Americano - Freestyle Tapas Bar

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598 reviews
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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.
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FN
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Some of the wine on the list not available. Server did not visit table often. Water dripping down from air vent. The food was worth dealing with the other inconveniences.

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GH
Nashville
88 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Americanos is a really somewhat hidden gem in Nashville. We went on a Monday night and there was a group of over 40 that were there when we arrived. Once we saw them we started to leave as they had not gotten any food, but a friendly server assured us she would take care of our orders. She did and we had no issues, the tapas were all good, particularly the Nashville hot cauliflower, Mexican street corn and a chopped Kale salad that rivals that at super upscale Kayne Prime. Even with the large group, we had all our food in a timely manner and food that should have been hot was. My only complaint is that Americanos is following many area restaurants and adding the liquor tax, 15.25%, onto the menu price. Once you add the normal sales tax to the liquor tax, you pay an additional 24.5% tax to the menu price. Only recently has this become a practice that some, but not all , are doing.

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F
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good! Ambiance was great! Loved the new experience!

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C
Nashville
25 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Americano remains, as it has been since it opened, the best/only good tapas option in Nashville. The tapas menu seems to change more seasonally than it used to, but the paella remains top-notch. We ordered the charcuterie board, which is fairly new, and it was outstanding. The wine and beer selection is well-curated, and the bartender made a cocktail for us that used to be on the menu but is now off without missing a beat. I deducted for service because we had some new staff who could be better, but that's a struggle for all restaurants in Nashville these days and smoe of the longer-tenured staff do a really good job.

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DD
Birmingham
13 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food ranged from fair to good.

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T
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Paella on earth. We conducted a great business meeting. Kelly took great care of us. Drink were fantanstic as well.

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TC
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This is my second time dining at this restaurant. I enjoyed the atmosphere and food. Our waitress was attentive and friendly.

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SA
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We were only people in the restaurant and our food still came out and it was not hot. I don’t know if my seared scallops was even cooked. Everything was not the quality that we had on other visit’s. Our bill was almost 100.00 and we were not pleased with anything.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

First time at Americano-enjoyed all tapas plates and look forward to going back for paella with a group soon. Great drinks as well.

Americano - Freestyle Tapas Bar
Responded on July 6, 2019

We're thrilled you enjoyed your experience with us, it's why we're here! We look forward to seeing you again. -Liam DeLaVega, General Manager

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s
Memphis
38 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Fantastic food! Highly creative and imaginative. A few of the dishes (cauliflower especially, but also tuna) were too hot (spicy). I'd take the heat level a notch or two down, or at least give a heads up to the customer.

Americano - Freestyle Tapas Bar
Responded on July 6, 2019

Thank you so much for coming in and letting us know what you thought. We will definitely do a better job at alerting our guests to some of the more... kickin' menu items moving forward. Again, thanks for your invaluable feedback and we look forward to seeing you. -Liam DeLaVega, General Manager

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DT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing! The variety of tapas was interesting, the paella was tasty, and everything tasted great. Well worth the price.

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I’ve been in Nashville for 6yrs, and I am SO SAD that it took me so long to try Americano. The food was EXCELLENT, the service was very good, and the ambience was better than expected given the high traffic location. Not only will I return soon, Americano is now on my list of stops for visitors.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Casey and David are amazing! The food was creative and delicious! The ingredients were fresh and locally sourced. I only wish that the portion sizes were a little smaller so that we could have tried more stuff!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you take a trip to Nashville and you’re looking for a great meal & great service look no further and make a reservation. This little gem should not be missed. A big thanks to David who helped us make excellent dinner choices.

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J
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time dining there and our server was very friendly and patient seeing that we had our kids with us. She made great suggestions and we really enjoyed our food. We also loved the ambience and background music. Definitely coming back for more!

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NE
Nashville
29 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I can’t stay away from this place. Nor would I want to!! Everything was delicious!

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d
Salt Lake City
17 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is very good and service attentive. If you have not tried this place yet, and like tapas, go for a visit.

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h
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous tapas - large servings too! Our server was wonderful and the food delicious. We were there later on a Friday evening and it wasn't crowded. We'll definitely return!

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SH
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner.

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best food in Nashville! Will be back for sure.

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JG
Naples
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific food! Great service! Highly recommend the scallops, short ribs, kale salad, flank steak and brussel sprouts. Large portions for tapas.

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DS
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and service. Simply some of the best small plates ever! Our server David was fantastic

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JB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! Really unique flavors. David a great host.

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OT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A welcome reprieve from your typical Nashville fare. A rare find with an exciting menu. Food was expertly prepared and delicious. Service was impeccable. Loved the kale salad and compressed watermelon salad, which was a nice healthy option in a city where Mac/cheese is considered a veggie lol. Also loved the charred octopus, skirt steak with chimchurri and plantains, scallops and lamb chops. Each tapa had an exciting twist to it to tantalize the palate. Shaun is a masterful restaurateur/manager, prices were reasonable too! A must do in Nashville!

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j
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good meal. Four people for Mother’s Day, reasonable and great tasting food!
This is my 6 TJ meal here, no issues!

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PA
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The only suggestion would be more comfortable chairs.

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RB
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

3rd Mother’s Day here. Love it. The staff is kind, helpful. The food was cooked to perfection.

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KR
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tapas... great service...fun for a group dinner!

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server David was so nice! If you like Barcelona wine bar but want a more chill vibe I would definitely check this place out.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and fantastic food. We loved the cauliflower and skirt steak. The brussel sprouts were also amazing!

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JM
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Consistently delicious, but unique dishes.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Saturday nite at 6pm during NFL draft weekend, party of 2. No waiting, very few customers this early 2 larger parties. Walked over from the Marriott on West End Ave.
Scallops - very good
Potatoes very good, but larger than we expected for Tapas
Kale Salad - very good
Dessert - flourless chocolate cake - very good
Service excellent, wait staff very friendly.

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NT
E. Tennessee
7 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great small plates, wine selection, and service. Want to go back for paella ASAP!

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S
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was excellent, got the Tuna Poke, Ropa Vejio, and Brussel Sprouts. Drinks were very good as well, the New Fashioned was a perfect drink for our food choices. It is a little off the beaten path, but very worthwhile and has free parking!! I will definitely be stopping back when I am in town again.

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JM
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were sad to hear the Brie was no longer on menu as an appetizer.
Scallops weren’t as good as we had before.

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r
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Those brussel sprouts were so good. The Margarita slushee with red wine sangria made an impression!!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was fantastic!

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MJ
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!! Hidden gem in Nashville.

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C
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unpretentious, great menu and friendly service. We’ll be back!

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MT
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Incredible food. Service was on point. Food was brought out the minute it was cooked. The overall experience was wonderful.

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