My hairstylist over in East Nashville turned me on to Nuvo Burrito about a year ago, and since then, it has become a favorite of ours when we just need to grab a quick bite to eat. With delicious, clever fillings, their burritos and quesadillas (“Ques-Ideas”) are worth me driving clear across town for.
An authentic Mexican joint this is not, so don’t come here expecting that. Instead, come here if you’re in the mood for a tasting adventure. Ingredients like sweet potatoes, pineapple, cranberries, cumin corn relish and bacon can be seen throughout the innovative menu. Although I’ve sampled several of their offerings and enjoyed them all, I must admit that there are a handful that I can’t seem to resist ordering again and again.
My most beloved, the 90210 Ques-Idea pictured above, has chicken, artichoke hearts, mozzarella, goat cheese, roasted red pepper, and cilantro pesto. Then there is the Kupaianaha (which I’ve never once been able to pronounce correctly), filled with pork, ham, pineapple, jalapeño, tomato sauce, and mozzarella. If you like Hawaiian pizza, I have a feeling you’ll like this.
The Berkeley: Vegetarian Burrito with Artichoke Hearts, Sprouts, Black Beans, Monterey Jack, Cilantro Pesto, Spinach, Cumin-Corn Relish, Rice, Spinach Tortilla
Ranking high on my burrito scale is the Gulf Coaster, stuffed full of seasoned shrimp, beans, rice, cilantro pesto, Monterey Jack cheese, caramelized onions, and bits of bacon. It’s probably worth mentioning that the portions are LARGE. Typically I can only eat about half my burrito or quesadilla in one sitting, but you’ll be happy to know that they are just as delicious after reheating in the oven later.
If you haven’t dropped into Nuvo Burrito before, give it a try some time soon. Actually, if you can make it over there next Monday, May 9th, you’ll be helping out your community a little too, because 20% of their sales will be donated to the East Nashville Farmer’s Market!
1000 Main Street, #103
Nashville, TN 37206
(located behind Marche’, near the Five Points area)
Monday – Saturday: 11:30am – 8pm
Sunday: Noon – 4pm