The food is great, the service can be slow a bit but that's only because half of the state of TN is at this place! The Margaritas are the best in Nashville so don't pass up an opportunity to try one!
If you don't like like this food there's something wrong w/you.
If you get upset at the occassional slow service b/c the place is hoppin' then stay home!
These guys are the best!!
Worst of all Mexican Restaurants. I have had Mexican food in many states at different prices ranges and this was the worst. Do people in Nashville know what real Mexican/Tex-Mex is supposed to taste like? I went for the first time with my family who were visiting from out of town. We are used to much better Mexican food, so I was very embarrassed. The service was bad. The waiter got one of our orders wrong, so one of my guests was not able to eat with the group. The restaurant seemed really cramped. The fajitas had very little flavor and you can get better tasting meat at Taco Bell. I had a combination dish and I didn't like anything on my plate. My guests didn't either. The food sucked! Don't waste your time and money here.
BEST DAMN MEXICAN FOOD IN NASHVILLE... PERIOD!!!. Cinco de Mayo was recommended to me by several co-workers so I took my family for dinner over the holidays. This place is BUSY FOR A REASON! There was a small line but they still managed to seat me in seconds, not minutes. We then got HOT CHIPS and salsa as we were sitting down. Our server was there quick, he smiled, answered our questions about the menu, and quickly made us feel like "amigos." I began noticing the little things that make this place special... little things like the perfectly colored and cut lime on my margarita. Their regular margarita is made with nice and smooth Sauza, not some cheap blended tequila. Its crazy, but I look for these things. So while I am enjoying my drink, we get more chips and the kids get refills without having to ask. They have this cheese dip that is magical, if they were to can this stuff and market it nationwide they would make a killing. At this point I am already completely thrilled with everything and dinner has not even shown up yet. I see servers hustling and tables being cleaned with the speed of a NASCAR pit crew. As expected our meal showed up lightning fast and hot. My fajitas were sizzling, everything was done just right, they even got my picky wife's order exactly right. I ordered the mixed fajitas with beef, chicken, and shrimp...they do something special to the meat that makes it tender and juicy, must be a special marinade. I have been to lots of other Mexican restaurants around town and the meat is usually chewy and bland... not here, Cinco's taste like I marinaded at home myself and grilled it in back yard. The rice is great, the beans are great, everything is great. My wife got the fajita quesadillas, I stole a bite, and yes... they are damn good too. We had fun, we have gone back several times, you quickly start to recongnize the regulars, now I am one. The bar is a great place to watch the game, nice TV setup, cold Dos Equis in a frosty mug. BEST MEXICAN FOOD AND STAFF IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE.
Worst TexMex restaurant in the area. We ate there for lunch after reading all the reviews here at this site. The food was horrible! I sent the fajitas back to be cooked again. It wasn't crowded and yet our server -and all servers- were either not to be seen or running by the tables so fast that it was impossible to ask for more drink or salsa. Many times the staff was talking to loudly in the back or at the bar to the point we couldn't talk to each other. Many times our waiter didn't follow through with our request or he would come back and ask us to repeat ourselves. Huge disappointment. I don't think half the staff could even understand our requests. :
Editorial Review by Citysearch Editors. Sit-down Tex-Mex restaurant serves burritos, tacos, fajitas, beans and rice; margaritas and beer available.
THe best mexican place in nashville. I have been coming to cinco since they opened and now i have everybody that i work with going there.Its the best the drinks the food the service is always the best we love everybody there our guy friends especially love alba they think shes hot and shes does great.
THE BEST MEX IN TENNESSEE. MY FAMILY VISITED ME FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, ABOUT 20 OF US. TOOK THEM TO CINCO HERMITAGE AND HAD THE BEST MEAL OF OUR HOLIDAY. WE THEN DECIDED TO GO TO MT. JULIET CINCO A COUPLE DAYS LATER AND TO MY SURPRISE IT WAS EVEN BETTER. THE FAJITAS WERE EXCELLENT, CHIMICHANGAS, QUESDILLAS HAD THE BEST TASTING BEEF AND CHICKEN I HAD EVER TASTED. THE STAFF WAS VERY FRIENDLY, IT WAS ALSO MY MOM'S B-DAY AND THEY ALL SANG TO HER INCLUDING THE MANAGERS. P. S. THE CHEESE DIP IS THE BEST, THEY MAKE IT SO CREAMY WITH PERFECT SPICES!!!
Awesome Spot. This is not only in my opinion the best Mexican Food in Nashville it is one of the best values for your money of any restaurant in town. When I lived in Nashville this was a weekly stop. You gotta check try the Frozen Monster Margarita! Two of these and you are ready to set sail to Cabo!!!!
Best Mexican food I have found in Nashville area. I am a Texan, moved here in August. Cinco is by far the best Mexican food I have found in Nashville! Their enchiladas rival those I ate in TX. Everything I have tried is good. They are always friendly and welcoming too. Try it! You won't be disappointed.
Best Chimi's this side of the Rio Grande!!!.
Ok, so let me start by saying that Mexican food is like my life!!! I love it so much and I could eat it every day! So, when I want good Mexican, which I always do...I go to Cinco di Mayo! Why you ask?...because it's amazing! The chimichanga is the BEST in Nashville undoubtedly and for shizzle the best I've ever had in my life! Even though it's completely across town from me, it's amazing! The cheese dip is always hot, and the chicken (I get Chiken Chimi's) is perfectly seasoned! It's amazing!! Ok...besides chimi's they're Margaritas are really good, and the bean dip is to die for!! And the waiters are really funny, friendly, and fast as hell! Tonight we ordered and had our food within 10 minutes! It was awesome! Definately check it out cause it's worth it!
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