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Boca Loca Cantina and Taco Factory
2000 Belcourt Ave
Nashville, TN 37212
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Boca Loca Cantina and Taco Factory Details
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Dinner: Monday - Thursday, Sunday: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday & Saturday: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Traditional Mexican
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Off-site catering is available
A word from Boca Loca Cantina and Taco Factory
A southern style saloon and taqueria serving up chef-driven Mexican street fare and handcrafted cocktails.
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I usually don't write reviews but
felt compelled after our dining experience with our party of seven this past week. I read reviews that were either very favorable or very unfavorable but talked my family into giving it a try based upon the website saying the food was locally sourced, fresh and all natural. After dinner we felt very misled by the website. The happy hour margaritas were mostly mix; the Sprite was flat; and the Sweet Tea had twice as much sugar as necessary. We drank water instead of the drinks we ordered. The guacamole, ceviche and queso fundido were the best part of the meal. We tried an assortment of tacos, which arrived very small and not very good. Overall, we couldn't get away fast enough and will never go back."
Dined on 6/5/2014
Went around 10:30 and were the
only people there. The food is great and the mimosas bottomless (let's be honest, that's why I went in the first place). The salsa is different but tasty."
Dined on 6/1/2014
Came here because my friend wanted
me to try the Sparkling White Sangria... Unfortunately, I didn't have my driver's license with me so I couldn't get one myself. I had a picture of my driver's license on my phone but they said nope. Grrr... that's okay, they are just trying to keep their liquor license. I understand. Food came out... I ordered 4 tacos, it was 2 for 1 Taco Tuesday with a purchase of a beverage (can be non-alcoholic). The Al pastor (pork and pineapple) was not tasty at all - I didn't even finish it. The skirt steak was pretty good. The shrimp was just okay. The best one was actually the red snapper, it's grilled with a nice slaw. I would probably go for the taco Tuesday and just get red snapper."
Dined on 5/6/2014
Considering it was Cinco de Maya,
the overall experience was good. This is my 3rd time at this establishment. My main complaint is that there was a huge lack of air in the restaurant. The only place that seemed comforable was by the open windows in the front. Unfortunately, there are only a few of those tables. We also did not receive the complimentary chips and salsa and the wait for our entrees was extremely long. Luckily, my party of four had lots to talk about and it did not hinder our evening. Hard to resist the Spicy Pina Margarita and the Habenero Mango Guac!"
Dined on 5/5/2014
I ordered the Spicy Pina
Margarita and it was delivered without the hollowed out jalapeno laid across the top of the glass with tequila floating in it. The waitperson told me that the bartender must have been running short... I politely said that I only ordered it for that reason. She took it back to the bar and I could see her bad mouthing me to the bartender telling him that I wanted the jalapeno on top. Several minutes later she arrived back and told me he was cutting fresh jalapenos for me. Once it did arrive with said jalapeno, I could swear that there was little to no alcohol in the drink at all. So different from my first visit to this restaurant. Tacos not impressive, but love the Esquites and Mango Habanero Guac. Return? Not sure."
Dined on 4/16/2014
My first mistake was ordering the
classic margarita. The beverage was more mix than tequila. My second mistake was ordering the taco salad. Lettuce, grilled chicken and their version of pico served in a tortilla shell was it. On the other hand, my spouse's creative selection of tacos was great! She left no trace of food on her plate! The server knew I was disappointed in my selection and was very apologetic. As a frequent diner in some of Nashville's best local inspired kitchens, I was quite flustered that I spent over 30 bucks at this establishment. If I do return, I will more than likely order some of the specialty tacos."
Dined on 4/13/2014
All of the food was tiny, like it
was prepared in an Easy Bake oven. We won't be back."
Dined on 3/25/2014
Excellent service and great indoor
scene with open air covered seating. Food is always great and would definitely recommend."
Dined on 3/11/2014
The great location with good
parking available. Exotic menu items that change regularly, blended with excellent cocktails and a decent wine list show that this management team was not born yesterday. We love it and visit regularly!"
Dined on 3/1/2014
Interior has been updated. Service
was good. Food was fresh and had good flavor"
Dined on 2/25/2014
Great place to meat with friends
and celebrate. Great food and we will for sure come back."
Dined on 2/22/2014
I had a wonderful experience at a
late Sunday brunch. I had the Spicy Pina Margarita which was out of this world! Loved the presentation as well. Don't miss the Mango Habanero Guacamole! The Tacos are very small, so be prepared. My favorite was the Homemade Chorizo. My favorite food item was the Esquites! It is the side dish of corn and is absolutely delicious! My only complaint would be that the side of corn was served in a styrofoam cup. This is a no no in my book, as a foodie, in a decent restaurant! Alyssa was an excellent server, both friendly and informative, regarding the menu. I can't wait to return, as I had been looking for a favorite Mexican restuarant in Nashville!"
Dined on 2/16/2014
The food is ok - similar to what
you can get on a food truck but 3 times the price. They will not even sell salsa for chips. I have no problem paying for chips and salsa but the fact they "dont do it" is ridiculous. They have salsa and if you insists they will eventually bring you chips and salsa in condiment containers. This happens to be the exact same salsa that would be in a bowl and possible to sell. There are many other choices that are better and more accommodating."
Dined on 2/15/2014
My date and I had a wonderful
dining experience at this new Hillsboro village jewel; the food was delicious, our waitress was a rock star, and the ambiance was pleasantly subtle (it was filled with the festive tunes of famous Caribbean classics mind you) but never felt strident. The servings were incredibly generous also. The only negative I found was the flat seen on the wall in our section, I can see them being used in the bar areabut anywhere else seems a bit much, a distractor from engaging in a meaningful conversation imo. All in all, it was a magnificent experience. my date was very pleased also, she enjoyed the great quality of the food and made ight even more spectacular for it later -but that's a different story-."
Dined on 2/14/2014
Upon arriving, my boyfriend and I
were immediately seated by a very kind hostess. Our waitress was very prompt and informed us we still had 15 minutes left to take advantage of the happy hour specials (which we partook of). The margarita I had was fantastic! As was the mango guac we tried. I could have eaten the guac as a meal! My boyfriend and I tried more tacos than we should have but loved every single bite. You can't go wrong with any of them! And the surface was outstanding! Our waitress was always there when we needed her and was quick to answer any of our questions. We'll be back soon!"
Dined on 2/14/2014
I had the fish taco quad, very
good! Highly recommend the mango habanero guacamole! Tacos are a bit small, more like those you would find at a street vendor - but the ingredients are superb!"
Dined on 2/6/2014
Great brunch, friendly staff. My
only complaint is that we paid for the unlimited mimosas and were there past the time they served them. I wish there was a "grace" period where you got one after 3 or the waitress was more aware when it was a empty glass, or she reminded us that it was almost 3. In NY where every place does unlimited mimosas extends that."
Dined on 2/1/2014
Classic Margaritas were delicious
as well as the Mango Habanero Guacamole. However, we were a little disappointed with the tacos. I ordered the El Bravo Quatro and got two Market Fresh, 1 Chorizo and 1 Skirt Steak with the corn side. The only taco that had any flavor was the Skirt Steak but the pieces of meat I found to be quite large for a small taco shell.. The Market Fresh were bland and the Chorizo Taco was dry. On a good note, our side dish (Corn) was excellent! Nice fresh flavor. I would go back for drinks and appetizers and then move on for dinner. Our waitress was very nice."
Dined on 1/24/2014
this is the second time i have
been to the restaurant and the service has been very poor. it took too long to receive the food. other than this, this restaurant is very good"
Dined on 1/20/2014
Awesome Food, Drinks, and Service.
U must try the guacamole and ceviche Omg soooo good. The waiter-Benjamin was attentive and very knowledgeable of the menu. I have several allergies and he was very patient with me and helped me pick my delicious Snapper. I plan to go back. My boyfriend and I enjoyed this place from the beginning to the end."
Dined on 12/28/2013
My dining partner had previously
had a great lunch experience so we decided to try dinner. The food was good...but nothing special. My friend said the quality of food did not match the quality he experienced at lunch. The positive was that they offered outstanding deals on Sunday evening. Buy one entrée get one free. Also 1/2 price bottles of wine. The spicy pina cocktail was delicious. The guacamole was heavy on lime and was rather bland. The chorizo dip that came in the skillet was flavorful but dry and overcooked. The skirt steak was good but did not meet our expectations from previous reviews. The snapper was overcooked, but the salsa fresh and flavorful. The manager never stopped by the table or inquired about our meal."
Dined on 12/22/2013
Believe it or not, get the burger!
The carne asada was also very good. That said, no one at our table tried a taco, but they all raved about the burger."
Dined on 12/20/2013
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