Is there anything as delicious as a warm taco?

Yesterday was a seriously super rad day.

Work was bearable.

There was a delightful afternoon rain shower that kind of cooled off the hot nasty summer day.

I went and saw “Inception” (THAT MOVIE IS SPECTACULAR…except for all that unnecessary snow-mobile crap at the end)

And to top that all off, the lovely and talented Teresa of Mas Tacos was sweet enough to offer me an invite to the trial run or “soft opening” of her new stationary Mas Tacos shop!


First of all, the design aesthetic of her new place is beyond awesome.

Definitely Retro, but done in a smart way with a minimalist approach.

Her juke box is basically the best thing ever because:

1.) It’s free
2.) There are no record/song titles listed, so you just choose a letter and a number and see what happens! FUN!


The cacti situation was basically perfect.

This one made me wish I had flowers up in my do’.


This one was your typical “lean to the lefty”… AHEM.


And this guy was my buddy. He’s pretty.


ALSO, check out the light fixtures….so freaking smart…


It is truly the details that make a place interesting and beautiful.
Mas Tacos felt like home.
That sort of communal feeling of a tiny cafeteria or eating in a friends awesome living room.







I asked Teresa if she was tired and this was her response!


Awwww….She’s so happy!!

Oh yeah. Delicious creamy-dreamy-magical-cool-that-fiery-mouth-off Hor Chata.


Always order this. It is god’s super special gift to the universe.


And now, THE TACOS!


TACO #1: Quinoa with roasted tomatillo salsa, potato, jalapeno, corn, red cabbage, sour cream, lime, and cilantro!

TACO #2: Fried Tilapia with spicy dill yogurt, red cabbage, red onion, fresh lime, and cilantro!


I took a lot of pictures. They are just so pretty.


So pretty IN MY MOUTH!


Don’t ask me to pick a favorite because I WILL NEVER PICK A FAVORITE.

I was pretty much in Taco Heaven.

Because baby jayzus loves me despite my persistant disbelief in him, she opened her shop up two blocks from my house!!!
That means there will be a lot more taco consumption in my future.

Like, I may stop cooking altogether.

The restaurant is gorgeous.

The jukebox helps you take your taco experience to the max.

I love the gold paint. I love the layout of the place.

I love the retro-tastic trash can that I didn’t get a photograph of but will at some point.
(Again, trust me it’s wicked cool.)

I think you have a winner here Teresa. Congrats!
I’ll still be looking out for the taco truck, but I’m so excited to be able to get tacos on MY schedule now.

Mas Tacos will be opening officially this coming Tuesday July 27th at 11am til 8pm!
732 McFerrin Avenue
Nashville, TN


10 thoughts on “Is there anything as delicious as a warm taco?

  1. kirsten July 23, 2010 / 5:45 AM

    Holy crap somehow I didn’t know about this! Praise be!!!!

  2. rebecca July 23, 2010 / 2:51 PM

    thanks for posting this darling!
    we’re all super stoked and you captured the place so well.

    i love her laughing response to “are you tired?”. . .

  3. Wei-Wei July 23, 2010 / 3:21 PM

    Holy of holies – this looks like heaven in a restaurant. I love the look, I love the owners, I love the food…!!! Man, remind me to go there if I ever visit the USA again.


  4. Kim July 23, 2010 / 3:43 PM

    I’m so excited for Teresa & I can’t wait to see her new digs. Thanks for posting.

    P.S. Carolyn did the light fixtures!


    • gimmeyummy July 23, 2010 / 6:38 PM

      Oh man. Tell her they are fancy fresh. I love them!

  5. ryan miller July 23, 2010 / 5:30 PM

    I am a reader of your blog and I share in the joy of Mas Tacos opening with you. And I, like you, live 2 blocks from the new place and could not be more excited. Cheers!

    • gimmeyummy July 23, 2010 / 5:52 PM

      Let us rejoice in a chorus of taco worship!

  6. Carolyn July 23, 2010 / 11:07 PM

    Awesome pics! I can’t take credit for making the lights, only it providing inspiration and materials! Teresa gets all the credit!! 😉

    Jamie- I don’t know how I missed you being there, I was working the counter the first half of the night and it looks like you were there while it was still light out. Perhaps I’ll see you next time!!


    • gimmeyummy July 24, 2010 / 8:29 PM

      We got there at 6:30 and took lots of pics. I didn’t see you anywhere. Weird…

  7. CrumbGuy August 23, 2011 / 5:12 AM

    LOVE their tacos… definitely don’t get them often enough…

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