Americano - Freestyle Tapas Bar

4.5
504 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
The vibrant, colorful vibe of Americano- Freestyle Tapas Bar on West End Ave makes it a great place to enjoy shared small plates in a casual environment. Here, you can taste hot and cold tapas inspired by both Mediterranean cultures and the New World, meant to be accompanied by offerings from an extensive wine and specialty cocktail menu.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Monday- 4:00pm-9pm
Tuesday-4:00pm-9pm
Wednesday-4:00pm-9pm
Thursday- 4:00pm-9pm
Friday- 4:00pm-10:00pm
Saturday-3:00pm-10:00pm
Sunday- 3:00pm- 9:00pm
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday- 11:00am-3:00pm
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Phone number
(615) 321-2209
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Kristopher Akers (Kricket)
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Private party facilities
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Americano Freestyle Tapas Bar can accommodate all your special event needs.
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Private party contact
our Private Event Coordinator: (844) 752-8066
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
17th
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Parking details
Plentiful parking in the back parking lot behind the restaurant.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 504 People Are Saying
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GS
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was outstanding! Ropa Vieja, hummus, shiitake mushrooms, all amazing! Our server was great too! I believe his name was Danny.
We had the sangria and swirl. Both fabulous! We had come in before 6 so both were on Happy Hour! Bonus! Highly recommend this spot for a fun and delicious evening!

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L
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a good experience. Sangria was great. Our server was prompt and encouraged us to order everything and they would pace our meal. When inquiring about the spice level of the potatoes, we were insured that they weren’t overly spicy. Brussels & goat cheese were very good as were the cauliflower & scallops. The potatoes were so spicy no one could eat them. The tiny table was quickly overwhelmed with all dishes as the pacing sped up dramatically after the first two items. Overall it was a decent experience but would have been better at a slower pace & some attention to whether we were enjoying our food.

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B
Nashville
21 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never been disappointed here. Always a great experience.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Awesome and very unique tapas flavors. We are big foodies and this did not disappoint. The paella is to die for but be warned, there is a lot of it. Very affordable.

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PD
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic experience with incredible energy and food options! Everything from the ease of reservation, friendly and fun wait staff, to the phenomenal food presentation was perfect. The perfect venue for a wedding anniversary night, centered around a fun foodie-centric meal! 11/10 would recommend

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Q
Nashville
27 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good veggie omelet and burger! Not very crowded and good service and food.

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DB
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

We went for brunch on Sunday, the place was empty. The meal was bland and overpriced. Service was outstanding, but we won't be back for the brunch menu. I had high hopes this place would knock it out of the park, but it unfortunately did not.

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BC
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

This is not a negative to the restaurant, but it is unfortunate for them... nearly 25% tax on wine??? That is the highest I have seen anywhere in the country. The ridiculously high food and beverage taxes make it seem the value of your meal is lessened, when in reality it is just the local government robbing you blind.

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TB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Can’t say enough about this gem. DELICIOUS food. There wasn’t a bad plate ordered, trust me there were 11 in our group. The pallea was absolutely worth the wait. And the brussel sprouts were to die for. Definitely the table favorite. David, our waiter was incredible. Had great recommendations, so sweet and always made sure our drinks were full!

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MR
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, great time. Had an absolute blast. Would highly recommend.

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S
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

David took great care of us. Almost went to Barcelona but Americano’s menu sounded more intriguing. The tuna poke tostada, Ropa vieja, burnt butter shrimp with tons of garlic and the Brussel sprouts were all excellent. Patatas bravas with sweet potatoes was standard fare. Happened to go in on a Wednesday and wine was 1/2 off. Nice surprise. Around the corner from Hilton Garden Inn where we were staying.

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GV
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

After seeing great reviews, we decided to try it, close to our hotel. But thefood was forgettable. In a town with so many great restaurants, imsorry we wastedone of our nights here....defiantly wouldn’t go back.

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KM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food drinks and service. I was so impressed by this restaurant, and it was just a skip from our hotel. I wish we had discovered it on the first day of the trip because I would have eaten every meal there, I wanted to try every dish! Don't be fooled by it's unassuming location, you will get gourmet "foodie" dishes and drinks for a reasonable price. A few of my faves were the Grilled Peach, Seared Scallops, and Ropa Vieja. To drink, try a gin and tonic with Wint & Lila gin. Yum!

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TM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and the wait staff was very nice and attentive.

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F
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was an okay choice for a fun evening with friends. The lamb tartar should not be on the menu. It was borderline...disgusting. Okay...it was just nasty. Best thing on the menu is the Roja and hot cauliflower. The drinks are overpriced but tolerable. I have had worse.

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and even better service! We will be back!

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Y
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I used to eat at Americano multiple times a week when I worked on West End Ave but then I changed careers. Coming back after 10 months of being away and eating the Brussel Sprouts again was like seeing an old friend whom you've really missed, I almost teared up. Speaking of old friends we requested David to wait on us, cause he was always my favorite sever (besides that guy with the big beard, I really loved him). David explained all the new items and we took his suggestions regarding the Ropa Vieja, and the Peach Salad. The tapas did not disappoint!! The peaches were fantastic and the tomatoes really complimented them (they actually tasted as fresh as some my friend picked from her garden and I ate the same day). The Ropa Vieja which is a cuban dish was my favorite, I could have eaten a 2nd order for desert. David also whipped up a Watermelon Mint mocktail for the girl of my dreams who I was lucky enough to be out on a date with. Speaking of which, the vibe was nice and chill even though they were busy, the temperature was perfect to cool down on a hot night, and it was just a really nice place to be on a Saturday night. My only regret about the evening is that George the owner was not there. We always had a good laugh, and he's always making all the guys look bad because he's dressed better than everyone!! We'll be back soon!!

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CL
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

David, our server, was amazing and the food was unbelievable. We plan to take some friends again next weekend who are flying in to visit!

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BR
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were visiting Nashville and were looking for something a little unusual/different that "tourist food", Americano delivered.
We made an early evening reservation (6:15) and the restaurant was really just getting going and very quiet when we arrived. By 7:00 it was very energetic, but we could still have a conversation.
The service was excellent. The Manager made several suggestions upon our request and all were as described and just what we desired. The food was delivered hot from the kitchen and it seemed by anyone that was available. The suggested 3 plates for the 2 of us was a good start and we ended up ordering 2 more (5 total for 2 of us).
Overall it was great experience and if we return to Nashville it will be a GO TO Spot.

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MF
Minneapolis
32 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We loved it! What more can we say. Excellent all around and highly recommended.

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CK
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I cannot say enough about the service at Americano. David was our server, and he was AWESOME. He was super knowledgeable about the menu, and gave great recommendations for plates to try and the appropriate number of plates to start with. He also made me a "mini" version of the drink I was considering since I was unsure if I'd like it. It was great for a date night, the ambiance was really nice, and the food was delicious. Thank you, David, for helping to make our first dining experience in Nashville so great!

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BW
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The service was very good. Food was better than OK but not outstanding. We’d go back.

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N
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service and eclectic creative cuisine! Our large party sampled most of the tapas and we were not disappointed! We also enjoyed the fun cocktails ! Highly recommended!

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P
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went to dinner with family, we loved the ambiance and great food. We enjoyed the variety of tapas and great sangria, such a fun place to try new food!

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was very attentive and professional. The food was amazing and the margarita/sangria swirl was phenomenal!!! I can't wait to dine and drink here again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing tapas!

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OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Server was great. I did not think the food was very good. Paella was burnt.

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TR
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everytime we going to Americano we are in for a treat. Menu constantly changes and always delivers.

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GL
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service

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NE
London
27 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Out-of-town guest/friends reunion!!

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OT
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Took some of the best items off the menu. That is such a shame.

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TN
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! It never disappoints! There are several dishes that are on the menu all the time that are SO good - brussel sprouts - to name one. And, there are are always seasonal dishes to surprise you!

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BB
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Execellent paella!! Overall, one of my favorite menus in town!

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d
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent find on short notice. Four of us shared a few tapas along with the Americano Paella. Everyone enjoyed :)

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TK
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

David, our server was excellent! Very knowledgeable about all the dishes and preparations. We’ll be back soon! So many good things to try!

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CB
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVED our dining experience. Our waiter was fabulous, and the food was delicious!

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DM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My husbands birthday, visiting Nashville and we wanted something simple that we could enjoy, after all the Nashville cuisine. We love Spanish tapas, the food was delicious, and the atmosphere amiable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Ordered Paella and tapas including brussel sprouts, beet hummus, rice noodles and tacos. It was so good! Lovely server - Thank you, Ariana!

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BM
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Especially loved the Brussels Sprouts! Going back soon to try the paella.

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OT
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for our 2nd year for Mother’s Day brunch. Wonderful food, excellent wait staff, nice environment.

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