to kids portions and price accordingly.

Our visit was easily a 5-star affair and I would like to visit again. Assuming future visits go this good Alegria could very well be the best mexican restaurant in Nashville. Which I'm sure they appreciate, but to me, I think they are more inventive and are something a little more special than one might think of when they think about mexican food.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Upscale Mexican”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

Great food and wonderful service. Fajitas are awesome but suggest trying the seafood dish for a different kind of Mexican.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great Mexican in Green Hills.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Great upscale Mexican food in Green Hills. Fried plantains, Yum. Cilantro dressing for Chicken salad really good. Good service and nice atmosphere.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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