Popular Nashville taco restaurant to open in former space of The Sutler
Canteen Pancho & Lefty announced the opening of a new location in Melrose at 2600 Eighth Ave. S. Suite 109, the space previously occupied by The Sutler. The restaurant will close downtown on July 10 and move to Melrose later this summer.
Founded and owned by Will and Catharine Newman, the locally grown upscale canteen will debut in Melrose with a refreshing and fun menu that marries Southern soul and Mexican cuisine to introduce a new culinary style: NashMex. A neighborhood favorite, Pancho & Lefty’s Lower Broadway opened across from Bridgestone Arena in 2017, and the canteen expanded to Sylvan Park the following year.
“Downtown Nashville has evolved since we opened our doors there, and while it has been wonderful to be a part of it, it no longer aligns with our strengths to serve the community in a way that we have a positive impact for our neighbors,” said Will Newman. “Community, family and Southern hospitality is what Pancho & Lefty’s is all about, and we look forward to introducing our unique new NashMex touch to the special neighborhood of Melrose. , welcoming locals and visitors to such a valued space.”
The Newmans, who also founded Edley’s Bar-B-Que, promise a lively and comfortable environment at Pancho & Lefty’s Melrose. They beckon the neighborhood to visit for everything from casual weekday family dinners to business lunches, festive celebrations with friends or a weekend brunch. They have built both brands on the values of community and Southern hospitality, believing that all customers deserve a dependable, delicious and revitalizing dining experience.
Pancho & Lefty’s is known for its award-winning tacos and margaritas, winning the title of Nashville Scene‘s Best Margarita in 2018, 2019 and 2022 and Best Taco in 2021. Homemade tortillas and from-scratch margaritas anchor the menu, which will include slow-cooked classics and mashups with Mexican flavors, including entrees and signature drinks worth blowing away with a NashMex twist.