Chivo is a purveyor of fine cuisine providing quality food without pretense.

We do not compromise quality, ingredients or preparation at any of our restaurants. Long-standing relationships with our network of farmers and distributors has enabled us to provide exceptional food to our customers. Not ever sacrificing flavor or freshness.


At Chivo, we grind our own flour from local, non-GMO white dent corn, combined with other heirloom variety corn sources directly from a Mexican cooperative. We do so in the traditional spirit of the nixtamel process with no shortcuts or compromise.

Only the finest ingredients

We do not compromise this quality, respecting our community, never trying to fool them with sub-par ingredients or preparation. Long standing relationships with farmers have allowed us to procure these hyper-local, fresh ingredients. We work directly with farmers, leveraging networks known to one of our partners whose family has farmed in East Tennessee for over 100 years.

A fun place with good food. Not your typical Mexican restaurant. Much better. We had the street corn and soft tacos. Tacos were very good but the corn was a bit rich.


The food and drinks were great! We had guacamole with their homemade chips. Their tacos are yummy! Definitely a place we will go back to.


Excellent selection of interesting tacos. The burritos are actually good there as well (kinda big, fair warning). Large tequila bar and a place where you can get Pacifico on tap among others. You'll want to park in a nearby garage most of the time as parking on the street around there is a usually just a good way to get a parking ticket. Expect about 10 dollars for three tacos which is a decent meal without being huge.


Amazing mezcal selection, really impressive. The bartender really knew his stuff and was able to suggest several fantastic varietals. The cocktails were also superb.


Great service. Amazing tacos!!!! Lovely little tables outside, great for bringing your dog and watching the world go by!


Enjoyed our meal here as a group from work. A variety was ordered and all enjoyed!


This place is the spot to go if you are a tequila fan. They also have a good selection of beer too. I had some limp brisket tacos and the brussel sprouts. The sprouts were caramelized quite well and the taco was great. The taco was more of a street taco in size, so you may want to order a variety from what they have to offer. The quac and nachos were good too.


Service was fantastic. The tacos were unique and tasty. The atmosphere was friendly and inviting. Chivo hit the mark for wonderful addition to Gay Street. A repeat visit is in the future.


A wall full of tequila! What can be better?! Delicious food at a great price. Ask for Grace when you go. She gave us great service!