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Cafe Ole'

959 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104-5612 (Cooper Young Community Association)
(901) 343-0103
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Ranked #564 of 1,265 Restaurants in Memphis
Price range: $15 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Outdoor seating
Neighborhood: Cooper Young Community Association
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Neighborhood: Cooper Young Community Association
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English first
Cordova, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

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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209 reviews 209 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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 via mobile

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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Memphis, TN
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It had been awhile since I last ate here & I had a craving for something spicy SO I went there already knowing what I wanted to eat. Because My Fav Mexican restaurant in Memphis doesn't have a dish on their menu like this. So although I cant brag on the service I did enjoy the dish I ordered. And... More

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Memphis
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We used to enjoy Cafe Ole but had not been in quite a while. I suggested to a friend that we go to lunch there since they recently remodeled. There were two tables of customers other than us but our service was still very slow and inattentive. My friend had to ask to have her water refilled. The food was... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We really want everything in Cooper Young to do well, and it was a little sad to see how weak this new incarnation is. Our food was just OK. You had to order rice separately, and it was VERY ordinary. Service was OK. We just don't see any reason to return.

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Memphis, Tennessee
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Only a couple years ago cafe ole was THE place for cheap booze & fantastic margaritas. I cannot even count the number of nights I've stumbled home from cafe ole- granted the food was so-so, but, the reason you came was for the drinks & fantastic patio. After it was sold- last year- I refused to go back- knowing that... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

On Saturday October 4, 2013 I attend a bridal shower party, mid-way thru the party we were told we was too loud and disturbing other quests...Well this is after we had order our meals..and top sheveles drinks...we had no problem spending money. The only other guest was three people sitting at the bar and staff of server...Our server was great...The... More

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Rogers, Arkansas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Heard they had a new owner....place was going back to it's roots...they got a long way to go. Ordered Chicken fajita's. For $11, it was disappointing. The quac was dark and not fresh. Looked like it was made yesterday. Looks like the beans came out of a can. Chicken was tasty, but nothing special. If food is your priority and... More

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Memphis, TN
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

I have eaten here several times & although I really like the food the service is nothing I would brag on. But on a positive note if you like really spicy food like I do they you have to try the Shrimp Diablo OMG that is what eat most every time I eat here (since My fav mex rest does... More

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