GUAC, which opened its third Middle Tennessee location on Murfreesboro Road in Franklin last December, aims more than anything for authenticity.
Owner and operator Brenda Herrara, who took over as the owner and operator in June after working at the Bellevue GUAC location, was born in Mexico but grew up in Davidson County, eating many of the same meals prepared the same way that she sells today.
She and her husband Frolyan spend their days and nights dedicated to the restaurant and serving customers, food and drinks and making their patrons feel at home.
“I want to make it truly authentic Mexican food,” Herrara said. “Part of that is making it all fresh, very, very fresh, from our salsa to our tortillas, everything is made fresh and made right- we don’t use anything bottled, or anything like that.”
The dine-in, carry-out or delivery restaurant, located at 1311 Murfreesboro Road by Wendy’s and the Quality Inn, seats about 70, serves beer and margaritas from their bar and traditional Mexican drinks like mango water and horchata.
Some of their most popular dishes include ceviche, their “chunky” mole sauce and enchiladas, and, Herrara’s favorite, carne asada with shrimp. Also popular: their 10-inch flour tortilla burritos.
“I want to make it so that people come and feel like they and their families are welcome,” Herrara said. “Me and my husband are here every day, so in a way it is like we are welcoming guests to eat in our own kitchen.”
GUAC is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, you can also find their menu online here.
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