El Sonador


El Soñador translates to "The Dreamer," and the food at this authentic Mexican restaurant in Gatlinburg is truly dreamy. The moment you step foot inside El Soñador, you're welcomed by vibrant colors, the irresistible scent of sizzling fajitas, and the rhythmic beats of Latin music. It's like stepping into a fiesta, where the mood is always upbeat and the welcome is as warm as a Tennessee summer.

The menu features all of your favorite Mexican classics at affordable prices. The Tacos al Pastor is a locals' favorite, with marinated pork, tangy pineapple, and fresh cilantro nestled in soft corn tortillas. Or try the enchiladas, stuffed with your choice of chicken, beef, or cheese, smothered in rich enchilada sauce, and topped with a cascade of melted cheese. Some might say the star of the menu is their legendary Molcajete. This traditional Mexican dish is served in a volcanic stone bowl and brimming with steak, chicken, shrimp, chorizo, cactus, onions, and Oaxaca cheese, all simmered together in a savory salsa roja. It's a culinary spectacle that's as delicious as it is Instagram-worthy.

If you're a margarita fan, El Sonador does not disappoint. From the classic lime to exotic mango, each margarita is a refreshing blend of tangy, sweet, and a just-right kick of tequila. Not a margarita fan? The sangria is fruity, refreshing, and the perfect companion to a spicy dish.

On your next Gatlinburg visit, make sure to stop in to El Sonador if you're craving a delicious Mexican bite. El Sonador is welcoming and cozy, and the food is a treat! And don't forget the outdoor patio, which is a great place to take in the views while you enjoy your meal!