15560 Old Hickory Blvd, Nashville, TN | Directions 3721136.039887 -86.741152
So, yet another "Mexican" place in Nashville. I'm not sure how any of them are any different from each-other. Las Palmas, La Hacienda, El Sombrero, Tacos y Mariscos Lopez. It's all the same slop:
1) Government cheeze whiz
2) "Salsa" that's pureed canned tomatoes
3) Every meat product tastes like fajitas
4) Orange rice that tastes like dishwater
5) Brown beans
6) Wet lettuce that serves as a bed for guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, radishes,etc.
7) Giant margaritas so you forget the fact that you're not eating real Mexican food.
I've spent a good deal of time in Mexico, and these restaurants do not serve anything close to what Mexicans serve/eat. I think that Las Palmas made the model, and everyone else followed suit with the same, bland food.
For example, what do you think of when you think of Mexican food? Do you think of hard-shell tacos with ground beef? If so, then this is the place for you.
If on the other hand, you think of delicious tacos al pastor with fresh lime, onion, cilantro and pineapple, then go somewhere else. There's nothing authentic about this place. It's not Mexican, it's not Tex-Mex. It's what your high school cafeteria would serve if they served Mexican food.
The last two times I ate at Las Palmas, I got food poisoning and was broadcasting my meal across the porcelain bowl in my bathroom for 2 days. I highly recommend that you DON'T each the enchiladas (or anything for that matter, unless you like to splatter).
The Palms. The salsa is delicious. The chips are plentiful. The house margaritas burn. The staff is always familiar. I think the same guy has been running the register for 6+ years. The food is consistent. Las Palmas is sort of a comfort food, because the food will always taste the same. It's not the best in town, but the price is right.
About as bad as it gets.
Have gone to this place on and off for years but never thought it was great. Well, went this week with 2 others and it was not busy. Two of us had margaritas on the rocks, but just one, because they were NASTY. They both tasted like cleaning solution with a little booze thrown in. Maybe because they were happy hour margaritas???
Salsa - terrible. Nothing more than a can of diced tomatoes given a little bit of mashing. NO DETECTABLE SEASONING.
Dinner - rice was obviously nuked - mushy and flavorless. Chiles rellenos - cheese overload and drowning in flavorless brown enchilada sauce for some reason.
Never going back.
Yummy yum yumm. This place is really my favorite Mexican resaturant. I always get the same thing which is hardly ever served at any other Mexican restaurant and I can't get enough of the way they make it!! Topped with a margarita on the rocks it's hard to beat!
Best Margarita. Please drink responsibly.
Bad Service and Bad Food Quality.
This place has really gone downhill. It used to be one of my favorite spots. Lately every time we go in there the service and food have gotten consistently worse. Today I got takeout that was really bad and marked my official last visit to this restaurant. Chips are always cold. Always. Make sure if you order you get all the drinks you need because your server will not be back to refill them.
Today I ordered the Chimichanga. The last few times I've gotten it it's been really soggy. I asked them to make mine on the crispy side. I should have checked before I left but when I got back to the office it looked like they hadn't even cooked it at all. It was basically just a buritto, which is half the price. I called the manager to complain since he is the one who took my order. He said, "Oh that's what happens". I explained this one looked less cooked than I normally get. He said to come back down there and they will make another one. At this point, I was back in the office and not able to go there again so lunch was pretty much a bust. Complete waste of money. I did eat some of the cold chips and the salsa.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS ONLY REGARDING THIS LOCATION. I've eaten at other Las Palmas restaurants and they are fantastic. It's just this location that seems to be going downhill mui rapido.
Favorite Mexican Restaurant. Las Palmas is a local favorite for my friends and I. I've never tried anything that I haven't liked. Anything involving their cheese is delicious. Cheese dip, cheese enchiladas, and chimichangas...yum. Their quesadilla rellena (shrimp and beef) as well as their taco salads are some of my favorites. You rarely have to wait to be seated, but the service can be a little slow especially when they're busy (that can be true at any restaurant though). Definitely worth a trip if you've never tried it. You'll pay about the same as you'd pay going out to eat at any decent restaurant...it's not drive-thru cheap, but it's not pricey either.
Best in Country!. Hands down the best Mexican food I have ever had. Including in Mexico. Try a chimichunga, it'll change your life!
Absolute Best Mexican Lunch. This is our department's favorite place for lunch. We call it the CrackHouse because it's so addictive. The food is the best, the service is fast and the lunch prices are very reasonable. We've been going there once or twice a week for the last 3 years and we've never been disappointed.
Delicious and a GREAT value!. I have never ever had a bad meal at any Las Palmas. I have went there dozens and dozens of times, and my office has eaten there many days. Their food is an amazing value and I have never had anything that wasn't delicious. Their salsa and queso dip is delicious. Their fajitias, margaritas, and their burritos are divine. Try them! You won't be disappointed!
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