When the Ivy Wreath re-located, Jose jumped at the chance to expand Los and he shut down La Terraza. Years later, there are 3 locations for La Terraza, two on Nolensville Rd and one in Franklin.
I won’t spend much time on the menu. All the food speaks for itself, with most people that I know getting the same thing almost every time they go. Whether it be the great fajitas, incredibly large burritos, tacos authenticos (which are the best value of any lunch around), nachos, etc. I, on the other hand, like to try the entire menu so I encourage people to get adventurous and try some of the other great food, from the great fish and seafood dishes (remember folks, Mexico does have Oceans on either side—they know more than just tacos), many awesome steak and chicken options, to their homemade tortilla soup, just to name some of my favorites. And when interviewing Jose for my article, I found a couple of new favorites. Jose had one of his servers wheel out a cart that had all the ingredients to make fresh guacamole, which they now make table side–you can’t get it any fresher or more delicious than that!
This was followed by a dish Jose wanted me to try called Tacos Al Carbon—I don’t know much Spanish, but the only thing that came to mind as I devoured it…magnifico!
Go see the beautiful, brand new Los Compadres soon. You will not be disappointed. Tell Jose I sent you and you will have free chips and salsa promptly delivered to your table—ok, ok–they will actually do that even if you do NOT tell Jose that I sent you! It is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner, opening everyday at 11am. Jose showed me the beautiful additional room they were putting the finishing touches on, where he will begin having his famous Sunday buffet that so many Wilson Countians have enjoyed at both the original Lebanon location and the Mt Juliet location on Lebanon Rd. Jose proves that you do not have to go out of the country to get great Mexican food!