about the rosepepper


SINCE ROSEPEPPER'S OPENING IN 2001, founder Ernest Chaires was a pioneer of what is now the East Nashville bar and restaurant scene. Winning numerous awards including Nashville's Best Mexican Restaurant and Best Margarita, for the 11th year in a row, Rosepepper has established itself as Nashville's leading tequila bar and restaurant. Specializing in Sonoran Style Mexican cuisine, we offer an eclectic menu only to be matched by our equally unique vibe and atmosphere. With a full bar and over eighty varieties of tequila, it is the ideal jumpstart for a night on the town or a festive dinner among friends.

Rosepepper Cantina mirrors the food of the Mexican state of Sonora - a fusion of traditional Mexican, French and native influences - making it the unique Mexican dining experience in Nashville. The food is as diverse and creative as the environment, with options ranging from Chile Verde to Cabo Tacos and Carne Asada. Unlike Tex-Mex, this style of cooking includes traditional Mexican ingredients such as beans, corn, potatoes and pepper, yet typically favors slow-simmered shredded meats to ground varieties, and incorporates chopped vegetables into its flash-fried rice. Sonoran style eliminates the "heat" from the spices, but leaves the intense flavors. These flavorful selections are accompanied by one of the most extensive tequila lists in town, and all pair excellently with our Award Winning Margaritas. Our well-trained, knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you pick the right spirit to compliment you meal.

Located on the corner of Chapel and Eastland Avenues, we are just a few minutes from Five Points. In addition our dining area, we have a large outdoor patio adorned with lights and colorful works of art. Rosepepper is more than authentic food and award winning margaritas; it is also an experience. We invite you to indulge your senses in bold Mexican flavors, vibrant colors and spirited fun. Rosepepper strives to capture the spirit of Old Mexico in the New Heart of Nashville. Come see us today!