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Cafe Ole'

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Cooper Young Community Association
Mexican
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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Not my lunchtime fave

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Debbiekc73
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Memphis, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
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Memphis, Tennessee
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 

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Marathon, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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!

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carrollton TX, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

If the bacon wrapped shrimp is the only menu item worth ordering here. And although it tastes wonderful and filling as well, it's very greasy. But I've tried the lobster tamales, various taco combinations which are fair at best. Make a decent drink and the staff is pleasant to deal with too.

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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The place has gone, in the last year, from just barely average, to a beer joint serving what I call "yuppie Mexican" food, not Mexican food. Even with that, the food is barely average. I will say the servers were great, but I go to a place mainly for the food.

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Memphis, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We lived in Midtown back around ten years ago and use to eat here fairly often. I'll admit I had not been here in many, many moons and heard that it had changed a lot. We went on a Wednesday night and here is my take on it. The outside looks the same but the interior is much more open... More 

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Forrest City, Arkansas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We sat outside on the patio under a hug tree. They atmosphere was very pleasant. They had a lady on a small stage with a guitar that sang beautifully. We ordered the 100 ounce beer for our table. It was very good. We will defiantly return to this location again.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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170 reviews 170 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Cafe Ole has changed in the last year for the better. Menu has good variety and not your everyday tex-mex selections. You can have quesdillas your way, tell them what combination you want. Lobster tamales are great as well as blue crab salad. Drink specials on the weekends. Love the frozen strawberry margarita's. Taste like fresh strawberry's with a hint... More 

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Cordova, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

This place has done a complete 360 from a year ago. The new management has really turned things for the better. Love the good and drinks. Great music is always playing and some of the best local bands play here.

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SJU
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251 reviews 251 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Stopped by Saturday afternoon, the area was dead and this was the only restaurant with any action. Mexican with a Memphis twist, avocado French fries? They seem to cater to drinkers, with 48 oz beer bongs, huge margaritas, etc., but it was fun. Jonathan was very nice, interesting and loves his job.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We were there on a Sunday afternoon, it was busy with people enjoying the outside patio and having drinks at bar, the food was wonderful you should try the bacon wrapped shrimp appetizer... We had excellent service. Can't wait to go back.

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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
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
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?