Today's Takeout Pick: Taquería la Juquilita
Today's Takeout Pick: Taquería la Juquilita

La … Who … Kah … Lee … Tah

Living a block away from La Juquilita in The Nations, I’ve heard their name pronounced every possible way. My favorite tries start with a “Juck,” or a “Joo-Quill,” which even my French-taking ass knows is wrong. Whatever I hear, I always recognize it once someone points in the general direction of the small orange-and-pink building and says, “You know, the awesome cash-only spot with the tacos and string lights and all the Virgin Marys?” That does it. Best I can figure (with a little help from and Ms. Cheap), “who-kah-lee-tah” is close.

Whatever you call it, you should go. Yes, you have to call in your order, and yes, you have to do some digging to figure out what to get. (We can help with the latter.) But the family-run joint is entirely on-the-level, and it’s so reasonably priced you will overorder. Tacos never run more than a few bucks, and the menu tops out at $12 for the huge, feed-a-family tlayuda. If you manage to spend more than $20 per person including duros, drink and tip, I salute you.

How to order

As mentioned, an online menu for La Juquilita is hard to find, so I did some legwork. Simply pick your protein (or go veggie with queso) and then add a preparation from the list below. 


  • For the less adventurous, ask for pollo (chicken), asada (steak), carnitas (pork) or camarón (shrimp). Yes, you can order these in English. 
  • For the more adventurous, ask for lengua (tongue), taco de buche (pork stomach) or for specials that day. 


You know the first four, but here are quick-n-dirty definitions for the rest. Feel free to let me and Google know about all our egregious errors in the comments:

  • Tacos
  • Enchilada
  • Quesadilla
  • Burrito
  • Ceviche (marinated seafood, served on a tostada)
  • Torta (sandwich served on a roll or bun)
  • Tostada (flat, crispy tortilla loaded with toppings)
  • Gordita (pastry made with masa and stuffed with meat or cheese; gordita means “chubby” in Spanish)
  • Huarache (fried, puffy masa base, covered with toppings)
  • Flauta (deep-fried, rolled-up tortilla stuffed with cheese or meat)
  • Empanada (fried turnover stuffed with meat)
  • Pupusa (thick, griddle-fried cake stuffed with meat or cheese)
  • Sopes (flat corn cakes with small sides to hold fillings)
  • Tlayuda (huge Mexican-pizza-ish thing, details below)

Typically, La Juquilita also offers fried or marinated fish dishes and soups, but I’d stick with the classics for takeout. You can also ask for any of the above with mole — a deep, rich sauce made with dozens of ingredients including chiles and chocolate — which La Juquilita nails.


The first thing I learned when I moved around the corner from La Juquilita was to always order the tlayuda. I wrote this about it for Cheap Eats a few years back: Mexican pizza that bears no resemblance to the fast-food version you slammed in college. An oversized homemade tortilla is crisped on a griddle and topped with refried black beans, meat, Oaxacan cheese, pico, cabbage, avocado and crema. It’s like a giant nacho — it doesn’t even all fit on the plate. Their fiery green hot sauce is the perfect complement.


For something made from wheat, duros taste a heck of a lot like pork rinds, and I think we could all use a diet pork rind. You’ll find the crunchy, pinwheel-shaped treats hanging in Ziploc bags in the front window, and the easiest way to add them to your order is just to point and ask for them when you’re invited in to pay (which you will do only while wearing a mask because you are not Chad). Tip: Dip these in your favorite Mexican hot sauce or leftover salsa for an unbeatable midnight snack.

Order La Juquilita

Use this Yelp page for a general outline of their menu and call 615-524-9053 to order. Hours vary, especially now, but most days they’re open from around 10 or 11 a.m. to 7 or 8 p.m.

Below is a list of Nashville restaurants (with links) that are open for takeout and delivery. While some may have had existing relationships with delivery providers, many of this list are offering the service for the first time. Most offer curbside pickup, but check when you order. Many may also have outdoor dining. As this list is a moving target, please leave any changes, suggestions or omissions in the comments.

Places with takeout or delivery as of Friday, July 24

12South Taproom (Postmates)

312 Pizza Co. (Grubhub)

400 Degrees

5th & Taylor

51st Deli (Uber Eats, Grubhub, Postmates)

51st North Taproom (11 a.m.-8 p.m., Thursday-Sunday)

615 Deli (DoorDash. Grubhub, Postmates, Uber Eats)

8th & Roast

Adele’s/The 404 Kitchen (Friday-Sunday)



Arnold’s Country Kitchen (Most delivery services)

Athens Family Restaurant

Attaboy at Lakeside Lounge

B1281 (Uber Eats)


Barcelona Wine Bar

Barista Parlor (Postmates)

Barr’s Music City Soul Food (Uber Eats, Tuesday-Sunday)


Big Al’s Deli

Big Bad Breakfast (DoorDash, Uber Eats)

Big Shake’s Hot Chicken

Biscuit Kitchen by Loveless Cafe

Biscuit Love

Black Dynasty via Bar Sovereign

Black Rabbit

Blue Coast Burrito

The Bluebird Cafe (Grubhub)


Bolton’s Spicy Chicken & Fish

BoomBozz West (DoorDash)

Brightside Bakery (Ordering open at 3 p.m. Tues.-Sat. for next-day pickup Wed.-Sun.)

Brother Z’s Wangs

Burger Joint (Uber Eats, Grubhub)

Burger Up 12South

Butchertown Hall

Cafe at Thistle Farms

Caffé Nonna (Uber Eats, Postmates)

Cafe Roze

The Cake Project

Capitol Grille

Cal’s Country Kitchen

Carniceria y Taqueria Don Juan

Central BBQ (DoorDash, Postmates)

Chicken Salad Chick

Cinco de Mayo (9 locations)

Chago’s Cantina

Char (Postmates)

The Chef & I

Chef’s Market

Chile Burrito

Cilantro Mexican Grill (Eighth Avenue location)

City House

City Winery (Grubhub, Uber Eats)

Cole’s Kitchen


Corner Market Catering

Corner Pub (DoorDash)

Cupcake Collection (Sunday-Friday)

D’Andrews Bakery & Cafe

Daddy’s Dogs

Dalt’s Grill


Del Frisco’s Grille

DeSano Pizza Bakery

Diskin Cider

Doll’s Family Cafe (Postmates, DoorDash)

Donks Bar & Grill

Donut + Dog

Double Dogs (Uber Eats, Grubhub, Postmates)


Earnest Bar & Hideaway

East Nashville Beer Works

Eastern Peak (Uber Eats, Grubhub)

Ed’s Fish House (Thursday-Saturday)


8 Hour BBQ

Ellington’s Mid Way Bar & Grill

Emmy Squared




Far East (Postmates)

The Farm House

Farm Burger (DoorDash)

Fat Bottom Brewing

Fat Boy’s BBQ

Fat Kat Slim’s (Uber Eats, Grubhub)

Fattoush Cafe

Fido (ChowNow)

Five Points Pizza (Postmates)

Flavor Catering

Fleet Street Pub

The Food Co.

Folk (Postmates)

Fox’s Donut Den

Frothy Monkey (Postmates, Uber Eats)

Gambling Stick

Gray & Dudley

Germantown Pub

Gino’s East

Ghot Wingz (Tuesday-Saturday)

GReKo Greek Street Food

Green Chile (Friday-Sunday)

Green Hills Grille

The Grilled Cheeserie

H&T’s Home Cooking


Hattie B’s (Uber Eats)

Helen’s Hot Chicken


High Class Sweets

HiFi Cookies

HoneyFire Barbeque Co. (Grubhub, DoorDash)

Hugh Baby’s (DoorDash)

Hunters Station (The Grilled Cheeserie, Vui’s Kitchen, Hugh Baby’s, Tacos Aurora, Citizen Market)

Hurt’s Hot Chicken

IT’Z A Philly Thing (Wednesday-Sunday)

J. Alexander’s Redlands Grill

J. Christopher’s

Jack’s Bar-B-Q (Trinity Lane location only)

Jamaicaway (DoorDash, Grubhub, Postmates)

Jim ‘N Nick’s

Jonathan's (Grubhub)

Josephine (Postmates)



Kay Bob’s

Kien Giang

King Market

Korea House

The Kupcake Barr

Lafayette Soup Company (Richland Park Farmer’s Market)

Lakeside Lounge

Las Palmas (DoorDash)

Lemongrass Sushi & Thai

Local Distro (Tuesday-Saturday)

Lockeland Table

The Loading Dock

Long Hollow Pizza & Pub

Loveless Cafe

Love, Peace and Pho

Lucky Bamboo

Mane & Rye

Mangia Nashville

Margot Café & Bar

Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint

Maru Sushi & Grill

Mas Tacos

McCabe Pub

McDougal’s (Hillsboro Village only)

Midnight Oil


Miss Saigon (All delivery services)

Mitchell Deli

Mixed Grill Cafe

M.L. Rose Craft Beer & Burgers (Postmates)


Mother’s Ruin

Moto (Uber Eats)


Nashville Chicken & Waffles

Nations Bar & Grill

Nicky’s Coal Fired (Postmates)

Nicoletto’s Italian Kitchen

North Italia (DoorDash)

Nectar Urban Cantina (Grubhub, Uber Eats, Postmates)

Nomzilla! Sushi Et Cetera (Uber Eats, Postmates)


Oak Steakhouse

O-Ku Sushi 

Old Glory

The Old School

Otaku Ramen

Otaku To Go

Pancho & Lefty’s (Uber Eats, DoorDash)

Park Cafe

The Party Line (Julia Sullivan’s catering service through Strategic Hospitality)

Party Fowl (Uber Eats)


PDK Southern Kitchen and Pantry

Peach Cobbler Factory

Peg Leg Porker

The Pharmacy Burger

Phat Bites

The Picnic Cafe

Pinewood Social (Postmates, Grubhub, Uber Eats)

Pizza Perfect

Pork Belly Cafe (Uber Eats, Grubhub, Postmates)

Portland Brew

Potato Mountain 615

Prince’s Hot Chicken (Nolensville Road)

Proper Bagel (Takeout & delivery only)

Radical Rabbit

Rated V

Red Bicycle (Postmates)

Redheaded Stranger

Red Perch (Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.)

Red Phone Booth (DoorDash, Grubhub, Postmates)

Rib Doctor BBQ

Riddim N Spice (Postmates,DoorDash)

Rise Biscuits

Rocky’s Wing Shack

Rolf and Daughters (Postmates)

Rosemary & Beauty Queen (Postmates, Uber Eats)

Rosepepper Cantina (Postmates)

Rosie’s Twin Kegs

Saint Anejo (Uber Eats)

Sam & Zoe’s


Sam’s Place 

San Antonio Taco Co. (DoorDash)


Scout’s Pub

Seafood Sensation (DoorDash)

Shugga Hi Bakery & Cafe (Friday-Saturday; Uber Eats) 



The Slider House

Slim & Husky’s (DoorDash)

Slow Burn

Smokin’ Thighs

SmoQe Signals BBQ


The Southern Steak & Oyster

The Southern V

Southside Grill (DoorDash)

Soy Bistro


Stoney River Steakhouse

Stateside Kitchen

Stay Golden

STK Steakhouse

StrikeOut Wingz (Grubhub)

Subculture Urban Cuisine & Cafe (Uber Eats, Grubhub, DoorDash, Postmates)

Sugarlips Bakery

Sunflower Cafe


Surreal Spice Creations

Sushi Circle

Sweet 16th (Tuesday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.)


Tacos y Mariscos Lindo Mexico

Taco Mama

Tacos With A Twist

Taj (Uber Eats)

TailGate Brewery (Postmates)

The Tasty Wheel (Postmates, Grubhub, DoorDash)

Tavern at Bobby

Taziki's (Postmates, Grubhub)

Tennessee Brew Works

TennFold (Grubhub, Postmates)

Thai Esane


TKO (Postmates)

Tower Market and Deli (Grubhub, Postmates, DoorDash, Bite Squad)

Trattoria Il Mulino


Twilight Tavern

Two Ten Jack

Urban Cookhouse

Urban Grub

Urban Juicer

Union Teller (Uber Eats, DoorDash, Grubhub)


Vege-licious Cafe (Tuesday-Saturday; Chow Now)

Veggie Village

Village Pub & Beer Garden

Virago (Uber Eats)

Von Elrod’s Beer Hall & Kitchen 

VN Pho & Deli

Vui’s Kitchen

Walden (Postmates)

Waldo’s Chicken & Beer

The Wild Cow (Postmates, DoorDash and Chow Now)

Wildman Smoothies, Soups & Salads

WKND Hang Suite


The Yellow Porch

’Za Wood Fired Pizza (Grubhub)

Zilla’s Pit BBQ

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