Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Rose Pepper Cantina

Rose Pepper Cantina in East Nashville is a place where the cheese dip and the margaritas never stop flowing. I must say that Rose Pepper is my favorite Mexican Restaurant in Nashville. I have my birthday there every year, because everything is great from the food to the atmosphere.

It just has many perks. For instance, it has the best white cheese dip in town and is served with thick, fresh homemade tortilla chips and topped with chorizo cooked to perfection. In addition, it has a huge patio perfect for sitting with your friends, drinking margaritas and getting the low-down on the latest gossip. It also helps, that the food is fabulous as well.

Let's talk about what I have had...first of all, no matter what I start with the Buffalo White Cheese Dip, it's what I like to call tradition. Also, they do give you complimentary red and green salsa with chips. The salsas are made fresh daily from scratch. If you are not feeling the white cheese dip, then try the "Mr. C Taquitos." The taquitos are made from yellow corn tortillas, filled with beef, chicken and cheese and then fried to perfection and accompanied with house made guacamole and sour cream. They are soft and crunchy at the same time!

For entrees, I will start my two favorites: The Chimichanga and the Al Carbon tacos. The chimichangas come with shredded beef or chicken and they are topped with delicious buffalo white cheese dip. It's just another excuse for me to eat white cheese dip, which is why I love these so much. The Al Carbon tacos are really my absolute favorite! The are not your ordinary tacos. They come with grilled chicken in corn tortillas and they are topped with cilantro and onions with a little hint of lime. Very tasty and not too filling. They are also served with traditional beans and rice. I enjoy having the fajitas, but I must say the fajita burrito is even better. It is huge, but if you have a big appetite and stay away form too many chips then it is quite satisfying. It comes with grilled chicken or steak, sautéed veggies, cheese, fresh home-made guacamole, and it is topped with a delectable spicy chili rojo sauce.

No matter what your preference is steak, chicken or vegetarian Rose Pepper has many items on the menu to choose from. If you are a first timer, please get the Buffalo White Cheese dip and try one of their fabulous margaritas!! They have so many to chose from it will make your head spin! Have fun and do not forget to wear elastic pants.

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