Delicious, Authentic Mexican Food in Springfield, TN

¡BIENVENIDOS!

Welcome to El Alteño Mexican Restaurant, serving delicious Mexican food with friendly service to the Springfield, TN community.

We honor the traditions of the legendary alteños, the independent and adventurous people who live in the mountains of the Jalisco region of Mexico. The unique wild horse sculptures in front of our restaurant pay tribute to the bold spirit of the vaqueros, skilled riders who helped build the beautiful country of Mexico.

We are proud to serve authentic, homemade recipes made from fresh ingredients. Here you’ll always find warm hospitality and friendly people ready to make sure you have a great time!

We are conveniently located on Tom Austin Highway, with plenty of parking and a spacious patio. Stop by for lunch or dinner, or order online for convenient takeout. We have lots of new menu items and creative Mexican dishes that you won’t find anywhere else!

El Alteno Menu

Appetizers
Alteño’s Sampler
13.49
Four chicken wings, three flautas, cheese quesadilla, guacamole, and pico de gallo.
Choriqueso
8.99
Melted cheese dip with chorizo (Mexican sausage).
Cheese Dip
Starting At 4.99

Small $4.99 • Medium $7.99 • Large (16 oz.) $12.50
Guacamole Dip
Starting At 4.99

Small $4.99 • Medium $7.99 • Large (16 oz.) $12.50
Guacamole Casero
7.99
Chunks of avocado mixed with tomato, onions, cilantro, jalapeños, lime, and salt.
Bean Dip
4.99
Spinach Dip
Starting At 4.99

Small $4.99 • Medium $7.99
Southwest Chicken Eggroll
8.99
Chicken, cheese and vegetables in a crispy four tortilla. Served with ranch dressing.
Shrimp Ceviche
Starting At 1.99
Shrimp cooked in lime juice mixed with tomato, onion, cilantro, jalapeño, lime, and salt.
Small $8.99 • Large $1.99
Boneless Chicken Wings
Starting At 10.99
Tossed in your favorite sauce.
10 $10.99 • 15 $13.99
Traditional Chicken Wings
Starting At 10.99
Tossed in your favorite sauce.
10 $10.99 • 15 $13.99
Nachos
Nachos With Beef
8.99
Nachos With Cheese
5.99
Nachos With Beans
7.99
Nachos With Beef & Beans
8.99
Nachos with Fajita Shrimp
12.99
Shrimp & Chorizo Nachos
11.99
Cheese nachos topped with grilled shrimp and chorizo (Mexican sausage).
Nachos With Chorizo & Beans
9.99
Nachos With Shredded Chicken
8.99
Nachos With Grilled Chicken
10.99
Fajita Nachos
11.99
Cheese nachos topped with steak, chicken, or mixed fajitas. Add shrimp +$1.
Nachos Carnitas
9.99
Topped with pork carnitas and grilled onions.
Nachos Supreme
10.99
Cheese nachos topped with ground beef, chicken, and beans, covered with lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream.
Salads & Soups
Grilled Chicken or Steak Salad
10.99
Lettuce, sliced tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, and shredded cheese.
Spinach Salad
10.99
Shredded spinach, grilled chicken, tomatoes, and shredded cheese.
House Salad
6.99
Lettuce, sliced tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, carrots, broccoli, and shredded cheese.
Grilled Shrimp Salad
11.99
Grilled shrimp with lettuce, sliced tomatoes, onions, avocado, bell peppers, and shredded cheese.
Taco Salad
10.49
A crisp fried flour tortilla with melted cheese sauce topped with seasoned ground beef or chicken, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, and cheese.
Shrimp Soup
Starting At 9.99
Prepared with fresh shrimp, broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, carrots, onions, tomatoes, and Chuy’s Sazón.
Small $9.99 • Large $12.99
Altenos Specialties
Chimichangas Supremas
13.49
Four mini chimichangas (chicken, steak, pork, and shrimp), topped with cheese sauce, lettuce, sour cream, guacamole, and pico de gallo.
Enchiladas Fajitas
10.99
Three cheese enchiladas topped with your choice of grilled chicken or steak, grilled onions, tomatoes, bell peppers, and enchilada sauce. Served with rice.
Enchiladas Rancheras
10.99
Three cheese enchiladas topped with grilled tomatoes, onions, and bell peppers. Topped with sauce and served with guacamole salad.
Enchiladas Suprema
10.99
Four rolled tortillas (one each of beef, chicken, cheese, and beans). Topped with enchilada sauce, cheese, lettuce, sour cream, and tomatoes.
Avocado Enchiladas
12.49
Three cheese enchiladas with avocado, served with green tomatillo sauce, rice, lettuce, tomatoes, and guacamole.
Flautas Deluxe
11.49
Three rolled crispy flour tortillas filled with grilled chicken. Served with green tomatillo sauce, rice, lettuce, tomatoes, and guacamole.
Classic Chiles Rellenos
11.49
Three roasted Anaheim peppers stuffed with jack cheese, battered and lightly fried, topped with red sauce and served with rice and beans.
Primo Combo
13.99
Chicken chimichanga, crispy beef taco, chicken tamale, beef burrito, chile relleno and cheese enchilada. Served with with rice, lettuce, sour cream, pico de gallo, and red sauce.
Special Dinner
13.99
A little of everything. Chalupa, taco, chile relleno, tamale, enchilada, rice and beans.
Taquitos Mexicanos
10.49
Four corn tortillas wrapped around your favorite filling. Choice of chicken, steak, or pork, deep-fried to a golden brown and served with lettuce, guacamole, sour cream, and tomatoes.
Mexican Rice Bowl
12.99
Grilled chicken and steak with broccoli, zucchini, carrots, bell peppers, onions, and tomatoes served over a bed of rice with shredded cheese.
Mexican Rice Bowl with Shrimp
14.49
Grilled shrimp with broccoli, zucchini, carrots, bell peppers, onions, and tomatoes served over a bed of rice with shredded cheese.
Gringas
10.99
Two cheese quesadillas with chorizo, onions, cilantro, green tomatillo salsa, and guacamole.
Chimichanga
10.99
A flour tortilla stuffed with your choice of beef or spicy chicken, deep-fried to perfection and served with cheese sauce, lettuce, sour cream, guacamole, pico de gallo, rice, and beans.
Chile Colorado
12.99
Grilled steak or chicken served with rice, beans, and flour tortillas.
Chile Verde
12.99
Shredded pork with green tomatillo sauce. Served with rice, beans, and flour or corn tortillas.
Carnitas
12.49
Pork tips served with rice, beans, and salad with tortillas.
Enchiladas Suizas
11.49
Three chicken enchiladas topped with green tomatillo sauce, cheese, lettuce, and sour cream. Served with rice and beans.
Quesadillas
Cheese Quesadilla
Starting At 3.69

One $3.69 • Two $7.99
Quesadilla with Beef or Chicken
Starting At 5.99

One $5.99 • Two $10.99
Quesadilla with Grilled Chicken or Steak
Starting At 6.99

One $6.99 • Two $11.99
Quesadilla with Shrimp
Starting At 7.99

One $7.99 • Two $13.99
Mushroom Quesadilla
9.99
Cheese quesadilla with mushrooms and onions. Served with lettuce and pico de gallo.
Spinach Quesadilla
9.99
Cheese quesadilla with fresh cooked spinach. Served with lettuce, guacamole, sour cream, and tomatoes.
Quesadilla Hawaiiana
13.99
A large quesadilla filled with grilled shrimp, ham, bacon, pineapple, and cheese. Served with lettuce, sour cream, and tomatoes.
Fajita Quesadilla
12.99
A large quesadilla filled with grilled steak or chicken, onions, tomatoes, and bell peppers. Served with lettuce, sour cream, pico de gallo, and guacamole.
Tortas Mexicanas
Mexican Hamburger
8.99
Grilled hamburger with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cheese, jalapeños, and sliced avocado.
Super Torta
9.99
Our biggest sub, served with your choice of beef or chicken, tomatoes, sour cream, and avocado..
Torta de Jamón
7.99
Ham sub stuffed with lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, avocado, and jalapeños.
Torta de Pescado
8.99
Fish sub with tomatoes, lettuce, and mayonnaise.
Fajitas
Alteño’s Special Fajitas
Starting At 14.99
Grilled chicken, steak, shrimp, and chorizo (Mexican sausage). Served with guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, lettuce, rice, and beans.
Single $14.99 • Double $27.99
Steak, Chicken or Mixed Fajitas
Starting At 12.99
Grilled with sautéed onions, tomatoes, and bell peppers. Served with Mexican rice, refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, lettuce, and your choice of flour or corn tortillas.
Single $12.99 • Double $23.99
Shrimp Fajitas
15.99
Grilled with sautéed onions, tomatoes, and bell peppers. Served with Mexican rice, refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, lettuce, and your choice of flour or corn tortillas.
Fajitas Jalisco
Starting At 14.99
Marinated tender strips of beef, chicken, and shrimp. Prepared with grilled onions, bell peppers, and tomatoes and served with rice, refried beans, lettuce, pico de gallo, guacamole, and tortillas.
Single $14.99 • Double $26.99
Fajita Ranchera
14.99
Steak, shrimp, chorizo (Mexican sausage), and pork carnitas with sautéed onions, bell peppers, and tomatoes. Served with Mexican rice, beans, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, lettuce, and flour or corn tortillas.
Fajita Carnitas
13.99
Grilled onions covered with shredded pork and served with rice, beans, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, two roasted jalapeños, and flour or corn tortillas.
Pineapple Fajitas
13.99
Steak, chicken, or mixed with fresh cut pineapple, topped with mozzarella cheese. Served with Mexican rice, beans, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, lettuce, and flour or corn tortillas
Fajita Taco Salad
11.99
A crisp fried flour tortilla with melted cheese sauce topped with steak or chicken fajita meat and covered with lettuce, cheese, sour cream, guacamole, and pico de gallo.
Fajita Chimichanga
10.99
Flour tortilla stuffed with fajita meat, bell pepper, tomatoes and onions. Served with Mexican rice, beans, lettuce, guacamole, sour cream, and pico de gallo.
Fajitas Hawaiiana
Starting At 13.99
Sauteed onion, bell pepper, and pineapple, served with rice, guacamole salad and your choice of meat.
Single $13.99 • Double $25.99
Fajitas El Dorado
12.99
Our traditional fajitas of chicken or steak, with cheese over the meat, served with rice and beans.
El Comal
19.99
Steak, chicken, carnitas, shrimp, and chorizo served with rice, beans, green onions, roasted jalapeños, and flour or corn tortillas.
Molcajete
17.99
Shrimp, chicken, ribeye, chorizo (Mexican sausage), green pepper, onions, green onions, and tomatoes. Topped with shredded mozzarella cheese and tomatillo sauce. Served with rice, beans, and tortillas.
Acapulco Fajitas
17.99
Tilapia fillet, crab, shrimp, cauliflower, and broccoli, served with rice and beans, lettuce, guacamole, sour cream, and pico de gallo.
Burritos
Burrito Fajita
11.99
A 10-inch flour tortilla filled with your choice of grilled chicken, steak, or both, with bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, rice, and beans. Topped with cheese sauce.
Burrito California
11.99
A 10-inch flour tortilla filled with your choice of grilled chicken or steak, rice, beans, sour cream, tomato. and lettuce. Topped with cheese dip.
Burritos Deluxe
11.49
Two flour tortillas filled with spicy chicken breast, topped with red sauce, cheese, lettuce, tomato, and sour cream.
Burrito Real
10.99
A large flour tortilla filled with seasoned ground beef or spicy chicken. Served with lettuce, sour cream, tomato, rice, and beans.
Burrito Monterey
11.99
Chicken or steak, refried beans, rice, Monterey jack cheese, and pico de gallo wrapped in a 10-inch flour tortilla.
Burrito Loco
11.99
Flour tortilla filled with grilled chicken breast, lettuce, rice, beans, tomatoes, onions, and guacamole. Topped with cheese sauce and red sauce.
Burrito Charro
11.49
10-inch flour tortilla with refried beans, covered with green sauce and your choice of grilled chicken, steak, or pork.
Alteño’s Burritos
11.49
Two steak burritos topped with green or red tomatillo sauce. Served with lettuce, sour cream, and tomatoes.
On the Grill
Parillada Especial
Starting At 17.99
A combination of tender, thin-sliced steak, chicken breast, pork tips, chorizo (Mexican sausage), beef ribs, grilled onions, and roasted jalapeños served with rice, beans, and corn or flour tortillas.
Single $17.99 • Double $28.99
Carne Asada
12.99
Flank steak steak served with rice, beans, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, jalapeño pepper, and sliced avocado.
Steak Mexicano
14.99
T-bone steak topped with cooked onions, tomatoes and bell peppers. Served with rice and beans.
Steak Ranchero
14.99
T-bone steak topped with hot sauce. Served with rice and beans.
Steak & Shrimp
15.99
Grilled ribeye and eight shrimp with sautéed onions. Served with rice and tossed salad.
Ameri-Steak
15.99
Grilled ribeye steak with sautéed mushrooms and onions. Served with white rice and steamed vegetables.
Tacos Carne Asada
10.99
Three flour tortillas stuffed with sliced steak, grilled onions, pico de gallo, and tomatillo sauce.
Tacos Auténticos
2.95
Your choice of grilled steak, grilled chicken, carnitas (pork), or chorizo (Mexican sausage), served on a corn tortilla with chopped onions, cilantro, and special sauce.
Pollo Mexicano
12.99
Chicken breast topped with cooked onions, tomatoes, and bell peppers, served with Mexican rice and beans.
Chef's Special
12.99
Grilled chicken or steak served over a bed of rice with cheese and cheese sauce. Add shrimp for $1.00, or choose only shrimp for $2.00.
Eli's Special
10.99
Grilled chicken or steak prepared with grilled onions , bell peppers, and tomatoes. Served over a bed of rice with cheese sauce on top and tortillas. Add shrimp for $1.00, or choose only shrimp for $2.00.
Parrillada Mar y Terra
Starting At 17.99
Tender strips of marinated chicken, steak, shrimp, tilapia, and chorizo on a bed of sauteed onions. Served with rice and guacamole salad.
Single $17.99 • Double $28.99
Carne a la Mexicana
13.49
Chunks of steak with tomatoes, onions, and jalapeño peppers. Served with rice, beans, and flour or corn tortillas.
Pollo Loco
13.49
Butterfly-cut chicken breast, grilled and topped with cheese sauce. Served with rice and guacamole salad.
Alambre
15.99
Steak, chicken breast, sausage, bacon, bell peppers, and onions covered with mozzarella cheese and green onions. Served with rice, beans, and flour or corn tortillas. Add shrimp for $2.00.
Patron Special
14.99
Grilled ribeye steak with bacon, eggs, and fries. Served with red tomatillo sauce.
Taco Fiesta
11.99
Three tacos served with grilled steak, grilled chicken, pork, or chorizo (Mexican sausage) with chopped onion, cilantro, and tomatillo sauce. Served with rice and beans.
Pollo Hawaiiano
14.99
Grilled chicken breast cooked with pineapple, mushrooms, and ham. Served with rice and a side salad.
Chori-Pollo
12.99
Grilled chicken breast with mushrooms and Monterey jack cheese, sprinkled with chorizo. Served with rice, salad, and tortillas.
Seafood
Camarón al Mojo de Ajo
14.49
Twelve shrimp in our garlic and butter sauce, served with rice and tossed salad.
Caliente Shrimp
14.49
Shrimp cooked with butter and hot tomatillo red sauce. Served with rice, beans, lettuce, onions, and lime.
Filete Veracruzano
13.99
A fish fillet steamed to perfection and covered with special red tomatillo sauce. Served with rice and beans.
Fish Fillet
13.99
Grilled grouper fillet served with rice, French fries, and house salad.
Fish or Shrimp Tacos (3)
12.99
Grilled fish fillet or shrimp cooked with butter and served with mango chunks, pico de gallo, sliced avocado, lime, rice, and beans.
Mojarra Frita
15.99
Large fried tilapia served with rice, lettuce, tomatoes, and pico de gallo.
Grilled Shrimp
14.49
Seasoned grilled shrimp served with steamed vegetables and rice.
Chipotle Shrimp
14.49
Seasoned grilled shrimp sautéed with chipotle and onions. Served with rice, lettuce, tomatoes, and sliced avocado.
Mojarra a la Mexicana
15.99
Large fried tilapia, covered with tomatillo sauce onion, tomato, jalapeño peppers. Served with rice, lettuce, pico de gallo, and avocado.
Shrimp Chimichanga
12.99
A deep-fried flour tortilla filled with seasoned shrimp topped with cheese sauce, lettuce, sour cream, guacamole, and pico de gallo. Served with rice and beans.
Enchiladas del Mar
12.99
Three spinach enchiladas topped with grilled shrimp and red sauce. Served with rice, lettuce, and sour cream.
Veracruz Special
14.99
Grilled shrimp and tilapia, topped with chipotle cheese sauce and served with rice, lettuce, avocado, and sour cream.
Tampico Shrimp
14.49
Shrimp grilled with mushrooms, green onions, and tomatoes. Served with rice and beans or tossed salad.
Rice with Seafood
16.99
Shrimp and fish fillet served over a bed of rice. Topped with special sauce, lettuce, guacamole and pico de gallo.
Shrimp Cocktail
Starting At 10.99

Small $10.99 • Large $13.99
Camarones Rancheros
14.49
Shrimp cooked with butter, bell peppers, onions, and tomatoes. Served with rice and tossed salad.
Combination Dinners
Create Your Own Combination Plate (2 Items)
9.49
Choose two items and create your own dinner. Served with rice and beans. Choose from: crispy beef taco, soft beef taco, crispy chicken taco, soft chicken taco, cheese enchilada, chicken enchilada, beef enchilada, chicken flauta, beef flauta, beef burrito, beef tostada, or tamale.
Create Your Own Combination Plate (3 Items)
10.49
Choose three items and create your own dinner. Served with rice and beans. Choose from: crispy beef taco, soft beef taco, crispy chicken taco, soft chicken taco, cheese enchilada, chicken enchilada, beef enchilada, chicken flauta, beef flauta, beef burrito, beef tostada, or tamale.
Vegetarian
Vegetarian Combo A
9.99
One chalupa, one cheese enchilada, and beans.
Vegetarian Combo B
9.99
Two bean burritos topped with cheese sauce.
Vegetarian Combo C
9.99
One bean burrito, one chalupa, and one cheese enchilada topped with cheese sauce.
Vegetarian Combo D
9.99
One chalupa, one bean burrito, and one cheese quesadilla.
Nachos Vegetarian
10.99
Cheese nachos topped with sauteed broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, bell pepper, mushrooms, onions, and tomato.
Burrito Vegetarian
10.99
A large 10-inch flour tortilla filled with grilled onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, and broccoli. Topped with cheese sauce.
Veggie Fajitas
12.99
Grilled mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, zucchini, and carrots served with lettuce, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, rice, and beans.
Veggie Taco Salad
10.99
A crisp flour tortilla with grilled onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, and broccoli topped with cheese sauce, lettuce, sour cream, and guacamole.
Vegetarian Enchiladas
10.99
Three cheese enchiladas topped with grilled vegetables and sauce. Served with rice and beans.
Spinach Enchiladas
10.99
Three spinach enchiladas topped with cheese and served with rice and beans.
Fajita Salad
5.99
Lettuce, sour cream, guacamole, pico de gallo, rice and beans.
A la Carte
Chalupas (A la Carte)
Starting At 3.29

One $3.29 • Two $5.99
Beef Tostadas (A la Carte)
Starting At 3.29

One $3.29 • Two $5.99
Tamales (A la Carte)
Starting At 2.95

One $2.95 • Three $8.99
Chile Rellenos (A la Carte)
Starting At 3.99

One $3.99 • Three $8.99
Beef Tacos (A la Carte)
Starting At 1.55

One $1.55 • Three $4.99
Chicken Tacos (A la Carte)
Starting At 1.75

One $1.75 • Two $5.49
Beef Burritos (A la Carte)
Starting At 4.99

One $4.99 • Two $8.99
Chicken Burritos (A la Carte)
Starting At 4.99

One $4.99 • Two $8.99
Bean Burritos (A la Carte)
Starting At 3.99

One $3.99 • Two $7.99
Beef Enchiladas (A la Carte)
Starting At 1.99

One $1.99 • Three $5.99
Chicken Enchiladas (A la Carte)
Starting At 1.99

One $1.99 • Three $5.99
Cheese Enchiladas (A la Carte)
Starting At 2.25

One $2.25 • Three $6.99
Beef or Chicken Chimichanga (A la Carte)
5.99
Shrimp Chimichanga (A la Carte)
7.99
Side Orders
Corn or Flour Tortillas (3)
0.99
Shredded Cheese
0.99
Chiles Toreados
1.99
Sour Cream
0.99
Refried Beans
2.69
Mexican Rice
2.69
Rice & Cheese
4.99
Pico de Gallo
1.99
Avocado
2.99
Grilled Onions
2.25
Jalapeño Slices
0.99
Tomatillo Sauce
0.99
Lettuce
0.99
Fresh Onions
0.99
Sliced Tomatoes
0.99
French Fries
2.49
Grilled Chicken
8.99
Grilled Steak
8.99
Grilled Shrimp (10)
8.99
1. Kids' Grilled Chicken Nachos
5.99
2. Kids' Ground Beef Nachos
5.99
3. Kids' Cheese Rice with Grilled Chicken
5.99
4. Kids' Chicken Nuggets & Fries
5.99
5. Kids' Hamburger & Fries
5.99
6. Kids' Taco, Rice & Beans
5.99
7. Kids' Burrito, Rice & Beans
5.99
8. Kids' Enchilada, Rice & Beans
5.99
9. Kids' Cheese Quesadilla, Rice & Beans
5.99
10. Kids' Beef or Chicken Taco Salad
5.99
Desserts
Caramel Churros
5.99
Prepared with ice cream, chocolate, honey, cinnamon, and whipped cream.
Oreo Churros
5.99
Prepared with ice cream, chocolate, honey, and whipped cream.
Sopapilla
2.99
A flour tortilla deep fried to golden brown and topped with honey butter and cinnamon.
Sopapilla with Ice Cream
4.49
A flour tortilla deep fried to golden brown and topped with honey butter and cinnamon, with vanilla ice cream.
Fried Ice Cream
4.99
Vanilla ice cream coated with coconut, raisins, and corn flakes.
Chocolate Volcano
5.99
A brownie sundae with vanilla ice cream and chocolate fudge sauce.
Xangos
5.99
Creamy cheesecake wrapped in a pastry tortilla, fried until flaky and golden and dusted with cinnamon.
Beverages
Soft Drinks
2.65
Coffee
2.95
Milke
2.95

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