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Cafe Ole'

Cooper Young Community Association
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959 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104-5612
(901) 343-0103
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Dinner on a late summer evening

Not much different than previous visits really. The weather though was much more cooperative than earlier in the summer. That in itself allows the best part of Cafe Ole to come out - its outdoor space. Food is, ehhhhh.....OK, with an occasional burst of something very good, like my grilled chicken... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Not much different than previous visits really. The weather though was much more cooperative than earlier in the summer. That in itself allows the best part of Cafe Ole to come out - its outdoor space. Food is, ehhhhh.....OK, with an occasional burst of something very good, like my grilled chicken burrito. Service can be as was my experience excellent.... More 

Thank stevel769
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Good mexican in midtown (I'm more of a Las D fan). The margaritas are excellent and you can even get a margarita bong for the table. If you're eating definitely get a quesadilla, you can customize it. Great outdoor space and usually live music

Thank hannahrcoll
Memphis, Tennessee
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Upon arriving at Cafe Ole at 6 pm on a Friday night, we wondered if we'd made a mistake. Hardly anyone was there, and most of the people there were drinking not eating. We now know why. The cheese dip was thick, a little sour and only edible with the help of salsa.The Mexican Pizza has much to be desired:... More 

Thank Brianne M
Memphis, Tennessee
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276 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Visited with five friends and had a great time. Service was excellent as well as drinks but food left a lot to be desired. Most everything was bland. I had the pobalano chicken which sauce, chicken and mexican rice were all bland, Menu is very limited in appeal. Everything else fine. Need a better chef.

Thank mstrydiner
Memphis, Tennessee
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

The food was reasonably priced and plentiful. The chicken tenders meal was cooked properly and tasted very good, as did the cheese fries. I wasn't even charged for my diet coke, so overall I liked the atmosphere, the food was good and the wait staff was attentive and helpful.

Thank Chris P
Memphis, Tennessee
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We understand this is under new management so we will give it another try. Margaritas are sweet and taste premixed. Nice patio.

Thank Elise38104
South Florida, Florida
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124 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Even an average rating may be generous in the case of Cafe Ole' during our recent visit. We should and could read the tripadvisor reviews in a little more detail, but we didn't.....this was an error in judgment on our part! The facilities, upon entering, certainly give a good impression and the young woman greeting customers at the entrance was... More 

Thank omegaet
Memphis, Tennessee
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82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Can't say enough about the great food, service, drinks and general ambience if this place. After several tries at scheduling our first 'marguerita on an outside patio' of the season, my best friend and I lucked into perfect weather for some Cafe Ole patio-sitting this past Sat nite! I couldn't help but order my same favorite of theirs, the Quesadilla,... More 

Thank Yogideb58
Memphis, Tennessee
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This restaurant was at one time a great spot for lunch, and with a recent remodel I thought it would be once again. The guacamole is still delicious, but the whole experience was lacking somehow. I find a restaurant where every single table rocks and where there are flies stalking me to just be uncomfortable. I'll try it again, but... More 

Thank Debbiekc73
Marathon, Florida
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Awsome outdoor patio. drinks are great and priced appropriately. Live music is AWLAYS great. Food is amazing as well. Stop in if you are in Cooper Young!

Thank Jeff W

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 959 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104-5612
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Cooper Young Community Association
  • Neighborhood: Cooper Young Community Association
  • Phone Number: (901) 343-0103

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 15


Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?