Americano Freestyle Tapa Bar and Restaurant

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The vibrant, colorful vibe of Americano – A Nashville TN Freestyle Tapas Restaurant and Bar in Mid Town Nashville on West End Avenue near Vanderbilt University.  Americano Freestyle Tapas is a great place to enjoy shared Mediterranean and Spanish inspired small plates in a casual environment. Americano Freestyle Tapas Bar is a great restaurant alternative to the standard Nashville restaurant menu and drinks for friends, co-workers and family. Here, you can enjoy a festive casual dining environment and you can taste hot and cold tapas inspired by both Spanish and Mediterranean cultures and the New World, meant to be accompanied by offerings from an extensive wine and specialty cocktail menu.

We are open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner, with happy hour specials, brunch on Saturday and Sunday and a covered patio dining area. In the mood for happy hour in Nashville?  Americano Tapas Bar has one of the best happy hours in Nashville TN along with a great selection of cocktails, wines, drink specials and a complete Tequila bar.

For you sports enthusisants, we have 6 HDTVs where you can watch your favorite sports teams in action and for those who enjoy outdoor dining or just relaxing with their family or friends we have an outdoor covered patio area (open weather permitting).  So come on down to one of the best Nashville TN restaurants on West End Avenue near Vanderbilt University and enjoy some unique Mediterranean and Spanish inspired menu offerings, great drinks, sports and so much more.  We also offer free ample parking.

Americano Tapas Restaurant was recently voted as one of the best business lunch restaurants in Nashville TN by Nashville Life Styles.  Our  Spanish and Mediterranean inspired Nashville TN restaurant is great for business lunches, fine dining in a casual and festive atmosphere with one of the best weekend brunch offerings in Nashville TN.  Our Nashville brunch menu is served on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am until 2 pm.

Our aim that is to introduce you to a unique dining experience of small plate dining with Spanish, Mediterranean and American influences.vWe accept reservations online using OpenTable or you can call us directly at (615) 321-2209.

We offer dine in as well as off-site, pick up, delivery catering and private party rental of our restaurant.  If you are looking for a unique and different Nashville catering services or private party rental of our restaurant for your; wedding reception, reunion, business meeting or event, cocktail party, birthday party or any special occasion, please call us at (615) 321-2209.

We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

3 reviews


    “In town on the last leg of college visits and staying at the Aloft Hotel across the street. Luckily, it was pointed out by the person at the desk. They serve Tapas style plates, many are Spanish style food. Nice tap beer selection……but the food is really exceptional. The location is not ideal, on very busy West End Ave with car dealerships, hotels and gas stations, (and a Jack in a Box) right around them, but you need to make the trip, these folks are doing things worth making a 5 minute extra trip. Chorizo & roasted pears, chicken skewers on edamame hummus, hot cauliflower, croquettas…..I wish we could have tried everything. Our service was great and our waiter was nice enough to point out many other points of interests in Nashville.”


    “My husband and I drive to Louisville when we crave Spanish tapas as that has been the closest place to Nashville to get it. It was my birthday and I normally go to a familiar restaurant on a special occasion. When I saw this new restaurant I knew this was a must! Meagan was our server. She was great! I asked her to bring me a dry red Spanish wine. I’m beating myself up now because I didn’t ask her what it was. I should have written it down because she picked very well.Now for my favorite part – the food. Everything we ate was delicious. Our first two choices were something we usually get at tapas restaurants – albondigas and olives with almonds. Albondigas are the most delicious little meatball. The coolest unique item there was the Nashville hot cauliflower and it was spicy. I then finished with the croquettas and the Harissa chicken. My husband had the Nashville hot chicken taco. All were excellent choices. My only regret is that I got full and couldn’t try everything. It’s a good thing they are close to where I live. There will be many return visits.”


    “After a heavy lunch of hot chicken, we settled on tapas for dinner to get something a bit fresher and less overwhelming. We were staying in the West End, so we chose to enjoy a crisp evening on the patio at Americano.To start, the recommendation by the waitress to try the sangria swirled in the frozen margarita swirl was great. (My regular on-the-rocks margarita was tasty as well). The food came out quickly and was very fresh and flavorful, especially the spicy ahi tuna guacamole.Overall, we were very pleased with our experience, and would recommend it to anyone in the area.”

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West End Avenue 1720
Nashville 37203 TN US
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WEEKDAY HOURS Monday-Thursday: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm ​Friday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm Saturday: 10:00 am -10:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm *Note: kitchen may close a half an hour earlier based on volume WEEKEND BRUNCH SATURDAY & SUNDAY BRUNCH 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Serving your favorite Latin inspired brunch HAPPY HOUR SUNDAY THRU THURSDAY 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm