An Incredible Authentic Cultural Experience
While you are out exploring Nashville a must stop is Plaza Mariachi, located only 10 minutes from downtown Nashville. Plaza Mariachi offers a unique blend of culture, art, music, entertainment, food, services and retail in one location. The décor authenticity rivals that of a Disney project and is the style of traditional marketplace streets from old Mexico weaving in Latin culture into a walk of history. You’ll hear Hispanic music, see Latin relics, and discover Old and New Mexico in food, fashion and so much more as you take in the sounds and smells at Plaza Mariachi.
This mixed-use development located in south Nashville was an $18 million remodel of the former Elysian Field Kroger on Nolensville Road spearheaded by owners, Mark & Diane Janbakhsh. The 70,000 square feet of Plaza Mariachi includes small clothing boutiques, gift shops, art galleries, restaurants and several other businesses under one roof in the style of traditional Latin marketplace street. It took more than 10 artisans working two years to create the architecture and design that is reminiscent of Old Mexico. Each storefront is splashed with bright colors, intricate tile work, balconies and windows meant to mimic the real streets of cities like Guadalajara and Monterrey. It truly is a work of art!
As you discover the shops and flavors of Plaza Mariachi, you will notice the inside has five calles (streets) that are line with stone archways, street lamps and stained glass to resemble traditional marketplace streets of Old Mexico. There are more than 25 businesses at the plaza, of which 8 are restaurants and there is also a topnotch international grocery store featuring a bakery and fresh seafood department. It is definitely worth your time to visit, if for nothing else, to sample the eclectic fare from one of the authentic restaurants and experience the explosions of flavors from the Mexican, Mediterranean, and Latin cuisines. Foods like tacos, paletas (popcicles), cevichería, tortas, fresh cuts of meat cooked over fire, juice with a distinctive Latin flavor, or even a great cup of coffee or cerveza at the bar.
If you are looking for that unique gift to take home from you trip to Nashville, then the shops at Plaza Mariachi are a great place to find that souvenir. The retail shops have a variety of merchandise featuring fine jewelry, apparel and accessories, gifts from Mexico and Latin American countries, and a candy shop. If you are looking to pamper yourself, there is even a nail salon, full service beauty salon, and barber shop.
Throughout the week there is live music and entertainment that draws a crowd including FREE Salsa classes on Thursdays at 7:30pm. Visit www.plazamariachi.com/calendars for a list of events you won’t want to miss.
Plaza Mariachi is a true cultural experience where local families and tourist come together finding something to smile about while they visit, shop and dine here. Make sure to stop by and visit Nashville’s newest authentic cultural experience. Tell them TravelHost sent you!
3955 Nolensville Pike
Nashville TN 37211
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Plenty of free parking!