authentic Mexican cuisine

Light and Fresh

Light, fresh, authentic Mexican cuisine. Inspired by the kitchens of gulf coast Mexico.

 Mexican dishes

Fresh Ingredients

Our crystal clean open concept kitchen gives you a front row seat to see our chefs making fresh baked tortillas, hand ground seasoned chips and Mexican dishes prepared just for you.

secret recipe margaritas

Margaritas that Kick

Gus’ secret recipe margaritas famous since 1981. It’s not your normal house margarita! Order up and you’ll see. Thirsty?

authentic Mexican dining


An authentic Mexican dining experience includes an “across-the-border” atmosphere. Step inside and you’ll feel like you’ve stumbled into a real Mexican cantina.

authentic cantina style bar

Uno Mas Cerveza?

Excelente mi amiga! Our authentic cantina style bar glistens with imported Mexican beers, tequilas and american favorites. Grab a stool and cool your heels mi amigo!

Cantina Club Card

Cantina Club

Get VIP invites to special events and discounts on every visit. Ask your server for your Cantina Club Card and start saving on your very first visit.




Private Parties


Gus’ Mexican Restaurant and Cantina features a lighter and fresher menu inspired by the kitchens of Gulf Coast Mexico. Check out our full menu, daily specials and more.

About Us

Take the amazing journey of Gus Hosseini and Gus’ Mexican Cantina including rock & roll to on-site hollywood filming and governor awards. You would never believe it if it weren’t actually true. What a ride!


Planning a private party for 20 or more? We’ve got plenty of space and unlimited options that will make your party the talk of the town! Check out or banquet facilities.


Walk-ins are always welcome, but feel free to call for reservations now, or visit our reservations page for our phone, directions, reviews and chef recommendations, all in one spot.


Gus’ is located in Franklin just across the street from Menards. Need help? Get directions, google maps link, phone and more right here.

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New Hours

Gus’ is now open on Sundays!

New Hours of Operation:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Thursday: 11 am – 9 pm
Friday – Saturday: 11 am – 10 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 9 pm

Banquets and private parties may request earlier or later hours

Cantina Club Members
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Join Now... It's Free

On your next visit, just tell your server or bartender; "I want to be a Cantina Club member," register with your name and email address and start receiving your membership perks the same day! Learn More

Gus' Mexican Cantina last day of business will be on Saturday, September 23th
Thank you for your business and kind support over the past 10 years!