OK... I know this is a strong statement. But it really does kickass.
For a couple years now, I've gone there for lunch with co-workers. And, a couple weeks ago I pursuaded JTC to go there for supper. He LOVED it.
If you haven't been there, it is a little restaurant inside an hispanic market on Nolensville Road. It's atmosphere is just as authentic as its food. (If you go, be sure to spend a little time looking around the market as well. They've got tons of spices and ethnic selections that I'm guessing you won't find at Kroger.)
Last night, after going on a cajon shopping mission (more R&D than buying) at Forks, we decided to stop by Las Americas for supper.
Before our order arrived, we munched on baked tortillas, homemade salsa and made-to-order-fresh guacamole. The guacamole is to die for... seriously. It is made on the spot and is full of fresh cilantro, avacados, tomatoes and onions.
Our main entrée was a big chicken burrito smothered in chile verde sauce, cilantro, cheese and onions. The burrito comes on a large platter. (You know, like the kind of platter you'd use to serve a Sunday roast.) The burrito and its accessories fill the plate. (Yes, we shared it!)
Then we shared a bean and cheese pupusa. What is a pupusa, you ask? Pupusas are one of Las Americas specialties. A staple of El Salvador, they are made by patting corn meal dough around fillings of pork, beans and/or cheese. Then, they are then grilled and served with a mild tomato sauce and a spicy slaw of chopped cabbage and carrots. You'll definitely want to give one a try if you've never had a pupusa.
Needless to say, at the end of the meal, eventhough we shared everything, we were stuffed.
When we were done, JTC commented, "They need t-shirts that say 'Las Americas kicked my ass.'"
My response, "Yes, they do."
So, consider this my official endorsement of Las Americas.
4715 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211