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Rosepepper Cantina opened in 2001, founder Ernest Chaires was a pioneer of the East Nashville bar and restaurant scene. Today, 20+ years later, Ernie’s daughter Andrea, now follows in her father’s footsteps by being committed to carrying on Ernie’s legacy of providing the very best food, drinks, and overall excellent dining experience to the people of Nashville. Winning numerous awards including Nashville's Best Mexican Restaurant and Best Margarita, for 11 years in a row, Rosepepper is Nashville's leading Mexican 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, vibrant outdoor patio, and over eighty varieties of tequila, it is the ideal jumpstart for a night on the town or a festive meal among friends.

Located on the corner of Chapel and Eastland Avenues, we are just a few minutes from Five Points and Downtown Nashville. In addition to our dining area, we have a large outdoor patio adorned with lights, flowers, our rainbow deck, 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 soul of Old Mexico in the New Heart of Nashville.


"Long before Rosepepper was known for its witty, regularly-changing sign, it was known for great tacos and margaritas - which aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. This East Nashville favorite is always busy, with consistently delicious Mexican classics - like tamales and Chile Rellenos - and a large patio that screams, “come day drink on me.” You’ll likely see at least 12 people you know - or possibly make 12 new friends - every time you go here, so be prepared for Margarita Monday to bleed into Taco Tuesday."

-The Infatuation