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About Sopapillas

Sopapillas’ owner, Steve Dale, came from Phoenix and Albuquerque to pursue his love and passion for music in the late 90’s. As a Nashville bass player, Dale was nominated for three Grammys and two Dove awards and was constantly touring. He later became the bass player for the Country group “Little Big Town” for five years and had the opportunity to play for John Mellencamp, Lindsay Buckingham, and Kenny Loggins. Even though Music City was kind to Dale, he really missed the traditional foods and flavors that he loved out west. He longed for something that tasted like home, but he couldn’t find it. So he began to cook many of his favorite dishes and often tried them out on his bandmates. While Dale and Little Big Town were on tour with artists such as Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Sugarland, and Martina McBride, they would throw special post-show fiesta nights where Dale would cook his southwestern delights. These fiesta nights became increasingly popular and his yearning to open a New Mexican restaurant was soon becoming a reality. With the encouragement of the band and many friends and family members, Dale opened his first Sopapillas in 2010. After expanding the Franklin…

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Our daughter just graduated from MTSU and we had our graduation celebration at Sopapilla's, in the private event room. We rented out the private dining room and had about 40 people. There was more than enough space. The open house fajita bar was spectacular, the food was scrumptiously fresh, flavorful, and fantastic. The staff were exceptionally attentive to all our…read more

Aldith D

I am from Az. We eat cheese crisps there. This is the only place in the south I've found that has them. Very good. The sopapillas w carnitas meat are excellent. Queso is very good. At the end they bring sopapillas w honey that are fantastic. Best Mexican place in the south!!

Jennifer D

I'm from Phoenix. My gal pal is from Albuquerque. Man, it's been a struggle to find food that tastes like HOME in these parts. And then whaddya know? We stumble on this place and find out the OWNER is from the desert too. NO PRESSURE, right? Well, truth be told I LOVED it! When was the last time you had…read more

Paisley B

My husband and I have a ton of restaurants book marked in Yelp and felt like trying this one...we weren't disappointed! I was born in New Mexico and this is by far the best NM style Mexican food we have found in the area. My husband ordered the steak street tacos with rice. I ordered the mini-chimichangas (typically an appetizer).…read more

Erin E

Best margaritas in Hendersonville. I LOVE the ceviche and the carnitas. I love the patio. The salsa is delicious. The service is great. One of the only places I'll go out to eat at in this city.

Raechel N

We love this place and come here often. The food is always wonderful and so are the drinks. I also hope you really understand how amazing Wes is. He is by far one of the best you have on staff. He is the reason we keep coming back time after time. He just rocks! Everyone is great but Wes just…read more

Heather N

Sopapilla's is my absolute favorite place to eat...from the fresh salsa, to the table side guacamole, entrees for every palate, and topped off with a honey-drizzled Sopapillas...this will soon be YOUR new favorite place to eat!!

Sonya D

We had a most enjoyable and lovely time at this great restaurant! The food was excellent!! The service was GREAT! I would highly recommend this place (and I have) to anyone wanting great food, wonderful ambiance and superb service. A wonderful addition to the Hendersonville area.

Dani M

Great Southwestern cuisine! The food is great, the service is outstanding and the atmosphere makes you think you are in Santa Fe!!

John M

Best Mexican food in the county! Love this place.

Crystal C
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