Take a Trip through M’Boro with Your Tastebuds

Murfreesboro Ethnic Dining

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Experience Mexico


Oscar’s Taco Shop – http://oscarstacoshop.com/

“Javier Ruiz immigrated to the United States in 1967 with the dream of opening a taco shop. He achieved his dream 16 years later with the help of his brother David Ruiz by opening “Cotijas Taco Shop” in El Cajon, California. Thanks to the success of this restaurant, more of the Ruiz family members were able to become more involved in the company. In 2003, the Ruiz brothers decided it’s time to expand the family business to Tennessee under the name “Oscar’s Taco Shop®“  Today, Javier Ruiz has handed the keys to his kids and even though he is retired, he reminds them to always look forward and never look back. As a result, “Oscar’s Taco shop®” is more popular than ever!  The family could not be happier and you should be too. Because now you can taste some of the Ruiz family recipes at one of their 11 Tennessee locations.”


Carmen’s Taqueria – https://www.facebook.com/carmenstaqueria/

“Carmen’s is known for its authentic burritos, tacos, and margaritas in a casual setting that is perfect for lunch or dinner. Their menu is extensive with classic staples like Tacos Mexicanos and new favorites like a Sincronizada.”

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La Siesta – http://www.lasiesta1mexicanrestaurant.com/

“La Siesta was founded by the Hernandez family in 1992 and is warmly situated in the foothills of Tennessee at 1608 NW Broad Street of Murfreesboro. Since day one, La Siesta has made it our mission to offer our clients an unforgettable atmosphere, outstanding customer service, and only the finest ingredients in our time-tested home-made recipes passed down over three generations from Dona Juanita.”


Camino Real – http://www.caminorestaurantgroup.com/

“There aren’t many things that warm the heart like a hot plate of Mexican food, and Camino Real has excelled at providing just that for over 20 years! From day one, the Camino Real Restaurant Group have strived to provide high quality and large portions at a reasonable cost, even during a tough economy. You will love our unique tasteful dishes, great price, exciting atmosphere and high standard of service.”


Hernandez Mexican Deli – http://hernandezmexicandeli.com/index.html

“At Hernandez Mexican Deli, you’ll find our food full of flavor and our service fast and friendly. Stop in and enjoy our welcoming environment or carry out for a convenient breakfast or lunch. We are so happy to serve you!”

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Experience Korea


Seoul Pepper – https://www.yelp.com/biz/seoul-pepper-murfreesboro

“Seoul Pepper is one of the places bringing Korean cuisine to Murfreesboro. Their extensive menu offers anything from a Korean BBQ plate with spicy chicken, pork or Bulgogi with beef, calamari or pork belly to spicy pork noodles or rice bowls. Their menu is very helpful and explains what each item is.”


Cup Pop – https://www.facebook.com/cuppop.korea/

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Experience Japan


Samurai’s – https://www.samuraiscuisineboro.com/

“Samurai’s Cuisine is a cornerstone in the Murfreesboro community and has been recognized for its outstanding Sushi cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff. Our Sushi restaurant is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its insistence on only using high quality fresh ingredients. We also have fried rice and noodle dishes in addition to our Sushi. Order online for delivery or carryout! We are just south of Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital and west of the Stones River Mall.”


Koji Express – http://www.kojiexpressmurfreesboro.com/

“For those with pure food indulgence in mind, come to Koji Express for your desires with our ever changing internationally inspired small plates. We love food, lots of different food, just like you.”


Xiao’s Hibachi & Sushi – http://xiaoshibachisushi.com/

“Located at 149 Wendelwood Dr #B5, Murfreesboro, TN 37129, our restaurant offers a wide array of authentic Japanese Food, such as Shrimp Tempura, Hibachi Steak, Maki Combo, Peanut Avocado Roll, Rainbow Roll. Try our delicious food and service today. Come in for a Japanese Lunch Special or during evenings for a delicious dinner.”


Ichiban – https://www.facebook.com/Ichiban-Japanese-Restaurant-368127753714251/  

Ichiban offers fresh Japanese food including hibachi and sushi. Their menu has options for anyone including raw and cooked seafood, sushi, hibachi, combination platters, as well as 7, 9, and 11, course menu options. They also offer lunch rolls and options.”


Fin fusion – https://www.facebook.com/Fin-Fusion-Sushi-Bar-160655707287651/

“Fin fusion offers a variety of sushi for any sushi lover. They have anything from a California rolls to Spicy Yellowtail as well as an Eel library of options. Their menu is easy to navigate with salmon, tuna, veggie, and shellfish sections.”


Sushin – https://www.yelp.com/biz/sushin-murfreesboro

“Sushin is a Murfreesboro classic when it comes to sushi. They offer a variety of rolls as well as nigiri and combination platters. Their sushi is fresh and rolled in house. the atmosphere is comfortable and you are greeted by friendly staff.”


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Experience Thailand



Ginger Thai Bistro – http://www.gingerthairestaurant.org/

“Ginger Thai Restaurant is family owned and operated. Before Ginger Thai, Lao Lane Xang Oriental Market was where it all started. After almost 30 years in the business, we decided to add a new venture in October 2010 and named it Ginger Thai (Nashville), due to the love delicious, tasteful, and truly authentic meals. In July of 2018, we added our second location in Murfreesboro, Ginger Thai Bistro. Our fresh ingredients, generous portions, and our home made sauces are sure to please any food critic. We have been featured in Her Magazine, Nashville Scene, The Tennessean and many more. If your looking for authentic, flavorful Thai dishes, come out and visit us today!”

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Thai Spice – http://www.bestthaispice.com/

“We cook authentic Thai cuisine with fresh ingredients for you and we know how to make it healthy and delicious…..”

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Taste of Thai – https://www.facebook.com/tasteofthaimurfreesboro/

“Taste of Thai offers an array of items from salads, noodles, and seafood to curry, fried rice, and pho. Their menu has something for adventurous Thai food lovers as well as first timers and the staff is very helpful in explaining the menu items.”

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Pad Thai Café – https://padthaicafe.webs.com/

“Pad Thai Cafe offers a unique and contemporary Thai cuisine. They offer fresh, healthy meats, seafood, vegetables, fruits, spices, and herbs. Their menu has soups, pho, Thai entrees, noodles, stir-fry, and Thai fried rice.”

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Experience Vietnam


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Pho Viet – https://www.facebook.com/phoviet1722/

“Pho Viet is a traditional Vietnamese restaurant that uses recipes passed down from generations. they offer several variations of pho with rice noodles and house-made broth and as well as banh mi, a sandwich with pickled vegetable and pork and much more.”

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Experience America


Demos’ – https://www.demosrestaurants.com/

“Great Food Always Has A History. Ours began in 1943 when, at the age of 9, Jim Demos began working with his father Pete in their small family owned restaurant in Birmingham, Alabama. As a Greek immigrant family, the Demoses knew the importance of offering exceptional food with authentic ingredients at quality prices.”

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Five Senses – https://www.fivesensesdining.com/

“Five Senses Restaurant & Bar opened on November 18th, 2004 by the brother and sister team of Mitchell & Mollie Murphree. The goal of Five Senses is to bring a FRESH, HEALTHY & LOCAL APPROACH to dining. Murfreesboro, TN was selected because of its population and industry boom of the late 90’s and early 2000’s. The goal was to be THE UNIQUE DINING DESTINATION FOR THE AREA. Georgetown Park was chosen as the location so that diners had to find the restaurant and really want to have something different!”

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Dallas & Jane – http://dallasandjane.net/

“Pairing a contemporary and upscale décor along with fresh, local ingredients and dishes prepared with unique flair, Dallas & Jane is an incredible culinary execution  focused on the complete dining experience. Dallas & Jane is an homage to Chef Alex Belew’s grandparents who helped shape his view on food, business and his care for customers as if they were family.”

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Experience Italy



Marina’s – https://www.marinasonthesquare.net/

“Traditional Italian dishes as well as some creations of our own. We also offer the best pizzas and calzones in Murfreesboro.”

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Milano II – https://www.milanomurfreesboro.com/

“Located in downtown Murfreesboro, Milano II is ready to delight your taste buds with delectable Northern Italian cuisine.  We take reservations or feel free to come on in.”


Gondolier – https://www.yelp.com/biz/gondolier-murfreesboro

“Gondolier serves fresh Italian and Greek food. They offer a selection of salads, subs, Greek specialties, Italian entrees, calzones, strombolis, and pizza in a casual dining atmosphere.”

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Experience Greece



The Parthenon – https://parthenongrille.com/

“The Parthenon has been a family run restaurant for more than 32 years. Owners Angelo and Kathy Laris left Greece & moved to Murfreesboro in 1994, adopting the Parthenon Restaurant from Kathy’s parents, George and Toula. Together Angelo & Kathy bring a blend of experience, knowledge & history that encompasses three generations of restaurateurs.”

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Gyro Tabouli – https://www.gyrotaboulitn.com/

“At Gyro Tabouli, we strive to bring the best gyro and Greek food here in Murfreesboro! Grab a bite of our Gyro Hummus Plate or order a delicious Gyro Sandwich. Order online for carryout today! We are located on Old Fort Pkwy and Agripark Dr, just a few minutes from Market at Victory Village and Old Fort Golf Course.”


Opah Greek Grill – https://www.yelp.com/biz/opah-greek-grill-murfreesboro

“Opah is a wonderful option for Greek food at competitive prices. They offer favorites like tabbouleh and Greek salads, gyros and sandwiches as well as desserts.”

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Greek Café Grill – https://www.greekcafegrill.com/

“Greek Cafe Grill is an authentic Greek grill known for its gyros. They also offer souvlaki, falafel, as well as chicken and Philly steak platters.”

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Experience the South

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Kleer-Vu Lunchroom – https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g60970-d434733-Reviews-Kleer_Vu_Lunchroom-Murfreesboro_Tennessee.html

“Kleer-Vu has been the perfect place to get true Southern cooking for over 40 years. The cafeteria style lunchroom serves up made-from-scratch vegetables like green beans, turnip greens, and cream potatoes as well as fried okra, black eyed peas, and cole slaw.”


Jeff’s Family Restaurant – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jeffs-Family-Restaurant/113699535330723

“Jeff’s is a wonderful place for true Southern comfort food. The menu is influenced from generation of Southern soul food cooking. They offer meats straight off the pit as well as a daily meat and two or three.”


Miller’s Grocery – http://millersgrocery.com

“Miller’s Grocery was in continuous operation as a country store for over 75 years in the once bustling whistle-stop community of Christiana, TN that included a 3-story hotel, a bank, a telephone office and some 15 other businesses. In 1995, the building was restored as an antique filled, country cafe featuring home-style Southern cooking and award winning “from scratch” desserts. The name “Miller’s Grocery” remains in memory of long-time proprietor Mr. Stanley Miller and as a tribute to a by-gone era.”

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Experience Germany

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The Green Dragon – https://www.facebook.com/greendragonpubandbrewery/

“The Green Dragon is a family brewpub that specializes in craft beer and hearty sandwiches and soups. The Green Dragon is always kid-friendly and is a wonderful place to slow-down and unwind after a long day.”

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Experience India


Tandoor Fine Indian Restaurant – http://www.tandoorindianmurfreesboro.com/

“Tandoor Indian Restaurant is a cornerstone in the Murfreesboro community and has been recognized for its outstanding Seafood cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff.”

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The Clay Pit – http://www.theclaypitindiancuisine.com/

“We first opened our restaurant more than 25 years ago in Los Angeles, CA, on the beach front.  We moved to Murfreesboro, TN about 10 years ago and since then serving customers not only in the middle-Tennessee region but also catering in the neighboring States.”

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Experience the Middle East

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Al Rayan Market and Restaurant – https://www.alrayanrestaurantandmarket.com/

“Fresh ingredients, family recipes and a love of creating wonderful dishes adds up to a passion for Mediterranean cuisine here at Al Rayan Restaurant & Market. We are the one and only Mediterranean restaurant serving 100% homemade dishes. Chef Hamad Alhamad creates your favorite Mediterranean dishes as well as Chef’s Specials every day.”





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