Saint Añejo is the newest Nashville restaurant to open in the Gulch on McGavock Street, where popular spots like Whiskey Kitchen, Virago, and Kayne Prime are located. Saint Añejo’s atmosphere is similar to its nearby sister Whiskey Kitchen, but the cuisine is Mexican-inspired and the libations are Tequila-driven.
Atmosphere: A cantina-chic vibe with funky lanterns and red lights make for a lively, trendy atmosphere. There are many large booths and tables, and the open floor plan allows for easy TV-viewing and people-watching from almost any seat. The central island bar provides plenty of additional seating, plus standing room for crowded weekend nights. When the weather is just right, Saint Añejo’s sliding garage-type doors open to McGavock Street, and the sliding windows at the bar open to the patio for easy drink-ordering.
Drinks: Saint Añejo’s drink menu is a pleasing sight if your tastebuds enjoy tequilas and margaritas. The menu has over 120 different tequilas to try (though you should probably space-out your tastings). If the tequila menus is too overwhelming, you can always go with a safe bet like the Margarita Casa Perfecta (pictured below) or Sangria Roja. There are many other beers, wines, and specialty drinks, too.
Food: The complimentary chips and trio of “designer” salsas (pictured below) are a nice way to start the course. You also can’t go wrong with the guac. Portions lean smaller, so you may want to select a few items from the menu. Try the tasty, spicy, stuffed Jalapeño Rellenos taco (pictured below). It definitely stands out from your average taco. Most food items are between $10 and $20.
Saint Añejo is a nice medium, whether you’re leaning a little classy or a little casual. It’s a great spot for dinner with friends or an after-work drink. Expect the patio to be packed on those beautiful Nashville nights.
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