At El Metate Dunlap TN, located in the heart of Dunlap at 16952 Rankin Ave. El Metate is a family-owned, authentic Mexican restaurant located in Dunlap, Tennessee. They opened their doors in October 2006. Don’t let the fact that this place is located in a small town north of the border fool you, the food is cooked from scratch and stays true to original Mexican recipes. El Metate is definitely worth a try, you won’t be sorry. Inside you will find it is pleasantly decorated and, most importantly, clean with friendly and helpful wait staff that speak fluent English. The dining area is large enough to accommodate many needs, whether you want a table or a booth and there is seating to accommodate large dinner parties.